Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the University of Hertfordshire [UH]?

The University of Hertfordshire [UH] is the first full-fledged branch campus of a British university in Egypt that encompasses all UH schools and faculties, and brings globally accredited bachelor’s degrees from the UK to Egypt.

The University of Hertfordshire in the UK is a vibrant, inclusive campus-based university located in Hatfield, England. UH’s vision is to be internationally renowned as the UK’s leading business-facing university. The British university campus has a vibrant student community with nearly 25 thousand students, 6 thousand students of who are international students from 130+ countries.

Can you tell me more about UH?

University of Hertfordshire is a vibrant, inclusive campus-based university located 20 minutes by train from central London in Hatfield. Its vision is to be internationally renowned as the UK’s leading business-facing university. The university campus in the UK has a vibrant student community with nearly 25 thousand students including 6 thousand students from 130 plus countries.

 

What is UH ranking?

Ranked as 601st in 2019 times higher education ranking. Hertfordshire was featured in The Global

The University of Hertfordshire was awarded the Golden Rating in the UK Teaching Excellence Framework in addition to the Research Project of the Year by the Higher Education Commission of the UK.

UH was featured in The Global Ranking by Times Higher Education amongst the top 250 young universities in the world. It is also ranked the 4th in Economics, 7th in Hospitality, and 10th in Electrical Engineering in the UK.

Why UH?

All UH’s courses are underpinned by today’s industry insights, and 80% of the courses are accredited by professional bodies. The University has excellent progression rates of employment in the UK with a staggering 96.5% of students in employment or in a further study six months after graduating. The university’s teaching expertise has recently been awarded the top gold ranking in the Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) in the UK. Students graduate with the skills and attributes necessary for successful professional lives.

 

Will I be able to study abroad at UH campus in the UK if I’m enrolled in UH campus in Cairo?

As a UH student in Cairo, you will be able to complete up to two semesters at the UH campus in the UK with no added tuition fees (travel, accommodation and personal expenses are covered by the student).

 

Will I study the same courses and modules here at UH in Cairo as those taught at UH in the UK?

UH’s international branch in Egypt follows the same teaching framework and is committed to delivering the same quality of education, courses and modules. This international branch campus will be reviewed periodically by UH’s main campus and Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) to ensure that consistent quality standards are delivered.

 

What is the application fee UH – GAF?

The application fees are 1000 Egyptian Pounds (non-refundable)

 

Does UH-GAF offer transportation for students?

UH – GAF provides paid transportation to all students with multiple pickup points across Greater Cairo.

 

Does UH - GAF accept students with special needs?

The University is designed and equipped to welcome all students including those with special needs; nonetheless, given the sensitivity and the special requirements of some cases, the University will assess and consider each special needs application on a case-by-case basis.

 

Should all transfer students take a foundation year?

It depends on UH-UK recommendations. Kindly contact our admissions department to review your case.

 

May I apply for the university in January?

Yes, you can under the same conditions and admission criteria.

 

What is the condition for me to continue receiving the scholarship grant?

You are entitled to receive the grant subject to continuation with the same academic performance with no less than Good as an overall grade for each of the following academic years.

 

What are the documents required for admission?

As an application of UH-GAF, you will be required to submit the following:

• An official copy of your high school certificate
• Your most recent IELTS or TOEFL scores
• A photocopy of your National ID card or Passport
• An original copy or a photocopy of your birth certificate
• 12 years of schooling letter (for IGCSE, 11 years of schooling is accepted)
• 4 passport size photographs
• Evidence of Military status (For males only) Namozag 2 Gond
• A personal statement/ essay indicating the reasons behind your motivation to join the University of Hertfordshire and how it will help you achieve your personal and professional goals (not less than 500 words)
• Official signed and sealed transcripts for each college/ university attended
• Official medical report
• Online application on https://www.gaf.edu.eg/
• A filled and signed hardcopy of your admissions application form
• Payment of 1,000 LE for (application fees)

How long does it take to receive the provisional acceptance?

