Requirements And Credentials

 

Pharos University accepts students holding the Egyptian HSC (ThanaweyaAmma) or any equivalent certificates accredited by the Supreme Council of Egyptian Universities, including the following:

  1. American High School Diploma.
  2. ThanaweyaAmma.
  3. British secondary ( IGCSE/GCSE/GCE ).Rules and Regulations
  4. French Baccalaureate.
  5. German Abitur.
  6. International Baccalaureate.
  7. Other certificates accredited by the Supreme Council of Egyptian Universities.

Necessary documents, stamps and certificates required for admission

 

Requirements And Credentials

  • Filling application form
  • Original Birth Certificate
  • Thanaweya Amma Original certificate OR equivalent
  • National ID –for the student & the parent (copy) [Only for Egyptian Students]
  • Passport (copy) [Only for Non-Egyptian Students]
  • 6 passport size photos (6 *4)
  • Military Service Form (Namouzag 2 Gond), for Egyptian male students only.

 

 

 

*In the absence of the parents, a power of attorney approved by PUA’s Legal Affairs is required for admission.

**According to Paragraph 14 in the Chapter of General Remarks on the Admission Regulations at the Egyptian Private Universities Admission Guidebook (2016-2017), Thanaweya Amma certificates of applicants who are not holders of the nationality of the country from which they received it, WIIL NOT BE ACCEPTABLE, even if they are issued by one of the schools of this country embassy. 

Egyptian secondary school certificates OR its equivalents

 A) General secondary school certificate (Thanaweya Aama):

  1. Required Documents
    Thanaweya Amma Original certificate OR stamped statement of the student’s marks + original birth certificate.
  2. Academic credentials
    Abiding by the enrollment terms of minimum grades for the same year of admission
  3. Qualifying Subjects

 

Scientific division (science)

Scientific division (Mathematics)

Literary division

May apply to the following faculties: (Dentistry – Pharmacy & Drug Manufacturing – Physical Therapy – Allied Medical Sciences – Arts & Design

In addition to the theoretical faculties (Financial & Administrative Sciences – Languages & Translation – Legal Studies – Tourism & Hotel Management – Mass Communication)

May apply to the following faculties: (Engineering – Arts & Design)

In addition to the theoretical faculties (Financial & Administrative Sciences – Languages & Translation – Legal Studies – Tourism & Hotel Management – Mass Communication –  + Allied Medical Sciences for those departments [Medical Equipment – Radiological Sciences & Medical Imaging]

 

May apply to the theoretical faculties (Financial & Administrative Sciences – Languages & Translation – Legal Studies – Tourism & Hotel Management – Mass Communication – Arts & Design.

 

B) Azhar secondary schools certificates:

  1. Required Documents
    Original Azhar certificate OR a stamped statement of the student’s marks + original birth certificate
    (In case of Make-Ups certificate due to absence, the student should present a stamped document).
  2. Academic credentials
    Abiding by the enrollment terms of minimum grades for the same year of admission
  3. Qualifying Subjects

Scientific  division

Literary division

May apply to all faculties in case meeting the terms set by the ministry. May apply to the theoretical faculties (Financial & Administrative Sciences – Languages & Translation – Legal Studies – Tourism & Hotel Management – Mass Communication – Arts & Design.

C) Technical secondary schools certificates :

  1. Required Documents
    Original stamped certificate + original birth certificate.
  2. Academic credentials
    Abiding by the enrollment terms of minimum grades for the same year of admission
  3. Qualifying Subjects
    1.  Tourism (3 years) may apply only to the faculty of Tourism & Hotel Management.
    2. Commerce (3 or 5 years) or Commercial Technical Institute may apply only to the faculty of Financial & Administrative Sciences.
    3. Industrial (5 years) or Industrial Technical Institute may apply only to the faculty of Engineering.
    4. Health Technical Institute may apply only to the Faculty of Allied Medical Sciences.

A) Secondary school certificates from K. S. A.

