Required Documents

All required documents should be submitted to the admissions office and will become the property of BAU.

  • A Photocopy of the Lebanese Secondary School Certificate or its equivalent (if received) or a certificate of registration in Grade 12.
  • Official high school transcripts of Grades 10 and 11 (transcripts should be submitted in a sealed and stamped envelope).
  • SAT I scores (if applicable).
  • A Photocopy of the Single Civil Status Record (for Lebanese applicants only).
  • A Photocopy of the identity card or passport (for non-Lebanese applicants only).
  • Two recent passport-size photos endorsed by the relevant authorities.
  • Non-refundable application fee of L.L. 200,000 (Applications may be downloaded or filled online:

Important Notes

  • Applicants holding the official Lebanese Secondary School Certificate (General Sciences, Life Sciences and Sociology-Economics) may apply to all majors in the sophomore class.
  • The holders of Sociology and Economics certificate 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.
  • The holders of Literature and Humanities certificate may apply to the faculties of Human Sciences, Law & Political Science, Business Administration, Health Sciences and Design Programs at the faculty of Architecture – Design and Built Environment. They are asked to take additional courses if accepted in the faculties of Health Sciences and Business Administration.
  • Applicants holding a non-Lebanese Secondary School Certificate (French Baccalaureate, Official Government Secondary School leaving Certificate from Arab countries, full IB diploma, IGCSE/GCE,…) should submit an equivalence for their certificate issued from the Equivalence Committee of the Lebanese Ministry of Education & Higher Education.

Admissions Tests

To be accepted for an undergraduate degree, applicants should pass the relevant Admissions Tests as indicated in the table below:

Programs Subjects
Architecture English-Aptitude Test (Thinking Skills, Technical & Architectural Skills) - Interview

Design Programs:

- Interior Design

- Graphic Design

- Fashion Design

English-Oral Exam (Thinking Skills, Technical & Design Skills)
Engineering English-Aptitude Test (Thinking Skills, Scientific Knowledge: Math, Physics, Chemistry)
Pharmacy English-Aptitude Test (Thinking Skills, Scientific Knowledge: Chemistry, Biology, Physics)-Interview.
Medicine & Health Sciences English-Aptitude Test (Thinking Skills, Scientific Knowledge: Biology, Chemistry, Physics)-Interview.

English-Aptitude Test (Thinking Skills, Scientific Knowledge: Biology, Chemistry, Physics)-Practical Exam - Interview.

Science English
Business Administration English
English Language & Literature Reading Comprehension - Writing - Grammar
Mass Communication General Knowledge-Arabic, English/French Languages-Interview-Computer Skills

English Language Proficiency

All programs at the University are delivered in English except The Law, Arabic Language & Literature and Psychology programs that are delivered in Arabic Language. Thus, undergraduate applicants should show a level of proficiency in the English language by obtaining a minimum score on any of the tests shown below:

Test Minimum required score
TOEFL (paper and pencil) 520
TOEFL (internet-based) 68
TOEFL (computer-based) 180
New SAT I (reading & writing section) 480
LCCI (for Business applicants only) Pass Level 6
University of Cambridge English Exams CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English) Pass
CAE (Certificate in Advanced English) Pass
FCE (First Certificate in English) Pass
BAU English Language Admission Exam 60%
  • Applicants should enter BAU code 7373 when registering for the SAT, and B516 when registering for the Toefl IBT, and ask the Educational Testing Service to send the scores directly to the Admissions office.
  • All applicants who successfully completed the IGCSE/GCE program are exempted only from these tests of English Language.
  • Applicants who did not pass the BAU English Language Admission Exam will be asked to take remedial English courses.

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