Study at LAU

International Students

Guide for Incoming Students

Pre-Arrival Information

Health

Mandatory:

Submit the above-mentioned documents to the Health Office on your campus upon arrival.

General Tips:

For more assistance, contact our Health offices.

Housing

Airport Arrival

Rafiq Hariri International Airport is the only international airport in Lebanon.

For assistance, please check the recommended companies below:

Residency Papers

To get your residency papers sorted you will need:

For any inquiries about Residency issues please contact the General Security Hotline 1717 or check their website.

Please note that whether you are planning to stay in Lebanon for four months, six months or even a year, you must apply for a one-year residency and the cost is L.L. 250,000, which must be paid in Lebanese Currency at the General Security.

Living in Lebanon

Safety/Security

University Emergency Numbers

Lebanon Emergency Numbers

For more information and contact details, refer to this page.

Cost of Living

As the capital of Lebanon, Beirut is the most expensive city in the country. Nevertheless, compared to Europe, living in Beirut is more or less affordable.

Accommodation Within Beirut $600–$1,000/month
Accommodation Outside Beirut $400–$660/month
Food $40
Leisure $150

 

Transportation

Buses

Taxis and Service (ser-vees)

Telecommunications

Lebanon’s country code is +961. It is worth your while to buy a local SIM card sinc e you are staying more than one month. The cost of a SIM card is around $30, which is charged monthly for about $26; Touch and Alfa are the only providers.

The Buddy Program

How about a buddy to smooth your transition to our campus and the Lebanese community? Lebanese students are here to help before your arrival and during your stay in Lebanon. Learn more / request a Buddy.

Checklist

Before you travel

When you arrive to your destination country

Before your leave Lebanon

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