The University cannot Admit students in the current period Until the Presidential Decree is Obtained.

The University Study

In accordance with the internal regulations and the curricula in the CUC, the study is conducted in Arab language, the mother tongue in Egypt and in English language, the most common language on international basis.  English language in the CUC is a university requirement within no less than three semesters until obtaining a proficient level in it.  The importance of English language emanates from the fact that it is essentially used in references and textbooks, in research tasks as well as in overseas program agreements.

The academic year in the CUC is divided in the credit hour system into two main semesters: autumn semester and spring semester, in addition to a short time semester in summer on an optional basis.

The study in the CUC begins on the 1st of September and ends on the 30th of June each year.  The vacation exact date and period are decided by the University Council and the Board of Trustees.

The CUC accepts the students who carry successful results by the General Secondary Certificate (ThanawiyaAmma) or its equivalent certificates, as well as by vocational diplomas, in accordance with the rules of the Supreme Council of Universities in Egypt and the relevant School regulations in the CUC.  The School Council can accept outsiders coming direct for admission in the pre-final year of the School if this is prior approved by the School Dean who insures the equivalence of the curricula and that the student have already studied no less than 50% of the requisite courses to get the academic degree.

The student in the CUC is enrolled at one of the Schools upon submission of a request to the University and after completion of all his required documents and certificates and after payment of the entitled tuition fees.  A file for each new comer should be open and prepared with all his original documents of admission.

The System of Study and Enrollment

The study is based upon the credit hour system within two to three semesters during the academic year as per the rules set forth by the Supreme Council of Universities in Egypt, and in accordance with the internal regulations of the Schools in the CUC.  The credit hour system in the CUC uses the calculation of grades and scores regarding each School courses as follows:

  1. The grade point average (GPA) for each semester at a grade point of 1:00 (minimum) to 5:00 (maximum). The student should obtain no less than a minimum grade point 2:00 to pass successfully his semester.
  2. The cumulative grade point average (CGPA) for all semesters at the relevant School in the CUC.


The Calculation of grades and scores is based on the GPA system mentioned in details in the following table:

Percent Grade       Score Symbol       Grade Points

90 to 100                 A                       4:00 to 5:00

87 to 89.99              A-                      3:70 to 3:99

83 to 86.99              B+                     3:30 to 3:69

80 to 82.99              B                       3:00 to 3:29

77 to 79.99              B-                      2:70 to 2:99

73 to 76.99              C+                     2:30 to 2:69

70 to 72.99              C                       2:00 to 2:29

67 to 69.99              C-                      1:70 to 1:99

63 to 66.99              D+                     1:30 to 1:69

60 to 62.99              D                       1:00 to 1:29

Less than 60            F                              0:00


In case the student receives a failing grade (F) in a requisite course, the same course must be repeated until a successful grade is earned.  But if an elective course is failed, the student may repeat the same course or choose another elective course after reviewing with the academic advisor.  If a course is repeated with one (F), the new grade is used in calculating the GPA, but if a course is repeated with several (F’s), only the first (F) and the last passing grade are used in the calculation of the GPA.  In all cases, the (F) grades remain in the student’s record.

The student in the CUC passes two mid-term exams and a final exam on each course during the semester, in addition to quizzes and research tasks.  These multiple exams give him the opportunity to accumulate more grades for the course, and give the teacher the capability to evaluate the progress of his student more accurately.


The student, in order to raise his GPA and then his CGPA, may repeat some courses with the passing grade of (D) or better than (D), under the following conditions:

  1. The repeated course(s) must be among those studied in the CUC under the same course name and the same curricula.
  2. The University policy is limited to four courses only during the entire period of study until getting the degree.
  3. The School Dean’s permission is required following a preliminary consultation with the academic advisor.
  4. Higher grades are used in the computation of the GPA, but lower grades remain on the student’s record.

Some new titles are given to courses representing academic warnings to the student in the credit hour system, we mention:

  • Withdrawal (W)
  • Incomplete (I)

These courses are not counted in the GPA of the student.

The student usually studies 18 to 24 credit hours or from 4 to 6 courses per semester, and each course is usually counted between 2 to 4 credit hours per week during a period of 4 months, according the School curricula in the CUC.

The calculation of the credit hours per semester should not be less than 18 credit hours, in order to keep on the GPA grade point no less than 2:00.  On the contrary, if the grade point is less than 2:00, the student will be obliged either to be graduated later than the entitled period for the degree in his School or be subject to dismissal from the University if this grade point still persists for more than four semesters.

In case the CGPA grade point is less than 1:00 or its equivalent 65%, the student is warned that he should raise this grade point within two semesters.

In some special cases, it is allowed to the student, after the academic advisor’s review and the approval of the School Council, to reduce the number of credits to less than 18 credit hours, in order to give the student the possibility of raising for better results within two semesters time.

The student, in the credit hour system, has the right to choose the courses that qualify him for certain specialization studies, whether these courses are University requirement or School requirement, and which gives him the opportunity for an excellent success in such courses and a better raising of his GPA.  The student in the CUC is also allowed freely to distribute his study on elective courses whether they are University requirement or School requirement within the duration of his stay at School.  He is able to study such elective courses with his other colleagues from a lower level of study or upper level of study than him.

The student, in the credit hour system, can study at earlier time or at later time than usual, especially with some courses of specialization at his School, without breaching the sequence of pre-requisite courses and then requisite courses.

The student in the CUC is able to complete his years of study at the relevant School in a shorter period than normal if he desires.  For example, at a School of 4 years of study, the student can minimize the number of years 3 to 3.5 years at most by working on more courses during summer semester.  On the contrary, he can postpone his study in some courses to a later time and defer his graduation one or two more years.

The student in the CUC should fulfill good attendance, practical trainings, using new technologies in education, as mentioned in the curricula of his specialization.  He is moved to an upper level when passing two semesters at a percentage no less than 65% per semester. In order to earn more grading points, he should work on quizzes and mid-term exams as well.