Office of Admissions
Special/Not-working for a Degree 

Being enrolled at another university or a university graduate, you can apply as “Special/Not Working for a Degree” student and spend up to 2 semesters at AUB and take courses of choice either graduate (if you already graduated from university or a graduate student) or undergraduate (if you are still studying on the undergraduate level).

To do so, the following documents are needed:

1- Application form:
download from AUB website:

2- Updated Official University Transcripts

3- Recommendation letter(s)

4- 50$ application fee

5- English Language Proficiency Requirements:

upon admission as undergraduate
, the applicant must 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.

Upon admission as graduate, the applicant must show a level of  proficiency in the English language by obtaining a minimum  score of 550 on the English Entrance Examination (EEE), OR 600 on the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), OR 250 on the computer-based TOEFL OR 97 on the Internet-based TOEFL OR 550 on the University English Entrance Examination (EEE) OR 7.0 on IELTS) Students or graduates from US/UK/CANADA/AUSTRALIA are exempted from English Language Proficiency Requirements

(You need to include in your special/visiting application the desired courses to be taken at AUB).

The deadline to apply for the Fall 2012-2013 semester is June 30, 2012 (*Rolling till August 15, 2012). Notification by July 29, 2012.

The deadline to apply for the Spring 2012-2013 semester is November 1, 2012 (*Rolling till January, 2013). Notification by December, 2012.

The deadline to apply for the Summer 2012-2013 semester is end of April, 2013.

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

To check courses offerings during a specific semester, please go to  

Applicants wishing to apply to AUB as special student not working for a degree, must do the following:

1- Download the application form (Application for Special Students and Visiting Students)
2- Fill the application
3- Include the following documents in the application:
     Photocopy of ID or passport
     Passport size photo
     Updated University Transcript
     Recommendation Letter(s)

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

Application forms can be downloaded from:

To know more about tuition fees, please check: 

For university calendar, please check:  

Regarding campus housing, 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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