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Lougborough University and the British University in Egypt

Loughborough University and the British University in Egypt (BUE) have been working in partnership since the BUE’s foundation in 2005 to provide a range of high quality degree programmes in Egypt, together with additional progression routes through to programmes at Loughborough.

As part of the partnership, Loughborough validates a range of undergraduate programmes at the BUE. Rigorous partnership arrangements, which involve regular visits to the BUE by Loughborough staff, assure the quality and standards of the degrees delivered at BUE.

As part of the current agreement, Loughborough will continue to validate the degree programmes it currently validates up to and including the 2013 intake of students. Students entering the Preparatory Year in 2012-13 and 2013-14, as well as students progressing on the validated degree programmes, will, if successful, receive Loughborough University degrees as well as degrees accredited by the Egyptian Ministry of Higher Education.

For further details about the BUE, and the full range of degree programmes available, please see the BUE website.

The British University in Egypt

Built on approximately 40 acres (feddans) of land, the BUE was inaugurated on March 22, 2006 in a ceremony attended by Their Royal Highnesses the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall.
BUE welcomed its first cohort of students in September 2005 when they began their degree studies on a state-of-the-art campus. Further campus developments will include a new library and a recreational complex.

The BUE is focused on encouraging personal integrity and academic excellence alongside fostering forward thinking philosophies, innovation and a strong teamwork spirit. Being research-led, the British style of education focuses not on WHAT to think, but on HOW to think.
BUE students will enjoy strong links with business partners in both Egypt and the UK, leading to a range of training opportunities, internships and field studies in Egypt and abroad.

Current Partnership Activities

In addition to the on-going development of the validation progress, the partnership is developing the following arrangements:

1. Progression routes

A number of progression routes have been agreed for students who have undertaken one or two years of study at the BUE. Students with strong grades will have the opportunity to apply to complete their studies at Loughborough. Details of agreements already in place are on the next page – and further agreements are likely to develop in the near future.
Information and application form for current BUE students wishing to apply to transfer to Loughborough University

2. Joint PhD supervision

We are also looking to develop joint PhD supervision arrangements for research students – meaning that students could complete their Loughborough University PhD while spending significant parts of their time studying in Egypt. Special tuition fee arrangements may be available for joint PhD students.

3. British University in Egypt Tuition Fee Bursary

Students transferring from the BUE to Loughborough onto an undergraduate degree will be offered a 20% bursary each year set against their tuition fees.  The 20% bursary will not apply to a year in industry, if that is part of the degree.

Students progressing from the BUE onto a full-time taught postgraduate (Masters) degree will be offered a 20% bursary set against their tuition fees.  This excludes BUE students progressing onto the European Masters in Renewable Energy degree.

Students who transfer from the BUE and complete their undergraduate degree at Loughborough, will not be eligible for the 20% bursary if they subsequently progress to a full-time taught postgraduate (Masters) degree at Loughborough, but will be eligible for the standard Alumni Bursary.

For further information about the partnership, please contact:
Nicola Wilkinson
Assistant Registrar
Tel: +44 (0) 1509 228619
Email: N.J.Wilkinson@lboro.ac.uk


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