Admission Requirements

​​​​​An applicant is considered for admission to the SHARP Summer certificate program if he/she meets the following minimum admission requirements:​​

  • An undergraduate cumulative average of at least 80 percent (or standardized equivalent from other institutions of higher learning) leading to a Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from recognized institutions of higher learning.
  • At least two letters of recommendation (sealed letters are to be sent to Ms. Rima Kaddoura, Daniel ACC Building, 3rd floor​).
  • A statement of purpose (~400 words) indicating the purpose for applying to the program, and specifying the applicant’s research interests and/or practical experience.
  • Students from non-English-speaking countries must show proficiency in the English language. A minimum score of 600 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) (or 250 on the computer-based TOEFL) exam is required, or its equivalent.

In addition, each applicant should submit along with the formal application a CV highlighting one’s research/work experience. 

An applicant is considered for admission to the SHARP MS program if he/she meets the above mentioned minimum admission requirements. In addition, in order to be considered for acceptance to the SHARP MS program, the applicant is also required to apply to the SHARP Summer certificate program. 

Further details on graduate admissions are available in AUB graduate catalogue and grad​uate regulations​​.

Selection Process

Applications to the SHARP Summer Program are reviewed by the SHARP executive committee. An application should include the following documents to be reviewed: Official university transcript, two letters of recommendation, CV, statement of purpose, and evidence on English language proficiency (when applicable). Students are notified of the decision at least one month prior to the beginning of the SHARP Summer certificate.
Applications to the SHARP MS Program are to be submitted online through the following link. Applications are reviewed by the SHARP executive committee and the joint FM/FHS GSC. Applicants are usually notified of the decision end May. Further details are available in the admissions section of the AUB graduate catalogue

Contact Information

For futher information on SHARP admissions, kindly contact: 

Mrs. Rima Kaddoura

Program Coordinator, SHARP
American University of Beirut 
Phone: 961 1 350000 Ext. 7412
Fax: 961 1 743033
Email: rk106@aub.edu.lb​


For further information on general AUB admissions, kindly contact

Mrs. Nabila Dandan Jabakhanji

Assistant Director of Admissions
American University of Beirut 
Phone: 961 1 350000 Ext. 2581
Fax: 961 1 750775
Email: nd07@aub.edu.lb