Apply to LAU

Apply as a Visiting Student

You are a local or an international student visiting or coming to study abroad for one semester or more at LAU and switch back to your institution, and there is no exchange agreement between your home university and LAU. If there is an exchange agreement between your university and LAU, view the instruction for exchange students.

Before you apply

View the majors LAU offers and the application deadline

Prepare the required documents and pass the 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. 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.

Learn how to prepare your documents to upload them on the online application. 

Important Notes

How to Apply

Step 1: Fill out and submit your application

Prepare your documents and apply online.*

*Please make sure to specify the correct type of application when you create your account: “Study Abroad Application.”

Step 2: Pay the application fee

Application fee of $40 can be paid online using debit or credit cards (Visa or Mastercard only), or in cash through OMT or at BLOM Bank.

Step 3: Activate your Portal

After you apply and you pay your application fees, you will receive an email within 3 to 10 working days to the email address you filled out in your admission application. This email will contain your unique username and tentative password and the steps you need to follow to activate your Portal account. 

The LAU Portal is a personalized online platform, log in to be able to:

Questions? Please contact the Admissions Office.


If you are an international student, please contact the Office of International Services for a smooth start.

On your Portal, view your admissions package:

Questions? Please contact the Admissions Office.