American Univesity of Beirut

Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program

We are currently​ not accepting applications for Undergraduate and Graduate studies. ​Stay tuned for new updates!​​​​

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Join our family of 282 Scholars coming from more than 20 countries!

Become a Mastercard Foundation Scholar at AUB!

About the Program

The American University of Beirut (AUB) offers full scholarships in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation.

The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at AUB aims to prepare young people to be agents of change in their communities, countries, and regions. The Program requires Scholars to attend a series of workshops, courses, and fieldwork in addition to the courses for their degree.


Eligibility and Admission Criteria

Graduate scholarships are open to:

  1. Nationals of Africa
  2. Nationals of Lebanon
  3. R​​​efugees and displaced people living in Lebanon 

Selection and admission are based on: 

  • Academic promise
  • Financial need
  • Leadership potential
  • Desire to give back and go back to one's community
  • Proof of meeting RUSE (Readiness for University Studies in English) requirement


​For more information about The Mastercard Foundation Global Scholars Program, please visit the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Prog​ram​​ website​​​

This Scholarship Program is open to Bachelor and Masters Degree Programs offered  at AUB. PHDs, Diplomas and the study of medicine are not covered.​

For information about AUB and Lebanon please visit the Office of International Programs  at AUB​

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