  1. Required Documents
    • Before 2008: original certificate of secondary three accredited from the Saudi embassy or consulate in Egypt and the Egyptian Foreign affairs + original birth certificate.
    • 2008: original certificate of secondary two and three accredited from the Saudi embassy or consulate in Egypt and the Egyptian Foreign affairs + original birth certificate.
    • After 2008: A copy of potentials certificate + original certificate of secondary two and three accredited by the Saudi embassy or consulate in Egypt and the Egyptian Foreign affairs + original birth certificate.
  2. Academic credentials
    Abiding by the enrollment terms of minimum grades for the same year of admission
  3. Qualifying Subjects

Natural sciences division

Literary division

May apply to all faculties in case meeting the terms set by the ministry. May apply to the theoretical faculties (Financial & Administrative Sciences – Languages & Translation – Legal Studies – Tourism & Hotel Management – Mass Communication – Arts & Design.

B) Secondary school certificates from Kuwait:

1.Required Documents

Original/ copy certificate from Kuwait accredited by the Egyptian embassy or consulate in Kuwait and the Egyptian Foreign affairs + original birth certificate

2.Academic credentials

All applicants should abide by the enrollment terms of minimum grades for every faculty.

3.Qualifying Subjects

Scientific division

Literary division

May apply to all faculties in case meeting the terms set by the ministry.

 

May apply to the theoretical faculties (Financial & Administrative Sciences – Languages & Translation – Legal Studies – Tourism & Hotel Management – Mass Communication – Arts & Design.

C) Secondary school certificates from Libya:

  1. Required Documents
    Original certificate from Libya, accredited by the Egyptian embassy or consulate in Libya and the Egyptian Foreign affairs + original birth certificate
  2. Academic credentials
    All applicants should abide by the enrollment terms of minimum grades for every faculty.
  3. Qualifying Subjects
    (Graduates of 2014 and earlier)
Division of Life Sciences May apply to all medical sector faculties (Dentistry – Pharmacy & Drug Manufacturing – Physical Therapy – Allied Medical Sciences).
Division of Engineering Sciences  May apply only to the faculties of Engineering + Arts & Design.
Division of Economical Sciences May apply to the faculty of Financial and Administrative sciences.
Division of Literary Sciences May apply to the following faculties (Financial & Administrative Sciences – Languages & Translation – Legal Studies – Tourism & Hotel Management – Mass Communication – Arts & Design.
Division of Languages May apply to the faculty of Languages & Translation.

(Graduates of 2015 and after)

Scientific division

Literary division

May apply to all faculties in case meeting the terms set by the ministry.

 

May apply to the theoretical faculties (Financial & Administrative Sciences – Languages & Translation – Legal Studies – Tourism & Hotel Management – Mass Communication – Arts & Design.

According to Paragraph 14 in the Chapter of General Remarks on the Admission Regulations at the Egyptian Private Universities Admission Guidebook (2016-2017) (referred to at page 2), the Egyptian students who received the Libyan secondary school certificates from countries like Sudan or Niger will not be accepted. Only certificates from Libya or Egypt will be accepted.

D) Other secondary schools certificates from other Arabian countries: Palestine – Iraq – Syria – UAE – Oman – Jordan – Qatar

  1. Required Documents
    Original certificate accredited by the Egyptian embassy or consulate in the country that issued it and the Egyptian Foreign affairs + original birth certificate. Concerning secondary school certificates from Syria, an accredited COPY of the certificate is sufficient.
  2. Academic credentials
    All applicants should abide by the enrollment terms of minimum grades for every faculty.
  3. Qualifying Subjects

Scientific division

Literary division

May apply to all faculties in case meeting the terms set by the ministry.

 

May apply to the theoretical faculties (Financial & Administrative Sciences – Languages & Translation – Legal Studies – Tourism & Hotel Management – Mass Communication – Arts & Design.

Note:

Secondary schools certificates from Yemen: a complete academic sequence from first till twelfth grade (similar to foreign certificates) should be presented. The junior school certificate and preparatory school certificate accredited might be presented instead of first till ninth grade.

