American Univesity of Beirut

AUB Holds Sixth Annual Open House for Graduate Studies

​​The American University of Beirut (AUB) successfully held its Sixth Open House for Graduate Studies on its campus on February 21, 2018.

The grand event falls within the graduate recruitment strategy of the university. Around 300 participants from local, regional and international universities and companies seized this unique opportunity and were introduced to all the aspects of graduate studies at AUB in an effective and enjoyable setup. The event was also broadcasted via live streaming (the recording of which is available at ).

Essentially, the event consisted of a comprehensive presentation about AUB, its comparative advantages (in terms of ranking, accreditations…), graduate research and financial resources available for students (including PhD fellowships, Master's graduate assistantships, scholarships and financial aid grants), the campus and its professional and recreational facilities...

Brief presentations by individual faculties followed whereby program offerings, career opportunities and impressive success stories were shared with the audience.

Then, participants were invited to a catered reception where they toured the informational booths set up by all faculties and graduate support service providers (the Graduate Council, Office of Admissions, Office of the Registrar, Office of International Programs…). It was a remarkably vibrant forum for exchange of information and experiences.

At the booths, students had their program specific questions answered. They also interacted with relevant staff and professors and peer students.

Participants were particularly interested in the booths of the graduate scholarships (by MasterCard Foundation and by Al Ghurair Foundation for Education). They were also assisted by dedicated staff from the Graduate Council and the Office of Admissions to create their admission applications on the spot and “sur place". Non-AUB participants were particularly interested in the booth of the University Preparatory Program providing information about English proficiency support courses.

To put it in a nutshell, in less than two hours and in a single place, potential graduate students from AUB and other universities enjoyed the beautiful campus and were familiarized with our Masters and PhD program offerings, and the options available for them to finance their graduate studies at AUB. They even created their admission applications and subscribed for post-event activities!​

For more information about the submission of graduate admission applications, please visit

You may also wish to watch the video about Graduate Studies at AUB on the homepage of the Graduate Council!


AUB offers an increasing variety of graduate programs including interdisciplinary programs:

More than 90 programs spanning the fields of Humanities and Social Sciences, Natural and Computational Sciences, Health, Nursing and Biomedical 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 yet fulfilled the English Language Requirement.

In 2016–2017, AUB granted more than $6.9 million in graduate assistantships and more than $3.2 million in PhD fellowships. These include partial or full tuition waiver and possibly a monthly stipend.​​

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