Admission Criteria

  • The online application will start from 19th March 2017 till 29th July 2017.
  • Holders of old high school certificates (from the year 2007 – 2017) or its equivalent are invited to apply if they meet the minimum requirement for the application. Male applicants have to provide their military service status.
  • After submitting the online application, the applicants will receive the application ID number. The applicants will be invited to attend the admission and English exams through receiving the scheduled dates of the exams by email. The applicant MUST follow the instructions written in the email of the test's date very carefully.
  • All applicants must be sure of their ability to pass the exams before the application through checking these links including the exams' samples and information :

    Link 1 

    Link 2

  • IGCSE Applicants will be required to apply online from 19th March 2017 till 29th July 2017 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 before 27 August 2017.
  • 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.
  • The University of Science and Technology accepts applications from students who are holders of the following certificates as per the below criteria:
  • Thanaweya Amma Certificate (scientific or math section): Students must have achieved a minimum overall score of 93%.
  • Thanaweya Azharia Certificate: Students must have achieved a minimum overall score of 93%. Religious subjects will not be calculated.
  • STEM schools (scientific or math section): Students must have achieved a minimum overall score of 78%.
  • Thanaweya Amma/Tawgihi Certificate from Arab and Gulf Countries (science section): Students must have achieved a minimum overall score of 93%. 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.
  • British schools: GCSE/IGCSE

-Students must have achieved a minimum overall score of at least 93% in 8 different IGCSE / GCSE O-level (OL) or Advanced Supplementary-level (ASL) or A-level (AL) subjects including: chemistry – physics – math – biology, in addition to one A-level (AL) subject or two Advanced Supplementary-level (ASL) subjects ( math, chemistry, physics or biology).

-Students must have successfully completed 12 years of schooling.

-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 sittings is 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, chemistry, physics or biology) with achieving an overall score of at least 95% 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

67.5%

D

60%

 

  •  American High School Diploma:

-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 minimum overall score of 95% in the high school.

-Students must have successfully completed eight different subjects including the qualifying subjects (chemistry, physics, math and biology).

-Subjects worth less than one credit will not be accepted.

-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.

-Subjects can be calculated from grade 11 (a maximum of three subjects) and/or grade 12 (minimum five subjects).

-The minimum required score for accepting the application is a combined total score of 1440/2400 in SAT I (New SAT 1055 / 1600) and 1100/1600 in SAT II with a minimum score of 500 for each qualifying subject. 

-SATII scores are not accepted after the graduation date from the high school.

-Students who receive an American High School Diploma must submit 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

  • Canadian Diploma from schools in Egypt:

    -Students must have achieved a minimum overall score of 93% in the high school.

    -Students must have successfully completed eight different subjects including the qualifying subjects (chemistry, physics, math and biology).

    -Accepted students should have spent the last three years of study in the Canadian system (grades 10, 11 and 12).

    -Subjects worth less than one credit are not accepted.

    -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. Students must have achieved a minimum SAT I score of 1440/2400 and a minimum SAT II score (in qualifying subjects) of 1100/1600.

    -Students must pass the Arabic and religion exams of Thanaweya Amma before or after the final acceptance in the university.
  • Canadian Diploma from international schools in Canada (except the Quebec province):

    -Students must have achieved a total average of at least 93% in the high school.

    -Students must have successfully completed eight different subjects including the qualifying subjects (chemistry, physics, math and 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.
  • French Baccalaureate:

    -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).

    -A minimum score of 10/20 is required as a passing grade. 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.

     

  • German Abitur:

-Students must have achieved a minimum overall score of 93% 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 have successfully completed 12 years of schooling.

  • International Baccalaureate:

    -Students must have achieved a total average of at least 93% in the high school.

    -Students must have passed six subjects, with a minimum of three taken at the high level (including the qualifying subjects).

-A minimum score of 24/45 is required as a passing score.

-Passing in English language is a must for acceptance. Theory of knowledge, extended essay and creativity are required subjects.

-Students must obtain the final graduation IB Diploma to be considered for admission.

-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%

 

 

  • Other Certificates' Requirements:

The certificate must be officially equivalent to the Egyptian Thanaweya Amma.

Students must have achieved a minimum overall score of 93% 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 automatically accepted to the university. Only students achieving the highest high school scores over all the submitted applications 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 admission will 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.

    For Any Inquiry,

  • Please send an email to admission@zewailcity.edu.eg
  • Or visit the Office of Admission and Registration, Juyhayna square, Sheikh Zayed, 6th October, Giza, Egypt, every day from 8 AM to 2 PM except Friday, Saturday and the official vacations
  • Or contact 02-38540400: Extensions :  1364 / 2364