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.

The American University of Beirut offers graduate diploma programs. 

Graduate Diploma Programs

Teacher Training Scholarship Program (The Dodge Foundation)​ 
Through a generous grant from the Cleveland Dodge Foundation, AUB will be offering 8-9
scholarships covering full tuition for one year, 21-credit teaching or special education diploma programs each year for three academic years starting fall 2019–20.

The goal of the Dodge Foundation Teacher Training Scholarship Program 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.​

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. Completion of the diploma program will give the qualified student a solid foundation on which to start or further his/her career through developing successful strategies for green technologies including: energy utilization, building design and construction, and management systems; sustainable and safe water production, water management and waste water treatment. The professional diploma degree program in its three majors (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.

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 to SHARP.

Diploma in Food Security (Temporarily frozen)​

The diploma in food security provides a holistic, inter-disciplinary perspective on a critical challenge for the Middle East and North Africa region and the wider developing world. Students will explore the dimensions of food security – availability, accessibility, appropriate utilization, and stability – and their application to public policy and programming in the areas of nutrition, trade, agriculture, public health, food safety, and income generation. Students will gain the skills to design and manage policies and programs within governmental, non-governmental, and multilateral organizations. 


    ​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 visit:

    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 visit:

    Diploma in Educational Management and Leadership

    Graduate Diploma Programs

    Teacher Training Scholarship Program (The Dodge Foundation)​ 
    Applicants must have completed a BS/BA or equivalent, meet AUB’s English language requirements​, be willing to complete a 21-credit diploma in one year, and make a commitment to teach at a school that serves underprivileged students in Lebanon for three years.

    For more information on the selection procedure and criteria check the ​a​pplication form or contact the Department of Education at or 01-350000 ext. 3060

    Professional Diploma Program in Green Technologies 
    For admission to the professional diploma program in green technologies, students should apply through AUB's Office of Admissions. The applicants should have a recognized and related bachelor degree in natural science, mathematics, engineering, or architecture. Consideration will be given to students who have BA degrees provided that they have completed prerequisites of the courses offered in the selected specialization.  For more details, please visit:

    Diploma in Food Security (Temporarily frozen)​
    The diploma in food security is open to both recent graduates and mid-career professionals, providing them a solid foundation on which to start or advance their careers. Applicants to the diploma in food security must have a BS, academic or professional experience relevant to the field of food security, and proficiency in spoken and written English. For more details, please visit: ​

    IMPORTANT NOTE:  All students (Lebanese or non-Lebanese) must secure from the Lebanese Ministry of Education - Equivalence Committee (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.


    Teacher Training Scholarship Program (The Dodge Foundation)​ ​​
    The deadline to apply for the fall 2020–21 term is end of March, 2020​ extended till May 22, 2020

    Diploma Programs

    The deadline to apply for the fall 2020–21 term is end of March, 2020
    The deadline to apply for the spring 2020–21 term is mid-November, 2020


    Teacher Training Scholarship Program​ (The Dodge Foundation)​ ​​
    To apply to the diploma scholarship program, please do the following:​
    1- Complete the Admission and Financial Aid Application for the Dodge Foundation Teacher Training Scholarship Program (DFTTSP).
    2- Provide needed documents as requested on the DFTTSP a​pplication form​.
    3. Email your completed application form and any accompanying documents to including “Dodge Scholarship Application” in the subject.
    4. If admitted, applicants are required to submit the official documents (ex: transcripts) in hardcopy format to the Office of Admissions

    Diploma Programs
    To apply to diploma programs, please do the following:

    1- Download the application form (Diplom​a Application)
    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

    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)

    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 fees 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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