You will receive your provisional acceptance within seven working days. However, time may vary according to your case.

How long does it take to receive the acceptance letter?

The process of examining a particular subject may take up to two weeks. Applying to some departments may take longer than usual considering the presence of additional requirements.

Should all transfer students take foundation year?

It depends on UH-UK recommendations, contact our admission department to review your case.

May I apply for the university January?

Yes, you may under the same conditions and admission criteria.

What is the condition for me to continue receiving the scholarship grant?

You are entitled to receive the grant subject to continuing with the same academic performance with no less than good as an overall grade for each of the following academic years.

Will the students be required to perform degree equivalence in Egypt?

All awarded degrees by the UH hosted by GAF in Egypt are accredited by the Egyptian ministry higher education and acknowledged by all local syndicates in Egypt. The graduated students will not be required to go through any equivalency procedures as their awarded degrees are already accredited and acknowledged by the Egyptian authority. This is a reference to the presidential decree 162, 2018.

Are the tuition fees fixed? Do the tuition fees increase?

The students’ tuition fees are subject to an annual increase up to 10% based on market inflation. UH-GAF will announce the tuition fee increase, if present, on an annual basis and prior to the subsequent admissions season.

May I transfer from my major of choice to another after acceptance?

Yes, you may do that within a time limit not exceeding the first week of starting the academic year. After submitting a request for the same and acquiring the required approvals.

Do you offer academic excellence scholarship? Who would be eligible for academic excellence scholarships and how?

Yes, UH – GAF offers several academic excellence scholarships in the form of discounted fees. The scholarships are granted to the top students amongst the accepted applicants, who are announced after acceptance of the first batch of the year only.

What are the conditions for me to continue receiving the scholarship grant?

You are entitled to receive the grant subject to continuing with the same academic performance with no less than good as an overall grade for each of the following academic years.

I am an international student, what is the type of currency do I use to pay my tuition fees? And what scholarship grants or financial aid programs are offered?

International students are required to pay their tuition fees in Sterling Pounds.
Scholarships and financial aid will be issued by a decision from the relevant committee which decides on each case separately.

What is the application fee for UH – GAF؟

The application fees are 1,000 Egyptian Pounds (non-refundable)

May I transfer from my programme of choice to another after acceptance?

Yes, you can within the first week of starting the academic year after submitting a request for the respective department and acquiring the required approvals.

Are there instalment plans, if yes, what are the plans?

Fees are paid annually over up to 2 instalments.

What are the requirements of the direct entry for each programme?

Direct Entry to Business Administration

S. English Requirements High School Requirements (UCAS points 96)
1. IELTS overall scores of 6 and a minimum of 5.5 in each band

IGCSE

●        3 A level (grade C or above) and 2 O level English and Math (grade C or above)

●        Or 2 A level (grade A or above) and 2 O level English and Math (grade C or above)

●        Or its equivalent of AS level

2. IELTS overall scores of 6 and a minimum of 5.5 in each band

International Baccalaureate

●        3 HL subjects (grade 5 or above)

●        Or 2 HL subjects (grade 6 or above)

●        Or its equivalent of SL subjects

3. IELTS overall scores of 6 and a minimum of 5.5 in each band

American or Canadian Diploma

●        4 AP subjects (grade 4 or above)

●        Or its equivalent

Direct Entry to Mass Communications

S.

English Requirements

High School Requirements (UCAS points 104)

1.

IELTS overall scores of 6.5 and a minimum of 5.5 in each band

IGCSE

●        3 A level (grade B and C or above) and 2 O level English and Math (grade C)

●        Or 2 A level (grade A* and A) and 2 O level English and Math (grade C )

●        Or its equivalent of AS level

2.

IELTS overall scores of 6.5 and a minimum of 5.5 in each band

International Baccalaureate

●        3 HL subjects (grade 5 and 6 or above)

●        Or 2 HL subjects (grade 6 and 7)

●        Or its equivalent of SL subjects

3.