A) American Diploma from Egypt

  • Required Documents
    • The applicants have to bring their original GPA certificates which are accredited by the Egyptian Cultural Consultant in Washington if the certificates were issued before 2016. Meanwhile, the applicants, whose certificates were issued after 2016, have to bring a document accredited by the Private Education Sector included the student’s name and that all the due fees were paid and stamped from NCA and the General Administration of Examination at the Ministry of Education ((الإدارة العامة للإمتحانات including the tenth, eleventh and twelfth grades, eleventh and twelfth grades or only the twelfth grade, according to the case of each student. These documents are required according to the resolution amended by the Supreme Council of Egyptian Universities.
    • original birth certificate.
    • Original SAT accredited by the Amideast and the Egyptian Foreign Affairs, either SAT 1 or SAT 2.
      Username and Password of student’s online account in College Board (for SAT scores)
    • Original preparatory school certificate, in case it was studied according to the Egyptian system or a complete academic sequence, in case it was studied according to a foreign system, accredited by the stamp of the government.
  • Academic credentials
    • Abiding by the enrollment terms of minimum grades set by the ministry.
    • Minimum result should be at least 800 in SAT 1 + at least 900 in SAT 2, taking into consideration any changes made by the Egyptian Ministry of Higher Education for the academic year , GPA for (New SAT) must not be less than 800 till May 2019.
    • SAT 2 is an essential requirement for applying to the Faculty of Engineering (in case the student did not study advanced mathematics) and registered in it Mathematics + Physics or Chemistry or Biology.
    • Studying a 2nd language French, German or Spanish from the school subjects (High School) is a must to apply to the Faculty of Language & translation.
    • 8 equivalent subjects should be studied – minimum 4 subjects in grade 12 & maximum 2 subjects in grade 10.
  • Qualifying Subjects

Scientific division

Literary division

The following subjects should be studied in school in order to apply to any of the faculties of the university: (English Language – Biology – Physics –Chemistry – Mathematics). May apply to the theoretical faculties (Financial & Administrative Sciences – Languages & Translation– Legal Studies – Tourism & Hotel Management – Mass Communication – Arts & Design.

B) British

  1. Required Documents
    • Original IG exams certificate accredited by the British Council + Egyptian Foreign Affairs and the General Administration of Examination at the Egyptian Ministry of Education ((الإدارة العامة للإمتحانات (ONLY for applicants who got their IG in Egypt).
    • Original preparatory school certificate, in case it was studied according to the Egyptian system or a complete academic sequence, in case it was studied according to a foreign system, accredited by the stamp of the government.
  2. Academic credentials
    •  Abiding by the enrollment terms of minimum grades set by the ministry.
    • Eight O.L. subjects should be studied, including the qualifying subjects; minimum grade should be C, and three or four study years. Taking into consideration any changes made by the Egyptian Ministry of Higher Education.
    •  Mathematics AS or AL to apply to the Faculty of Engineering, minimum grade should be D.
    • Studying a 2nd language French, German or Spanish from the O.Level (O.L) subjects is a must to apply to the Faculty of Language & translation.
  3. Qualifying Subjects

Scientific division

Literary division

The following subjects should be studied in school in order to apply to any of the faculties of the university: (English Language – Biology – Physics – Chemistry – Mathematics). May apply to the theoretical faculties (Financial & Administrative Sciences – Languages & Translation – Legal Studies – Tourism & Hotel Management – Mass Communication – Arts & Design.
*Having successfully passed the English subject.

C) Other foreign secondary schools certificates

Scientific division and literary division, E.g. French – German – international – Dutch – Nigerian

Required Documents

  • Original certificate accredited by the issuer and by the Egyptian Foreign Affairs + an accredited academic sequence from 1st till 12th grade + original birth certificate.
  1. Academic credentials
    • Abiding by the enrollment terms of minimum grades set by the ministry.
    • Studying a 2nd language French, German or Spanish from the O.Level (O.L) subjects is a must to apply to the Faculty of Language & translation.
  2. Qualifying Subjects
    Qualifying subjects must be chosen (for both divisions).

Why did you go to PUA for student exchange?

The chance to visit Africa, and more specific an Arab country with so much history as Egypt has, made the decision very easy. PUA offered the necessities and quality needed for my bachelor thesis to be conducted.

How long was the exchange period?

The exchange lasted 8 weeks in total.

How have you been chosen for the exchange?

Prof. Andrew Martin from KTH scouted for students to participate in a collaboration with PUA and KTH, me and my colleagues applied and were accepted.

