Admission Requirements

Candidates applying to the University of Science and Technology must read the admission's criteria quite well to determine their eligibility to apply to the university.This step ensures that the applicant meets the basic requirements set forth by the university’s admission's office to proceed further into the application process. The process requires input from students regarding their type of high school degree, scores in specific subjects, the current overall grade/score, science and math subjects' scores, graduation year, major and related information.

1) The online application will start from the 6th of November 2019 till Tuesday 31st of March 2020.

  • Fill out the online application
  • Submit the online application
  • Check your email immediately to click the verification link
  • You will receive the UST application ID number within 7 working days.
  • Pay the application and admission exam fees, and send scanned copy to the admission@zewailcity.edu.eg email stating UST ID in the subject line

 

2) Zewail City Admission exam date, time and details will be sent to your email shortly after

  • For information about the ZC exams, kindly check the below links for samples and information:

 

 Admission Exam English Proficiency Test

 

3) Submit one of the following English exams passing scores:

  • TOEFL –IBT
  • IELTS-Academic
  • Zewail City English proficiency test (contact the admissions)

 

Zewail English Level

IELTS

TOEFL (IBT)

Exemption from Remedial Courses= ENG152/first credit course

7 and above in the overallIELTS score 

94 or above in the overallTOEFL (IBT) score 

Level 2 (ENGL004)

6.5 in the overall IELTS score 

79-93 in the overall TOEFL (IBT) score 

Level 1 (ENGL003) 

6 in the overall IELTS score 

60-78 in the overall TOEFL (IBT) score 

No admission

5.5 or less  in the overall IELTSscore

59 or less in the overallTOEFL (IBT) score 

 

4) The minimum requirement of the overall score percentage that has to be achieved after the final release of the high school results is as follows: 90% for Egyptian Thanaweya Amma, Thanaweya Azhareya, Arab Thanaweya, Abitur, IB, Canadian high school certificate and other equivalent certificates 90% for the American Diploma 90% for CNISE 90% for the IGCSE 90% for the French Baccalaureate (Moyenne 17/20) 80% for the STEM high school certificate

 

Students must have achieved a minimum overall score of 90% after the official release of the final results. 

Students must have achieved a minimum overall score of 90% after the official release of the final results. Religious subjects will not be calculated. 

  • Students must have achieved a minimum overall score of 90% after the official release of the final results.
  • For Saudi Thanaweya, all applicants must submit a copy of their aptitude test scores in addition to their official final results.
  • Arab Countries Thanaweya is calculated as per the regulations and score calculation rules of the Ministry of Higher Education in Egypt.
  • All Islamic subjects are not calculated during the evaluation of the final percentage.
  • Students obtaining their Thanaweyya Amma from Yemen must submit proof of 12 years of schooling.
  • IGCSE Applicants are invited to apply online starting from 6th of November 2019 with the available results and then send an update of their high school certificates by email to admission@zewailcity.edu.eg immediately after the official release of the final results, with quoting their application ID number. The final high school official results are the main factor in the acceptance final decision by the university. Failure to send the scanned copies of the final official result will cause a cancellation of the application.
  • Foreign certificates holders have to submit a proof of the whole 12 years of schooling or three years of secondary school after the Egyptian preparatory school certificate (إعدادية) or six years of preparatory and secondary school after the Egyptian primary school certificate (ابتدائية).
  • IGCSE Applicants will be required to apply online starting from 6th of November 2019 till Tuesday 31st of March 2020 with the available results and then send an update of their high school certificates by email to admission@zewailcity.edu.eg immediately after the official release of the final results.
  • The final high school official results are the main factor in the acceptance decision by the university.
  • Failure to send the final official result before the announced deadline will cause a cancellation of the application.
  • Students must have achieved a minimum overall score of at least 90% in 8 different IGCSE O-level (OL) and Advanced Supplementary-level (ASL) or A-level (AL) subjects including chemistry or physics or math or biology, in addition to one A-level (AL) subject or two Advanced Supplementary-level (ASL) subjects (math, chemistry, physics or biology).
  • Students must pass the Arabic and religion exams of Thanaweya Amma before or after the final acceptance in the university. IGCSE OL subjects should be from the extended system, not the core system.
  • Up to five settings are considered acceptable (taken over no more than three successive years).
  • The University of Science and Technology accepts for the application, a minimum grade of C in O-level or AS-level and a minimum grade of D in A-level subjects (math or chemistry or physics or biology) with achieving an overall score of at least 90% in 8 different IGCSE / GCSE O-level (OL) or Advanced Supplementary-level (ASL) or A-level (AL) subjects. Repeated subjects will not be double counted.
  • The best grade obtained in a repeated subject will be the only one considered. Below is a table explaining the equivalent percentages of the British grades:

