Admission Requirments

  • The online application will start from Thursday 15th November 2018.
  • After submitting the online application, the applicant has to check his/her email immediately to click the verification link, then the applicant will receive the application ID number within a maximum of 5 working days.
  • The applicants will be invited to attend the admissions exams by receiving the scheduled dates of the exams by email. The applicant MUST follow the instructions written in the email of the test date very carefully.
  • All applicants must be sure of their ability to pass the exams before the application by checking these links including the exams' samples and information :

 Admission Exam English Proficiency Test

  •  IGCSE Applicants and CNISE Applicants will be required to apply online from Thursday 15th November 2018 with the available results and then send an update of their high school certificates by email to adm_missing_cert@zewailcity.edu.eg  immediately after the official release of the final results. The final high school official results are the main factor in the acceptance final decision by the university. Failure to send the scanned copies of the final official result will cause a cancellation of the application.

Students must have achieved a minimum overall score of 90% after the official release of the final results.

Students must have achieved a minimum overall score of 90% after the official release of the final results. Religious subjects will not be calculated.

Students must have achieved a minimum overall score of 80% after the official release of the final results.

  • Students must have achieved a minimum overall score of 90% after the official release of the final results.
  • For Saudi Thanaweya, all applicants must submit a copy of their aptitude test scores in addition to their official final results.
  • Arab Countries Thanaweya is calculated as per the regulations and score calculation rules of the Ministry of Higher Education in Egypt.
  • All Islamic subjects are not calculated during the evaluation of the final percentage.
  • Students obtaining their Thanaweyya Amma from Yemen must submit proof of 12 years of schooling.
  • Foreign certificate holders should have completed at least 12 years of schooling.
  • They have to submit a proof of the whole 12 years of schooling or three years of secondary school after the Egyptian preparatory school certificate (إعدادية) or six years of preparatory and secondary school after the Egyptian primary school certificate (ابتدائية).
  • IGCSE Applicants will be required to apply online starting from Thursday 15th November 2018 with the available results and then send an update of their high school certificates by email to adm_missing_cert@zewailcity.edu.eg immediately after the official release of the final results.
  • The final high school official results are the main factor in the acceptance decision by the university.
  • Failure to send the final official result before the announced deadline will cause a cancellation of the application.
  • Students must have achieved a minimum overall score of at least 90% in 8 different IGCSE / GCSE O-level (OL) or Advanced Supplementary-level (ASL) or A-level (AL) subjects including chemistry or physics or math or biology, in addition to one A-level (AL) subject or two Advanced Supplementary-level (ASL) subjects ( math, chemistry, physics or biology).
  • Students must pass the Arabic and religion exams of Thanaweya Amma before or after the final acceptance in the university.
  • IGCSE OL subjects should be from the extended system, not the core system. Up to five settings are considered acceptable (taken over no more than three successive years).
  • The University of Science and Technology accepts for the application, a minimum grade of C in O-level or AS-level and a minimum grade of D in A-level subjects (math or chemistry or physics or biology) with achieving an overall score of at least 90% in 8 different IGCSE / GCSE O-level (OL) or Advanced Supplementary-level (ASL) or A-level (AL) subjects. Repeated subjects will not be double counted.
  • The best grade obtained in a repeated subject will be the only one considered. Below is a table explaining the equivalent percentages of the British grades:

    Grade

     / Equivalent Percentage

    A*

    100%

    A

    95%

    B

    85%

    C

    70%

    D

    60%

    • Below is a table explaining the equivalent percentages of the British new numerical grading :

    Numerical Grading 

     Evaluation

    9

    Highest Grade In Egyptian System (100%)

    8

    100 ٪

    7

    95 ٪

    6

    88 ٪

    5

    82٪

    4

    70%

  • CNISE Applicants will be required to apply online starting from Thursday 15th November 2018 with the available results and then send an update of their high school certificates by email to adm_missing_cert@zewailcity.edu.eg immediately after the official release of the final results.
  • The final high school official results are a main factor in the acceptance decision by the university.
  • Failure to send the final official result before the announced deadline will cause a cancellation of the application.
  • Students must have achieved a minimum overall score of at least 90% in Seven L1 subjects and submit either Two L2 subjects or One L3 subject in chemistry or physics or math or biology.
  • Students must have successfully completed 12 years of schooling. Students must pass the subjects of National Education and Religion exams of Thanaweya Amma.
  • Below is a table explaining the equivalent percentages of the Nile International Certificate:

