The system of university studies in Egypt: (please correct me)
In Egypt, we usually have 4 years of study. Each year is divided into 2 semesters. English is the language of study for some universities, like engineering and medical specialities. In other universities, students study in Arabic, not in English. After finishing the undergraduate stage, the students can begin their postgraduate study. They have to get a good mark to be able to continue their studies. In the postgraduate stage, a diploma is a preparatory stage for a master's degree. Postgraduate studies require students to specialize in a particular field. They usually write dissertation or a thesis. Students who came from a distant area live resident halls.