American University of Beirut

Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility for Student Housing & Room Reservation Criteria

To be eligible to live in AUB Student Housing facilities, you must be enrolled as a full-time student for the academic year (AY) to which you are applying. The application submission is via one of the 3 below phases:

Phase 1: Fall & Spring of each AY

Phase 2: Spring term (for new housing applicants only)

Phase 3: Summer term (for summer applicants only)

Among current & new students who applied on time, the priority of room reservation is given to:

  • New freshman​ students (International applicants followed by local applicants)
  • New International students on institutional agreement requiring university housing to be offered (e.g. Exchange program etc...)
  • New Scholarship students are accepted in accordance with a contract also requiring housing to be offered (e.g. MEPI, USAID, MasterCard, etc...)
  • New Sophomores coming from abroad (International applicants followed by local applicants)
  • Current AUB students per application date (Renewing residents followed by new to dorms)
  • New students who didn't apply on time
  • Current AUB students who didn't apply on time
  • Graduate applicants (excluding medicine students) are considered low priority, however, if places are available once all undergraduate applications are processed, the below room reservation criteria are to be followed:
  • International graduates
  • Master students
  • PhD students

Medicine students are not eligible for housing as their AY calendar begins and overlaps with the calendar of under-graduates and regular graduate students.

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