American Univesity of Beirut

Visiting, Exchange and Non-Degree



    Message to visiting ap​plicants:

    Due to the pandemic​, we know that travel has been disrupted and that you might be unable to return to your home institution. Don't get behind! AUB is your home away from home. You can apply to study at AUB and transfer your credits to your home institution. We would be pleased to welcome you into our family.

    The process is simple. You can apply online​, and because of the current world situation, you can apply by providing us with an unofficial student record.

    Simply submit your application, and once admitted, select your courses, and engage in the AUB community. You won't regret it!


    To apply, please do the following:​

    1- Apply online

      • To have a more detailed look on AUB courses, you may check our university catalogue.  ​​
      • Note: Accepted applicants must pay a 300$ confirmation fee per the acceptance email notification.​​

    2- Check the documents requested in the application, which may include the following:

      • Most recent college/university transcript with information on the grading scale if not on a US 4.0 or percentage.
      • 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
      • English language r​equi​rement (upon admission).

    2- 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 may wish to send their mail 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

    ​​3- Pay the application fee ($50) 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 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


    ​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.​



    TermNon-Degree Application Deadline Visiting/Exchange Deadline
    Fall 2020-21
    End of June Extended till Aug 20, 2020
    March 1
    Spring 2020-21Mid November Extended till end of November
    October 1 Extended till end of November​​
    Summer 2020-21
    End of April
    Visiting:        End of April
    Exchange:    n/a


    TermNon-Degree Application Deadline Visiting/Exchange Deadline
    Fall 2021-22End of June
    Visiting:        End of April
    Exchange:    March 30
    Spring 2021-22
    Mid November
    October 1
    Summer 2021-22End of AprilVisiting:        End of April
    Exchange:    n/a​​


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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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