Egypt is located in the northeast corner of Africa, on the Mediterranean Sea, at a crossroad between Africa, Asia and Europe.

Egypt has 2 general seasons: a mild winter and a sunny summer.

Egypt has the largest overall education system in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA region) and it has grown rapidly since the early 1990s. In recent years the Government in Egypt has accorded even greater priority in improving the education system.

The economy of Egypt is one of the most diversified in the Middle East, with sectors such as tourism, agriculture, industry and services at almost equal production levels. Egypt is considered to be a middle power with significant cultural, political, and military influence in the Mediterranean, the Middle East and the Muslim world.

Egypt is the 29th biggest country in the world and the 15th most populated. Egypt has one of the longest histories of any modern state, having been continuously inhabited since the 10th millennium BC. The ancient Egyptian civilization was one of the most advanced of its time. Egypt is a country normally associated with its history; the Giza pyramid complex and the Great Sphinx are recognised worldwide, but there is much more to modern day Egypt than this. *

In 2009 Cardiff Met entered into a partnership with the Arab Academy for Science and Technology, Egypt. As a result of this Transnational Education collaboration Cardiff Met students in multiple schools have the opportunity to study there on an exchange. Contact for more information. 

EU funded Scholarship Opportunities are available to Cardiff Metropolitan University students and graduates (from bachelor to post-doctorate level) in all schools, as well as academic and administrative staff, through Erasmus Mundus. Cardiff Metropolitan University is directly involved in the following Erasmus Mundus projects with Egypt:




To find out about other Erasmus Mundus projects that Cardiff Met are involved in, please click here.

All travel will be according to FCO Travel Advice. Please visit the FCO for the latest travel advice.

* Source: Wikipedia