American Univesity of Beirut

Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Join our family of 213 Scholars from 20 countries!

Become a Mastercard Foundation Scholar at AUB!

About the Program

The American University of Beirut (AUB) is offering full scholarships for graduate and undergraduate education for the academic year 2020-21​ 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 field work 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​​​efugee and displaced living in Lebanon 

Undergraduate scholarships are open to nationals of Lebanon or refugee and displaced living in Lebanon

Selection and admission are based on: 

  • Academic promise
  • Financial disadvantage
  • Leadership potential
  • Desire to give back and go back to one's community


​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.

Check out the new scholars' Pre-Arr​ival Booklet 2019-2020 designed to shed light on basic rules and regulations, Lebanese culture and traditions, and other useful information. ​

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

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