Al-Azhar University: Statistics

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#1821 of 14,160In the World
#28 of 1,103In Africa
#6 of 50In Egypt
#2 of 9In Cairo
#293 of 1,005For Cosmetology
Top50%For 34 other topics

Quick Review

Religion
Islamic
Enrollment
45,000
Type
Non-profit
Funding
Public-private
partnership
Highest Degree
Doctorate
Languages
Arabic
Acceptance rate
76%*

* Al-Azhar University is among the institutions that don't provide data on acceptance rates. This might happen because a university has programs where an applicant only needs to meet admission requirements to enroll and doesn't necessarily competes with others.

We estimate the above acceptance rate based on admission statistics of closely-ranked nearby universities with similar research profiles that do publish such data.

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Admissions RequirementsSecondary certificate of Al-Azhar or equivalent
Academic CalendarOctober to June
Enrollment45,000
Full time employee5,000
Student:staff ratio9:1

Publications & Citations

Publications
17,527
Citations
153,104

Al-Azhar University majors

by publication & citation count

Medicine
6,739 / 45,502
Chemistry
4,674 / 57,342
Biology
3,707 / 38,666
Engineering
3,272 / 36,383
Physics
3,029 / 34,589
Materials Science
2,338 / 27,835
Surgery
1,124 / 7,368
Environmental Science
921 / 7,537
Gastroenterology and Hepatology
693 / 2,531
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
662 / 4,696
Radiochemistry
625 / 6,158
Pharmacology
625 / 10,045
Computer Science
519 / 5,020
Inorganic Chemistry
444 / 8,980
Demography
443 / 3,611
Organic Chemistry
432 / 6,512
Chemical Engineering
414 / 4,957
Mathematics
400 / 3,098
Oncology and Cancer research
399 / 3,872
Biochemistry
387 / 8,174
Anesthesiology
371 / 1,790
Immunology
350 / 4,312
Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN)
341 / 3,583
Dentistry
339 / 1,801
Radiology and Nuclear medicine
335 / 1,765
Nutrition and Food Science
327 / 2,687
Cardiology
316 / 2,574
Horticulture
298 / 1,171
Quantum and Particle physics
287 / 2,529
Microbiology
285 / 3,189
Geology
284 / 1,393
Pathology
275 / 2,785
Anatomy and Physiology
229 / 1,349
Orthodontics
227 / 705
Pharmacy
224 / 1,740
Applied Mathematics
212 / 2,064
Atomic and Molecular physics
210 / 1,644
Urology
208 / 2,118
Botany
206 / 2,811
Ophthalmology
198 / 530

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
199075115
199174162
199268206
199367165
199487169
199599240
199692262
199783272
199892381
199993446
2000126531
2001124660
2002138840
20031791050
20041341142
20051791556
20062031741
20072662246
20082802769
20093633338
20104134087
20114145270
20125266412
20136087581
20146818899
20157609485
201698510146
2017120111046
2018189212082
2019253115513
2020283424336

Tuition

UndergraduateGraduate
Local students$500$500
International students$1,750$1,750

Al-Azhar University has on-campus housing.

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoral
Design | Arts | Humanities+++
Business | Politics | Social Sciences+++
Languages | Culture | Linguistics+++
Nursing | Health | Pharmacy | Medicine+++
Engineering | IT+++
Maths | Natural Sciences+++
Graduate DiplomaAccountancy, 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 DegreeArabic, 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
DoctorateArabic, 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

    Photo
    Aliko Dangote
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    1957-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    businesspersonindustrialistphilanthropist
    Biography

    Aliko Dangote GCON is a Nigerian billionaire business magnate. He is the wealthiest person in Africa, with an estimated net worth of US$11.1 billion as of May 2021.

  2. Taha Hussein

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    Taha Hussein
    Born in
    Egypt Flag Egypt
    Years
    1889-1973 (aged 84)
    Occupations
    linguisthistoriantranslatorwriterliterary critic
    Biography

    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 a Nobel prize in literature fourteen times.

  3. Tariq Ramadan

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    Tariq Ramadan
    Born in
    Switzerland Flag Switzerland
    Years
    1962-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    Islamicisttheologianphilosopher
    Biography

    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 as of 2018 is taking an agreed leave of absence. He is a visiting professor at the Faculty of Islamic Studies at Hamad Bin Khalifa University in Qatar, and the Université Mundiapolis in Morocco. He is also a senior research fellow at Doshisha University in Japan. He is 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".

  4. Abdurrahman Wahid

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    Abdurrahman Wahid
    Born in
    Indonesia Flag Indonesia
    Years
    1940-2009 (aged 69)
    Occupations
    politicianjournalist
    Biography

    Abdurrahman Wahid, colloquially known as Gus Dur (listen (help·info)), was an Indonesian Muslim religious and political leader who served as the fourth president of Indonesia from 1999 to 2001. The long-time president of the Nahdlatul Ulama and the founder of the National Awakening Party (PKB), Wahid was the first elected president of Indonesia after the resignation of Suharto in 1998.

General info

Alternative namesجامعة الأزهر
Founded1961
AccreditationMinistry of Higher Education
Academic structureFaculty of Islamic Studies
Faculty of Agriculture
Faculty of Medicine
Faculty of Pharmacy
Faculty of Engineering
Faculty of Science
Faculty of Arabic Language
Centre for Heart Diseases and Surgery
College of Islamic Studies for women
Faculty of Commerce
Faculty of Commerce for women
Faculty of Dentistry
Faculty of Education and Instruction

Location and Contacts

AddressYosief Abbas Street
Cairo, Cairo, 11754
Egypt
City population9,294,000
Phone+20 (2) 262 3274
Fax+20 (2) 261 1404

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