Al-Azhar University: Statistics



Al-Azhar University logo best universities badge
Position Category
#1613 of 14,131 In the World
#24 of 1,104 In Africa
#6 of 50 In Egypt
#2 of 9 In Cairo
#169 of 1,734 For Veterinary
Top50% For 113 other topics
Subject rankings

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
Highest Degree

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate75%
Admissions RequirementsSecondary certificate of Al-Azhar or equivalent
Academic CalendarOctober to June

We've calculated the 75% acceptance rate for Al-Azhar University based on the ratio of admissions to applications and other circumstantial enrollment data. Treat this information as a rough guide and not as a definitive measure of your chances of admission. Different programs may have significantly varying admissions rates.

Research profile

Al-Azhar University is a world-class research university with 24,366 scientific papers published and 214,781 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Biology, Chemistry, Medicine, Engineering, Physics, Environmental Science, Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Genetics, and Materials Science.


Al-Azhar University majors

by publication & citation count

17,934 / 166,241
15,697 / 167,669
13,814 / 108,863
11,909 / 122,782
11,253 / 117,332
Environmental Science
10,096 / 94,549
Organic Chemistry
9,920 / 120,615
9,495 / 105,499
9,006 / 90,721
Materials Science
7,233 / 87,325
Quantum and Particle physics
6,987 / 82,827
5,656 / 54,296
5,651 / 36,528
Computer Science
5,215 / 42,379
4,880 / 25,772
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
4,515 / 29,951
4,068 / 31,310
4,065 / 37,682
4,025 / 29,641
Optical Engineering
3,622 / 41,721
Metallurgical Engineering
3,542 / 43,601
3,388 / 26,881
3,350 / 26,704
3,122 / 24,143
2,894 / 21,261
Radiology and Nuclear medicine
2,853 / 15,964
Chemical Engineering
2,851 / 42,767
Geography and Cartography
2,839 / 22,196
2,577 / 32,615
2,477 / 17,932
2,194 / 34,393
Anatomy and Physiology
2,078 / 11,700
Electrical Engineering
1,948 / 21,133
Physical chemistry
1,932 / 25,368
1,832 / 21,607
1,818 / 11,991
Nutrition and Food Science
1,802 / 17,459
Agricultural Science
1,621 / 10,704
Oncology and Cancer research
1,579 / 16,836
1,549 / 10,517

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 77 118
1991 75 159
1992 67 193
1993 59 146
1994 88 169
1995 97 213
1996 89 225
1997 78 220
1998 80 313
1999 104 364
2000 124 418
2001 127 489
2002 136 539
2003 171 687
2004 142 770
2005 155 1100
2006 210 1167
2007 255 1409
2008 315 1754
2009 379 2143
2010 439 2577
2011 425 3229
2012 558 4021
2013 587 4819
2014 647 5741
2015 772 6491
2016 955 7433
2017 1212 8643
2018 1700 10584
2019 2236 14078
2020 2862 21996
2021 3897 38659
2022 3671 50120
Academic rankings


The tuition table for Al-Azhar University gives an overview of costs but prices are approximate and subject to change and don't include accommodation, textbooks, or living expenses. The costs of programs might differ significantly for local and international students. The only source of truth for current numbers is the university's official website.

Program Tuition Cost (per year)
Faculty of Medicine EGP 50,000
Faculty of Engineering EGP 30,000
Faculty of Law EGP 20,000
Faculty of Arts EGP 15,000
Faculty of Commerce EGP 18,000

All costs are in Egyptian pounds (EGP).

Al-Azhar University has on-campus housing.

Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by Al-Azhar University.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design Yes Yes Yes
Biology Yes Yes Yes
Business Yes Yes Yes
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes Yes Yes
Engineering Yes Yes Yes
Environmental Science Yes Yes Yes
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes Yes
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine Yes Yes Yes
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes Yes
Graduate Diploma Accountancy, Administration, Anatomy, Arabic, Astronomy and Space Science, Banking, Biochemistry, Botany, Chemistry, Computer Science, Development Studies, Economics, Entomology, Environmental Studies, Finance, Food Science, Geology, Government, Health Administration, Hotel Management, Human Resources, Information Technology, Insurance, International Business, Marketing, Mathematics, Meteorology, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Physics, Statistics, Taxation, Tourism, Transport Management, Zoology
Master's Degree Arabic, Astronomy and Space Science, Botany, Business and Commerce, Chemistry, Education, English, Entomology, French, Geology, German, Islamic Law, Islamic Studies, Islamic Theology, Mathematics, Meteorology, Microbiology, Persian, Pharmacy, Physics, Spanish, Turkish, Zoology
Doctorate Arabic, Astronomy and Space Science, Botany, Business and Commerce, Chemistry, Education, English, Entomology, French, Geology, German, Islamic Studies, Islamic Theology, Mathematics, Meteorology, Microbiology, Persian, Pharmacy, Physics, Spanish, Turkish, Zoology

Al-Azhar University alumni

  1. Aliko Dangote

    Aliko Dangote
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    1957-.. (age 66)
    industrialistphilanthropistbusinesspersoninternational forum participantchief executive officer

    Aliko Dangote GCON (born 10 April 1957) is a Nigerian businessman and industrialist. He is best known as the founder, chairman, and CEO of the Dangote Group, the largest industrial conglomerate in West Africa. The Bloomberg Billionaires Index estimated his net worth at $20.5 billion in April 2023, making him the richest person in Africa, the world's richest black person, and the world's 83rd richest person overall.

