The construction of the first college on the land of Sinai began in 1982
after the liberation of El-Arish from occupation, and the College of Education was under
the umbrella of the Suez Canal University in Ismailia. This was followed by the
establishment of the first distinguished faculty in its teaching style, which is the
Faculty of Environmental Agricultural Sciences in Al-Arish in 1988. A number of other
colleges were established, such as the College of Physical Education, the College of
Science, and the Institute for Environmental Studies, so that Republican Decree No. 147
was issued in 2016 to establish the University of El-Arish and separated it from the
mother university "Canal University Suez"
The President of the University, Prof. Dr. Habash Ibrahim Al-Nadi, took over as the first president of the University of El-Arish, and many other colleges have been established so far to include the university the following colleges:
- Faculty of Education
- Faculty of Environmental Agricultural Sciences
- Faculty of Physical Education
- Faculty of Science
- Faculty of Literature
- Faculty of Aquaculture and Marine Fisheries
- Faculty of Home Economics
- Faculty of Commerce
- Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
- Faculty of medicine
- Faculty of Computing and Information.
- Environmental Studies Institute
There is a gathering for the Student City and the Student City in the suburb area of Al-Arish, as well as lounges and a hotel for faculty members, guests and senior visitors.
As well as there is a model farm with many productive projects of fish production, animal production, and vegetable and fruit production.