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Non-Degree, Visiting and Exchange

Visiting/Exchange Students:

This applies to students who are on study abroad or as part of an exchange program. Applicants must be students at other recognized institutions of higher learning pursuing and have completed at least the sophomore year or its equivalent at their home universities. Admission is offered normally for two semesters if the student is joining AUB starting Fall or for one semester if starting in Spring (registration may be extended to another semester depending on course offerings and achievements in courses taken at AUB upon submission of a petition to this effect). Visiting students may take up to seventeen credits per semester and are normally expected to complete their degrees at their home universities. Please note the following conditions:

  • Students may normally take up to 17 undergraduate credits or 9 graduate credits per semester;
  • Students must be enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate degree program at a recognized university outside Lebanon;
  • Applicant should have completed the sophomore year at his/her home university before starting studies at AUB;
  • Students should have a GPA of 3.0/4.0 or its equivalent;
  • Exchange applicants need to confirm with their home universities that they have exchange agreements with AUB;
  • Students must meet the English Language Proficiency Requirement (ELPR) (see below).


Non-Degree Students:

Persons enrolled at recognized universities other than AUB (or who have completed some course work - at least one semester or 12 credits - at other universities) and who have a recognized secondary school diploma, or the equivalent from a recognized university, may apply to take up to seventeen credits per semester at the undergraduate level in any faculty for the fall semester. Admission is normally offered for two semesters if the student is joining AUB starting Fall or for one semester if starting in Spring (registration may be extended to another semester depending on course offerings and achievement in courses taken at AUB upon submission of a petition to this effect). Please note the conditions below:

  • Students may normally take up to 17 undergraduate credits or 9 graduate credits per semester;
  • Students must have a high school diploma, school leaving certificate, government secondary school certificate or higher level of education recognized by AUB;
  • Students must have completed at least one semester at another university recognized by AUB;
  • Credits taken at AUB may be considered toward AUB degrees if the student reapplies for admission as a regular student, and is accepted based on the admission criteria;
  • Students must meet the English Language Proficiency Requirement (ELPR) (see below).

Important Note:
Admission to AUB as a Non-Degree or Visiting Student does not guarantee admission to a regular degree program at AUB.


To apply, the following are needed:

1- Application form which should include the desired courses to be taken at AUB.

2- An official copy of your most recent college/university transcript with information on the grading scale if not on a US 4.0 or percentage.

3- Advisor/professor/supervisor recommendation form(s): two letters of recommendations are required for visiting students, one from an academic or study abroad adviser, and one from a current professor

4- A non-refundable 80$ application fee

5- English Language Proficiency Requirements (ELPR) (upon admission).

Applications Deadline:

Semester

Non-Degree Application Deadline

Visiting/Exchange Deadline

Fall 2017-18

End of June

End of March

Spring 2017-18

Mid November

End of October

Summer 2017-18

End of April

End of March


Confirmation
: Applicants who are accepted must pay a 300$ confirmation fee as mentioned in the e-mailed notification received by the applicant.

To have a more detailed look on AUB courses, you may check our university catalogue. 

To check courses offerings during a specific semester, please go to:
Class Schedule
Catalogue Search 

To apply, please do the following:
1- Download the application form (Application for Non-Degree and Visiting Students) from:
http://www.aub.edu.lb/admissions/applications/Pages/VisitingExchangeNon-DegreeStudents.aspx 

2-
Fill the application

3-
Include the required documents in the application

4-
Application package 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
Lebanon

Telephone: 00961 1 374374 or 00961 1 374444
Extensions: 2590

Applicants living in North America may wish to send their applications to AUB's New York Office address:
American University of Beirut
3 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10017-2303, USA
Tel: 212-583-7678
Fax: 212-583-7650

5- Application fees ($80 or L.L.120,000) for non-degree and visiting applicants. Exchange Applicants are exempted from paying this application fee.

The non-refundable application fees (only in USD or LBP) can be paid in one of the following ways:

Cash: you can pay at the cashier's office in AUB (Please do not send cash in mail).

Check: you can place in your application package, a check drawn to US or Lebanese Banks and payable to the American University of Beirut.

Wire Transfer: you can wire transfer the application fee to one of our bank accounts (listed below) and please make sure to include the Transfer Instruction referring to your applicant's Full Name: "Admissions Application Fee for applicant's Full Name".

Lebanon Bank Address
Citibank, N.A.
BERYTUS Parks BCD,
Reg. No. 69781 BDL 115
P.O. Box 11-1535
Beirut, Lebanon

Lebanon bank account details
Swift Code:                  CITILBBE
Account Name:            American University of Beirut

USD Account #:           600224166   [USD currency]
USD IBAN:                   LB94011500000000000600224166

LBP Account #:           600224034   [LBP currency]
LBP IBAN:                   LB69011500000000000600224034 

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For further inquiries and clarifications, please check our FAQs and do not hesitate to contact us at the AUB Office of Admissions.
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