Pharos University admits both Egyptian and foreign students holding the Egyptian HSC (Thanaweya) or any equivalent certificates accredited by the Supreme Council of Egyptian Universities, and also other student categories meeting the prerequisites specified by the Ministry of Higher Education in Egypt.
- Thanaweya Amma/Tawgihia
- American High School Diploma
- French Baccalaureate
- German Abitur
- International Baccalaureate
- Other recognized secondary school certificates.
Moreover, PUA admits all transfer students from other accredited universities.