IELTS overall scores of 6.5 and a minimum of 5.5 in each band

American or Canadian Diploma

●        4 AP subjects (grade 4 and 5)

●        Or its equivalent

What are the requirements of the academic scholarship for each certificate?

• Is ACT accepted instead of the SAT?
• ACT or SAT is not required
• Will the AS or AL subjects be considered as separate subjects for IG students?

No, they are not double counted.

• Can a CINSE student apply to UH having completed year 11, or should he/she finish 12 years of schooling first?

All CINSE students have to complete 12 years of schooling in order to be able to apply for UH.

Academic Merit Scholarship Scheme

S.

Programme

Tuition Fees

Merit

Scholarship

Scholarship Requirements of Foreign

Certificates

1-

MPharm (Pharmacy)

210,000 LE

90%—-10%

95%—-20%

IGCSE (overall percentage of 8 subjects)

American diploma (overall percentage of high

school (50%) + SAT I (50%))

Canadian diploma (8 subjects overall

percentage including qualifying subjects)

French Bac. (7 subjects overall percentage

including qualifying subjects)

Abitur (7 subjects overall percentage including

qualifying subjects)

IB: 31 = 90%, 35= 95%

2-

BSc (Hons) Pharmaceutical Science

190,000 LE

85%—-10%

90%—-15%

95%—-20%

IGCSE (overall percentage of 8 subjects)

American diploma (overall percentage of high

school (50%) + SAT I (50%))

Canadian diploma (8 subjects overall

percentage including qualifying subjects)

French Bac. (7 subjects overall percentage

including qualifying subjects)

Abitur (7 subjects overall percentage including

qualifying subjects)

IB: 29 = 85%, 31 = 90%, 35= 95%

3-

Physiotherapy

190,000 LE

85%—-10%

90%—-15%

95%—-20%

IGCSE (overall percentage of 8 subjects)

American diploma (overall percentage of high

school (50%) + SAT I (50%))

Canadian diploma (8 subjects overall

percentage including qualifying subjects)

French Bac. (7 subjects overall percentage

including qualifying subjects)

Abitur (7 subjects overall percentage including

qualifying subjects)

IB: 29 = 85%, 31 = 90%, 35= 95%

4-

BEng Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics

195,000 LE

85%—-10%

90%—-15%

95%—-20%

IGCSE (overall percentage of 8 subjects)

American diploma (overall percentage of high

school (50%) + SAT I (50%))

Canadian diploma (8 subjects overall

percentage including qualifying subjects)

French Bac. (7 subjects overall percentage

including qualifying subjects)

Abitur (7 subjects overall percentage including

qualifying subjects)

IB: 29 = 85%, 31 = 90%, 35= 95%

5-

 

195,000 LE

85%—-10%

IGCSE (overall percentage of 8 subjects)

 

 

 

BEng Civil Engineering

 

90%—-15%

95%—-20%

American diploma (overall percentage of high

school (50%) + SAT I (50%))

Canadian diploma (8 subjects overall

percentage including qualifying subjects)

French Bac. (7 subjects overall percentage

including qualifying subjects)

Abitur (7 subjects overall percentage including

qualifying subjects)

IB: 29 = 85%, 31 = 90%, 35= 95%

6-

BSc (Hons) Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence)

190,000 LE

80%—-10%

85%—-15%

90%—-20%

IGCSE (overall percentage of 8 subjects)

American diploma (overall percentage of high

school (50%) + SAT I (50%))

Canadian diploma (8 subjects overall

percentage including qualifying subjects)

French Bac. (7 subjects overall percentage

including qualifying subjects)

Abitur (7 subjects overall percentage including

qualifying subjects)

IB: 26 = 80%, 29 = 85%, 31 = 90%, 35= 95%

7-

BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance

180,000 LE

80%—-10%

85%—-15%

90%—-20%

IGCSE (overall percentage of 8 subjects )

