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Egypt offers free education at all levels, and the current overall expenditure on education is 12.6% since 2007. The public education system is three levels, kindergarten for two years, primary school for six years, and preparatory school for three years. These stages in education is mandatory and further education is by choice.
Egypt has an extensive higher education system. There is about 30% of students in the appropriate age groups who attend university with only about half of them who actually graduate. According to “The Economist” Egyptian standards in public universities are abysmal.
The Ministry of Higher Education supervises the tertiary level of education. There are about 17 public university, 51 public educational institutions, 16 private universities and 89 private higher education institutions.
Duration of the Degree in Egypt
A Bachelor degree generally takes three to four years. After finishing a undergraduate degree you can get then continue on to a graduate degree either in Master or PhD. The Master and Doctorate are intensive studies and in general include research with supervision ranging from 2-3 years of study.
Tests for Universities and Foundation
Knowledge of Arabic is essential for regular university studies. English is the language of instruction at the American University in Cairo, some faculties of Helwan University and at the Faculty of Agriculture of the University of Alexandria. French is the language of instruction at Senghor University.