Admission Requirements for a PhD Degree

Applying to BAU

To apply for a PhD degree, please obtain an application and submit it together with all required documents to the Graduate Department Office in Beirut Site or send it by email to gradstudies@bau.edu.lb.
Graduate Admission Form (application)

Essential Requirements

  1. Minimum grade: Master’s degree with minimum CGPA 2.33 or minimum percentage grading system of 70%
  2. Special admission interviews:
    • Applicants to the Faculty of Law and Political Science are required to attend an interview before the final decision of acceptance.
    • Applicants who’re graduated for 5 years or more are eligible for interview or a specialized exam to assess the level of their scientific information and familiarity with advanced information in their specialization.

Application Checklist

  • An endorsed photocopy of the Individual Civil Status Record for Lebanese applicants and passport copy endorsed by an official entity for Non-Lebanese.
  • Two recent photos endorsed by an official entity.
  • An endorsed photocopy of the Official Lebanese Secondary Certificate or its equivalent
  • An endorsed photocopy of the Bachelor Degree along with a transcript of the courses studied and grades attained.
  • An endorsed photocopy of the Master Degree, along with a transcript of the courses studied and the grades attained.
  • An Equivalence of the Bachelor and Master’s Degree from the Ministry of higher education in Lebanon is a must before submitting the application.
  • Three recommendation letters (Graduate Recommendation Form)
  • A copy of the Master's thesis.

Semester Duration and Admission Dates

  • Fall Semester: Spans 14 week and starts in September: Students are required to submit their application between 1 April and 31 July.
  • Spring Semester: Spans 14 week and starts in February. Students are required to submit their application between 1 December and 31 December.
For all dates, use the following link to access the calendar: Graduate Academic Calendar.

Acceptance

Students are to check the Graduate Studies office within a month from the date of their application of the decision. The final acceptance in a program is based on the applicant's qualification, class capacity and the recommendation of the faculty council.