American diploma (overall percentage of high

school (50%)+ SAT I (50%))

Canadian diploma (8 subjects overall

percentage)

French Bac. (7 subjects overall percentage)

Abitur (7 subjects overall percentage )

IB: 26 = 80%, 29 = 85%, 31 = 90%, 35= 95%

8-

BA (Hons) Business Administration

180,000 LE

80%—-10%

85%—-15%

90%—-20%

IGCSE (overall percentage of 8 subjects )

American diploma (overall percentage of high

school (50%)+ SAT I (50%))

Canadian diploma (8 subjects overall

percentage)

French Bac. (7 subjects overall percentage)

Abitur (7 subjects overall percentage )

IB: 26 = 80%, 29 = 85%, 31 = 90%, 35= 95%

9-

BA (Hons) Marketing & digital communication

180,000 LE

80%—-10%

85%—-15%

90%—-20%

IGCSE (overall percentage of 8 subjects )

American diploma (overall percentage of high

school (50%) + SAT I (50%))

Canadian diploma (8 subjects overall

percentage)

French Bac. (7 subjects overall percentage)

Abitur (7 subjects overall percentage)

IB: 26 = 80%, 29 = 85%, 31 = 90%, 35= 95%

10-

BA (Hons) Mass

communication

180,000 LE

80%—-10%

85%—-15%

90%—-20%

IGCSE (overall percentage of 8 subjects )

American diploma (overall percentage of high

school (50%)+ SAT I (50%))

 

 

 

 

 

 

Canadian diploma (8 subjects overall

percentage)

French Bac. (7 subjects overall percentage)

Abitur (7 subjects overall percentage)

IB: 26 = 80%, 29 = 85%, 31 = 90%, 35= 95%

11-

BSc (Hons) Information Technology management for business

180,000 LE

80%—-10%

85%—-15%

90%—-20%

IGCSE (overall percentage of 8 subjects)

American diploma (overall percentage of high

school (50%) + SAT I (50%))

Canadian diploma (8 subjects overall

percentage)

French Bac. (7 subjects overall percentage)

Abitur (7 subjects overall percentage)

IB: 26 = 80%, 29 = 85%, 31 = 90%, 35= 95%

Are there any extra fees other than the tuition fees?

Yes, books fees, administrative fees, lab fees, and bus fees.

What is the refund policy ?

Click Here to Learn More About Our Refund Policy

What are the available discounts other than the academic scholarships?

Yes, Early Bird discount and Judicial club Discount.

Are there any available alternatives for the IELTS and TOEFL?

Yes, Academic Pearson

What is the admission deadline for semester B that starts on the 17th of January 2021?

31st of December 2020s

When is the early admission for the fall semester of 2021 and its deadline?

Early-bird admissions will start in December 2020 with the last day of March 2021 as the deadline. The university will make an official announcement prior the beginning of the early-bird admissions period.

What are the new programmes for 2021?

Creative Arts

What are the names of deans for each programme?

#

Name

School

Title

Email

1

Aly AbdelBari

Pharma

Acting Dean

a.abdelbary@gaf.edu.eg

2

Amira Draz

Physiotherapy

Acting Dean

amira.draz@pt.cu.edu.eg

3

Neveen Hussien

Business

Acting Dean

nahussei@ncsu.edu

4

Alaa Atta

Engineering

Dean

aata@gaf.edu.eg

What are the requirements for IGCSE for each program?

The admissions will stick to the Early admissions decisions for all applicants who paid the deposit as per the announced admissions minimum requirements stated on the website. However, for other applicants, preference will be given to those:
– Who have an A and/or AS subjects with a minimum grade of E
OR
– Who have completed more than the announced 5 O’Levels with a minimum grade of C

Acceptance will be offered to the highest IG averages depending on the availability of spaces in each major.

