American Univesity of Beirut

Medicine

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    Requirements

    ​Medical education at AUB follows the American model of medical education.  Students are admitted to medical school after obtaining a bachelor degree.  This could be in any field, but students are required to take specific core courses in biology, chemistry, physics, humanities, social sciences and English language, as prerequisite courses.  The Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT)  is also required for admission.  Admission is competitive and based on academic achievement in the undergraduate years, the MCAT scores and the results of an interview process. 

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    IMPORTANT NOTE:  All students (Lebanese or non-Lebanese) must secure from the Lebanese Ministry of Education - Equivalence Committee (Beirut, UNESCO Palace area), either the equivalence of their diplomas or the permission to enter the freshman class.  The Equivalence Committee requires the students to have their official papers such as the original final high school or university grades and diplomas authenticated from countries where they studied: Ministry of Education, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Lebanese Embassy.  Failure to submit the equivalence/permission to the Office of Admissions by course registration date will result in registration hold and delay/refusal of the residency permits for non-Lebanese students.

    Deadlines

    Application submission deadline is January 15 and the preliminary acceptance to the Faculty of Medicine will be issued by mid-April and will be conditional upon completion of the BS, MS, BA, or MA degrees.

    Apply

    ​Applicants wishing to apply for First Year Medicine, must do the following:

    1- ​​Apply online

    2- Check the documents requested in the application, which may include the following:​
    a) ID or passport copy
    b) An official transcript
    c) Two letters of recommendation
    d) MCAT Scores (Official scores to be sent directly to AUB) 
    ​e) English language requirement (upon admission)​

    ​​3- ​Submit your official documents to the following address:​​

    American University of Beirut
    Office of Admissions
    P.O.Box: 11-0236
    Riad El Solh, Beirut 1107 2020
    Lebanon

    Telephone: (+961) 1 374374
    Extension: 2890

    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

    4) Pay the application fee ($50)​​

    IMPORTANT NOTE: Please note that starting fall term 2019, the American University of Beirut will begin billing students in US dollars for tuition, housing, and other fees. Settlement of bills will continue to be possible in USD or Lebanese pounds at the market rate of exchange. The change is being made after AUB joined the Common Application for admissions to nearly 900 US and international institutions.

    The non-refundable application fee can be paid in one of the following ways:

    Online: You can pay (ex: with credit card) while submitting your application online. If payment fails and you are unable to submit your application, email us for quick support on how to submit your application.

    Cash: You can pay at the Cashier's Office in AUB, by presenting the email (application receipt) with your AUB application ID number.

    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

    Questions

    ​To know more about admission to the medical school, please refer to:  www.aub.edu.lb/registrar/Pages/fm.aspx

    You can contact the medical school for more info:
    med@aub.edu.lb 
    www.aub.edu.lb/fm/medicaleducation/   ​

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