Ain Shams University


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Ain Shams University History

Ain Shams University is a public university located in Cairo Egypt. It was established in the year 1950 under the name of “Ibrahim Pasha University”. Ain Shams University is the third Egyptian University with higher education.

Ain Shams UniversityPrograms, Courses and Schools    

Ain Shams University, offers undergraduate programs, postgraduate programs, and diploma programs. The University also offers training courses, credit hours programs, open learning programs, and E-learning center for students. The University provides 14 faculties, 1 college, and 2 high institutes and 12 centers and special units. The University has more than 11,590 academic staff including 189,822 students.

Ain Shams University Campuses

Ain Shams University has eight campuses. Two of them are next to every alternative, separated by the main road; all of them are in bigger Cairo.

The main campus is in Abbassia, Cairo and houses the Administration and Management at the Saffron Palace, Science Education Development Center, Central Library, Child Hood Center and the University City (students hostel), in addition to the faculties of Computer Science, Science, Law, and Art.

The Women's College has its own campus. Faculty of Specific Education, Faculty of Education, and Faculty of Agriculture are each on separate campuses in Abbasi, Heliopolis, and Shubra El Kheima, respectively.

Ain Shams University Achievements

Ain Shams University, the President of the Republic honors the professors of Ain Shams University received state awards in the field of pharmaceutical sciences. Ain Shams University was awarded four for own Shams Media at Al-Shorouk competition for the creativeness of media students in its fourth session.

Ain Shams University USP

Ain Shams University ranked second in the Egyptian universities in the Leiden ranking of the universities based on the impact of international research. In the famous database Web of Science 2019, which witnessed the presence of five Egyptian universities within 963 international universities included in this classification about 30 thousand universities around the world.

President of the University, announced that the university has succeeded in maintaining its position among the best 1000 universities in the world and second place in the level of Egyptian universities, according to the report of the academic classification of the universities of the world known as the 2019 Shanghai Academic Ranking of World University, which is considered the strongest and most famous ranking in the world ranking in universities.

Ain Shams University Notable Alumni

Farouk El-Baz (American-Egyptian scientist), Sherif Ismail (Acting Prime Minister of Egypt), Mostafa El-Sayed (Egyptian chemical physicist), Faten Zahran Mohammed (Egyptian biochemist), TarekHeggy (Egyptian author).

Ain Shams University Application Requirements


IELTS score requirements

A strong proficiency in the English language is essential for admission into universities in Egypt. To be able to get a successful admission in Ain Shams University in Egypt students need to complete IELTS with a minimum score of 5.5.

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Ain Shams University Cost of studies


Undergraduate: EGP 18,000

Fees may vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific fees.

Ain Shams University Deadlines

Bachelors: Deadlines may vary for each program. Please visit the program page for specific deadlines.

Masters: Deadlines may vary for each program. Please visit the program page for specific deadlines.

Ain Shams University Rankings


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2 -3


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Arab Region
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Emerging Economies
251 -300
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