MPharm Pharmacy
Minimum Requirement: 5 OL subjects, grades from A to C
IELTS: 5.0, with a minimum of 4.5 in every band
TOEFL: 45

Pharmaceutical Science
Minimum Requirement: 5 OL subjects including Chemistry and any other science subject, grades from A to C
IELTS: 4.5, with a minimum of 4 in every band
TOEFL: 34

Physiotherapy
Minimum Requirement: 5 OL subjects including 2 science subjects, grades from A to C
IELTS: 5.0, with a minimum of 4.5 in every band
TOEFL: 45

Engineering
Minimum Requirement: 5 OL subjects including Maths and any other engineering related subject, grades from A to C

IELTS: 4.5, with a minimum of 4 in every band
TOEFL: 34

Computer Science
Minimum Requirement: 5 OL subjects including Maths, grades from A to C
IELTS: 4.5, with a minimum of 4 in every band
TOEFL: 34

Business, Mass Communication & Creative Arts
Minimum Requirement: 5 OL subjects, grades from A to C
IELTS: 4.5, with a minimum of 4 in every band
TOEFL: 34

Would the IGCSE students graduate from the University without taking Thanaweya Amma exams (Arabic, Religion and Tarbya Wataneya)? If not, how would the university facilitate taking the mentioned exams for students?

Yes, IGCSE can graduate without taking Thanaweya Amma exams (Arabic, Religion and Tarbya Wataneya)

Is the School of Engineering 4 or 5 years?

Four years including Foundation year

Is the School of Physiotherapy 5 or 6 years?

Five Years Including Foundation year

Are all students allowed to study abroad? If yes, what are the criteria?

Yes, after the Foundation Year they can study a full year at UH/UK with the same GAF fees. The criteria for admissions are set by UH/UK.

What is the Early Bird discount?

The Early Bird discount is 10% discount on net fees of the first year of enrollment at UH-GAF.

How much is the early bird discount?

The early bird discount is 10%, which amounts to up to 21,000 Egyptian Pounds for the first year.

Are there any specific requirements to benefit from the early bird discount?

The admission required documents are sufficient to qualify you for the early bird discount. There are no additional documents or requirements needed to be able to receive it.

Is the early bird discount applicable on all programmes?

Yes; up to 21,000 Egyptian Pounds discount is applicable on all programmes.

When does the Early Bird discount expire?

Students are eligible for 2021 Early Bird discount, if the student applied before March, 31st.

Is the Early Bird deposit refundable?

A Non-refundable early bird deposit is paid by the provisionally accepted students to secure their slot in the requested major within the coming session 2021-2022. This gives the university administrators an indication with regards to the number of students accepting our offer to plan for the coming classes in terms of tutoring and facilities. However, a student may be eligible for a 50% refund of the early bird deposit if and only if, his/her academic qualifications (English language requirement and/or secondary school average) do not meet the minimum requirements of UH in Egypt. The refund request should be submitted to UH in Egypt Student Affairs prior to September 1st. Please note that, no refund for the early bird deposit is accepted after the final acceptance or in case of no show.

Does University of Hertfordshire in Egypt accept UCAS tariff points for direct entry?

IB students are Eligible to convert their IB points into UCAS Tariff points, however the following conditions may apply:

• Student must achieve 2 Higher level subjects, equivalent to 2 A levels.
• English requirements are met if the student has taken English Language either at Standard or Higher-Level grade 4 or above.
• All remaining points can be made up for by any of the other subjects, extended essay, or theory of knowledge.

How to convert A level and IB grades into UCAS tariff?

*Requirements by programme will be provided upon confirmation on the required IB points.

