The GUC Cairo Continuing Education Center offers courses in the following areas:

  • Executive Education
  • Information Technology
  • Pharmacy and Biotechnology
  • Languages and Soft Skills
    • German
    • Arabic
    • English and Soft Skills
  • Industrial Automation Academy
  • Industrial Park

If you cannot find a suitable course in our standard course offering you can send us a request with your individual training needs and we will do our best to develop a tailored course according to your stated criteria.

Except for German and Arabic language courses, the language of instruction in all courses is English.

Types of courses

When it comes to continuous education at GUC, the choice is yours. You can apply for:

  • Credit courses with exam whether individual or to complete a Diploma degree:
    Participating in a credit course requires attending a class for 30 contact hours. At the end of the course there is an exam. Upon passing, the participants get a Certificate of Achievement. According to the European Credit Transfer System 1 course is equal to a module = 7.5 ECTS. To achieve a diploma a student must complete 8 modules = 60 ECTS.
  • Noncredit courses with a certificate of participation:
    Participating in a non-credit course requires attending a class for 30 contact hours. At the end of the course there is no exam but based on the participant’s attendance of 80% of the course s/he will get a certificate of participation.


Participants who are registered in credit courses or the Diploma track have to take an exam at the end of the course and a certificate will be presented showing the equivalent credit hours, score, ECTS or grade.

Other participants will get a certificate of participation on the successful completion of the course (subject to attending 80% of the course).

Course Material

Lecture notes, case studies, and laboratory or workshop materials are handed out to the participants at the beginning of the course. A file of selected reading materials, list of recent references, and discussions is also presented on some special courses.

The lecture notes, course material, and exams (if any) are essentially in English, but other languages such as Arabic and German may be used to improve communication between the lecturer and the participants during delivering the lecture. Laboratory and computer facilities at GUC are available for participants practice.

Time Schedule

Courses are designed for professionals in all disciplines to enhance their skills and deepen their knowledge based on the semester calendar. However, in some special cases, tailored made courses according to the customer’s fitting time schedule are available based on demand.

Prospective participants should apply at least four weeks before the announced date for the start of any course. The German University in Cairo admits the diploma’s students two times a year; winter (admission in May– the semester starts in October) and spring semester (admission in November – the semester starts in February)