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Frequently Asked Questions

If your question isn’t answered here, you may search the LAU website or contact us.

Is LAU accredited?

In the U.S., LAU is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and chartered by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York. In addition, certain degree programs have their own accreditation. Please see Charter and Accreditation for details. In Lebanon, all our degrees are officially recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education.

Where is LAU located?

LAU has campuses in the cities of Beirut and Byblos. In the Campuses and locations section you will find more details about each location, as well as maps. See also the mailing addresses and phone numbers of each campus.

What is the language of instruction at LAU?

All courses at LAU are taught in English, except of course Arabic literature and foreign language courses.

When do classes start and end?

The academic year starts around the end of September and is divided into four terms: two four-month semesters (fall and spring) and two five-week summer terms. Check the academic calendar for important dates such as the start and end of classes, holidays, final exams, course registration, etc.

What degrees and majors does LAU offer?

Please see the full list of academic programs.

Does LAU offer non-degree or special courses of study?

LAU’s Continuing Education Program offers professional training and preparation for professional certifications, as well as many other services in Beirut and North Lebanon.

LAU’s centers and institutes occasionally offer a variety of conferences, lectures, workshops and seminars on specialized topics.

Does LAU offer online degree programs or courses?

No. LAU does not offer any distance programs.

Where can I find a calendar of seminars, conferences and other events to be held at LAU?

LAU maintains a centralized calendar of events, which you may browse online or add to your own calendar system.

What are LAU’s admission requirements, and how to apply?

Please see the Admissions website to learn about the requirements for different programs. You will also find instructions for applying either online or by submitting a printed application.

Does LAU provide housing for students?

The residence halls in Beirut and Byblos provide accommodation for students. Fees vary depending on room type, duration of stay, and campus.

Do LAU students have free internet access?

Students and faculty can access the internet from their own computers and devices via LAU’s wireless networks. They may also use computers with fast connections at the libraries and in various computer centers on both campuses. There are no charges for use of LAU’s internet connections.

How can I contact a person working or teaching at LAU?

Search the online directory to find contact information for LAU faculty and staff. School websites also provide faculty and staff listings.

How can I get involved in student clubs and extracurricular activities?

There are plenty of opportunities for students to stay active and socialize: sports and fitness activities, lectures, workshops, conferences, exhibitions, theater performances, concerts, awareness campaigns, fairs. The Student Life website offers more information about activities as well as guidance on several other aspects of life as an LAU student.

Where can I find a list of open employment vacancies at LAU?

Current opportunities are listed online for faculty, staff and executive positions.

What services and benefits are offered to LAU alumni?

The Alumni & Friends website includes a list of services and benefits. On that website you will also learn what alumni chapters exist worldwide, and what they are doing. You may also check these related news published regularly on the main LAU website.

How can I find a specific piece of information on the LAU website?

If you’re trying to locate a person who works or teaches at LAU, use the directory. For other types of information, our Google-powered site search will look for your keywords across all websites in the “lau.edu.lb” domain (except the directory).

If you still can’t find the information you need, please send us your questions via the feedback form. The Marketing & Communications Department will forward your message to the people concerned within the university.

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