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BAU is proud to announce the launch of Three new Undergraduate Programs in Tripoli campus starting the Academic Year 2024-2025:

  • Bachelor of Pharmacy
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Engineering
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing

Apply and Get Up to 30% Financial Aid on Your Tuition Fees.

We are excited to expand our reach with the opening of our latest campus in Bekaa.

Offering THREE New Undergraduate Programs starting the Academic Year 2024-2025:

  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Management
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing

Apply and Get Up to 35% Financial Aid on Your Tuition Fees.

Admission To Fall 2024-2025

Second Admission Exam (except Medicine & Dentistry)

  • Exam date: Starting Tuesday, July 30th, 2024
  • Submission of applications: Starting Tuesday, May 7th, 2024
  • Deadline: Thursday, July 25th, 2024

Please note that applications could be submitted online: http://ban-prod-ssb2.bau.edu.lb:7750/PROD/bwskalog.P_DispLoginNon

  • 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.
  • 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).
  • A recent passport-size photo endorsed by the relevant authorities.
  • Non-refundable application fee of $30.

All submitted documents will become the property of BAU.

  • Applicants must hold the official Lebanese Secondary School Certificate or an official equivalent.
  • Applicants should sit the admission exam relevant for each program at BAU as shown in the table below.
  • No admission exam is required for the Faculty of Law and Political Science and for some programs at the Faculty of Human Sciences (Arabic Language & Literature and Psychology).
  • Applicants must prove their English Language proficiency by sitting for a placement test conducted by the University or by obtaining a minimum score on any of the equivalent tests.
  • 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 Engineering, Science, Health Sciences, Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy and the Architecture program.
  • 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 obtain an equivalence of the Lebanese Secondary School Certificate from the Equivalence Committee of the Lebanese Ministry of Education & Higher Education.

Programs

Admission Exam 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.

Dentistry

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

Science

English

Business Administration

English

English Language & Literature

Reading Comprehension - Writing - Grammar

Mass Communication

General Knowledge – Arabic, English/French Languages – Interview

  • The number of accepted students depends on the capacity of each program.
  • Accepted students will be asked to make a commitment to enroll with a non-refundable deposit.
  • Acceptance is valid for one academic year only.

All programs at the University are delivered in English Language except the programs of Law, Arabic Language & Literature, and Mass Communication 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 one of the following approved English language exams:

Exams

Minimum required score

TOEFL (paper and pencil)

520

TOEFL (internet-based)

68

TOEFL (computer-based)

180

SAT I (reading & writing section)

480

IELTS

5.5

BAU English Language Admission Exam

60%

The BAU English Language Admission Exam is one of the tests approved by BAU when assessing candidates for admission.

The English Language Admission Exam is prepared and conducted at BAU. It is considered as a placement test that gauges the applicants’ language proficiency and classifies them along the intensive English courses at BAU. The questions are equally divided among four sections: reading, vocabulary, language focus and writing. Each section contains items that are graduated to cover all levels: Elementary (A2), Pre-Intermediate (B1), and Intermediate (B1+), Upper-Intermediate (B2) and Advanced (C1), based on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).

Applicants who do not successfully pass the BAU English Language Admission Exam, are required to take intensive English courses offered at the University.

Applicants to the faculties of Medicine and Dentistry are required to pass the BAU English Language Admission Exam with ONE Intensive English Language course only otherwise, they won’t be considered for admission.

Applicants who successfully completed the IGCSE/GCE program are exempted from BAU English Language Admission Exam.

Applicants should enter BAU code 7373 when registering for the SAT, and B516 when registering for the TOEFL IBT; the Educational Testing Service should be requested to send the scores directly to the Admissions Office.

Architecture - Design and Built Environment

Architecture Program

Guidelines

Sample 1

Sample 2

Sample 3

Sample 4

Sample 5

Design Programs (Graphic Design, Interior Design , Fashion Design)

Guidelines

Engineering

Sample 1

Sample 2

Sample 3

Sample 4

Sample 5

Medical Faculties (Pharmacy, Medicine, Dentistry, Health Sciences)

Interview for Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Dentistry Practical Exam

Sample 1

Sample 2

Sample 3

Sample 4

Sample 5

English

Sample 1

Sample 2

Sample 3

Sample 4

Sample 5

Department of English Language and Literature

The admission exam aims to gain appreciation of you as a future student of the Department. To gain some insight into your personality, potentials, intellect and creativity, the exam will focus on the following highlights:

  1. Personal information
  2. Your motivations and intellectual foundations
  3. Language proficiency and skills
  4. Critical thinking; creative outlook
  5. Vision, goals and professional/career orientations

Department of Mass Communication

The admission exam aims to gain appreciation of you as a future student of the Department qualifying in a career in the media. To gain some insight into your personality, potentials, intellect and creativity, the exam will focus on the following highlights:

  1. Personal information
  2. Your motivations and intellectual foundations
  3. Acquired and language skills
  4. Critical thinking; creative outlook
  5. Understanding of the role of traditional vs. new media in the society
  6. Vision and professional/career orientations

No admission exam is required for the Faculty of Law and Political Science

Acceptance to the Faculty of Business Administration requires only sitting the English Proficiency Test or submitting its equivalent with the required score.

