Thank you for your interest in CILAS Alex.' yearlong study programme in the liberal arts. We invite you to fill in the application form to the best of your abilities. We review and screen applications carefully, and select promising candidates for the second (and final) stage of the admissions process. -In applying to the Cairo Institute of Liberal Arts and Sciences in Alexandria -- CILAS Alex, you seek admission to a yearlong study programme in the liberal arts. CILAS Alex. invites students from all walks of life who have completed high school to engage with the liberal arts in an effort to develop a wise appreciation of the complexity of the world.
The academic year at CILAS Alex. begins in September and ends in May the following year. The year is divided into two semesters. The curriculum at CILAS Alex. is divided into two, cross-disciplinary fields of studies. A core curriculum introduces students to the two field of studies during the first semester. All students are required to complete the two core courses in the field Humanities and Sciences, respectively. In semester two, students choose two field-specific thematic courses. In parallel to their course-related work, students sign up to experiment along two of four labs.
Students are required to attend at least 80% of classes ready and eager to present their reflections and findings. CILAS operates under a pedagogy of discovery -- not a pedagogy of consumption. This is to say that what we cover at CILAS matters less than what a student discovers. Discussion Based Learning is the main method of instruction at CILAS and relies heavily on the participation of students. For more information, check out the website: http://www.ci-las.org/cilas-alex-2019-2020.html
Tuition fees are divided into three slots:The first one is for Alexandrian University Graduates which is charged with 7000 EGP.The second one is for Alexandrian University Undergradutes or Non-Alexandrian University Graduates which is charged with 6000 EGP.The third one is for Non-Alexandrian Undergradutes are charged with 5000 EGP.Fees are paid in installments through out the first semester which lasts till mid-December. Scholarships are offered to non-Egyptian refugees only.
We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis. Apply before the 29th of August.
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