American University of Beirut

Admission Requirements - Undergraduate


​Admission to First Year

Admission is by selection of a limited number of the most promising, eligible applicants. All candidates for admission to the Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture must have completed the pre-professional educational requirements of the candidate's country and the approved freshman program in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences of this university as described in this catalogue, or a program recognized as equivalent. The certificates, recognized for admission to the first year in the Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, are listed in the Admissions section of the catalogue. Holders of the technical baccalaureate (BT) are only eligible for admission to the same major as that of their BT.

Admission of Transfer Students

Students attending recognized institutions of higher learning, including AUB, may apply for transfer to any of the undergraduate majors in the MSFEA, depending on availability of places and subject to the following conditions. Students admitted to the Architecture or Graphic Design programs can start in the Fall term only. Applicants must have:

  • completed the equivalent of the sophomore class at the college or university from which they are transferring,
  • attained a minimum cumulative average of 2.7 out of 4.0 (75 out of 100 for AUB students),
  • taken at least 12 credits of math and basic science courses at the sophomore level or higher and attained a total average in these courses of at least 3.0 out of 4.0 (77 out of 100 for AUB students). This requirement does not apply to applicants to the Architecture and Graphic Design programs.
  • and have satisfied the university English requirements for admission.

Applications of transfer students are evaluated and approved by the departments and the Undergraduate Admissions Committee of the faculty. The term in which the student is placed and the complete program of study in the major in which the student is admitted, are determined by the department concerned depending on the number of credits completed at the institution from which the student is transferring.

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