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Study in Beirut

All the information you need about studying in Beirut as an international student.

Why study in Beirut?

Beirut is the capital city of Lebanon, located on the country’s Mediterranean coast. The city is made up of many small districts, each with a different feel, from bohemian to banking and business areas. The city is small enough to walk around, however it isn’t always easy due to limited infrastructure for pedestrians — most locals take taxis or drive.

International students love Beirut for the friendliness of locals, delicious food options on any budget, and the vibrant nightlife. Seeing more of Lebanon is very easy from the capital as the country is small and many day trips can be taken. The city also has an international airport for easy travel to other countries or trips home.

Universities in Beirut

The majority of universities in Beirut are private, and offer a wide range of subjects. There are two universities in the city with English as the main language of instruction, including the American University of Beirut.

Universities will often have their own campus security as well as amenities and accommodation.

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How to study in Beirut

Universities in Beirut will assess your qualifications against their entry requirements, and these may differ depending on which program you have applied for. For studying in English, one of these requirements will be a language proficiency test, which may be waived if you've studied in English before.

As an international student it’s likely that you’ll need to apply for a visa to study in Beirut. The process differs per nationality, so you’ll need to contact your local consulate or embassy who can explain the exact requirements for your country.

Cost to study in Beirut

It's common for universities in Beirut to charge by degree credits, meaning tuition fees can be as much as $30,000 a year. Although tuition fees can be high for education in Beirut, the living costs can be very reasonable, especially when it comes to food. Generally, there are high quality restaurants and street food for all budgets.

Accommodation costs vary drastically depending on whether it is on campus as well as the specific neighborhood of the city.

Key facts of Beirut

  • 79/55°F Summer/winter temperature
  • 1.2 million Population
  • 4 Universities
  • Lebanon Country