German University in Cairo

4.5 out of 5 (509 ratings / 343 reviews) Cairo, Egypt
German university in Cairo/Deutsche Universität in Kairo has been established in 2002 in cooperation with the State Universities of Ulm and Stuttgart, under the patronage of the Egyptian Ministry of Higher Education, the Ministry of Science, Research and Arts, State of Baden- Württemberg, Germany, and supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). 



In October 2003 German and Egyptian delegates headed by the Egyptian President and the German Chancellor inaugurated the German University in Cairo in an unprecedented event in both educational and research fields. 


The German University in Cairo is an independent, non-profit oriented Egyptian private institution, managed by a consortium of Germans and Egyptians with the vision of building a leading center of excellence in teaching and research that will effectively contribute to the general welfare nationally and internationally and endeavour the scientific, technical, economic and cultural cooperation between Egypt and Germany.


The GUC Research Journal – currently in its pilot phase – is a database of research conducted in the GUC providing search capabilities through senior students’ bachelor theses and is planned to include GUC postgraduate and postdoctoral research work upon its full release . 

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Student services

The Student Career & Alumni Development (SCAD) office of GUC is fully dedicated to foster capabilities of GUC students & alumni in order to pursue a better future through strong a cooperation and partnerships with multi-national stakeholders/industries. The SCAD team is committed to provide quality services to all parties, serving the needs of more than 7000 graduates, 9000 undergraduates and 500 employers.

Housing services

Students are responsible for their own accommodation. There will be no accommodation offered by GUC

Library services

The GUC Library is a one of the support functions for the Research activities of the GUC whether in Egypt or in Germany. It hosts scientific and academic online databases that give access to millions of primary sources for research purposes, in addition to on-line services that cover different disciplines and books in different fields. 

Student Life

Campus life

German University in Cairo is located on 577000 m2. The Campus includes a 70400 m2 sports area, 77500 m2 industrial Park in one of the most high-high tech educational complex in the arena. 

The idea to establish the GUC was initiated by Prof. Ashraf Mansour, who studied at the Universität Ulm as a DAAD scholarship candidate and Alexander von Humboldt Laureate. He received his Ph.D, his Habilitation as well as his Professorship in Ulm. 

Sports facilities

The GUC recognizes the importance of sports for a healthy body and maintenance of the physical balance; hence the Student Activity Department is focusing on the development of sporting excellence and sport participation, as well as strengthening the competitive spirit of the young talented students.

We provide outstanding opportunities for students and staff to develop their sports’ interests and abilities and to involve themselves in diverse sports based on their preferences.

Student clubs

GUCMUN is considered as one of the most popular and prestigious student activities in the German University in Cairo. This model enhances the personal, intellectual and social skills of the Egyptian Youth. GUCMUN is a major gateway for discussions, debates and expressing socio-political opinions. 

Through modelling the United Nations, a new experience is presented and addressed through an academic as well as a practical vision that would contribute to any individual intellectuality. Individuals are developed through hands on experience and by tackling various skills that could not be improved through the academic studies of any undergraduate student. 

Student Reviews

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Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

My university years was an overall good by its hard and good memories. I know that my university is considered to be one of the hardest universities in egypt but still am able to cooperate in and to have good grades in GUC is something to be concerned

I am a person who seeks innovation
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The GUC university has helped in opening up a lot of variety of fields in term of design to choose from and to experience. They helped us in understanding the stages that each field goes through and skills that is required to be able to achieve our final outcome.

I am already shining ✨️
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

My point of view: Honestly the university is offering all kinds of materials to reach the best level of education. The university's stuff is not the best. The university's regulations and policy is the worst ever. My experience: the first two years (4 semesters including covid-19 break) academically below the average and i entered a probation year (GPA>3.7) after covid-19...

Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt

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