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Study in Lebanon

: We maximize your chance of getting admitted to your chosen universities

The smart alternative to applying direct for a degree in Lebanon and the easy way to find programs that match your eligibility and aspirations

Why study in Lebanon?

Lebanon is a vibrant country in the Middle East, steeped in history and featuring many UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The country’s capital Beirut is increasingly popular with tourists and students for its diversity and growing prosperity.

For students, the country offers a great education, the chance to learn Arabic, a different culture, and a growing international community.

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What are the best programs in Lebanon?

Lebanon is highly regarded for its science and math programs, however, it is likely you’ll be able to find whatever program you are after. Some universities in Lebanon even offer liberal arts programs.

The country can also offer specialist vocational programs at business schools, medical universities and engineering universities.

Whether you’re looking to study for a BA, BSc, MBA, or doctorate degree, Studee can help you find the perfect place to study in Lebanon.

Find & apply to programs in Lebanon

Find programs you love that match your needs & aspirations, where you stand a high chance of acceptance.

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How we maximize your chance of getting admitted

  1. Programs matched to you

    Filter 10,000s of programs down to a shortlist perfect for you, where you have a strong chance of getting admitted

  2. Apply online via Studee

    Complete our application form and only answer the same question once no matter how many programs you apply for

  3. Review, improve & submit

    We rigorously assess your application to ensure you have the best chance of getting admitted before we submit it

  4. Key updates & guidance

    Never miss a deadline or request that could cost you an offer with our regular reminders and updates

Our services are 100% free for students like you because we're funded by universities.

What is the cost of studying in Lebanon?

Tuition costs are calculated using credits. Students can pay as much as $30,000 for their credits for the year (two semesters). This fee may also include items such as books and equipment.

Living costs are similar to those in the US and Europe, with most students setting aside around $15,000 a year for accommodation, food, and travel.

Key facts

  • Lebanese pound ل.ل.‎ Currency
  • 181,000 Student population
  • Arabic Language
  • 41 Universities

Where can you study in Lebanon?

Lebanon can be a difficult country to travel around, and the majority of international students are in the country’s capital, Beirut. Tripoli is the country’s second-largest city and has a similar atmosphere to Beirut, mixing old and new into a thriving city.

Universities in Lebanon

What are the requirements to study in Lebanon?


Each university will have its own entry requirements, but it will usually include the completion of secondary education (12 years minimum). In some cases, a university will need you to do a foundation year to fulfill their qualification requirements.

English language tests

If the language of instruction of your chosen program is English, you will need to have an English language proficiency test result such as TOEFL or IELTS.

Lebanon student visa

It’s likely that you’ll need a visa to stay in Lebanon for an extended period of time. As the process differs per country, you’ll need to contact your local consulate or embassy who will help you with the process.

Once in Lebanon, students need to obtain a residence permit before their visa that they traveled to Lebanon on expires. Getting a residence permit can take two months to issue and universities can advise on the process and document requirements.

Lebanon student visa requirements

How to study in Lebanon

  1. Choose a university and program in Lebanon
  2. Ensure you can meet the specific requirements set by the university and take any necessary English tests
  3. Apply through the university’s chosen platform. Submit your application which will include sections such as personal data, educational background, and a letter of intent
  4. Submit any supporting documents such as official translated transcripts, test scores, and proof of finances
  5. Pay an application fee if necessary
  6. Wait for a decision on your application
  7. Accept your offer and pay any deposits for tuition or accommodation
  8. Start the process for your Lebanon student visa

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