Open Education System:


Assiut University started open education programs in 1991 with the Ministerial Resolution No. 129 on 23/2/1991 which formally approved to establish a system of Open Education at the Faculty of Commerce.

In a later stage, this system was applied at the Faculty of Law at the beginning of the academic year 97/1998, according to the Ministerial Resolution No. 129 of 1998 on 25.1.1998.

The purpose of adding this educational system to the university is to enable students who missed the chance of  university education to catch up and obtain a university degree, but within channels of education that differ from those channels available to regular students. Open Education channels are based on the concept of guided self-education directed by the colleges offering this special type of education. Faculty of Specific Education (Department of Musical Education) Students Activity

The open education system allows students to study and work at the same time since they have the right to choose courses each semester and make use of various educational media such as university textbooks, audio and video materials, etc. Besides, there are weekly meetings with faculty members for guidance on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Open Education Admission system:
The units of open education at the Faculty of Law and Commerce announce the Admission of new batches of students twice a year in August and January.

Admission Requirements:
• High school Certificate or its equivalent (a technical diploma or Commercial High school).
• The passage of five years period from the date of obtaining the mentioned qualification.
• A university degree (bachelor’s).
   The same general conditions of Admission apply to International students through the legal channels and procedures.

For educational services and teaching aids:
• The Egyptian student pays an amount of 35 pounds per credit hour in return for the educational services and teaching media, and  for non-Egyptians, fifty US dollars or an equivalent sum.
• Students pay a minimum of forty pounds and a maximum of one hundred Egyptian pounds as examination fees for each level. In addition to this, students pay an amount of fifteen Egyptian pounds for each course failure, and an equivalent amount in US dollars to be paid by non Egyptians.
• students pay an amount of twenty pounds for a course in which the student is exempted due to previous success.

Plan of study:
• Duration of study for a bachelor's degree in Commerce or Bachelor of Law extends for four years at a minimum and no maximum limit for the number of years that the student takes in the program of study.
• The study is based on the credit-hour-system of    for each course in each semester.
• A student has a choice to select a minimum of three courses in each semester, and a maximum of eight courses in a level.
• Courses are divided into compulsory and optional.

Examination system:
• written examinations in all courses at the end of each semester.
• Duration of the exam: two hours.
• Success and failure are based on the regulations set out by the rules and bylaws of the Faculties of Commerce and Law.
• Graduation of students takes place in January and July of each year.

 • The student is transferred from one level to a higher level if he succeeds in all the courses or with two failures.