There is a long tradition of Egyptian students studying at UCL. In the academic year 2012/13 there are 42 students from Egypt enrolled on degree programmes.
In March 2007 UCL was delighted to sign an agreement with the Africa Education Trust (AET) to enable students from Africa the opportunity to study full-time undergraduate degrees. Under the scheme two bursaries are available for nominated students who have accepted their places at UCL.
During August 2007 UCL signed an agreement with the Egyptian Ministry of Higher Education which seeks to encourage and support scientific, technological and cultural relations between the UK and Egypt by means of accepting qualified professionals onto research programmes at UCL.
Further information can be obtained from the UCL Scholarships office.
Dr Asem Shalaby is a medical doctor from Egypt undertaking PhD research at UCL.
"When I got a governmental scholarship to study for a PhD degree I started looking at UK universities and I chose UCL because of its high reputation and superior ranking especially in the area of biomedical research." Read more>>>
Dr Gamal Ezz El Arab (Institute of Ophthalmology, 1996)
Gamal Ezz El Arab studied at the Institute of Ophthalmology, UCL. He works as a medical doctor (an ophthalmologist) and is executive director to a non-governmental organisation called Al Noor Foundation. Based in Cairo, the Foundation provides eye care services to deprived communities, particularly women and children, in rural Egypt.