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DERAYA University

Deraya University in Minya Governorate was established in 2010 by Presidential Decree No. 91/2010 as the second private university in southern Egypt. Today, the university offers 7 undergraduate and 2 graduate programs through four colleges: Pharmacy, Physical therapy, Dentistry, and Business Administration. As an emerging higher education institution in Egypt, specifically in Upper Egypt, Deraya University is committed to upholding John Dewey's philosophy that "education is not a preparation for life; Education is life itself." We aspire to unleash the potential of our students as well as our graduates by exploring many areas of knowledge.


Deraya University is committed to providing a high-quality education service to modern higher education in Egypt in general, and in Upper Egypt in particular, with an emphasis on active intellectual participation, research, and exploration, all within a unique and unprecedented learning environment.


The university always seeks to support the general benefit of society through research and education activities. We strive to be the best in everything we deliver, with a team and professional environment of competencies in all disciplines with the highest professional ethics to lead and support change in our community.


We continuously strive to be among the best in all we do “Teaching, Research,  Social Responsibility, and service to each other in our daily interactions.

Social Responsibility

We are always committed to learning more about the issues facing our society. We seek to apply our intellectual and creative abilities to address these issues and serve our community so that we can have a good long-term impact on development, business, the environment, and the community.

Strategic Pillars

  • Quality of Education
  • Institutional Effectiveness
  • Innovation

Visiting Deraya

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Deraya University, New Minia

Hotline: 16283

Tel:  01271878682 – 01210968993 – 01090549902 – 0862110026

Fax: 086-2110032

student.admission@deraya.edu.eg    –    student.affairs@deraya.edu.eg  –  commuincation.center@deraya.edu.eg

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