Egyptology Program by Dr. Zahi Hawass

Dr. Zahi Hawass’s lecture

‘How the Great Pyramid of Khufu was built’

Known as one of the greatest and oldest-known civilizations, ancient Egypt was both a main and exciting part of human history.
Explore more about how this iconic part of human history was built by attending Dr. Zahi Hawass’s lecture entitled: “How the great pyramid KHUFU was built”. the lecture is to be held on Sunday,21st of March, 2021.


‘Egyptology with Dr. Zahi Hawass’ Professional Diploma

which is the first international online Egyptology programme taught by world-class Egyptian professors starts on Friday, 15th of January, 2021. The opening lecture will be conducted by Dr. Zahi Hawass and will be entitled ‘Pyramids, Mummies and Tutankhamoun’.
The lecture will be live and available for IDU fully registered students. It will be followed by other programme lectures and tutorials according to the previously communicated schedules.

HURRY UP, those who would like to be a part of this programme have a narrow window of time and availability to finish their application process early enough to be able to attend the opening lecture.  

FOR IDU FULLY REGISTERED STUDENTS, please keep an eye on your e-mail.

For enquiries, please contacts us through; and (002)01118161989.


International Digital University is proud to present its one-year online diploma in Egyptology. The objective of the Professional Diploma in Egyptology is to help students acquire the necessary knowledge and understanding in different fields of the Ancient Egyptian Civilization. It is one of very few courses in Egyptology delivered entirely online.
The program allows students to tailor the course to their own interests via a choice of optional units. Different units can also be offered separately without registering for the diploma. This flexibility to meet student needs is seldom found in other distance learning programs.

About Dr. Zahi Hawass

World-renowned archaeologist Zahi Hawass is the former Minister of Antiquities and Director of Excavations at Giza, Saqqara, Bahariya Oasis, and the Valley of the Kings. Dr. Hawass received his PhD in 1987 from the University of Pennsylvania, where he studied as a Fulbright Fellow.

Dr. Hawass has made a number of major discoveries over the course of his career, including the Tombs of the Pyramid Builders at Giza and the Valley of the Golden Mummies at Bahariya Oasis. Dr. Hawass has discovered two previously unknown Old Kingdom pyramids, one near the Great Pyramid of Khufu at Giza, and one belonging to a queen of King Teti at Saqqara. Also at Saqqara, he rediscovered the pyramid of the 6 th Dynasty queen Khuit, along with another pyramid that he has determined belonged to a 5 th Dynasty queen. Dr. Hawass has been involved in several other important archaeological projects. He led the search for the tomb of Cleopatra and Mark Antony on the premises of a Ptolemaic temple near Alexandria. He enriched the search for the so-called the hidden doors inside the Great Pyramid. In addition, Dr. Hawass launched a new excavation under the Nile River’s waters, searching for missing obelisks and statues.
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  • The Professional Diploma in Egyptology aims to help students acquire the necessary knowledge and understanding in different fields of the Ancient Egyptian Civilization, ranging from History and Archaeology, to Art and Architecture up to Ancient Egyptian Religion and Archaeological Excavation.
  • Students will be equipped with knowledge in different fields of the Ancient Egyptian Civilization, ranging from History and Archaeology, to Art and Architecture up to Ancient Egyptian Religion and Archaeological Excavation. The wide range of courses covering the most important aspects of Ancient Egypt allow students to take more advanced steps into further specialized studies in Egyptology.
  • The online setting of the program will familiarize students with modern educational tools and will enable them to acquire the necessary skills for online research and life-long learning.

Who Can Apply

No Restrictions
ANYONE “over 16” can apply.

IDU welcomes students from all over the world. Relevant arrangements to accommodate everyone are made.

Program Outline

The program consists of two semesters (one academic year), and the Diploma is granted upon the completion of 30 credit hours.

