In September 2005, the Ministry of Higher Education prepared a preliminary study for starting the project of the Egyptian E-Learning University (EELU), consequently a feasibility study was developed. These studies were presented to the Board of the Education Development Fund and then to the Cabinet. Finally, the Egyptian Government issued an initial approval to start and implement the EELU project.
In November 2006, an action plan was prepared for the University establishment project's activities, phases and tasks included implementation schedule and estimated budget.
In June 2007, The Cabinet approved the establishment of the Egyptian E-Learning University. The presidential decree was issued in August 16, 2008 No,233 to be the First ever qualified Egyptian university for distance learning running by system and technology based on E-Learning.
In October 2009 the university started its educational activities with two programs: "Computer and Information Technology and Business Administration" in three centers inside Ain Shams University, Tanta University and Assiut University.
In October 2010, E-learning program was added which awarded the Post-Graduate Diploma in this discipline.
The University signed several co-operation agreements with: Ain Shams, Tanta and Assiut Universities. In addition, EELU has started co-operating with European universities in Italy and France, which resulted in establishing the Master of International Business Administration (MBA) program, affiliating us with the Graduate School of Science Business Applied in Paris, France (ESLSCA).
In February 2011, the University opened the Continuing Learning Center (CLC), which offers professional training courses to a wide variety of different Egyptian society sectors.