American University of Beirut




    ​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. 


    IMPORTANT NOTE:  All students (Lebanese or non-Lebanese) must secure from the Lebanese Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MEHE) - Equivalence Committee  (English, Arabic) (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.


    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.


    ​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

    Telephone: (+961) 1 374374
    Extension: 2890

    Applicants living in North America can send their mail to AUB's New York Office address:
    American University of Beirut
    C/O Office of Admissions

    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)

    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.

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

    Cash at OMT: Present your confirmation email  at any OMT branch, and verify that your name and AUB ID# are correctly listed on the OMT receipt. 

    Whish Money (Whish App): You can transfer your fees directly from the Whish application or visit any Whish Money branch or agent to execute your financial transactions.​


    ​To know more about admission to the medical school, please refer to the catalog.

    You can contact the medical school for more info:   ​

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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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