 

Grade

 / Equivalent Percentage

A*

100%

A

95%

B

85%

C

70%

D

60%

 

Below is a table explaining the equivalent percentages of the British new numerical grading :

 

 

Numerical Grading 

 Evaluation

9

Highest Grade In Egyptian System (100%)

8

100 ٪

7

95 ٪

6

88 ٪

5

82٪

4

70%

  • CNISE Applicants are required to apply online starting since 6th of November 2019 with the available results and then send an update of their high school certificates by email to admission@zewailcity.edu.eg immediately after the official release of the final results.
  • The final high school official results are a main factor in the acceptance decision by the university.
  • Failure to send the final official result before the announced deadline will cause a cancellation of the application.
  • Students must have achieved a minimum overall score of at least 90% in Seven L1 subjects and Two L2 subjects or One L3 subject in chemistry or physics or math or biology.
  • Students must have successfully completed 12 years of schooling. Students must pass the subjects of National Education and Religion exams of Thanaweya Amma.

Below is a table explaining the equivalent percentages of the Nile International Certificate:

Equivalent Percentage

Grade

L1

L2

L3

Grade

L1

L2

L3

A*

100%

100%

100%

D

65%

70%

75%

A

95%

97%

97%

E

50%

55%

65%

B

85%

88%

90%

F

Fail

Fail

Fail

C

75%

77%

80%

 

 

 

 

