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Eligibility Criteria

In its admission, Nile University follows the general rules and guidelines set by the Office of Admission - Ministry of Higher Education.

Criteria for the main certificates accepted are listed below:


Thanaweya Amma

Nile University accepts a score of at least 80 percent (Subjected to change as per the Ministry of Higher Education and the SCU instructions) for Egyptian Thanaweya Amma. For any engineering major two math courses, physics and chemistry are required.

For Thanaweya Amma from Arab countries, a score of at least 80 percent (Subjected to change as per the Ministry of Higher Education and the SCU instructions) is required. For engineering majors math, physics and chemistry are required.


American High School Diploma

Nile University considers admission of a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 (on a scale of 4.0). Students must have passed a minimum of 8 courses of one credit each, including the qualifying subjects for the chosen major, all of which should have been passed in the 12th grade. Students may have completed some of the subjects from the 11th or 10th grade with a maximum of 2 subjects. Students must submit SAT I scores with minimum of 1200 (Subjected to change as per the Ministry of Higher Education and the SCU instructions) and SAT II for engineering majors with a minimum of 900 (Subjected to change as per the Ministry of Higher Education and the SCU instructions).

Students who have scored high on Advanced Placement (AP) courses may be granted transfer credits.

For engineering majors, Math (pre-calculus, calculus is recommended), physics and chemistry, which are covered in grades 10, 11 or 12 are required.


IGCSE/GCSE/GCE

For admission at Nile University the following eligibility criteria applies:

Applicants have to submit certificates of 8 subjects at the O-Level with a minimum grade of "C" (these may only be in the extended and not in the core system). Subjects must be completed in the four years prior to university enrollment. Applicants who have completed Advanced Level subjects may be granted transfer credits.

For engineering majors, four O-Level science courses (math, physics, chemistry and information technology), one AS-Level or A-Level Math course are required.


International Baccalaureate

Applicant should have completed the Baccalaureate diploma degree and satisfied its general requirements. Transfer credit may be granted.

For engineering majors math, physics and chemistry at the advanced level are required.


German Abitur

Nile University accepts admission of applicants with a minimum average of 4.0. Transfer credits may be granted.

For engineering majors math, physics and chemistry are required.


For other certificates of other countries, Nile University follows the general rules set by the Ministry of Higher Education.

Acceptance Test

All applying students are required to show proof of English proficiency by achieving the level indicated in one of three testing alternatives below:

Notes :

  • Applicants who score 600 and above in the ITP (Institutional testing program TOEFL), or 100 or above in the IBT, or 7 or above in the IELTS, will be exempted from ENGL 101 and may take ENGL 102 directly.
  • Applicants who score 400 to 499 in the ITP (Institutional testing program TOEFL administered by AMIDEAST), or 29 to 60 in the IBT, or 4 to 5 in the IELTS, will join the Intensive English Course(s).
English Proficiency Cut-off Scores

Internet-Based Test (iBT) TOEFL Score

Internet-Based Test (iBT)

Writing Score

Int’l English Language Testing System IELTS Score

Int’l English Language Testing System

Writing Score

Institutional Testing Program TOEFL

ITP

NU English Writing Test

Score

English Placement

94 or above

24 or above

7.0 or above

6.5 or above

587 or above

90 or above

ENGL 201

79 - 93

21 - 23

6.5

6.0

550 -  583

80 - 89

ENGL 102

61 - 78

17 - 20

6.0

5.5

500 -  547

70 - 79

ENGL 101

32 - 60

12 - 16

4.5 – 5.5

4.5 - 5

400 -  497

60 - 69

Intensive English

Below 32

Below 12

Below 4.5

Below 4.5

Below 400

Below 60

Not eligible for admission

 

Note: English placement is based on achieving cut-off scores both total and writing in IBT, IELTS and ITP.  The placement is determined based on the lower of the two scores.