Lebanon is a sovereign state in Western Asia. It is bordered by Syria to the north and east and Israel to the south, while Cyprus is west across the Mediterranean Sea. It is the smallest recognized country on the entire mainland Asian continent
Its capital city is Beirut and a popular place and most prefered for foreign students who wish to study in Lebanon. Lebanon is a srene place to take our study tour to.
There are four primary languages spoken in Lebanon: Arabic, French, Armenian, and English. However, it gives internation students the ample opportunity to adapt easily.
*Things interational students who wish to study in Lebanon must know!
Arabic is the official national language but legal provisions make French permissible in some official circumstances. University courses are taught in Arabic and French but English is gaining p
opularity, especially in studies of the sciences and international business.
Higher Education in Lebanon
Lebanon holds the #5 spot for education in math and science, according to the 2013 Global Information Technology Report, a list compiled by the World Economic Forum. Other notable distinctions include #10 for best overall quality in education and #13 for quality in management of its school system.
Under- and post-graduate studies in history, the arts, and humanities is centered in a living laboratory when studying in Lebanon.
Lebanon sits at the northern end of the Great Rift Valley, offering a no-other-place-on-Earth opportunity to study geology, tectonic plates, and the birth of new continents as it’s happening. Oil and natural gas have recently been discovered inland and under the Lebanese seabed; students interested in engineering and exploration of these natural resources can learn about them from the ground up, literally, in Lebanon.
Universities in Lebanon
The country can boast of some notable and standard Universities with full accreditation.
2018 Lebanese University Ranking
American University of Beirut
Lebanese American University
Université Saint-Joseph de Beyrouth
Beirut Arab University
Notre Dame University
University of Balamand
Université Saint-Esprit de Kaslik
Lebanese International University
American University of Science and Technology
How to apply
You should apply directly to your chosen Lebanese university, providing documents such as your academic record. If you’re studying at bachelor’s level, you’ll need a high school certificate or equivalent, and you’ll need proof of an undergraduate degree if applying to study at postgraduate level.
The Academic Year
The university school year starts in October. The spring semester follows in February with a summer session after that.
Tuition and fee
The tuition fee in Lebaness universities are significantly affordable, however, some private universities charge more. Top-ranked AUB requires tuition payments for each credit hour up to 15 per semester. Any additional credit hours can be taken free of charge. Tuition costs vary according to study subject and degree program. Additional student expenses include application, registration, housing, internet, health insurance, and student activity fees.
Students enrolled in Lebanon’s universities pay a health insurance premium, with rates that vary according to the number of semesters a student takes.
To study in Lebanon, foreign students must have a current passport that won’t expire until six months after return to the student’s home country. A student residence permit is required of all foreign students, regardless of homeland.
Any student who has ever been to Israel will be denied entry privileges to Lebanon. Visa stamps from Egypt and Jordan are indication enough to deny a student access to the country.