USAID University Scholarship Program
​Research Assistant needed for the University Scholarship Program (USP)​​​

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The American University of Beirut is pleased to introduce and launch the Higher Education Scholarship (HES) which offers university-bound students a unique opportunity to pursue quality higher education. The HES award consists of two components: 


Component 1: The University Scholarship Program (USP VIII)  

Component 2: Refugee Scholarship Support (RSS)  

From its inception during AY 2011-12 to date, 436 scholars with equal gender distribution were granted the USP comprehensive scholarship award to complete their undergraduate studies at AUB. A total of 50 scholars graduated under the USP II phase, 51 under the USP IV, 57 under USP V, and 16 under USP VI to date, thus making the total number of scholars who graduated from the program 174. Currently the total number of enrolled scholars is 262. 

This goal is made possible by the cooperation of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) whose generous support by the American people for the USP cohorts is an undoubted demonstration of the relentless commitment to giving the fair chance for deserving students the opportunity to study at AUB as a top university in the Middle East.​

Guidelines For Open Days

  • Candidates are only shortlisted not finally selected
  • Open days start at 7:30 am and end at 5:00 pm
  • Entrance is only through AUB main gate at 7:30 am sharp
  • Candidate should be accompanied by his/her official breadwinner to the open day
  • Breadwinner will sit for the financial interview
  • Candidate will sit for EEE Exam and two interviews (Leadership and Financial)
  • Candidates must bring with him/her application receipt
  • USP VIII candidate must bring with him/her an original ID (هوية او اخراج قيد)
  • Non -Lebanese candidate must bring with him/her her an original ID and the legal residency permit (هوية او اخراج قيد والإقامة)
  • Candidates will receive a transportation fee
  • Parents and candidates will be served breakfast and lunch