Egypt has the largest overall education system in the Middle East and has grown rapidly since the early 1990s. In recent years the Government of Egypt has accorded even greater priority in improving the education system. Egypt is ranked 123 in the HDI, and 7 in the lowest 10 HDI countries in the Middle East and Northern Africa, in 2009. With the help of World Bank and other multilateral organizations Egypt aims to increase access in early childhood to care and education and the inclusion of ICT at all levels of education, especially at the tertiary level.

Egypt is a study in contrast: one of the oldest cultures in the world, yet also a rapidly evolving society and one of the most developed economies in the Middle East. Egypt is a modern, fascinating country that offers once-in-a-lifetime academic and cultural opportunities.