American University of Beirut

Start Your Journey at FAFS

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences (FAFS), established in 1952, is committed to promote and disseminate knowledge through higher education, research, and outreach in food and agriculture, nutrition and dietetics, public health nutrition, agribusiness, landscape architecture, environment and natural resource management, and community and rural development as well as food safety and food security. These fields serve as a basis for improving the livelihoods and well-being of people in Lebanon, the Middle East, and the world. 

Undergraduate Scholarships

Benefit from up to full tuition scholarships when applying to FAFS undergraduate programs. To learn more, please contact Ms. Alhan Shamseddine at

​Undergraduate Studies

Students completing 12 years of schooling and doing one of the following programs: Lebanese Baccalaureate, French Baccalaureate, Syrian Baccalaureate, Jordanian Tawjihi, German Abitur, Official Government Secondary School leaving Certificate, full IB Diploma or IGCSE/GCE​ (3 A levels or 6 AS levels in addition to 6 O levels excluding Arabic)​ can apply directly to the sophomore level at AUB.

To apply for regular sophomore admission, the student needs to submit an undergraduate application along with the following documents:

  • SAT1 results​ (Minimum total SAT I​ of 1270 for FA​FS)
  • High school records during grades 10 and 11​
  • English language requirements (link)

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FAFS Undergraduate Programs | Apply Today | Deadline for Fall 2024-25 is April 2, 2024 |Deadline for Spring 2024-25​​ is October 30, 2024​.

Students can also complete their pre-med requirements while​ majoring at FAFS in Nutrition and Dietetics, Food Science and Management, or Agriculture. 




Graduate Studies

Requirements for Masters admissions to FAFS  are as follows:​

  • ​Official university transcript(s) – All levels 
  • Two recommendation letters ​​
  • English l​anguage requirements (link)

Click here for more information. 

Students seeking thesis-track are eligible to apply for the Graduate Fellowship and Assistantship Program (GFAP). Under the GFAP, eligible students may benefit from tuition assistance equivalent to up to 18 credits. GFAP awards are allocated on a competitive basis and subject to student merit and qualifications, departmental needs, and availability of funds. ​For more information about student eligibility and tuition coverage, click here.​​

FAFS Graduate Programs​ Apply Today | Deadline for Fall 2024-25 is March 14, 2024​.






​Graduate Diplomas

The Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences offers two graduate interdisciplinary diplomas:

The Global Supply Chain Management (GLOB-SM) Graduate Professional Diploma that equips graduates with the necessary knowledge and skills to navigate the complexities of today's global economy. The diploma is FAFS, in collaboration with the Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering (MSFEA) and Suliman Olayan School of Business (OSB). Learn more

The Food Security Graduate Diploma offers a multi-disciplinary perspective and area of study. This program is designed for working professionals and future leaders who are looking for a career-transforming opportunity that explores the areas of food security, agricultural production, nutrition security, and public policy and development programming. Learn more


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