Admission Requirements for a Diploma Degree

Applying to BAU

To apply for a diploma 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. Degree Requirement: Holding a Bachelor Degree obtained from BAU or any other recognized university.
  2. English language proficiency: English is the language of instruction. Hence, applicants must provide evidence of their English language proficiency when applying to programs in one of the following ways:
    Test Minimum required score
    BAU's English Language Proficiency Exam 60%
    TOEFL (paper and pencil) 520
    TOEFL (internet-based) 68
    IELTS 5.5
    Students who score between 50 and 59% in BAU’s English Language Proficiency Exam might be accepted for enrolment, but they will have to take Intensive English courses.
  3. Specialized Admission Exam and Interview:
    • Applicants to some Programs 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 equivalence of the Bachelor Degree from the Ministry of higher education in Lebanon is a must before submitting the application.

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.