What do you think are the differences between studying at PUA and KTH?

The difference is a more direct contact or line of communication in PUA compared to KTH. The relationships between pupils and professors are more personal than in KTH. Moreover, the learning is more of a practical character in PUA than in KTH, where the approach is often more theoretical and is conducted to bring discussion.

Did PUA staff, professors, researcher and others that you met been helpful and easy to communicate, discuss and cooperate

They have been excellent in supporting all causes, the communication line is very clear and everyone, including students, are very generous and show great hospitality. Our Egyptian colleagues, whom we collaborate with, have excellent knowledge in their field and are easy to discuss with.

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Why did you go to (KTH Royal Institute of Technology) for staff exchange?

The main objectives of this mobility are:
- Explore the master program in Electrical Engineering in KTH.
- Investigate the availability of joint undergraduate projects submission.
- Acquire new teaching and learning skills from KTH.
- Reinforcement the cooperation between KTH and PUA.

How long was the exchange period?

A month.

How have you been chosen to this visit?

Through a presentation in front of the vice president and the international relations coordinator of PUA University. The presentation includes my goals to this grant of the Erasmus+ staff mobility program and this is done after the submission of the motivation letter and my CV to them.

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Why did you go to the School of Pharmacy, University of Eastern Finland for staff exchange?

I consider the visit to the School of Pharmacy, UEF, as a lifetime experience that I believe it is a milestone in my career. It is a significant opportunity to discover innovative and different teaching and research techniques as well as to explore new foreign culture that is definitely motivational and very inspirational to my career

How long was the exchange period?

The exchange period was 8 days

How have you been chosen to this visit?

The journey started after my motivation letter was selected by Prof. Dr. Maged ElGhazouly, Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy and Drug Manufacturing. I was one of 5 lecturers who were chosen to present their motivations to contribute in such exchange program in front of Prof. Dr. Mahmoud Mohey ElDin, President of Pharos University in Alexandria and Prof. Dr. Nourhan Fanaky, Vice President for Education and Students Affairs.

How do studies and researches at School of Pharmacy, University of Eastern Finland differ in comparison to your previous experience?

I think they are different in the time and resources available for their research. In addition, most of them are working as a multidisciplinary team which collaborate together for successful publications

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Why did you go to KTH for staff exchange?

To gain more experience about teaching methods, to get introduced to a new culture, to widen my professional network, to know more about the curriculum of the courses in the KTH and compare it to ours in PUA. My main mission was about the BIM courses to transfer the way of teaching and to know all the courses that are taught in the KTH as PUA is starting to teach this new technology.

How long was the exchange period?

It was one month.

How have you been chosen to this visit?

I have been chosen through a process that started by a call to all the staff members for whoever wants to submit a motivation letter to be chosen. Then there was an interview with the faculty of engineering dean and head of departments. Then there was an interview with the head of international relations and the representatives of university’s president.

How do studies and researches at KTH differ in comparison to your previous experience?

It differs a lot as the number of years for the university education at the KTH are 3 for bachelor degree and most of the students there continue post graduate studies for 2 years to complete their master’s degree. One of the great differences is that all the master or PhD thesis are concerned with the industry to solve problems or to renovate the technology of construction.

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Why did you go to (Royal Institue of Technology KTH) for staff exchange?

My trip was part of a grant of the Erasmus+ Staff Mobility Program. The main purpose of the trip was to adopt new teaching methods, interactive learning methods and assessment methods. In addition, visit the laboratories and workshops. Another personal purpose was to network with people interested in the field of my PhD research and exchange knowledge with them.

How long was the exchange period?

The exchange period was for 10 days.

How have you been chosen to this visit?

I applied for it at the PUA. The application included a motivation letter, my CV and a valid IELTS certificate. Then I have done a presentation on the purpose of my application to this visit. The attendees of the presentation were the Vice President of the PUA and the International Relations Coordinator at the PUA.

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Why did you go to (KTH)for staff exchange?

I went there as a part of ICM program among the agreement between KTH and PUA

How long was the exchange period?

10 days

How do studies and researches at (KTH) differ in comparison to your previous experience?