First Semester

Course Credit Hours
EGY 101 - Ancient Egyptian Language (1) || Prof. Ola El Ogeizi 3
EGY 102 - Ancient Egyptian Architecture (1) || Dr. Tarek Tawfik 3
EGY 103 - History of Ancient Egypt (1) || Prof. Mona Raafat 3
EGY 104 - Art History (1) || Dr. Sara A.Abdoh 3

Elective Courses

Course Credit Hours
EGY 105 - Ancient Egyptian Religion || Dr. Ramadan Hussein 3
EGY 106 - Egyptian Archeological Heritage || Prof. Fekri Hassan 3

Semester 2

Course Credit Hours
EGY 201 - Ancient Egyptian Language (2) || Prof. Ola El Ogeizi 3
EGY 202 - Ancient Egyptian Architecture (2) || Dr. Tarek Tawfik 3
EGY 203 - History of Ancient Egypt (2) || Prof. Mona Raafat 3
EGY 204 - Art History (2) || Dr. Sara A.Abdoh 3

Elective Courses

Course Credit Hours
EGY 205 - Science in Egyptology || Dr. Sahar Selim & Dr. Yehia Gad 3
EGY 206 - Museology || Dr. Mahmoud Mabrouk & Dr. Osama Abdel Wareth 3

Program Details

  • “Egyptology with Dr. Zahi Hawass” is the first international online Professional Diploma in Egyptology to be taught by world class Egyptian professors and led by Dr. Zahi Hawass.

  • The programme provides in-depth information about all relevant aspects related to ancient Egyptian life. In addition, Dr. Zahi Hawass and the team share news about recent excavations and discoveries related to the great pharaohs.

  • All programme lectures and activities are held English and online using IDU rich educational platform.

  • Each course in the provided programme outline includes one lecture and one tutorial per week. All lectures and tutorials are live to maximize the interaction between professors and students as well as students and each other. This helps provide an interesting and interactive learning experience for students. All sessions are also recorded and uploaded to IDU platform for students’ access at their convenience. This helps those working students as well as those who are in countries with different time zones or with any other challenges. Also, there are several other relevant educational materials that provided to students on IDU platform and can be accessed anytime.

  • Courses include several forms of activities throughout the semester. At the end of each semester, final exams for all courses take place.

  • IDU provides different modern educational technologies on its platform, that helps making the learning experience useful and interesting.

  • IDU adopts British Quality Assurance policies and procedures to ensure that students receive the best quality of education possible and that plans for continuous quality enhancement are in place.

Teaching Staff

Prof. Tarek Tawfik

Associate Professor at the faculty of Archeology Cairo University, Programme leader of Egyptology programme at IDU.

Prof. Fekri Hassan

Director of the Cultural Heritage Management Program, French University in Egypt, and Emeritus Petrie Professor Archaeology at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London, England.

Prof. Ola El Ogeizi

Professor emeritus of Ancient Egyptian language -Faculty of Archaeology – Cairo University

Dr. Ramadan Hussein

Director of the Saqqara Saite Tombs Project - University of Tübingen – Germany

Prof. Mona Rafaat

Professor, Tourism Guidance Department, Faculty of Tourism and Hotel Management,Helwan University (HU), Egypt.

Dr. Sara A. Abdoh

Lecturer, Department of Sculpture, Architectural Formation and Restoration, Faculty of Applied Arts, Benha university, Egypt.

Program Fees

Programme fees is EGP 25,000  for the two semester (other accepted currencies are: United States Dollar (USD), Euro (EUR) and Pound Sterling (GBP).

Payments are made online through one of the following pathways :
- Online Payment using Debit / Credit cards
- Bank transfer
- Paypal

Application Notes

Please note that payment can ONLY be made after the student’s application has been approved and authorized to proceed to the payment stage. Relevant needed information will then be provided by IDU Admission Office. Annual fees for the “Egyptology with Dr. Zahi Hawass” Programme can be paid as one up-front payment or two equal installments, one before each semester. Plans for providing monthly installment plans for students residing in Egypt are currently in progress and will be advertised as soon as they are available.

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