American Univesity of Beirut

Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Full Scholarships for Master's and PhD degrees are available for Fall 2023-24. ​

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Join our family of more than 270 Scholars coming from 27 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. Scholars attend a series of workshops, courses, and fieldwork in addition to the courses for their degrees.


​Eligibility and Admission Criteria

​​​Graduate (Master's) scholarships are open to:

  1. Citizens of countries on the African Continent
  2. Citizens of Lebanon
  3. Refugees living in Lebanon or on the African Continent

​​​PhD scholarships are open to:

  1. Citizens of countries on the African Continent
  2. Refugees living ​on the African Continent​

Selection and admission are based on the following: 

  • Academic promise
  • Financial need
  • Leadership potential
  • Commitment to giving back to the community
  • Demonstration of Readiness for University Studies in English (RUSE) by May 5, 2023


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

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

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