Equivalent Percentage

Grade

L1

L2

L3

Grade

L1

L2

L3

A*

100%

100%

100%

D

65%

70%

75%

A

95%

97%

97%

E

50%

55%

65%

B

85%

88%

90%

F

Fail

Fail

Fail

C

75%

77%

80%

 

 

 

 

  • Foreign certificate holders should have completed at least 12 years of schooling.
  • They have to submit a proof of the whole 12 years of schooling or three years of secondary school after the Egyptian preparatory school certificate (إعدادية) or six years of preparatory and secondary school after the Egyptian primary school certificate (ابتدائية).
  • Students must have achieved a minimum overall score of 90% in the high school.
  • Students must have successfully completed eight different subjects including the qualifying subjects: chemistry or physics or math or biology.
  • Subjects can be calculated from grade 11 (a maximum of three subjects) and/or grade 12 (minimum five subjects).
  • Subjects worth less than one credit will not be accepted and subjects such as physical education, music, and religion will not be counted.
  • Accepted students must have studied the last three years (grades 10, 11 and 12) in the American system.
  • The minimum required score for accepting the application is a combined total score of 1440/2400 in SAT I (New SAT I 1050 / 1600) and 1100/1600 in SAT II with a minimum score of 500 for each qualifying subject of SAT II.
  • SAT II scores are not accepted after the graduation date from the high school.
  • Students who receive an American High School Diploma must submit a proof of 12 years of schooling.
  • Foreign certificate holders should have completed at least 12 years of schooling.
  • They have to submit a proof of the whole 12 years of schooling or three years of secondary school after the Egyptian preparatory school certificate (إعدادية) or six years of preparatory and secondary school after the Egyptian primary school certificate (ابتدائية).
  • Students must have achieved a minimum overall score of 90% in the high school.
  • Students must have successfully completed eight different subjects including the qualifying subjects: chemistry or physics or math or biology.
  • Subjects can be calculated from grade 11 (maximum of three subjects) and from grade 12 (minimum of five subjects).
  • Subjects such as physical education, music, and religion will not be counted. The minimum required score for accepting the application is a combined total score of 1440/2400 in SAT I (New SAT I 1050 / 1600) and 1100/1600 in SAT II with a minimum score of 500 for each qualifying subject of SAT II.
  • SAT II scores are not accepted after the graduation date from the high school. Students who receive a Canadian High School Diploma must submit a proof of 12 years of schooling.
  • Students must pass the Arabic and religion exams of Thanaweya Amma before or after the final acceptance in the university.
  • Students must have achieved a total average of at least 90% in the high school.
  • Students must have successfully completed eight different subjects including the qualifying subjects: chemistry or physics or math or biology.
  • Subjects can be calculated from grade 11 (maximum of three subjects) and from grade 12 (minimum of five subjects).
  • An advanced level subject in grade 12 is required either in biology or math. The subject must have also been studied in grade 11.
  • Foreign certificate holders should have completed at least 12 years of schooling.
  • They have to submit a proof of the whole 12 years of schooling or three years of secondary school after the Egyptian preparatory school certificate (إعدادية) or six years of preparatory and secondary school after the Egyptian primary school certificate (ابتدائية).
  • Students must have achieved a minimum overall score of 90% in the high school.
  • Seven subjects must be included in grade calculations (including the qualifying subjects).
  • Five points will be added to each course in the evaluation as a bonus and the final percentage will be calculated according to the student’s score in each course and the corresponding coefficient.
  • French Baccalaureate is calculated as per the regulations and score calculation rules of the Ministry of Higher Education in Egypt.
  • Students must pass the Arabic and religion exams of Thanaweya Amma before or after the final acceptance in the university.
  • Foreign certificate holders should have completed at least 12 years of schooling.
  • They have to submit a proof of the whole 12 years of schooling or three years of secondary school after the Egyptian preparatory school certificate (إعدادية) or six years of preparatory and secondary school after the Egyptian primary school certificate (ابتدائية).
  • Students must have achieved a minimum overall score of 90% in the high school.
  • Students must have taken the qualifying subjects in grade 11 and 12.
  • Seven subjects must be included in the grade calculations (including the qualifying subjects).
  • Students must pass the Arabic and religion exams of Thanaweya Amma before or after the final acceptance in the university.
  • Foreign certificate holders should have completed at least 12 years of schooling.
  • They have to submit a proof of the whole 12 years of schooling or three years of secondary school after the Egyptian preparatory school certificate (إعدادية) or six years of preparatory and secondary school after the Egyptian primary school certificate (ابتدائية).
  • Students must have achieved a total average of at least 90% in the high school.
  • Students must have passed six subjects, with a minimum of three taken at the high level (including the qualifying subjects: biology or math or chemistry or physics).
  • Theory of knowledge and Extended Essay are required subjects and Passing in English language is a must for acceptance.
  • Students must obtain the final graduation IB Diploma to be considered for admission.
  • Students must pass the Arabic and religion exams of Thanaweya Amma before or after the final acceptance in the university.
  • Below is a table explaining the equivalent percentages of the IB scores:

