University application deadline for Egyptian students returning from war zones extended

Ahram Online , Friday 1 Sep 2023

Egypt will keep the application window in private and national universities open for Egyptian students transferring from Russian, Ukrainian and Sudanese universities until 30 September.

Cairo University
Cairo University (Reuters)


The extension coincides with the placement tests administered by the Egyptian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research on 17 September for transferring students from these countries who missed the earlier tests held on 27 August.

The ministry stated that the extension comes in response to calls from students who still have not submitted their papers to enrol in Egyptian private and national universities, reassuring students that it will set further dates to administer placement tests if required.   

Terms and required documents

Students transferring from Sudanese, Ukrainian and Russian universities to Egyptian national or private universities should submit the following documents:

- High school completion certificate

- Certificate of enrollment in the academic year 2022-2023 or valid school ID card.

- Certificate proving residency in Sudan until before March 2023.

- Academic transcript of records

The ministry added that students holding no transcripts will have to undergo a clearance process, and their guardians will be asked to sign an acknowledgement form confirming the students’ area of study in which they will take placement tests.

Exam: Time and locations

The ministry had previously stated that exams for medicine and pharmacy would be held at Cairo University while engineering and oral and dental medicine placement exams would be held at Ain Shams.

The exams will cover Egyptian curricula in every given discipline.

All exams will commence at 10am.

Placement exams for other majors will be held at the universities that individual students apply to.

Each exam costs EGP 1,000 payable at the university examination office.

More than 5,000 Egyptian students who were studying in Sudan at the start of the conflict in the southern neighbour in mid-April have been repatriated.

Meanwhile, thousands of Egyptian students who were studying in Russian and Ukrainian universities before war broke out in that region have submitted transfer requests to Egyptian universities.

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