Al-Azhar University

country rank  10
world rank  3947

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University Overview

Founded in 1961, Al-Azhar University is a non-profit public higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the large metropolis of Cairo (population range of over 5,000,000 inhabitants). This institution also has a branch campus in Assuit Tanta Mansoura Alexandria Zaqaziq Qena Shebin-Elkom. Officially recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education of Egypt, Al-Azhar University is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational Egyptian higher education institution formally affiliated with the Islamic religion. Al-Azhar University offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. Al-Azhar University also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name جامعة الأزهر
Founded 1961

University Location

Address Yosief Abbas Street
11754 Cairo
Tel +20 (2) 262 3274
Fax +20 (2) 261 1404
Other locations Assuit Tanta Mansoura Alexandria Zaqaziq Qena Shebin-Elkom

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Not reported
Admission Rate Not reported
Admission Office

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment over-45,000
Academic Staff over-5,000
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation Islamic Islamic

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Al-Azhar University's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported
Academic Counseling Not reported
Career Services Not reported
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Memberships and Affiliations

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Academic Structure


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Online Courses

Open Education Global

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Site last updated: Thursday, 9 March 2023