American University of Beirut (AUB) 


top General Information


Street:PO Box 11-0236
Riad El Solh


Post Code:1107 2020

Tel.:+961(1) 350-000

Fax:+961(1) 351-706


Institution Funding



Founded 1866 as Syrian Protestant College with School of Medicine added 1867 and Pharmacy 1871. Rechartered as American University of Beirut 1920. Institutional Accreditation granted 2004. A private non-denominational institution under charter from the educational authorities of the State of New York, USA, with a self-perpetuating Board of Trustees. Supported by fees, income from an endowment, and private gifts and donations. No organic relationship with any government, religious body, etc. [Mailing address: U.S. Office: 3 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza (8th Floor), New York, NY 10017-2303 Second Av. And 47th Str.USA].

Academic Year

September to June (September-February; February-June)

Admission Requirements

Graduation from high school, or secondary school certificate, recognized by the University, and entrance examination including SAT and English language proficiency test such as TOEFL

Tuition Fees

National:8,000-20,000 per annum depending on programme (USD)



Accrediting Agency

Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Student Body


top Officers

Head : Fadlo Khoury

Job title:President

top Divisions

Centre : Advanced Mathematical Sciences

Fields of study:Mathematics

More details:CAMS

Centre : Agricultural Research and Education

Fields of study:Agriculture, Landscape Architecture

More details:AREC

Centre : Arab and Middle Eastern Studies

Fields of study:Arabic, Middle Eastern Studies

More details:CAMES

Centre : Behavioural Research

Fields of study:Arts and Humanities, Behavioural Sciences, Social Sciences

More details:CBR

Centre : Central Research Science Lab

More details:Kamal A. Shair

Centre : Research on Population and Health

Fields of study:Demography and Population, Health Sciences

More details:CRPH

Centre : Science and Mathematics Education

Fields of study:Mathematics Education, Natural Sciences

More details:SMEC

Centre : Teaching and Learning

More details:CTL

Faculty : Agriculture and Food Science

Fields of study:Agricultural Economics, Agriculture, Dietetics, Food Science, Irrigation, Landscape Architecture, Nutrition, Soil Science, Zoology

More details:Beirut, Bekaa'a Valley

Faculty : Arts and Science

Fields of study:Anthropology, Arabic, Archaeology, Art History, Arts and Humanities, Behavioural Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Education, English, Fine Arts, Geology, History, Mathematics, Middle Eastern Studies, Philosophy, Physics, Political Sciences, Psychology, Public Administration, Social Sciences, Sociology

Faculty : Engineering and Architecture

Fields of study:Architecture, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Graphic Design, Mechanical Engineering

Faculty : Health Sciences

Fields of study:Demography and Population, Environmental Studies, Epidemiology, Health Administration, Health Education, Health Sciences, Laboratory Techniques, Public Health

Faculty : Medicine

Fields of study:Anatomy, Biochemistry, Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Immunology, Medicine, Microbiology, Ophthalmology, Orthodontics, Paediatrics, Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Surgery

Institute : Financial Economics

Fields of study:Economics, Finance

More details:IFE

School : Business

Fields of study:Business Administration

More details:Suleiman Olayan School

School : Nursing

Fields of study:Nursing

More details:Rafic Hariri

Unit : Environment and Sustainable Development

Fields of study:Environmental Studies

More details:ESDU

top Degrees

Bachelor's Degree

Professional Doctorate

Fields of study:Medicine

Master's Degree

Fields of study:Bioengineering, Health Administration, International Studies, Islamic Studies, Orthodontics


Fields of study:Arabic, Bioengineering, Civil Engineering, History, Immunology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Pharmacology, Physics, Toxicology

top Student Services and Facilities

Student Services

Academic Counselling


Careers Guidance

Cultural Activities

Facilities for Disabled People

Health Services

Language Laboratory

Social Counselling

Sports Facilities

top Academic Periodicals


Arab Political Documents


Main Press

Office of University Publications

Updated on 12-12-2011