Dates : Year-Round

Deadlines: N/A

LENGTH: Approx. 9 Months Total

REQUIREMENTS: Complete Level 4 Arabic

DIFFICULTY: Intermediate – Advanced


Must have completed the Arabic Immersion program or test at a very good Arabic fluency level.

About Al-Azhar University Preparatory Program

Al-Azhar University is the oldest university in Egypt, it was built between 970 to 972. Its aim is to provide the people with the knowledge needed regarding Islamic Law, logic, grammar, and rhetoric. With Al-Azhar University, you can Apply for undergraduate and postgraduate programs.


You can be part of the Al-Azhar University admission program if you want to enroll in the University or if you are simply fluent in the Arabic language. After completing at least 4 levels of our intensive Arabic program, you have the option to enter our Al-Azhar University Admission Program. Students who are at this level in the Arabic language may test into this program, as well.

This is a 9-month program that will take you through all the necessary steps and curriculum to help you prepare for entrance into the AlAzhar University program. It will help you with your tests from Al-Azhar’s high school program to the college of your choice in the University.


How to apply for a scholarship at Al-Azhar University?

Before we start talking about the application process let’s first go through the eligibility for the al Azhar University Scholarship.

The first step when applying for studying at al-Azhar University is to prepare all the required documents and ensure that you have them all. The documents required may differ from one country to another. Here are some of the documents that you must have:

  • Student visa
  • Passport
  • Online Application form
  • Research proposal outline (MA, PhD)
  • IELTS Certificate
  • Proof of fee payment
  • Declaration for financial support
  • Photographs
  • Medical Certificate
  • Application fee
  • Letters of recommendation (MA, PhD)
  • Health and Life Insurance
  • TOEFL Certificate
  • Family Details 

How can I get admission to al-Azhar University?

To study at Al-Azhar University you can apply online. All you need is an Email, and passport number (only if you’re an international student).

  • Open the Al-Azhar University website.
  • Login to your account.
  • Click on the Student Portal option (بوابة الطالب).
  • Scroll down until you find the Admission Form, click it, and follow the instructions.

Generally, you will be asked to fill in the following information:

  • Full Name In English   
  • Full Name In Arabic    
  • Passport No   
  • Passport Date
  • Passport Expiration Date          
  • Gender            
  • Date of Birth  
  • Place of Birth 
  • Nationality     
  • Address in details        
  • Phone
  • E-Mail  

Don’t forget to upload all the required documents before clicking submit.

Does Al-Azhar University teach in English?

No, Al Azhar University doesn’t teach in English, all al Azhar University students are taught in Arabic. Therefore, you should have basic knowledge of the Arabic language.

Join our Al-Azhar preparatory program to be prepared for the upcoming challenge.

What Students Say

Yahya Gant, Houston, TX

My experience at this institute has been great. I’ve learned a lot since coming to Egypt to learn the Arabic language. Ustadh Mahmoud is an amazing teacher and knows how to teach the language. Since arriving at the institute less than 3 months ago, my understanding has accelerated by studying the language in a place where its primary language is Arabic. Unlike studying in America, where I was going to class two days a week at a very slow pace and the method of learning was through English, here you learn through Arabic in Arabic which causes you to understand Arabic the way it was meant to be understood. I recommend this markaz to any serious students who wants to go abroad to learn the Arabic language. Why? Because you will study at AlAzhar at least 5 hours a day, 5 days a week which will accelerate your Arabic to the next level. In a matter of one or two months, you will understand your teacher in Arabic. Some of the guys in my class didn’t know any Arabic before they came and now, after just 3 months, they understand the teacher in Arabic and speak back to him in Arabic. That’s amazing! Studio Arabiya has the best teachers in Egypt hand down!

Yahya Gant, Houston, TX


You can read this article also: “Why Should I Learn Arabic in Egypt? to get an overview of the benefits of studying in-studio Arabiya institute in Egypt