Apply to LAU


Apply as a Transfer Student

You are a transfer student if you are/were enrolled in a college/university and want to switch to LAU.

Undergraduate Student

Step 1: Choose your major

View the majors LAU offers, and if you need help with choosing your major, this page might help you. 

Step 2: Prepare required documents and pass tests

  1. One recent passport-size photo.
  2. A clear photocopy of your identity card or passport (should be the same as the nationality to be used in the registration process at LAU).
  3. A clear photocopy of your Family Civil Status record (For Lebanese and Arab nationals)
  4. Official updated university transcripts from all universities you attended, along with course descriptions of all completed courses Undeclared transcripts cannot be accepted after enrollment. Request your university to send us an official online copy of your transcript. If this option is not available at your university, upload a copy of your transcript in a one file document and request your university to mail your Official transcript to our mailing address.
  5. A copy of your official diploma, (Lebanese Baccalaureate, French, International Baccalaureate Diploma, High School Diploma, G.C.E.s etc.) and the official Lebanese Equivalence obtained from the Ministry of Education in Lebanon. A certified copy to be sent once available.
  6. If you have completed fewer than 30 credits, you must submit the copies of the transcripts of the last three years at school. The originals to be sent once available.
  7. Applicants to the School of Engineering must submit copies of the transcripts of the last three years at school as well as the SAT scores if taken. Original transcripts to be submitted once available.
  8. You might be required to submit proof of English proficiency (depending on the university/college(s) you attended) by submitting ONE of the below or if you have not completed the equivalent of at least 12 credits.
  1. If you are a U.S citizen or U.S. Green Card holder you must submit along with the application the W-9S form that can be downloaded from the IRS website, with proof of your social security number. With this information, LAU is able to provide U.S. students (or parents of dependent students) with Form 1098-T that is used for American tax related purposes.

Step 3: View additional requirements if you hold a High School Diploma or its equivalent

Students who hold a High School Diploma or its equivalent and are transferring to LAU should secure the below to be eligible to be accepted into a major rather than freshman.

Step 4: Check which credits can be transferred

Transfer students from universities not recognized by LAU:

Transfer students coming from an institution of higher education not recognized by LAU* may be conditionally accepted after satisfying the requirements for admission at LAU. If accepted, their admission will be for a probation period with no transfer of credits. They must complete 12 new credits in the first semester of enrollment at LAU, 6 of which must be major courses, and achieve a minimum GPA of 2.50/4.00. Then, they may petition to the school concerned for transfer of credits if applicable.

*Contact the Admissions Office to learn whether your university is recognized by LAU.

Guidelines for students transferring from LOCAL universities to assess courses.

N.B.: The information above is a general guideline to help in assessing the equivalence of courses for students transferring from local universities in Lebanon to LAU. Please note that this guideline is not binding on the academic departments, as they may have additional factors to bring to the assessment of equivalence.

Step 5: Pay the application fee

Application fees can be paid online using debit or credit cards (Visa or Mastercard only).

Please note that students enrolling in summer or fall 2021 will have their application fees deducted from their tuition fees.

Application fees will change after January 29. You can view all application and exam fees in USD on this page and the fees in LBP on this page.

Step 6: Apply for financial aid 

Learn more about LAU’s financial aid packages and apply online

Important Notes

Graduate Students

A maximum of 6 graduate credits may be transferred from another institution recognized* by LAU, or between LAU graduate programs.

Except where otherwise specified, a maximum of 6 graduate credits taken as an undergraduate at LAU in the student’s last year, over and above the total number of credits required for graduation, may be transferred. Only courses where a grade of B or above was earned may be transferred. Transferred credits should not have been used for another degree that was a prerequisite for admission to the graduate program in which a student is enrolled.

A request for the transfer of credits should be filed at the Registrar’s Office during the student’s first semester. The petition will be reviewed by the relevant department or school, and you will be notified.

*Contact the Admissions Office to learn whether your university is recognized by LAU.

Follow the graduate application process

Important Notes

  • Only completed applications will be reviewed.
  • Fulfillment of the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission.
  • Admission is valid for one semester only.
  • Transfer of applications from one campus to another or change of major are possible if the requests are made within the set deadlines.
  • The Admissions Office reserves the right to verify and request original documents of all copies submitted.