Following the success of its First Open House for Graduate Studies, the American University of Beirut (AUB) hosted on November 28th the Second Open House. The event was attended by around 200 participants from local, regional and international universities and companies. The event was a great opportunity to familiarize potential candidates with the Master’s and PhD degrees currently offered at AUB as well as the available student scholarships and related application submission process.
New program offerings expected to be launched in Fall 2014-2015 were also presented at the event. They include the following graduate and post-graduate programs and diplomas: M.S. in Energy Studies, Master of Public Policies and International Affairs, M.S. in Chemical Engineering, M.E. in Chemical Engineering, Scholars in HeAlth Research Program and Diploma in Green Technologies.
Participants were also invited to a reception that allowed them to efficiently interact with AUB Faculty, relevant staff and current graduate students. Moreover, a series of booths was also set up to provide further information about graduate programs and services offered by the various AUB Faculties, the Division of University Interdisciplinary Programs, the University Preparatory Program (English Proficiency), Office of the Registrar, Office of International Programs, Graduate Student Society, Admissions Office and the Graduate Council. Furthermore, participants had the chance to experience a glimpse of campus life by visiting AUB facilities via peer-guided tours.
AUB offers an increasing variety of graduate programs including interdisciplinary programs:
70 programs spanning the fields of Humanities and Social Sciences,
Natural and Computational Sciences, Health, Nursing and Medical
Sciences, Agricultural and Food Sciences, Business and Economics,
Engineering and Architecture….
The AUB University Preparatory Program also offers an Intensive
English Summer Course for newly admitted graduate students coming from
outside AUB who have not fulfilled the English Language Requirement.
AUB granted more than $4 million in graduate assistantships and
$750,000 in PhD fellowships in 2012–2013. These include coverage of
tuition fees, stipends and possibly housing allowances in return for
assisting faculty members in teaching and/or research.