  • Foreign certificate holders have to submit a proof of the whole 12 years of schooling or three years of secondary school after the Egyptian preparatory school certificate (إعدادية) or six years of preparatory and secondary school after the Egyptian primary school certificate (ابتدائية).
  • Students must have achieved a minimum overall score of 90% in the high school and SAT scores.
  • Students must have successfully completed eight different subjects including the qualifying subjects: chemistry or physics or math or biology.
  • Subjects can be calculated from grade 11 (a maximum of three subjects) and/or grade 12 (minimum five subjects).
  • Subjects worth less than one credit will not be accepted and subjects such as physical education, music, and religion will not be counted.
  • The minimum required score for accepting the application is a combined total score of New SAT I 1050 / 1600 and 1100/1600 in SAT II with a minimum score of 500 for each qualifying subject of SAT II.
  • SAT II scores are not accepted after the graduation date from the high school.
  • Foreign certificate holders have to submit a proof of the whole 12 years of schooling or three years of secondary school after the Egyptian preparatory school certificate (إعدادية) or six years of preparatory and secondary school after the Egyptian primary school certificate (ابتدائية).
  • Students must have achieved a minimum overall score of 90% in the high school and SAT scores. Students must have successfully completed eight different subjects including the qualifying subjects: chemistry or physics or math or biology.
  • Subjects can be calculated from grade 11 (maximum of three subjects) and from grade 12 (minimum of five subjects).
  • Subjects such as physical education, music, and religion will not be counted. The minimum required score for accepting the application is a combined total score of New SAT I 1050 / 1600 and 1100/1600 in SAT II with a minimum score of 500 for each qualifying subject of SAT II.
  • SAT II scores are not accepted after the graduation date from the high school.
  • Students must pass the Arabic and religion exams of Thanaweya Amma before or after the final acceptance in the university.
  • Students must have achieved a total average of at least 90% in the high school.
  • Students must have successfully completed eight different subjects including the qualifying subjects: chemistry or physics or math or biology.
  • Subjects can be calculated from grade 11 (maximum of three subjects) and from grade 12 (minimum of five subjects).
  • An advanced level subject in grade 12 is required either in biology or math. The subject must have also been studied in grade 11.
  • Foreign certificate holders should submit a proof of the whole 12 years of schooling or three years of secondary school after the Egyptian preparatory school certificate (إعدادية) or six years of preparatory and secondary school after the Egyptian primary school certificate (ابتدائية).
  • Students must have achieved a minimum overall score of 90% in the high school.
  • Seven subjects must be included in grade calculations (including the qualifying subjects).
  • Five points will be added to each course in the evaluation as a bonus and the final percentage will be calculated according to the student’s score in each course and the corresponding coefficient.
  • French Baccalaureate is calculated as per the regulations and score calculation rules of the Ministry of Higher Education in Egypt.
  • Students must pass the Arabic and religion exams of Thanaweya Amma before or after the final acceptance in the university.
  • Foreign certificate holders have to submit a proof of the whole 12 years of schooling or three years of secondary school after the Egyptian preparatory school certificate (إعدادية) or six years of preparatory and secondary school after the Egyptian primary school certificate (ابتدائية).
  • Students must have achieved a minimum overall score of 90% in the high school.
  • Students must have taken the qualifying subjects in grade 11 and 12.
  • Seven subjects must be included in the grade calculations (including the qualifying subjects).
  • Students must pass the Arabic and religion exams of Thanaweya Amma before or after the final acceptance in the university.
  • Foreign certificate holders have to submit a proof of the whole 12 years of schooling or three years of secondary school after the Egyptian preparatory school certificate (إعدادية) or six years of preparatory and secondary school after the Egyptian primary school certificate (ابتدائية).
  • Students must have achieved a total average of at least 90% in the high school.
  • Students must have passed six subjects, with a minimum of three taken at the high level (including the qualifying subjects: biology or math or chemistry or physics).
  • Theory of knowledge and Extended Essay are required subjects and Passing in English language is a must for acceptance.
  • Students must obtain the final graduation IB Diploma to be considered for admission.
  • Students must pass the Arabic and religion exams of Thanaweya Amma before or after the final acceptance in the university.

Below is a table explaining the equivalent percentages of the IB scores:

Score  

 / Equivalent Percentage

 /Score  

 / Equivalent Percentage

45

99.5%

34

94.45%

44

99.90%

33

93.15%

43

99.80%

32

91.80%

42

99.70%

31

90.25%

41

99.45%

30

88.55%

40

99.15%

29

86.65%

39

98.70%

28

84.70%

38

98.15%

27

82.55%

37

97.40%

26

80.40%

36

96.55%

25

78.10%

35

95.55%

24

75.70%

The certificate must be officially equivalent to the Egyptian Thanaweya Amma.

Students must have achieved a minimum overall score of 90% in the high school in compliance with the regulations and score calculation rules of the Ministry of Higher Education in Egypt.

Notes

Achieving the minimum requirement for application does not mean that the student will be immediately accepted to the university.

Only students achieving the highest high school scores, in addition to achieving the highest scores in the admission's exam (in case the applicant is selected to sit for it), the English exam, and the interview will be considered for acceptance.

The minimum required score for application is to be updated each year.

All the regulations and rules of the Ministry of Higher Education are taken into consideration before the final acceptance of the applicant.

 

 

5) Passing the personal interview. It will measure three key aspects:
  • Motivation to attend the University of Science and Technology at Zewail City.
  • Emotional stability.
  • Communication skills and self-confidence.
  • Language skills are not part of the interview evaluation metrics.
 
 

For Any Inquiry

Please send an email to admission@zewailcity.edu.eg Or visit the Office of Admission and Registration in Zewail City of Science and Technology, Dr. Ahmed Zewail Road, October Gardens, 6th of October City, Giza, Egypt. One Stop Shop - ground floor, Room No: G004 in any day from 9 AM to 2 PM except Friday, Saturday and the official vacations.