Center for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies (CAMES)
 
Application 

Program dates: June 23 - August 8, 2014

How to Apply

Application 

Policies and Regulations

 

Application Deadlines

For the early deadline, applicants should  make sure the completed application form and accompanying documents reach the CAMES office in Beirut no later than February 28, 2014 for the early application deadline. Students who apply before February 28 will receive a response by the second week of March. For the regular deadline, the application must reach CAMES by April 15, 2014. Students who apply before April 15 will receive a response by the first week of May.

Applicants may submit the application form by email. Letters of recommendation may be sent by email, but directly from the recommenders to CAMES. If they are sent in the mail or by courier, they must be in sealed envelopes. Official transcripts must remain in their sealed envelopes and be sent by mail or courier. Unofficial transcripts may be submitted by email to meet the deadline, but admission to the program is conditional on our receiving official transcripts. Students who wish to send their application materials by airmail, courier or through AUB’s New York office should allow at least two weeks for the package to reach the CAMES office in Beirut. Applications received after the deadline will be reviewed and placed on the waiting list (if the applicant qualifies for acceptance).

Applications may be sent to the following mailing addresses, email address or fax numbers:

For documents sent by mail:
Center for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies
American University of Beirut
P.O. Box 11-0236 / CAMES
Riad El-Solh / Beirut 1107 2020
Lebanon

For documents sent by courier (DHL, Fed Ex, etc.):
Center for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies
American University of Beirut
Bliss Street
Beirut, Lebanon

Email: cames@aub.edu.lb

Fax: +961 1 744 461

Applications may be sent to CAMES via AUB's New York Office:
Center for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies
American University of Beirut
The Debs Center
3 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza (305 East 47th Street), 8th Floor
New York , NY 10017-2303
Tel: (212) 583-7600
Fax: (212) 583-7651

Fees

Tuition fees for the program in summer 2014 are as follows:

Tuition for Modern Standard Arabic (obligatory): $4,643

Additional fees for optional services include:

  • Health Insurance: $165
  • Sports Facilities: $60

 

Accommodation on AUB campus:

  • $1,328.25 (private; single-occupancy room sharing the floor bathroom) - upon availability
  • $939.75 (semi-private; two double-occupancy rooms sharing a bathroom; women only)
  • $751.80 (double; double-occupancy room sharing the floor bathroom)

Accommodation off AUB campus - for women only

  • $1,096.20 (double room with its own bathroom and balcony; sharing the floor kitchen)
  • $1,817.55 (single room with its own bathroom and balcony; sharing the floor kitchen)
  • $2,035.95 (suite for two persons consisting of a bedroom, a living room, a bathroom, two balconies and a mini-kitchenette with a counter separating the sink and the living room)

Payment Requirements
A non-refundable deposit of $500 is also required upon acceptance and will be deducted from each applicant's tuition fees. The full fees are due by May 15, 2014. If the full fees are not paid by May 15, 2014, the applicant may lose his / her place in the program. Accepted students who have not paid their tuition fees may not attend any part of the program, including Orientation Day. 

Students may pay by check, cash, or bank transfer. Credit card payments are not accepted. Those who wish to pay in the USA should mail a check to the AUB New York office, quoting "American University of Beirut/ CAMES ". Students who wish to pay in Lebanon may do so at the Cashier's Office in College Hall, AUB, but must first come to CAMES to receive an invoice. Students who wish to pay by bank transfer may email CAMES for details on how to do so.

 
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