American Univesity of Beirut

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.
  • An official transcript of university records, sent in a sealed envelope stamped by the issuing institution (transcripts are to be emailed to rk106@aub.edu.lb or sent to Ms. Rima Kaddoura, Daniel ACC Building, 3rd floor).
  • At least two recent letters of recommendation from a mentor and/or employer (letters are to be emailed to rk106@aub.edu.lb or sent to Ms. Rima Kaddoura, Daniel ACC Building, 3rd floor).Letters of recommendation are to be addressed to the Scholars in HeAlth Research Program Admissions Committee. Letters of recommendations are to be requested from mentors weeks before the application. Generic and/or outdated letters will be downgraded. It is your responsibility to follow up with your mentors to verify that recommendations are submitted in a timely manner.
  • ​A statement of purpose (~400 words) indicating the following: 
    • Your focused interest within the field of Non-Communicable Disease research
    • Previous academic, professional, and/or extracurricular experiences that demonstrate your interest in health research 
    • Career plans upon completion of the SHARP program (both short and long term).
      Do not underestimate the importance of the statement of purpose.
  • A recent CV highlighting one's research/work experience (uploaded with the application).
  • Students from non-English-speaking countries must show proficiency in the English language. A score is considered satisfactory if it meets or exceeds the minimum requirement set by AUB; it is considered valid if the test date is recent enough. Each test has its separate requirement for having satisfactory and valid scores, as detailed in the above link.​
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​

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