American Univesity of Beirut

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The American University of Beirut offers undergraduate and graduate diploma programs. 

Undergraduate Diploma Programs​

Teaching Diploma Program

The teaching diploma program prepares elementary and secondary school teachers. This requires specialization in a subject matter area that can be completed before or during professional preparation in the Department of Education. Once completed, this preparation culminates in a teaching diploma that qualifies a student to teach at either the elementary or the secondary level.​

Diploma in Special Education 

The diploma in special education provides knowledge and practical training in the area of special education for children with mild learning problems between the ages of three and fifteen years. Holders of such a diploma are expected to be able to deal with children who have learning/cognitive processing problems enrolled in special as well as in regular schools

Diploma in Educational Management and Leadership 

The diploma in educational management and leadership provides knowledge and practical training in the areas of educational management and leadership. Holders of this diploma are qualified to become managers of schools and educational training institutions and programs.

Graduate Diploma Scholarships Programs​

DODGE Foundation Scholarship Program

The Dodge Foundation Teacher Training Scholarship at AUB is to develop a cadre of highly trained teachers who can contribute to efforts to improve the quality of teaching in Lebanon in schools serving underprivileged students.

The scholarship covers full-tuition for a one-year, 21-credit teaching or special education diploma.

For eligibility and Conditions, please refer to the following announcement

Graduate Diploma Programs

​Professional Diploma Program in Green Technologies 

The professional diploma program in green technologies (Pro-Green diploma program) caters for professionals aspiring to enhance or complement their technical and decision-making skills in terms of green technologies, or green businesses. The professional diploma degree program in its three specialization​s (energy, building, water) offers outstanding academic quality that enable students to study at top universities with focus on areas of innovation developed with state-of-the-art science and technology expertise. For more details, please visit The Pro-Green Diploma website; as the below sections/tabs are not applicable.​

Scholars in Health Research Program (SHARP)

The Scholars in Health Research Program (SHARP) provides the fundamental skills in the essential disciplines to conduct research, namely epidemiology, biostatistics, research ethics, library science/informatics, and involves hands-on training in the analysis and reporting of large health related datasets in non-communicable diseases.  For more information and application, please refer to the SHARP website; as the below sections/tabs are not applicable.​​


    ​Undergraduate Diploma Programs

    Teaching D​iploma Program
    Completion of the bachelor's degree is a requirement for admission of new students to the teaching diploma programs. AUB students working for their bachelor's degree at AUB have to apply to the department directly. For more details, please check the Department of Education​ ​page.

    Diploma in Special Education 

    For admission to this program students may enroll as part of their bachelor's degree program or after completing the bachelor's degree. It is preferable if the undergraduate major is in education or in psychology, but students with other undergraduate majors may be considered. For more details, please check the Department of Education​ ​page.

    Diploma in Educational Management and Leadership 
    Applicants  should  have  a  bachelor’s  degree  from  a  recognized university. A minimum of one year of relevant professional experience in an educational setting is also required. For more details, please check the Department of Education​ ​page.​​

    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.


    Diploma Programs
    The deadline to apply for the fall 2023–24 term is April 30, 2023​​.

    DODGE Foundation Scholarship Program


    ​​Applicants wishing to apply for Diploma Programs, must do the following:

    1- ​​Apply online
    2- Include the required documents in the application
    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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