Non-Degree, Visiting and Exchange

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Requirements

​Visiting/Exchange Students

Students who are on a study abroad program or as part of an exchange program may apply 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 terms if the student is joining AUB starting fall or for one term if starting in spring (registration may be extended to another term 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 term 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 term.
  • 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 requirement.

Non-degree Students

​Students enrolled at recognized universities other than AUB (or who have completed some course work - at least one term 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 term at the undergraduate level in any faculty for the fall term. Admission is normally offered for two terms if the student is joining AUB starting fall or for one term if starting in spring (registration may be extended to another term 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 term.
  • 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 term 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 requirement.​


I​m​portant Note: Admission to AUB as a non-degree or visiting student does not guarantee admission to a regular degree program at AUB.


Deadlines

​​​2020-21

TermNon-Degree Application Deadline Visiting/Exchange Deadline
Fall 2020-21
End of JuneMarch 1
Spring 2020-21Mid November
October 1
Summer 2020-21
End of AprilMarch​​ 1

​​​2019-​20

TermNon-Degree Application Deadline Visiting/Exchange Deadline
Fall 2019-20End of JuneMarch 1
Spring 2019-20
Mid November
October 1
Summer 2019-20End of AprilMarch 1


Apply

​To apply, the following items 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- Adviser/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 r​equi​rement (upon admission).

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

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

To apply, please do the following:
1- Access the ap​plication f​orm (Application for non-degree and visiting students)​
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) for non-degree and visiting applicants. Exchange applicants are exempted from paying this application fee.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please note that starting fall term 2019, the American University of Beirut will begin billing students in US dollars rather than Lebanese pounds for tuition, housing, and other fees. Settlement of bills will continue to be possible in either currency at the market rate of exchange. The change is being made after AUB joined the Common Application for admissions to more than 800 US and international institutions.

The non-refundable application fees (only in USD) 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

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Questions

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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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