Admissions

Admission

Requirements

To Enter as a Sophomore Student You Need

Lebanese General Secondary Certificate (previously known as “Lebanese Baccalaureate“)—or equivalent, as determined by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MEHE).

Documents to Submit With the Application
  1. A certified copy of the Lebanese General Secondary Certificate, or equivalent.
  2. Certified transcript of grades for the last three high-school (or technical school) classes.
  3. One recent passport-size photo.
  4. Photocopy of identity card or passport.
Application Fee

$10 (non-refundable)

To Enter as a Freshman Student You Need

High school diploma—or any school leaving certificate other than the Lebanese General Secondary Certificate (previously known as “Lebanese Baccalaureate“).

Documents to Submit With the Application
  1. An official school document confirming the completion and passing of High School requirements.
  2. High school transcript for grades 10, 11, and 12.
  3. Exemption from the Lebanese program and authorization to join a foreign program by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MEHE).
  4. SAT scores.
  5. One recent passport-size photo.
  6. Photocopy of identity card or passport.
Application Fee

$10 (non-refundable)

To Enter as a Transfer Student You Need

  1. Lebanese General Secondary Certificate (previously known as “Lebanese Baccalaureate“)—or equivalent.
  2. Official transcript of undergraduate record.
  3. A copy of the undergraduate course descriptions certified by the university.
Documents to Submit With the Application
  1. A certified copy of the Lebanese General Secondary Certificate, or equivalent.
  2. High school transcript for grades 10, 11, and 12.
  3. One recent passport-size photo.
  4. Photocopy of identity card or passport.
Application Fee

$10 (non-refundable)

Notes
  1. Transfer credits are granted to those courses in which the student obtained a minimum grade of “C”.
  2.  Applicants from international universities should certify the official transcript at the embassy of the concerned country in Lebanon and at the Lebanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
To Enter as a Graduate Student You Need
  1. A university degree.
  2. A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.7.
Documents to Submit With the Application
  1. Certified copy of the university degree.
  2. Updated CV.
  3. Two recommendation letters.
  4. Official transcript of the bachelor’s degree.
  5. Bachelor's degree equivalency if needed.
Application Fee

$10 (non-refundable)

Conditional Admission

To remedy specific academic deficiencies, students accepted on a conditional basis may be required to take special undergraduate courses and receive a grade of “B” or better in those courses. The conditional courses will be specified in the acceptance letter.

Validity

Admission is valid only for the academic year for which the student applies.
If the student does not register during this year, the acceptance becomes invalid, and a new application must be submitted.

Deadlines

Admission Type Application Deadline
Early Admission to Fall
Mid-May
Regular Admission to Fall
End of August
Admission to Spring
End of December
Admission to Summer
Mid-June

Placement Tests

Sophomore applicants must take the AUT English Placement Test (EPT). Standardized tests are also accepted. Minimum scores of 72 on iBT, 550 on the English section of SAT, and 6.0 on IELTS are required to exempt applicants from intensive English courses.

Some programs require additional placement tests.
Programs Placement Tests Remarks
All Programs in the Faculty of Business Administration
Mathematics for Business + English
Students from a Life Science (LS) or General Science (GS) backgrounds may be exempted from the Mathematics for Business test.
Translation
French + English
Computer Science | Information Technology
Mathematics for Science + English
Water Resources and Geo-Environmental Sciences
Science + English

Tuition and Fees

One Investment
A Lifetime of Returns

Earning a university degree is one of the most important investments you will make in your life.
AUT offers high-quality education at a reasonable cost, much lower than the cost of a university of a similar level. Financial aid is also available.
Tuition/Fees 2023-2024 Condition Cost
Tuition
Per credit
$120 + 3,000,000 LP
Graduate tuition
Per credit
$170 + 4,350,000 LP
Application fee
For residents of Lebanon—Including all placement exams
$10
Application fee
For expatriates and international students—including all placement exams
$50
Registration and insurance fees
Per semester
$300
Technology fee
Per semester
$200
National Social Security Fund (NSSF) fee
Per year
3,000,000 LP
Late registration fee
$10
Change of major
Within the same Faculty
$10
Change of major
To another Faculty
$15
Petition
$1.5
Transcript
$10
Diploma duplicate
$75
Certificate/Attestation
$5
Final exam make-up
Per course—if approved
$25
Graduation fee
Paid upon graduation
$200
Diploma shipping by courier
$50
Smart ID card
$5
Deposit for cap and gown
Partial refund upon return
To be announced
Cap and gown rental
To be announced
Graduation photo/video
To be announced

Registration

The Registration Process

01

Business Office

Pay the registration fee and get a receipt.

