American University of Beirut

Second Degree

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Who can apply for a second degree? ​

Candidates who have completed a bachelor degree (BA or BS) and are interested in completing a second degree. ​


    AUB graduates who've been away from AUB for less than two years after graduation, must contact the Office of the Registrar on: and inquire about the application for the second degree.

    Non AUB graduates or AUB graduates who've been away from AUB for more than two years after graduation, should submit an admissions application with the following:

    1. Official undergraduate university transcripts
    2. Detailed courses syllabi for all courses taken. This is needed to see which courses will match AUB courses. AUB graduates are not required to submit syllabi. 
    3. Certified copy of your high school diploma or secondary school certificate, based on at least twelve years of schooling (ex: Lebanese Baccalaureate, French Baccalaureate, IB Diploma, GCE, High School Diploma etc.)
    4. English language r​equirement (upon admission)​

    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.


    2023-24 Second Degree 

    ​Deadline to apply for the spring 2023–24​ term is end of October 2023.

    2024-25 Second Degree ​

    The deadline to apply for the fall 2024–25 term is end of April 2024​.


    ​Applicants wishing to apply for a second degree, must do the following:

    1- ​​Apply online

    2- Check the documents requested in the application, which may include the following:
      •     Photocopy of ID or p​assport
      •     Updated official university transcript
      •     Detailed course syllabus for all courses taken
      •     ​Certified copy of high school diploma or secondary school certificate
    ​​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)​

    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.

    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



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