Questions & Answers
What degrees are available at LAU?
Please browse our list of undergraduate majors (leading to bachelor’s degrees). In addition, LAU offers more than 30 minors — sets of courses that make up a mini-specialization in a certain subject and are mentioned on the diploma.
What are the fees and when are they paid?
Fees are paid at the beginning of each semester, after the student has chosen her courses. The deadlines are found in the academic calendar.
For most undergraduate students, tuition is calculated as a fixed amount per semester:
|For students taking…||Tuition is…|
|1–11 credits||calculated per credit|
|12–18 credits||equivalent to 12 credits|
|Summer courses (any number of credits)||calculated per credit|
Beside tuition, there may be other fees on your bill. Please see the full list of tuition and other fees.
What is the difference between scholarships and financial aid?
Scholarships are generally given based on merit or achievement, whereas “financial aid” means help that responds primarily to a family’s financial need. Financial aid includes work-study grants, loans, and special grants. Scholarships and aid can be combined to cover up to 100% of tuition. The amounts covered are always deducted from the student’s fees before the payment deadline. Learn more about scholarships and financial aid options.
What kind of support is offered to students?
LAU has several support services to foster a happy and fulfilling academic life. Specialized staff is always available to help with everything from transitioning to university life and choosing a major, to finding employment.
- New-student orientation introduces your child to the university, the faculty, and peers
- Academic advising helps students create an educational plan in line with their interests and abilities, and provides support to overcome any academic challenges
- Career guidance services help new students choose their major and prepare them to achieve their career goals, find internships or jobs, and ace job interviews
- Student life activities encourage students’ academic, intellectual and social growth
Are LAU campuses safe?
We promote safety and wellness in many aspects of student life by means of these features and services:
- A reliable shuttle bus between the Beirut and Byblos campuses, and between Byblos and Tripoli
- Campus cafeterias offering healthy and reasonably priced meals
- Gym facilities and sports activities
- Personal and confidential counseling
- Well-equipped residential buildings with 24-hour security
- Security personnel and gated campuses
- SMS emergency alert system to inform students of any critical situation on campus
- A medical insurance program that ensures access to leading hospitals and clinics
- Smoke-, alcohol-, and drug-free campuses
Can students spend a semester abroad?
We encourage our students to do so. Spending a semester at a university abroad can be a once-in-a-lifetime educational and cultural experience.
These programs are available for LAU students:
- Erasmus+ scholarship: The student pays LAU tuition and receives a scholarship covering travel and living expenses at the host country.
- Exchange semester: The student trades places with a student from a partner university and pays LAU tuition in addition to travel and living expenses.
- Study abroad: The student pays the tuition of the host university in addition to her travel and living expenses.
For the list of universities, deadlines, requirements and more details: Please contact the Office of International Services on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01-786456 ext. 1125 or 2822.
Does LAU receive international students?
Almost 20% of LAU students are from countries other than Lebanon.
Lebanon is a jumble of European and Middle Eastern influences which the Lebanese have transformed into a unique culture of their own.
Despite its small size, Lebanon’s breathtaking geography, rich history, and diversity of cultures make it a fascinating place for young scholars. It’s a great destination for learning Arabic, but it’s also home to many French and English speakers, which makes it easier for foreign visitors to get by.