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Scholarships for first time undergraduate applicants

Scholarships are awarded to academically strong students and can be continued into subsequent years provided the eligibility criteria are maintained.

Merit Scholarships for Local Students (100% of Tuition)

Merit scholarships are awarded to a number of outstanding high school students covering 100% of the recipient’s tuition and aiming to encourage and promote academic excellence.

Eligibility requirements:

  1. Be a graduate of a school in Lebanon.
  2. Be a student in Grade 12 (Lebanese Baccalaureate) or its equivalent.
  3. Achieve excellent academic performance in high school and obtain high SAT scores.
  4. Demonstrate extra-curricular involvement and leadership skills.

Application procedure:

Merit Scholarships for International Students (100% of Tuition)

Merit scholarships are awarded to a number of outstanding high school students covering 100% of the recipient’s tuition and aiming to encourage and promote academic excellence.

Eligibility requirements:

  1. Be a graduate of a school outside Lebanon for the academic year 2018-2019.
  2. Be a non-Lebanese national. 
  3. Achieve excellent academic performance in high school and obtain high SAT scores.
  4. Demonstrate extra-curricular involvement and leadership skills.

Application procedure:

Baccalaureate Scholarships (50% of Tuition)

Baccalaureate (Bacc.) scholarships are awarded to newly admitted students covering 50% of the tuition fees based on their Lebanese, International or French official Baccalaureate exam results. 

Eligibility requirements: Obtain excellent scores on the official Baccalaureate.

Procedure: No application is required; the Bacc. scholarship is automatically awarded to qualified students who will receive a confirmation letter along with their offer of admission.

SAT Scholarships (50% of Tuition)

SAT scholarships are awarded to newly admitted students covering 50% of the tuition fees of the first year of enrollment based on their SAT scores. This scholarship may be renewed in subsequent years in the form of an honor scholarship based on their cumulative GPA.

Eligibility requirements: Obtain a high SAT score.

Procedure: No application is required; the SAT scholarship is automatically awarded to qualified students who will receive a confirmation letter along with their offer of admission.

Entrance Scholarships (10-50% of Tuition)

Entrance scholarships are awarded to newly admitted students in the fall semester of every year and cover from 10% to 50% of the tuition fees of the first year of enrollment based on a combination of their high school grades and SAT scores. This scholarship may be renewed in subsequent years in the form of Honor scholarship if the student maintains a minimum Cumulative GPA of 3.5.

Eligibility requirements: Achieve excellent academic performance in high school grades and obtain high SAT scores.

Procedure: No application is required; the entrance scholarship is automatically awarded to qualified students who will receive a confirmation letter along with their offer of admission.

Honor Scholarships for Current LAU Students (10-50% of Tuition)

Honor scholarships are automatically awarded to LAU students, with a CGPA of 3.5 and above, upon completion of 24 credits at LAU (after first academic year) as follows:

CGPA Scholarship %
3.50 ≤ CGPA ≤ 3.60 10
3.61 ≤ CGPA ≤ 3.65 15
3.66 ≤ CGPA ≤ 3.70 20
3.71 ≤ CGPA ≤ 3.75 25
3.76 ≤ CGPA ≤ 3.80 30
3.81 ≤ CGPA ≤ 3.85 35
3.86 ≤ CGPA ≤ 3.90 40
3.91 ≤ CGPA ≤ 4.0 50

Athletic Scholarship

Athletic scholarships are awarded to newly admitted students with recognized athletics skills.

Eligibility requirements: Have an athletic award, prize or recognition.

Application procedure:

  1. Fill out the Athletic scholarship application form and submit it to the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office by April 30 at the latest.
  2. Submit all supporting documents confirming skills in the specified athletics field.
  3. The Athletic Scholarship selection committee will evaluate applications and selected candidates will receive a confirmation letter

CNRS Scholarships

In collaboration with the National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS), LAU is offering full scholarships to the top five students in Lebanon with the highest scores in the official Lebanese Baccalaureate.

The National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS) is a public institution established in 1962 and assigned with the task of formulating national science and technology policy, initiating, guiding, supporting and conducting scientific research programs and activities in Lebanon.

Eligibility requirements:

  1. Rank among top five in any of the four sections of the Lebanese Baccalaureate exam (General Science, Life Science, Economics/Sociology, or Humanities).
  2. Hold a Lebanese citizenship.

Procedure: No application is required. As a top student among the five highest scorers in the Lebanese Baccalaureate, the Ministry of Education and Higher Education will pass on your name to the CNRS and you will be notified and invited to an orientation session.

U.S.-Funded Scholarship Programs

USAID Higher Education Scholarship Program

Visit the USAID Higher Education Scholarship Program (HES) Website

Tomorrow’s Leaders Scholarship Program

This is a MEPI initiative for capable and highly motivated high school seniors in the Middle East and North Africa who are from underserved backgrounds.

Visit the Tomorrow’s Leaders Scholarship Program Website