BAU houses 10 faculties and offers 45 undergraduate programs: For more details, please refer to the website:
Answer: BAU attained in 2015 International Institutional Accreditation from the foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation FIBAA, it has taken firm steps to get the international accreditation of many academic programs as well. For more details, please refer to the website:
To be accepted for an undergraduate degree at BAU, applicants must hold the official Lebanese Secondary School Certificate or an official equivalent such as Full IB diploma French Baccalaureate, Official Government Secondary School leaving Certificate, IGCSE/GCE …, and pass the relevant admission examinations. For more details, please refer to the website:
Freshman Program is designed for all students, Lebanese or Non-Lebanese, who hold a high school certificate following a Non-Lebanese Baccalaureate Program based on 12 years of schooling starting with Grade One such as High School Program, IB certificate, IGCSE (O levels),…..For more details, please refer to the website:

During the freshman year, the student should sit for SAT Subject Tests (SAT II) and pass BAU Admissions Tests of specific majors in order to join the sophomore class.

After successfully completing 30 credits in the freshman program and attaining the combined score of SATI and SATII, you should get an equivalence for your certificate issued from the equivalence committee in the Lebanese ministry of education and higher education. For more details, please refer to the website:

We hold two entrance exams per year, the first one will be held in March and the second one in July. Dates of entrance exams and deadlines to apply are available on the website:

Each major at BAU has a specific entrance exam. It may include thinking skills questions, scientific subjects according to the major such as Math, physics, biology…, personal interview, drawing test….

Applicants can find the guidelines and the samples of entrance exams for all the majors on our Website:

Students could apply for 4 undergraduate programs. Choices of majors should be listed on the application form in order of preference.

The holders of Sociology and Economics certificate may apply to all majors in the sophomore class. They are asked to take additional courses if accepted in the faculties of Architecture – Design and Built Environment, Engineering, Science, Health Sciences, Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy. For more details, please refer to the website:

Applicants should show a level of proficiency in the English language by obtaining a minimum score on any of the following tests: BAU English test, Toefl, SATI, IELTS, and University of Cambridge English Exams. For more details, please refer to the website:

The teaching language for all programs at BAU is the English Language, except the programs of Arabic literature, Psychology and Law.

The Intensive English Program is offered by the Language Centre which is located in Beirut Campus. This program was established to satisfy the needs for English language proficiency.

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The Intensive English courses must be registered before any other courses. Students are not allowed to postpone them.

The Preparatory program at BAU aims at preparing newly admitted students who need intensive English language preparation and/or science courses for improvement before starting their undergraduate study program.

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The cost of each credit hour is determined by the university administration. The fees vary depending on the faculty. For more details, please refer to the website:

Payment of fees can be settled in three installments: 35% for the first,  35% for the second and 30% for the third.

The first installment is due at the end of the second week. In the event of canceling the registration of any course during the first 2 weeks of the fall and spring semesters and the first week of the summer session, students are entitled to a full refund. Otherwise, the following rules apply. For more details, please refer to the website:

End of second week, seventh week and twelfth week respectively. A penalty will be applied for the students who miss the deadlines.
A 2% penalty will be applied on the remaining amount of the first payment, 3% penalty on the remaining amount of the second payment and 5% penalty on the remaining amount of the third payment.

BAU is keen to help students and their families cover their higher education expenses, such as tuition and fees. There are several types of financial aid and scholarships provided for students based on different criteria:

Byblos Bank in collaboration with BAU is offering a Student Loan Package. For more details, please refer to the website:

The university will reimburse you all the money you have in excess in your account after graduation only.

All students should pay the 40,000 LL health care center fees during the fall and the spring semesters.

The Center provides a number of health and medical services to the students through a distinguished medical team and with equipment that meet the highest international standards, The Center includes Family Medicine, Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, endocrinology, neurology, cardiology, orthopaedics, psychiatry, Pulmonary medicine and others.

The University provides insurance for its students which only covers the expenses in case of accidents taking place on campus, and/or outside campus premises in the event that the students are attending activities assigned by the university. Note that the insurance does not cover injuries or illnesses if these do not comply with the above policies.

The following facilities are available at BAU:

A Psychology Laboratory is located in the Faculty of Human Sciences.

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Academic Advisor: Each department in the university’s faculties assigns an academic advisor who provides council and guidance to a group of students. The academic advisor assists in course selection and helps solve any issues or problems his/her advisees might encounter throughout their enrollment.

The students must refer to the Undergraduate Academic Calendar published on yearly basis on iConnect and on BAU website:

IC3 is an essential requirement for graduation.

The minimum number of credits to be registered is 12 for all faculties (except for the faculty of Human Sciences, Law & Political Science and Business Administration where it is 9).

The maximum number of credits to be registered is 18. Students that are expected to graduate can register up to 21 credits with the approval of their Dean.

During Summer, the maximum number of credits to be registered is 9 for all faculties

D- is a failing grade. The students must repeat the course and pass it so they can register the subsequent course, knowing that D- has a GPA of 1.

A Student becomes under probation when the semester AND the cumulative GPA are both below 2.

Probation: Except the 1st semester, students receiving SGPA and CGPA less than 2.00 will receive an academic warning and are prevented from registering for more than 12 credit hours in the subsequent semester.

Remedial and Final Dismissal : Except the 1st semester, Students with any two consecutive probations (e.g.: Fall GPA then combined Spring and summer GPA) may be set once as remedial cases if their CGPA greater than or equal to 1.6. In this case, students have to repeat previously taken courses or register new university requirement courses to improve their GPA ( a maximum of 12 credits during fall and spring semesters and 6 credits during summer semester). (A student with remedial case can’t register online in the following semester but he has to pass by the registrar office after filling a registration form with his academic advisor).

- After remedial stage, Students receiving SGPA and CGPA less than 2.00 will be dismissed. - After remedial stage, Students receiving SGPA greater than 2 will be enrolled as normal student. But in case of any other probation, the student will be dismissed. Students are asked to refer to the university regulation and rules booklet found on the website:

An AW is applied when a student fails to attend 80% of the course classes.
The students can submit the “change of major “ form to be signed from both: the dean of the current faculty and the dean of the desired faculty ( as long as the desired major does not require a specific entrance exam), before the deadline of the Drop and ADD period of the new semester and submit the “change of major” form to the admission office.

The students can drop their course(s) during the first week of the semester without any charges on the course(s). Starting from the third week of the semester, the students can withdraw any course but will be charged a variable percentage of the withdrawn course’s cost. The Deadline of withdrawal is by the end of the last week of the semester.

The student must refer to the Rules and Regulations to know the percentage of the charges.

The student should ask his faculty administration to inform the registrar office who will perform this action.

For more information about the General Rules & Regulations please refer to the website:

The Admissions and Registrar offices are open from Monday to Friday:

Winter office hours: from 8:15am till 3:30pm

Summer office hours: from 9:00am till 3:00pm.