02

Advising

Each new student is assigned an advisor from the Faculty he/she wants to join. The advisor helps the students plan their course of study.

03

Online Registration

Students do their registration on PowerCampus. The registration is confirmed or modified by the advisor.

04

Payment Plan

Students receive an sms from the Business Office to pick up their payment plan.

General Rules

  • Registration in absentia or by proxy is not allowed.
  • New students must ensure that all the documents required from them in the letter of admission are submitted to the Admissions Office before registration.
  • New and transfer students should show their letter of admission before paying their registration fee at the Business Office.

Refund Policy

Refund, where applicable, applies only to tuition. Fees are not refunded.

ID Card

Each new student must submit, with his/her application to the Admissions Office, a recent photo, which will be used by the Student Affairs Office to issue an ID card for the student. This ID must be carried on campus at all times, and be shown when necessary for identification and for certain university transactions.

Early Registration

The University offers returning students the facility to pre‐register online, using the AUT portal, in order to gain access to a wider selection of classes before sections close. Students who register online must pay before the first payment deadline. Pre‐registration dates and first payment deadline are indicated in the Academic Calendar.

Late Registration

Students who fail to register during the regular period for registration can still register during the late registration period indicated in the Academic Calendar, but will be charged an extra fee.

Financial Aid

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Benefit from Financial Aid

An Affordable University
Made Even More Affordable

Cost is a common barrier to higher education. We do our best to reduce the cost, to make it easier for students and their parents.

Financial aid is available to students to help them cover the costs of education. It can be awarded in the form of discounts, work-study, grants, and scholarships.

How to Apply for Financial Aid

The Financial Aid Process

The Financial Aid application form may be obtained from the Financial Aid Office. It must be filled out and submitted before September 15 for the Fall semester, and January 15 for the Spring semester.  The information provided is, of course, strictly confidential. Along with the application form, students must submit the required documents. The Financial Aid Office then contacts the student for an interview, accompanied by parent or guardian, before a decision is made.
Providing misleading information may result in the rejection of the Financial Aid application. If the Financial Aid Office later discovers that incorrect information was given, the university reserves the right to revoke financial aid and request the return of the money already paid.
01

Application

+ Required Documents

02

Interview

With Parent or Guardian

03

Decision

By Financial Aid Office

General Rules

  • Financial aid is given to deserving students regardless of race, religion, nationality, or gender.
  • Financial aid is granted for one academic year—from October to June. It may be renewed upon reapplication if eligibility still holds.
  • Financial aid applies only to the portion of the tuition in Lebanese pounds.
  • Financial aid is deducted from the tuition, and does not include the Registration and Insurance, Technology, and NSSF (National Social Security Fund) fees.
  • One kind of financial aid may be combined with another to cover more of the total cost of education.
  • Students not eligible for financial aid who cannot pay the tuition and fees all at once are allowed to pay the amount in installments throughout the current semester.
  • Many governmental and non-governmental organizations provide parents with financial assistance to help them with the educational needs of their dependents. Students on financial aid who benefit from such aid must inform the Financial Aid Office, in writing, of any such financial assistance they are receiving. The total financial aid received from AUT and the external sources should not exceed the student’s tuition and fees.

Types of Financial Aid

Discount

Regular Discount: Given to deserving students.

Sibling Discount: A 10% discount is given to brothers and sisters registered at the same time. With three siblings, they get 20% discount each.

Athletic Discount: A 10% discount is given to athletes who are selected to play in the various sports teams of the university.

Corporate Discount: By special agreement between AUT and any given institution, students sponsored by this institution may benefit from a discount which must not exceed 25% of the tuition.

Staff Discount: Staff family members benefit from a 25% discount on tuition; whereas the children of staff benefit from 100% discount.

 

Work-Study

The work-study program gives students the opportunity to work part-time in the university to help them pay for their education and acquire work experience.

 

Grants

President Grant: The President of the university chooses the recipient(s) of this grant, which could be offered to more than one student.

Designated Grant: Given by individuals or organizations according to criteria determined by the donor.

 

Scholarships

Granted to students with excellent grades in high school or who achieve a very high GPA at AUT.

Eligibility

To be eligible for financial aid, students must meet the following requirements:

  1. Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment at AUT.
  2. Be registered for at least 15 credits—unless they are in their last semester, and are left with less than 15 credits to graduate.
  3. Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.4 and above. New students may get financial aid based only on financial considerations, and that for only one year. The GPA requirement will apply after the first year.
  4. No disciplinary action was taken against them.

Loss of Eligibility

Students lose financial aid if:

  1. Their cumulative GPA drops below 2.4. Reinstating financial aid is possible, upon reapplying, if the cumulative GPA becomes satisfactory again.
  2. They are subject to disciplinary action.
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