    Score  

     / Equivalent Percentage

     /Score  

     / Equivalent Percentage

    45

    99.5%

    34

    94.45%

    44

    99.90%

    33

    93.15%

    43

    99.80%

    32

    91.80%

    42

    99.70%

    31

    90.25%

    41

    99.45%

    30

    88.55%

    40

    99.15%

    29

    86.65%

    39

    98.70%

    28

    84.70%

    38

    98.15%

    27

    82.55%

    37

    97.40%

    26

    80.40%

    36

    96.55%

    25

    78.10%

    35

    95.55%

    24

    75.70%

  • The certificate must be officially equivalent to the Egyptian Thanaweya Amma.
  • Students must have achieved a minimum overall score of 90% in the high school in compliance with the regulations and score calculation rules of the Ministry of Higher Education in Egypt.
  • Notes

Achieving the minimum requirement for application does not mean that the student will be immediately accepted to the university.

Only students achieving the highest high school scores, in addition to achieving the highest scores in the admission's exam (in case the applicant is selected to sit for it), the English exam, and the interview will be considered for acceptance.

The minimum required score for application is to be updated each year.

All the regulations and rules of the Ministry of Higher Education are taken into consideration before the final acceptance of the applicant.

In order to attract the scientific capabilities that will be the pioneer in the national project of Egypt, the Department of Admission and Registration may accept the application for admission from a student who has not obtained the minimum requirement for an application in certain cases:

  • If the student has scientific and research achievements with the mentioned below conditions.
  • The student has to visit the Office of Admission and Registration, submit all the required application documents (copy of the high school certificate, copy of the National ID and a personal photo with a white background), the proofs of scientific excellence or the tough conditions to be considered for application from Thursday 15th November 2018 until Monday 15th April 2019.
  • The student has to obtain a high school overall percentage for the Engineering programs as set by the Ministry of Higher Education and the Engineers Syndicate.
  • The minimum requirement for the application is 85% for the year 2019.
  • If the student is enrolled in another university, he/she has to submit a university transcript with a minimum overall grade "Good".
  • The student has to submit all the required application documents (copy of the high school certificate, a copy of the National ID and a personal photo with a white background).
  • The student has to submit official proofs of scientific and research excellence.
  • The student has to pass all Zewail City admission exams with satisfying all the admission requirements including an evaluation of his/her file submitted by the academic committees at the university.
  • The Official Accepted Scientific and Research Excellence are as follows: Patent (with providing evidence). Excellent scientific activity.
  • Winning prizes in accredited international science competitions.
  • Attending distinguished scientific conferences based on an official nomination from accredited scientific bodies.

Note All the cases have to be submitted to the Admissions Department to ensure their seriousness and then presented to the Dean of Strategic Affairs to approve the application. After the approval of the application, the admissions procedures will be completed in accordance with the university conditions.

For Any Inquiry,

Please send an email to admission@zewailcity.edu.eg Or visit the Office of Admission and Registration at Zewail City of Science and Technology, Dr. Ahmed Zewail Road, October Gardens, 6th of October City, Giza, Egypt. Helmy building - ground floor, Room No: G002A on any day from 10 AM to 2 PM except Friday, Saturday and the official vacations.