The American University of Beirut seeks students of sound character and demonstrated academic achievement and promise. In accordance with the policies of its founders and with its equal opportunity policy, the University admits students regardless of race, color, religion, gender, disability, or national origin. The University values its strong ties with its alumni and considers the attendance of alumni children important to the maintenance of these ties and to the continuation of its traditions.

University Preparatory Program (UPP)


Admission requirements, documentation, test scores, and submission deadlines are the same for all undergraduate programs, with two main exceptions:

  • Lebanese students applying for entry into the freshman class must submit permission from the Equivalence Committee of the Lebanese Ministry of Education.
  • Lebanese students who graduated from non-Lebanese programs must submit the equivalence to the Lebanese baccalaureate from the Ministry of Education.

Information for Undergraduate Students

The University of Balamand offers an Intensive Language Program and a Remedial Program that prepare students for the language aptitude entrance examinations required by the different departments at the University.

Failure to meet language requirements set by the University may place a student in the Intensive Language Program. This Program