International Exams FAQs

  1. ETAD is willing to host examinations for your University at the School of Continuing Education.

    Exam Venue Address
    The American University in Cairo, School of Continuing Education (SCE) Evaluation, Testing and Assessment Department (ETAD),  AUC Tahrir Square campus, 24  Falaki St., Bab El Louk, Cairo, Falaki Building, Room G04B.

    Contact Details
    [email protected]

  2. IELTS is the International English Language Testing System. It measures the ability of non-native English speakers to use and understand the English language. It covers the four English language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. It has two formats:

    • Academic for test takers wishing to study at undergraduate or postgraduate levels
    • General Training for test takers wishing to migrate to an English-speaking country (UK, Canada)
  3. The IELTS test is given on fixed dates. To know test dates, you can contact ETAD’s front desk at +20.2.2797-6419 or click here.

  4. To apply for the IELTS test, click here for online reservation.

  5. At both AUC venues: 

    • AUC Tahrir Square campus: 24 El Falaki Street, Bab El Louk, P.O. Box 2511, Cairo 11511, Egypt.
    • AUC New Cairo campus: Campus Development Building Entrance Gate 4, AUC Avenue, New Cairo, Egypt.
  6. The IELTS test takes about three hours to complete. For further information, click here.

  7. You should bring your passport or national identity card written on your IELTS application form. Refer to the IDP webpage for more details.

  8. Refer to the IDP webpage for more details.

  9. IELTS test results are valid for two years from the date of the certificate's issued.

  10. The School of Continuing Education offers a preparation course for the IELTS test. You can register for any preparation course through the Strategic Enrollment Management (SEM) office at the following locations:

    • AUC Tahrir Square campus: 24 El Falaki Street, Bab El Louk, P.O. Box 2511, Cairo 11511, Egypt.
    • AUC New Cairo campus: Campus Development Building Entrance Gate 4, AUC Avenue, New Cairo, Egypt.

    Working Hours from Sunday to Thursday
    8:30 am - 2:00 pm

    During Ramadan
    8:30 am - 2:00 pm

    In addition, you can practice for the test from here.

  11. You have to contact the IDP office.

    • Address: Elite Building, 90th St., Fifth Settlement, Fourth Floor, Unit B365, New Cairo, Egypt
    • t: +2.02.2813.8590/91/92 or +2.02.2813.3839
  12. You can collect your IELTS certificate from the IDP office. 

    • Address: 31 Omar Bekeir St., off Othman Bin Affan, behind the military academy, Nozha, 11361 Heliopolis
    • t: +20.2.2774.4204/206/308
  13. No, the Exams Department (ETAD) at the School of Continuing Education is certified as a test center for administering the test only. You can register for the test from the AMIDEAST Egypt address: 38 Mohie El Din Abou El Ezz Street, Dokki-Giza hotline 19263, or register online through the ETS webpage.

  14. The test is conducted at AUC Tahrir Square campus: 24 El Falaki Street, Bab El Louk, Cairo, Egypt.

  15. To reschedule or cancel your test appointment, you must do so at least four full days before your test date. For example, if your test appointment is on Saturday, you must reschedule or cancel it by Tuesday.

  16. If you are age 15 or younger when you take the test, ETS suggests you be accompanied by a parent or other authorized adult age 18 or older, who will be required to complete and sign a release form at the test center.

    You and the parent or authorized person must present a valid, acceptable ID, or you won’t be able to take the test.

  17. At the end of the test, you can view your unofficial scores for the listening and reading sections only to give you an idea of how you did on the test.

  18. Test scores are posted online approximately 6 - 10 days after the test.

  19. No, the Exams Department (ETAD) at the School of Continuing Education is certified as a test center for (IBT) Meazure Learning tests only.

  20. Meazure test taker should arrive 30 minutes before the exam start time.