Admission Steps and Procedures

 

1) The online application will start from Thursday 15th November 2018.

2) The minimum requirement of the overall score percentage for filling in the online application is as follows:

  • 90% for Egyptian Thanaweya Amma, Thanaweya Azhareya, Arab Thanaweya, Abitur, IB, Canadian high school certificate and other equivalent certificates
  • 90% for the American Diploma
  • 90% for CNISE
  • 90% for the IGCSE
  • 90% for the French Baccalaureate (Moyenne 17/20)
  • 80% for the STEM high school certificate

3) Once the start of the admission process is announced, all candidates interested in joining the University of Science and Technology must conduct an initial evaluation of their grades. This is done online through the “Apply” link on Zewail City's website from Thursday 15th November 2018.

4) Based on the evaluation results, qualifying students should fill the online application form. Applications from students with grades that fall below qualifying standards will be declined.

5) All students who are currently enrolled in grade 12 or third secondary year are invited to apply before the final release of their final results and students who have old high school certificates.

6) Applicants must upload the following documents as attachments to their application:

  • Available High school certificate or statements of results.
  • Birth certificate or national ID or a passport copy (male students should attach their National ID).
  • Proof of English proficiency if available (test scores of IELTS or TOEFL).
  • Passport–sized photo with a white background.
  • University transcript in case of old date high school graduation.

7) Applicants will receive an email from admission@zewailcity.edu.eg confirming their successful submission and will be assigned an applicant ID number, which should be kept with applicants for future correspondences with the university. This email includes Zewail City bank details in which every Egyptian applicant will be required to deposit 750 EGP and every non Egyptian applicant will be required to deposit 75 USD : non-refundable fees for the application and admission examination. 

 

8) All applications will be processed and short-listed candidates will be selected to sit for the admission exam and for the English exam.

9) Once all documents are in order, short-listed candidates will receive a notification email with the admission exam date which will be held in the university campus,  Zewail City of Science and Technology, Dr. Ahmed Zewail Road, October Gardens, 6th of October City, Giza, Egypt.

10) A sample of the admission exam is available on Zewail City's website.

11) IGCSE and CNISE students with incomplete grades should email adm_missing_cert@zewailcity.edu.eg, using their application ID, the additional grades of their AL or ASL subjects released in August for a re-evaluation.

12) Applicants should keep a copy of the admission exam email to present it at the university's gate along with their national ID card or passport.

13) Top candidates passing the admission exam and satisfying the English requirements will receive an email indicating the time and date of their personal interview time.

14) Based on the results of the admission exam, English exam and the interview, successful short-listed candidates will receive an acceptance email from the university.

15) Upon receiving the acceptance email, accepted applicants have to show up and submit all the required credentials to the Office of Admission

16) Accepted candidates who fulfill the university’s English proficiency requirement will be able to start studying their credit hours' courses immediately without any intensive English programs if they submit

Recent TOEFL IBT test scores (valid for two years only after the test date) with the following minimum scores:

-A band score of 94

-Writing score of 27

-Speaking score of 23

Or IELTS test scores (valid for two years only after the test date) with the following minimum scores:

-A band score of 7

-Writing score of 7

-Speaking score of 7

Or passing Zewail City English Proficiency Test.

17) Accepted candidates who are entitled to an intensive English program prior to or during the beginning of the first semester based on the University academic schedule if they submit recent English test scores TOEFL or IELTS (valid for two years after the test date) below the minimum required and they will be exempted from taking Zewail City EPT (English Proficiency Test) if they fulfill one of the following criteria:

  • TOEFL (IBT) score of 60-93 and writing 24 – 26 or score of 35 – 59 and writing 21 – 23 are entitled to an intensive English program prior to or during the beginning of the first semester based on the university’s academic schedule.
  • IELTS scores of 6 – 6.5 and writing 6.5 or 6 and writing 6 are entitled to an intensive English program prior to or during the beginning of the first semester based on the university’s academic schedule.

 18) Applicants with recent TOEFL test scores (valid for two years after the test date)  with a band score below 35, a writing score below 21 and a speaking score below 23 or IELTS test scores with band, writing and speaking scores below five, or who do not pass Zewail City’s English language proficiency test will not be admitted.

 

Documents that must be submitted upon acceptance:

1- Original birth certificate.

2- Four passport–sized photos with white background.

3- Two copies of national ID for Egyptian students.

4- Military form نموذج ٢ for all male students and 6 gond for students with birth dates before 2000 (Egyptian males only).

5- Copy of passport for non-Egyptians.

6- Medical certificate and HIV certificate for foreigners.

7- High school certificate.

8- High school certificate holders from outside Egypt must provide a copy of their residence proof. The proof must be authenticated by the Egyptian Cultural Counsellor or the Egyptian Embassy. An alternative would be presenting a passport indicating the entry and exit dates during the study period or presenting an entry/exit travel record.

