Sophomore

To be accepted for an undergraduate degree at BAU, applicants must hold the official Lebanese Secondary School Certificate or an official equivalent and pass the relevant admission examinations.

  • Applicants holding the official Lebanese Secondary School Certificate (General Science, Life Science and Sociology-Economics section) 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 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 should submit an equivalence for their certificate issued from the Equivalence Committee in the Lebanese Ministry of Education & Higher Education.

English Language Proficiency

All programs and examinations at BAU are set in English except at the Faculty of Law & Political Science and some departments at the Faculty of Human Sciences. Thus, undergraduate applicants should show a level of proficiency in the English language by obtaining a minimum score on any of the tests shown in the table below:

Test Score
TOEFL (paper and pencil) 520
TOEFL (internet- based) 68
TOEFL (computer-based) 180
New SAT I  (reading & writing section) 400
IELTS 5.5
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 Office of Admissions.
  • All applicants who successfully completed the IGCSE 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.

Required Documents For Admission

  • Photocopy of the Lebanese Secondary School Certificate (or its equivalent) or a certificate of registration in Grade 12.
  • Official school records of Grades 10 and 11.
  • Photocopy of the Single Civil Status Record (for Lebanese applicants only).
  • Photocopy of the identity card or photocopy of the 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 from this link. Applicants should fill the application and submit it at the admissions office).

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