A level and IB grades are converted into UCAS tariff points according to the below table

A Level

AS Level

EPQ

IB HL

IB SL

IB EE

IB ToK

A* = 56

A* = 28

7 = 56

7 = 28

A = 48

A = 20

A = 24

6 = 48

6 = 24

A = 12

A = 12

B = 40

B = 16

B = 20

5 = 32

5 = 16

B = 10

B = 10

C = 32

C = 12

C = 16

4 = 24

4 = 12

C = 8

C = 8

D = 24

D = 10

D = 12

3 = 12

3 = 6

D = 6

D = 6

E = 16

E = 6

E = 8

E = 4

E = 4

Miscellaneous Fees

• Tuition fees: August 31st deadline to pay tuition fees without penalties (session A)
• December 31st deadline to pay tuition fees for session B
• April 15th, deadline to pays session C
• Any delays in payment will incur a 5% penalty on the remaining fees.

What is Global Academic Foundation [GAF]?

Global Academic Foundation GAF is a leading academic institution in the Arab Republic of Egypt operating under the Egyptian Ministry of Higher Education in compliance with the International Branch Camus Law No. 162 of 2018, is hosting University of Hertfordshire [UH] as the first full-fledged branch campus of a British university in Egypt that encompass all UH schools and faculties and bringing globally accredited Bachelor Degrees from the UK to Egypt.

Did GAF build a full campus to host the University of Hertfordshire? Where?

At the University of Hertfordshire in Egypt hosted by GAF, our high-tech, vibrant, purpose-built campus stretches over 50 acres of land to include 22 buildings in phase one of 3 phases. Student facilities, currently available in phase one, include a football court, a multipurpose court, a gym, a library and a café along with our state-of-the-art lecture theatres.

GAF is 5 minutes away from Hyde Park based in the New Administrative Capital, Phase One, R5 – Code 6.

What does an International Branch Campus [IBC] offer?

IBC entails commitment by the foreign university to all academic aspects: starting from student matriculation at the foreign university, access to its online library, graduation ceremony attendance to get the exact degree offered at the main foreign university campus and the same quality of education.

Does GAF award any degrees?

GAF is the host for The University of Hertfordshire [UH]: the full-fledged branch campus in Cairo; meaning that all degrees are awarded directly by the University of Hertfordshire [UH] according to UH qualification standards and in line with both the British and Egyptian regulations.

GAF does not offer any academic degrees; all our degrees are awarded by our hosted University [UH], directly from the UK.

How can I get in touch with the university?

Address: R5 New Garden City, New Capital
Email: admissions1@gaf.edu.eg
Call Us at: 16192

What are the requirements of the direct entry for each programme?

Direct Entry to Business Administration

S. English Requirements High School Requirements (UCAS points 96)
1. IELTS overall scores of 6 and a minimum of 5.5 in each band

IGCSE

●        3 A level (grade C or above) and 2 O level English and Math (grade C or above)

●        Or 2 A level (grade A or above) and 2 O level English and Math (grade C or above)

●        Or its equivalent of AS level

2. IELTS overall scores of 6 and a minimum of 5.5 in each band

International Baccalaureate

●        3 HL subjects (grade 5 or above)

●        Or 2 HL subjects (grade 6 or above)

●        Or its equivalent of SL subjects

3. IELTS overall scores of 6 and a minimum of 5.5 in each band

American or Canadian Diploma

●        4 AP subjects (grade 4 or above)

●        Or its equivalent

 

Direct Entry to Mass Communications

S.

English Requirements

High School Requirements (UCAS points 104)

1.

IELTS overall scores of 6.5 and a minimum of 5.5 in each band

IGCSE

●        3 A level (grade B and C or above) and 2 O level English and Math (grade C)

●        Or 2 A level (grade A* and A) and 2 O level English and Math (grade C )

●        Or its equivalent of AS level

2.

IELTS overall scores of 6.5 and a minimum of 5.5 in each band

International Baccalaureate

●        3 HL subjects (grade 5 and 6 or above)

●        Or 2 HL subjects (grade 6 and 7)

●        Or its equivalent of SL subjects

3.

IELTS overall scores of 6.5 and a minimum of 5.5 in each band

American or Canadian Diploma

●        4 AP subjects (grade 4 and 5)

●        Or its equivalent

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