Office of Admissions
Concerning freshman admission to AUB, please note the following:

1- International students or Lebanese students studying abroad and who are completing 12 years of schooling and working towards a high school diploma can apply to AUB to the freshman program (1st year of university education). For more info on this matter, please check:  

2- To apply for regular admissions, the student needs to submit an undergraduate application along with the following documents:

a. SAT1 results (reading+math).
b. High school records during grades 10 and 11.

Admission is competitive and equally based on the above two requirements.

Admission decision in AUB is based 50% on high school final year averages in grade 10 and grade 11 and 50% on SAT scores (reading+math only). There are no specific scores required, however the higher the scores are, the better the chances will be of getting admitted.

Upon admission, the applicant will be required to present evidence of having successfully completed Grade 12 and show a level of proficiency in the English language by obtaining a minimum score of 573 on the paper based TOEFL OR 230 on the Computer Based TOEFL (OR 88 on Internet Based TOEFL), OR 500 on the University English Entrance Examination (EEE) OR 380 and above on the writing section of the SATI OR 5.5 on IELTS.

To apply for early admission (only for fall semesters):

A special early admission plan for fall admission has been designed for students who fulfill the following requirements:

• Submission of application form by November 30, 2011

• Class rank in the top 25 percent in each of the last two years prior to application

• A score of 1050 on the SAT 1 (reading+math only)

Admission decisions are issued by January 30, 2012. Admission is conditional upon the student receiving the certificate or diploma (recognized by the Ministry of Education of the originating country) on the basis of which admission was sought and on evidence of having met the English Language Proficiency Requirement (ELPR). Students may not register until these conditions are met. Applicants who apply early but are not granted early admission are automatically placed in the pool of all other applicants to the same level and same faculty/school and are given equal consideration.

3- Concerning medicine at AUB, we follow the American style of education. This means that the student needs to get a bachelor degree in sciences first, and then apply for medicine studies. At a first stage, and in order to select the Medicine field in the future, it is preferable to apply for one of the following science majors: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Medical Lab, Environmental Health, or Nutrition.
During the third year of the undergraduate studies, the student takes preparatory courses for the medical school known as pre-med courses, and sits for the MCAT (Medical College Admission Test). After completing those requirements, and based on the achieved grades, the student can be admitted to the Medical School.

4- Deadline to apply for early admission for the fall semester 2012-2013 is November 30, 2011.

Deadline to apply for regular admission for the fall semester 2012-2013 is February 1, 2012.

Deadline to apply for the spring semester 2012-2013 is November 30, 2012.

Last SAT1 session considered for early admission for the fall 2012-2013 semester is that of November 2011.

Last SAT1 session considered for regular admission for the fall 2012-2013 semester is that of December 2011.

Last SAT1 session considered for the spring 2012-2013 semester is that of November 2012.

You can repeat the SAT 1 several times and we will take your highest score from each section and each session.

Application form can be downloaded from:  

Applicants wishing to apply to AUB for undergraduate studies can apply online or can submit a paper application as follows:

1- Download the application form (Application for undergraduate studies)
2- Fill the application.
3- Include the following documents in the application:
     Photocopy of ID or passport
     Passport size photo
     High School Grades 10-11
SAT 1 scores (official)

4-Applications can be sent to the following address:

American University of Beirut
Office of Admissions
P.O.Box: 11-0236
Riad El Solh, Beirut 1107 2020

Tel: (961)1 374374, ext 2585,90,96
Fax: (961)1 750775

5- Application fees (50$) can be paid in one of the following ways:
Cash: at the cashier’s office in AUB (
Check: you can place a 50$ check along with the application and the documents and mail them to us at the admissions office (please note that only checks drawn to US or Lebanese Banks are acceptable).
Wire transfer the 50$ applications fees to the following account:

Bank Name                            : HSBC
Bank Address                        : Ras Beirut Branch
Bank Account Name              : American University of Beirut
Bank Account Number $       : 003-013687-100
IBAN                                      : LB73000700000000003013687100
Bank Account Number LBP   : 003-013687-001
IBAN                                      : LB30000700000000003013687001
Bank Swift Address              : BBMELBBX
Bank Routing Number           : 0070031

To have a more detailed look on AUB courses, you may go to the link below to view our university catalogue  

To know more about tuition fees, please check:

Regarding campus housing, please check:   

For university calendar, please check:

Concerning financial aid, please check:

For international students services, please check:

For further inquiries and clarifications, do not hesitate to contact the Admissions Office at AUB on the following numbers:
Tel: 00961 1 374374 – 00961 1 374444
Extensions: 2585 - 2590 – 2593 – 2596 - 3505


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