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American University of Beirut

Check whether American University of Beirut is right for you as an international student.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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Study abroad at American University of Beirut

The American University of Beirut (AUB) bases its education on the American liberal arts model. The University encourages freedom of thought and expression and focuses on producing graduates who think creatively and critically.

There are more than 130 programs on offer across bachelor's, master's, MD, and PhD degrees; these are within agricultural and food sciences, arts and sciences, engineering and architecture, health sciences, medicine, nursing (Rafic Hariri School), and ​business faculties.​

AUB is located in Ras Beirut, with its main 60.9 acre campus overlooking the Mediterranean sea. Facilities include athletic fields, a private beach, a natural history museum, and five libraries.

Why study at the American University of Beirut?

  • Student staff ratio

    AUB's student staff ratio is 11:1

  • AACSB accredited

    the most sought after business school accreditation in the world

Life as an international student

Of AUB's 8,000 students, 22% are international students from over 86 countries. With French and English widely spoken within Beirut, it's easy for many nationalities to feel at home in this lively and interesting city. Lebanon in general has a rich mix of ethnic, political and religious views providing plenty of opportunities for discussion; both inside and outside the classroom.

The Office of International Programs at AUB promotes internationalization and diversity, while its International Student Services department supports students from abroad; you’ll be helped to integrate into the community and enjoy a rich academic and cultural experience.

Student life & facilities

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  • Library
    • Computer labs
    • Group Study Rooms
    • Quiet Areas
    • Museum
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  • Fitness Centre
    • Machines
    • Free Weights
    • Swimming Pool
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    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
  • Transport
    • Campus parking

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Fees and funding

All academically gifted students, regardless of their socio-economic background, should have access to AUB. Please note that your admissions status will not be jeopardized by applying for financial aid. AUB has a strong financial aid program to assist needy students in meeting the cost of their education.

Undergraduate Tuition

  • From US$18,780 to US$26,220 per year

Graduate Tuition

  • From US$16,902 to US$40,948 per year

No scholarships available for international students.


American University of Beirut

Riad El-Solh / Beirut 1107 2020, Lebanon

Lebanon and its capital city Beirut is known for its mountains, Mediterranean coastline, world famous cuisine, inexhaustible nightlife, rich cultural, and historical offerings.

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Visa requirements for American University of Beirut

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