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Zagazig University

Region: Zagazig Country: Egypt

Zagazig University (ZU) was founded in 1974, as a state university, in accordance with the presidential decree number 18 to create and transfer knowledge that will shape citizens who contribute to their communities and lead their professions in a global society.

Initially, the University started as a branch of Ain Shams University.
In 1974, Zagazig University had 6 faculties: Agriculture, Commerce, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Science, and Education.

In 1975, the study started in faculties of Pharmacy, Arts, and Law.

In 1977, a University branch was established in Benha, AlQaliobia Governorate where thirteen faculties and institutes were included.

In 2005, Benha branch became an independent university (Benha University).

Throughout its history, ZU has maintained a commitment to quality education with a concern for the regions needs for practical applications and professional specializations.

Today, all undergraduate students study a common set of courses in the humanities and the natural and social sciences as a part of the university requirements.

The university maintains its strong commitment to fostering understanding across world regions, cultures and religions .

In 2010, ZU enrolled

107908 undergraduate students,
9391 post graduate students,
5985 faculty members,
1731 Professor
1012 Associate Professor
1629 Assistant Professor
1613 Assistant Lecturers

Academic undergraduate and postgraduate programs are offered through 18 facultiesand institutes. The university has three centers of excellence ,and several Self-Sponsored research and service centers The mission of Zagazig University is to be a leading institute of higher education that expands knowledge through research and teaching. Among its faculty members, students, and staff, the university develops skills and cultivates rational thought and wisdom. To fulfill its mission the university strives for quality, innovation, and continuous improvements as it pursues the goal.

The University Governance
Zagazig University is governed by the university council, consisting of members drawn from the three vice presidents , Deans of the faculties and institutes, the university councilor, the Governor, and three distinguished experts .The university president is the head of the council. The council meets once a month.

Admission Rules


The university high council determines -according to the suggestions of the faculties councils after taking into consideration the opinion of different faculties- at the end of each year the number of the Egyptian students accepted in each faculty or college among those who have passed the general secondary school or any equal certificate. The high council of each faculty following its qualifying condition can decide the number of students accepted among the foreigners. Afterwards a decision from the Minister of Higher Education is issued, whereupon students are directed to different faculties.

Prerequisites for Undergraduates:
An applicant shall have the General secondary school certificate or what is equal . The acceptance of students shall be suitable to their scores taking into consideration their home location according to decisions of the universities High council and faculties councils. In faculties of Commerce, students having the certificate of commercial secondary schools are accepted. In faculties of agriculture, students who passed the exams of agriculture secondary schools with high scores are accepted. In faculties of engineering, students of technical schools are also accepted.

In high institution of Nursing, those who have passed General nursing certificate are accepted. In the faculties of education and faculties of girls,those who have educational diploma are accepted ; those who have passed the technical institution and the like in some faculties may also be accepted. Graduates of commercial secondary school, Technical secondary school, and agriculture secondary school shall be enrolled in the branches of technical instructor in the faculty of education, and in some branches of Higher Institute For Productive Sufficiency in Zagazig University according to the discipline and conditions of the University Higher Council.

The medical test shall prove the good health of the applicant and his inoccupation of diseases for resuming the studies, which he advances for according to the principles, drawn by the University Higher Council and Faculties Universities.

If an applicant is a worker, he shall provide a work License proving his allowance to follow his studies by his directors, whether he works in governmental or non- governmental post.

An applicant should have good reputation.

The applicants may be among those who have the Bachelor or Licensee degree or its equivalents in the different branches of Bachelor or licensee of other colleges or faculties according to the conditions of internal calendars of each faculty or institute. A decision from the University President or his vice- presidents is needed in this situation.

Each applicant who desires to join the university shall be enrolled, just in one faculty. A student who joins more than one faculty at the same time will be rejected.

Part - Time Studies
An applicant may go through the par-time studies in the faculties of Art. Law, or Commerce or any faculty determined by the university Higher Council for obtaining the degree of Bachelor or Licensee

Part-Time applicants shall have the following conditions

To be good-reputed and have a good contact

To pass the General secondary school or its equivalent in the same years of his enrolment.

For those who have the Bachelor or License certificate, they may be affiliated to the same faculties.

Undergraduate programs
The undergraduate programs accept applicants who passed General Certificate of Secondary Education or any other equivalent international high school degree, in compliance with the terms and conditions of the supreme council of Egyptian Universities.

Academic Programs
Diploma is syllabus having an academic and applied nature, for at least one year. The internal calendar of each faculty and college permits founding diplomas of one or two years, for those who have a degree of Bachelor or Licensee form other faculties or colleges, or those who have a degree in a department other than their special department diplomas. At any rate, studies for postgraduate diploma shall be related to their licensee or Bachelor. The internal calendar points manifestly out the disciplined laws for this diploma and the requirements to be followed in order to enroll in the diploma, master or PHD degrees.

Masters students shall include high studies syllabus, a training program in research media and comprehending result,which all result in preparing a research thesis to be accepted by an examination committee.

The period of gaining the degree must be not less than two years, especially in education master and law master, one of the two years can be regarded as a period of study to gain the special diploma in education or one of the diplomas of the post graduates in law.

It is based on creative research for a period not less than two years and it ends by introducing primary studies according to the internal calendars of the different faculties and institutes

The internal calendars of faculties and Institutes determine the specific branches and department of diploma studies and high scientific degree, which were given the specific conditions to obtain every one. The internal calendar of faculties shaved the qualified appointment for highly granted according to the conditions of faculty's study. A post graduate student may not be enrolled in more than one diploma or post graduate degree.

A post graduate student may not obtain a university degree in different majors other than his original major simultaneously without previous agreement from the higher education and research council upon the suggestion of the faculty council and other concerned departments unless the president of the university has agreed on this, after a suggestion of the faculty council taking into consideration the decision of different branches.

Zagazig Digital Library
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Zagazig University Degree Programs :


  • Bachelor Degree
  • MBBS
  • Master Degree
  • MD Anaesthesiology
  • MD Anatomy
  • MD Biochemistry
  • MD Community Medicine
  • MD Dermatology
  • MD Emergency Medicine
  • MD General Medicine
  • MD Microbiology
  • MD Paediatrics
  • MD Pathology
  • MD Pharmacology
  • MD Physiology
  • MD Psychiatry
  • MD Radiodiagnosis
  • MD Skin & V.D
  • MD TB & Chest Diseases
  • MS Anatomy
  • MS ENT
  • MS General Surgery
  • MS Ophthalmology
  • MS Orthopaedics
  • Diploma Programmes
  • Diploma in Oto-Rhino-Laryngology
  • Diploma in Public Health


  • Bachelor Degree
  • Bachelor of Science (Nursing)
  • Master Degree
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Doctorate/PhD
  • Ph.D. Nursing


  • Bachelor Degree
  • B.Pharm. (Bachelor of Pharmacy)
  • Master Degree
  • M.Pharm
  • Doctorate/PhD
  • Ph.D. (Pharmaceutics)

Public Health

  • Diploma Programmes

Video Presentation

MECDay 2012 Zagazig University, Egypt - Dikir Barat

The opening song for the Dikir Barat performance.
Credits to students of Mansoura University for lending us the musical instruments

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20 (55) 324 577

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