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Undergraduate Study

Total number of students at Cambridge from Egypt 2017-18
Undergraduate 6
Postgraduate 30

Entry requirements

Typical offers for applicants taking the Certificate of Nile International Secondary Education (CNISE) are as follows:

  • the typical offer for arts courses (except Economics), Psychological and Behavioural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine would be based on A*AA at L3 in subjects certified by Cambridge International
  • the typical offer for other science courses (excluding Psychological and Behavioural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine) and Economics would be based on A*A*A at L3 in subjects certified by Cambridge International

The Thanaweya A'ama/Al-Azhar General Secondary School Certificate and Egyptian STEM Diploma are not considered to be suitable preparation for a competitive application to the University of Cambridge. We strongly recommend that you undertake further study if you wish to apply for an undergraduate degree. Examples of the qualifications that would be considered suitable for admission to Cambridge are A Levels, the International Baccalaureate (IB), five or more Advanced Placement (AP) courses, or possibly the first year of an undergraduate degree at a university outside the UK. We recommend that you contact the College that you wish to apply to directly for further advice and guidance.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language then any offer made is likely to include English language requirements. See which English language qualifications we accept on our English language requirements page.

Fees and finance

As an international student, fees vary between different courses. Limited financial support may be available from the Cambridge Commonwealth, European and International Trust, or College funds.

If you're unsure as to whether your fee status would be Home or international, please see our fee status page.


If you think you may meet the entry requirements that we require from your country, we would suggest that you familiarise yourself with how to apply to Cambridge. There is also specific information for international applicants and an application timetable with dates and deadlines relevant for international students.

Admissions Assessments

Please also refer to the information about admission assessments. If the course you’re applying for requires you to take a pre-interview written assessment, you must be registered in advance for the assessment. The assessment centre where you’ll take the assessment must register you (you can’t register yourself) by the relevant assessment registration deadline.