9- An Original document of Arabic Language and Religion exams Thanaweya Amma level for foreign certificates' holders, if available.

10- Original TOEFL or IELTS if applicable

11- The non-refundable down payment of the study cost

 

 High school certificate document requirements:

 

A. Egyptian secondary school (ثانوية عامة)
  • Original Thanaweya Amma Certificate or certified original “مستخرج رسمي”.
B. American High School Diploma
  • Original Final High School Transcript stamped by the school and the U.S. Accreditation Institution + stamp of الإدارة العامة للإمتحانات التابعة لوزارة التربية و التعليم
  • Final High School Diploma obtained from Egypt must be stamped by the school and the U.S. Accreditation Institution + stamp of الإدارة العامة للإمتحانات التابعة لوزارة التربية و التعليم
  • Certificates obtained from Egypt must be presented with جواب إفادة from school
  • Original SAT Score(s) stamped by the AMID-EAST and Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • For certificates obtained from schools outside Egypt - stamp of school and Ministry of Education, stamp of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of country of the certificate and stamp of Egyptian Embassy in country of certificate are required.
  • For certificates obtained from schools outside Egypt – Accreditation Letter from AMID-EAST (stamped by AMID-EAST and Ministry of Foreign Affairs) is required
  • Edadeyya Certificate (National system) or Proof of 12 years (International system) of schooling stamped by School and certified by the Educational Zone the school belongs to.
  • If proof of 12 years of schooling is obtained from outside Egypt required stamps are: the School stamp, the stamp of the Educational Zone and the Egyptian Embassy in that foreign country.
  • Original document of Arabic Language, Religion and Civics exams – Thanaweyya Amma level. (for Arab Nationals)
  • Student must provide the Admission Department with user name and password for their account for the College Board of SAT exam(s)

 

 

C. IGCSE/GCSE
  • Original statement of results or original certificates stamped by the British Council, the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and الإدارة العامة للإمتحانات (Ministry of Education).
  • IGSCE-Slips stamped by the British Council as copies of true documents will not be treated as originals and cannot be accepted.
  • If IGCSE Slips are obtained from outside Egypt, required stamp of British Council, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Egyptian Embassy in country of certificate(s)
  • Preparatory Certificate (اعدادية) or Primary Certificate (ابتدائية or proof of 12 years of schooling stamped by school and certified by the Educational Zone which the school belongs to.
  • If the proof of 12 years of schooling is obtained from outside Egypt required stamps are: the school stamp, the stamp of the Educational Zone and the Egyptian embassy in that foreign country.
  • Original document of Arabic Language, Religion and civics exams Thanaweya Amma (for Arab Nationals)
  • All documents issued from schools inside Egypt Must be stamped from Educational Zone – Ministry of Education
D. International Baccalaureate (IB) and other international certificates
  • Final IB Transcript should be in English Language, endorsed by the authorities concerned in Switzerland – Genève, the Egyptian Embassy in Switzerland or the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and الإدارة العامة للإمتحانات (Ministry of Education).
  • Final IB Graduation Diploma should be in English Language, endorsed by the authorities concerned in Switzerland – Genève, the Egyptian Embassy in Switzerland or the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and الإدارة العامة للإمتحانات (Ministry of Education). For certificates obtained from outside Egypt, required stamp of authorities concerned in Switzerland – Genève, the Egyptian Embassy in Switzerland
  • Edadeyya Certificate (National system) or proof of 12 years of schooling (International system) stamped by the school and certified by the Educational Zone the school belongs to. If the proof of 12 years of schooling is obtained from outside Egypt, required stamps are: the school stamp, the stamp of the Educational Zone and the Egyptian Embassy in that foreign country and Ministry of Foreign Affairs in country of school.
  • Arab Nationals obtaining their High School certificate from Egypt have to submit Original documents of Arabic Language, Religion and Civics exams - Thanaweya Amma (University graduation requirement).
  • All documents issued from schools inside Egypt Must be stamped from Educational Zone – Ministry of Education.

 

E. Secondary school certificates from other Arab countries
  • Original Thanaweya Amma Certificate stamped by the Egyptian Embassy of the certificate’s country of origin. (No certified copies will be accepted).
  • Students applying with a Saudi Arabian Thanaweya Amma must submit the original stamped certificates of Grade 11 and Grade 12.
  • Saudi Arabian Thanaweya Amma must be presented with شهادة اختبار القدرات
  • Students obtaining their Thanaweya Amma from Yemen must submit proof of 12 years of schooling stamped by the school and certified by the Educational Zone the school belongs to.

 

For Any Inquiry,

  • Or visit the Office of Admission and Registration in 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 in any day from 10 AM to 2 PM except Friday, Saturday and the official vacations.