Al Azhar University is the oldest and recognized school in the world, it was founded in 970 or 972 in Cairo Egypt. It aims to help students gain the Islamic knowledge they need.

What can you study at Al-Azhar? You can study Islamic law, logic, grammar, and rhetoric. Is that all, no, you can learn anything you want including science, technology, engineering, management and business administration, arts, languages ​​and humanities, agriculture, dentistry, and medicine.

What do you need to be accepted at Al-Azhar study programs? And how can you prepare for it? let’s find out.

What do you need to study at Al Azhar University?    

In order to study at Al Azhar University, you need to be fluent in Arabic because all the lectures and lessons are taught in Arabic. But before we get to that let’s first learn about the papers and instructions for admission for Foreign Students.

  1. You can apply for the Arabic and religious studies colleges if your high school certificate is equivalent to the one offered by Al-Azhar Secondary Institutes for Muslim Envoys.
  2. you can apply for non-religious studies colleges even if your high school certificate is not equivalent to the certificate offered by Al-Azhar Secondary Institutes for Muslim Envoys. But it must be accepted by the universities in your own country and certified by its embassy and the Egyptian Foreign Ministry.
  3. If you are under 30 and your Arabic language is not perfect or you can’t speak it, then you have to join the Al-Azhar Institute of Arabic for up to two years. Then a placement test will be held to determine whether you will be admitted to Al Azhar University Preparatory School Institute (1st, 2nd, or 3rd year) or a secondary school institute (1st, 2nd, or 3rd year).
  4. If you are under the age of 30 and your Arabic language is good but you don’t have a certificate to prove your language then you will take a placement test to determine whether you will be admitted to al Azhar University Preparatory School Institute (1st, 2nd, or 3rd year) or a secondary school institute (1st, 2nd, or 3rd year).

 Now let’s discover the papers and documents you need to apply for Al Azhar whether from inside or outside Egypt.

Applying from inside Egypt

If you are applying to Al-Azhar University from inside Egypt then you must have the following documents:

  1. A copy of a valid stay permit.
  2. A copy of a valid passport.
  3. An acceptance of your country’s embassy for you to study at Al Azhar University.
  4. If you have a study certificate then it must be certified by the Egyptian Foreign Ministry.
  5. You the registration number on the website or a copy of the electronic registration form.

Applying from outside of Egypt

If you are applying to Al-Azhar University from outside Egypt then you must have the following documents:

  1. A copy of your valid passport.
  2. A clean bill of health
  3. Your study certificate.
  4. A proof that your degree is acceptable by the universities in your own country.
  5. You the registration number on the website or a copy of the electronic registration form.

How to qualify to study at Al Azhar University?

To qualify for AlAzhar programs you need to take the Al-Azhar University Preparatory course. and Studio Arabiya in Egypt offers you the best preparatory program. Our program is a 9-month program that will prepare you with all the skills you need to enter the Al Azhar program of your choice. We will help you prepare for the tests and guide you throughout the process.

However, to enroll in this course you must be fluent in the Arabic language, and we offer you an intensive Arabic program to help you learn Arabic in a short period of time. Also, if you seek to learn Quranic Arabic we offer you an intensive program to help you learn to recite the Arabic Quran in no time.

The importance of studying at Al Azhar University.

There are numerous reasons why you should study at Al Azhar University, some of which are as follows:

The Azhar programs are well-known and recognized all over the world. After completing one of the programs, you will be awarded an internationally recognized qualification. Many work chances will become available to you within a few months of graduating.

You will be taught and gain all of the abilities and skills you need in life, including leadership and time management. Such abilities will be acquired as a result of the university’s excellent educational system.

Professionals will teach you, and the programs available include everything you’ll need after graduation.

Where do I live while studying in Egypt?

The hardest part of living in a foreign country is not knowing where you will stay or if the place is secure. But have no worries, studio Arabiya offers you a dorm to stay at while studying in Egypt. We offer single and shared dorm rooms for all Studio Arabiya students and also for all Al-Azhar University students.

We offer you an on-campus Dorm Room for you and your family. So even if you have your family with you there is no need to worry about that.

Now you know everything you need about Al Azhar University, how to prepare for it, the application documents, and where to stay while studying. I hope you found this article useful, and feel free to share it with your friends and family if you need any help, drop a comment below.

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