There educaltional system consists of 3-years program BSc and 2 years Msc. The computer and electrical engineering are merged in one schoo;

Did (KTH) staff, professors, researcher and others that you met been helpful and easy to communicate, discuss and cooperate

Yes,

Could you describe a regular day as a student or teacher at (KTH)?

Student : attend lectures and lab sessions Teacher : give lectures, participate in meetings related to research projects

What was the best part of your experience at (KTH)?

Meeting with master programs directors and advanced abs

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What made you chose PUA to study?

Being best authentic private university in Alexandria with highly qualified cooperative Teaching staff from professors to demonstrators is reason enough for anyone to join your University.

Why did you go to (University of Eastern Finland) for student exchange?

In my opinion, the university announced for scholarship was a great opportunity to discover their teaching methods and facilities whilst still student in PUA, as well as experience first-hand the European scandanavian culture.

How long was the exchange period?

About four months since 3rd/sept/2018 to 20th/dec/2018

How have you been chosen for the exchange?

By assessing applicant English proficiency, recommendation letter from my professors, motivation letter and interviews was also done to assess student social and academic background as well as their overall character.

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What made you chose PUA to study?

I choose Pharos University because it is one of the top 10 universities in the Republic of Egypt and its close relationship between other international universities, especially the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

Why did you go to (KTH) for student exchange?

To gain experience of travel without parents and self-reliance and to see the cultures of other countries

How long was the exchange period?

It was 3 months

How have you been chosen for the exchange?

I think because I worked hard to study architecture and got the highest grades and excelled at the University of Pharos

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What made you chose PUA to study?

Because of the excellent educational level offered by pharos university.

Why did you go to (KTH) for student exchange?

To gain a new experience and knew the difference between education in Egypt and abroad.

How long was the exchange period?

3 months

How have you been chosen for the exchange?

I was nominated by my department then I have passed the language test and an interview with university administration.

What do you think are the differences between studying at PUA and (KTH)?

The biggest difference is that students there depend on themselves a lot in the education.

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What made you chose PUA to study?

I choose Pharos University to study because I knew about the agreement dual bachelor degree from both KTH and PUA which gives international exposure. Also its one of the best University for the education perspectives.

Why did you go to KTH for student exchange?

To gain experience, knowledge. Also to explore different cultures and know the least technology and trend in architecture.

How long was the exchange period?

3 months

How have you been chosen for the exchange?

First I have been writing my CV and motivation letter. Second I have been through 2 interviews and English test.

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What made you chose PUA to study? 

 I choose Pharos University to study because it is one of the universities that help on producing good generations.

 Why did you go to (KTH) for student exchange?

To gain experience and knowledge from other countries that could help me in my future sake concerning the Architecture Engineering. 

How long was the exchange period? 

3 months 

How have you been chosen for the exchange? 

 By owning high grades, good communication skills and language.

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Why did you go to PUA for student exchange? 

  I heard about the transportation project from my teacher at KTH. I chose PUA for exhange to write my bachelor thesis.

How long was the exchange period?  

3 months. 

 How have you been chosen for the exchange?

By my teacher at KTH. 

What do you think are the differences between studying at PUA and (KTH)? 

  I have nit participated in any courses but otherwise, there are differences such as school rules, computer lab.

Did PUA staff, professors, researcher and others that you met been helpful and easy to communicate, discuss and cooperate.  

Yes, they have been helpful all the period and it was easy to communicate with them.  

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What made you chose PUA to study?

Because it is one of best universities in Alexandria.

Why did you go to KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm for student exchange?

It was a good chance to gain experience.

How long was the exchange period?

Three months.

How have you been chosen for the exchange?

I have been chosen by my professors.

What do you think are the differences between studying at PUA and KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm?

The students at KTH is more independent.

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What made you chose PUA to study?

As Pharos is one from the best universities in Egypt, it was recommended for me.

Why did you go to (KTH) for student exchange?

It was the best chance ever to learn a lot about everything, their way of studying, their work during their lectures and tutorial.

How long was the exchange period?

It was for 3 months.

How have you been chosen for the exchange?

I was able to get the highest grades so that I could get my professors' nomination and I worked hard on it

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