IAU Member


top General Information


Street:P.O. Box 11-0236
Riad El Solh


Post Code:1107 2020

Tel.:+961(1) 340-460 +961(1) 350-000

Fax:+961(1) 351-706


Other Sites

Also Office in New York, USA

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.

Academic Year

August to July

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:24,587-41,962 per annum depending on programme (USD)



Accrediting Agency

Ministry of Higher Education; Directorate General of Higher Education; Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE); New York State Education Department (NYSED)

Student Body


top Officers

Head : Fadlo Khoury

Job title:President

Senior Administrative Officer : Mary Jaber Nachar

Job title:Vice President for Administration and Chief of Staff

International Relations Officer : Imad B. Baalbaki

Job title:Vice President for Advancement and Business Development​

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 : Agricultural and Food Sciences

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

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

More details:Maroun Semaan

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

Fields of study:Agricultural Business, Agriculture, Anthropology, Applied Mathematics, Arabic, Archaeology, Architecture, Art History, Biology, Business Administration, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Construction Engineering, Dietetics, Economics, Electrical Engineering, English, Food Science, Geology, Graphic Design, History, Industrial Engineering, Laboratory Techniques, Landscape Architecture, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Media Studies, Medical Technology, Nursing, Philosophy, Physics, Political Sciences, Primary Education, Psychology, Public Administration, Speech Therapy and Audiology, Statistics, Telecommunications Engineering

Professional Doctorate

Fields of study:Medicine

Teaching Diploma

Fields of study:Computer Education, Foreign Languages Education, Health Education, Humanities and Social Science Education, Mathematics Education, Native Language Education, Primary Education, Science Education

Master's Degree

Fields of study:Agricultural Economics, American Studies, Anthropology, Art History, Biochemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Business Administration, Clinical Psychology, Computer Science, Demography and Population, Economics, Education, Energy Engineering, Engineering Management, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Management, Epidemiology, Finance, Food Science, Food Technology, Human Resources, International Studies, Irrigation, Islamic Studies, Meat and Poultry, Media Studies, Microbiology, Middle Eastern Studies, Neurosciences, Nutrition, Orthodontics, Pharmacology, Physiology, Plant and Crop Protection, Plant Pathology, Public Health, Rural Studies, Sociology, Urban Studies, Water Management


Fields of study:Biomedicine, Cell Biology, History, Middle Eastern Studies, Molecular Biology, Physics


Also Certificates and Diplomas

top Academic Periodicals


Arab Political Documents


Main Press

Office of University Publications

top Student & Staff Numbers


Statistics Year:2019-2020

Full Time Total:1297

Staff with Doctorate

Full Time Total:982


Statistics Year:2019-2020


Updated on 14-10-2019