  2. Abdurrahman Wahid

    Abdurrahman Wahid
    Born in
    Indonesia Flag Indonesia
    1940-2009 (aged 69)

    Abdurrahman Wahid, though more colloquially known as Gus Dur (listen (help·info)), was an Indonesian politician and Islamic religious leader who served as the 4th president of Indonesia, from his election in 1999 until his removal from power in 2001. A long time leader within the Nahdlatul Ulama organization, he was the founder of the National Awakening Party (PKB). He was the son of Minister of Religious Affairs Wahid Hasyim, and the grandson of Nahdatul Ulama founder Hasyim Asy'ari. He had a visual impairment caused by glaucoma; he was blind on the left eye and partially blind on his right eye. He was the first and as of 2022 the only president of Indonesia to have had physical disabilities.

  3. Taha Hussein

    Taha Hussein
    Born in
    Egypt Flag Egypt
    1889-1973 (aged 84)
    writerlinguistliterary critictranslatorpolitician

    Taha Hussein was one of the most influential 20th-century Egyptian writers and intellectuals, and a figurehead for the Egyptian Renaissance and the modernist movement in the Middle East and North Africa. His sobriquet was "The Dean of Arabic Literature" (Arabic: عميد الأدب العربي). He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature twenty-one times.

  4. Tariq Ramadan

    Tariq Ramadan
    Born in
    Switzerland Flag Switzerland
    1962-.. (age 61)

    Tariq Ramadan is a Swiss Muslim academic, philosopher, and writer. He was a professor of contemporary Islamic studies at St Antony's College, Oxford and the Faculty of Theology and Religion, University of Oxford, but since 2018 has been taking an agreed leave of absence due to being held in prison following two rape allegations. He is a visiting professor at the Université Mundiapolis in Morocco. He is also a senior research fellow at Doshisha University in Japan. He was a visiting professor at the Faculty of Islamic Studies at Hamad Bin Khalifa University in Qatar, and used to be the director of the Research Centre of Islamic Legislation and Ethics (CILE), based in Doha. He is a member of the UK Foreign Office Advisory Group on Freedom of Religion or Belief. He was elected by Time magazine in 2000 as one of the seven religious innovators of the 21st century and in 2004 as one of the 100 most influential people in the world and by Foreign Policy readers (2005, 2006, 2008–2010, 2012–2015) as one of the top 100 most influential thinkers in the world and Global Thinkers. Ramadan describes himself as a "Salafi reformist".

All 100 notable alumni

Al-Azhar University faculties and divisions

Centre : Heart Diseases and Surgery Cardiology, Surgery
College : Islamic Studies Arabic, Islamic Studies
Faculty : Agriculture Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Equipment, Agriculture, Agronomy, Animal Husbandry, Botany, Dairy, Entomology, Fishery, Food Science, Food Technology, Genetics, Horticulture, Meat and Poultry, Microbiology, Plant and Crop Protection, Plant Pathology, Rural Studies, Sericulture, Soil Conservation, Soil Management, Soil Science, Zoology
Faculty : Arabic Language Arabic, History, Information Sciences, Journalism, Library Science, Linguistics, Literature
Faculty : Commerce Accountancy, Administration, Business Administration, Business and Commerce, Economics, Health Administration, Hotel Management, Insurance, Statistics, Taxation, Tourism
Faculty : Commerce Accountancy, Business Administration, Business and Commerce, Economics, Statistics
Faculty : Dentistry Dental Hygiene, Dental Technology, Dentistry, Oral Pathology, Stomatology
Faculty : Education Arabic, Art Education, Chemistry, Educational Psychology, Educational Sciences, Educational Technology, English, French, Geography, History, Islamic Studies, Library Science, Mathematics, Pedagogy, Physical Education, Physics, Psychology
Faculty : Engineering Architecture, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Engineering, Information Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Mining Engineering, Petroleum and Gas Engineering, Power Engineering, Structural Architecture
Faculty : Islamic and Arab Studies Arabic, Islamic Law, Islamic Studies, Islamic Theology
Faculty : Islamic and Arab Studies Arabic, Islamic Studies
Faculty : Islamic Call Islamic Studies, Islamic Theology
Faculty : Islamic Jurisprudence and Law Comparative Law, Islamic Law, Islamic Studies, Law
Faculty : Islamic Theology Islamic Theology
Faculty : Languages and Translation African Languages, Arabic, Classical Languages, French, German, Hebrew, Islamic Studies, Literature, Modern Languages, Persian, Spanish, Translation and Interpretation, Turkish, Urdu
Faculty : Medicine Medicine
Faculty : Medicine Anatomy, Biochemistry, Cardiology, Dermatology, Forensic Medicine and Dentistry, Histology, Medicine, Microbiology, Neurology, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Parasitology, Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Psychology, Public Health, Radiology, Rheumatology, Surgery, Toxicology, Urology, Venereology
Faculty : Pharmacy Applied Chemistry, Biochemistry, Industrial Chemistry, Microbiology, Organic Chemistry, Pharmacology, Pharmacy
Faculty : Sciences Anatomy, Astronomy and Space Science, Botany, Chemistry, Geology, Horticulture, Mathematics, Meteorology, Microbiology, Natural Sciences, Physics, Physiology, Zoology
Faculty : Sciences Mathematics, Natural Sciences
Research Division : Childhood Disabilities Child Care and Development
Research Division : Genetic Engineering Genetics
Research Division : Islamic Commercial Studies Business and Commerce, Islamic Law
Research Division : Population Studies Demography and Population

General information

Alternative names جامعة الأزهر
Founded 1961
Accreditation Ministry of Higher Education

Location and contacts

Address P.O. Box 11751 El Nasr St. Nasr City
City population 9,294,000

Al-Azhar University in social media