The American University in Cairo


Applicants interested in AUC’s programming who meet FEA’s eligibility requirements could receive up to $1,250 for summer programs, up to $5,000 for semester programs, and up to $10,000 for academic year programs.

Applicants who are awarded AUC Access Partner Scholarships will receive their scholarship disbursement directly from the Fund for Education Abroad. FEA sends disbursements directly to the student awarded, either by mailing a physical check or via direct deposit.


The American University in Cairo (AUC) is a US-accredited, English-language university located in the heart of the Middle East. AUC has been at the center of intellectual, social, and cultural life of the Arab world for more than 100 years and is hailed as a leading academic institution in the region. In Cairo—a city of over 20 million—the ancient and modern, rural, and urban are brought together in one of the most dynamic cities in the world. Cairo is teeming with the energy of its youth, who are actively engaged in the future of their world through artistic, environmental, political, and social change.

AUC offers a variety of semester, summer, and yearly options:

At AUC, you can study abroad during the semester, summer, or full academic year in one of these programs:

Regular Study Abroad: Take English-taught courses with our local degree-seeking students and optional Arabic language classes. Click here for more information.

Arabic Language Intensive Program: Take a full course load of Arabic language classes during the semester/ year or over the summer.

Additional Opportunities with AUC

You will be warmly welcomed onto a full-service university campus so from athletics to music to community service, there are countless opportunities to get involved, develop friendships with global peers, and build your resume. You can attend cultural events, lectures from world-renowned scholars and leaders, conduct research, visit the state-of-the-art sports center, join numerous excursions around the city, and take advantage of counseling services that can lend a hand, or an ear, as you adjust to life abroad.