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    ​To be eligible for the admission to the PhD program, an applicant must hold a master's degree preceded by a bachelor's degree recognized by the university and relevant to the field of study.

    Applicant must also have an outstanding cumulative average, acceptable to the appropriate faculty graduate committee.

    To know about the various PhD programs offered and for detailed information about the specific requirements of each program, please refer to AUB Majors and Programs.

    Please keep in mind that PhD students do not pay tuition, instead, admitted students will sign a contract with the university whereby they will receive a monthly stipend in return for their services in teaching and research.

    Requirements for PhD admissions to AUB are as follows:

    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.


    The deadline to apply for Fall 2023-24 term is March 14, 2024


    ​Applicants wishing to apply to AUB for graduate studies, must apply online:


    Please check the details about graduate Scholarships and Financial aid​.​

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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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