Admission Requirements for Architecture

ARCHITECT’S PROSPECT

An architect is someone who is trained to design buildings. This requires imagination, inventiveness, and aesthetic sensitivity informed by historical precedent. It also demands an understanding of social needs, economic factors, production and procurement systems, natural and environmental sciences, technology, and information handling techniques – an almost unlimited range of factors act upon the architect, requiring an appropriate broad repertoire of skills and techniques. But central to this activity is the design process itself, a blend of logical thinking, creativity judgment, acquired through practice and experience.

EVALUATION CRITERIA OF CANDIDATE STUDENTS

The careful selection of students is central to the educational mission of the Faculty of Architecture – Design and Built Environment and to the continued quality of program in architecture. Students are selected based on the highest grades scored for their good design and drawing skills; strong imagination and the ability to think and create in three dimensions; sound analytical skills, accuracy, and attention to detail; and a keen interest in buildings and the built environment.

REQUIRED ADMISSION EXAMS

A. English Exam

Undergraduate applicants should show a level of proficiency in the English language by obtaining a minimum score on one of the approved English language exams.

B. Written and Drafting Exam

The aim of the written and drafting exam is to assess students for their:

  1. General, Art and Architectural knowledge (i.e. historic civilizations, socio-cultural concerns, art, environmental issues, Building types and Architectural styles, Methods and materials of Construction, architecture and art movements, etc.).
  2. Ability of Spatial Reasoning and Projection skills.
  3. Ability of inductive reasoning through observation, perception, and critical thinking.
  4. Freehand drawing skills to draw sketches of natural or man-made object / element using pencil.
  5. Creativity skills and ability to translate innovative ideas into drawings.

The written and drafting exam is dived in 5 different parts as follows:

  1. Part (I) General Knowledge
  2. Part (II) Spatial Reasoning
  3. Part (III) Inductive Reasoning
  4. Part (IV) Freehand Drawing Skills
  5. Part (V) Creativity Skills

Accordingly, the List of Drawing Tools required for the Written and Drafting exam are as follows:

  • Pen
  • Pencils (HB/F/B)
  • Colored Pencils
  • Eraser
  • Pencil Sharpener

C. Oral Exam

The aim of the oral exam or interview is to testify Applicant’s communication skills, and the ability to interact and negotiate effectively with professionals. Applicant is expected to answer questions in related to general knowledge, architectural topics, and art studies.

D. Portfolio

Applicant should submit to the oral exam committee an Admission Portfolio including the following:

- Applicant Resume including:

  • Personal Information
  • Previous Educational Levels (School Name – Degree)
  • Hobbies and Skills
  • Engagement in Social Activities (if applicable)
  • Internal and Overseas Trips (if applicable)

- Examples of works that reflect skills and abilities in any of the following: Photography, Painting, Freehand Drawing, Graphic design, etc. (A3 format)

Admission Requirements for Fashion Design-Interior Design-Graphic Design

All applicants of the design programs are required to attend an Oral Exam / Interview and submit a portfolio along with the university required application materials to the Interview Committee.

A. Oral Exam (Grade Proportion 40%)

The aim of the oral exam or interview is to testify applicant’s communication skills, and the ability to interact and negotiate effectively with professionals. Applicant is expected to answer questions pertinent to general knowledge, related topics, and art studies.

B. Portfolio (Grade Proportion 60%)

Part 1: Applicant Resume including:

  • Personal Information
  • Previous Educational Levels (School Name – Degree)
  • Hobbies and Skills
  • Engagement in Social Activities (if applicable)
  • Internal and Overseas Trips (if applicable)

Part 2: Written Expression of Interest:

Applicant is required to submit an essay (200 to 300 words) describing his /her interests, knowledge, and reasons for applying to the desired design program (Interior, Graphic, or Fashion Design).

The submitted essay is expected to be prepared based on deep research related to the current issues in the design profession, successful projects, styles, designers, or other influences.

Part 3: DRAWING

Color still life study demonstrating applicant’s ability to draw, color, and generate composition

Applicant is required to group everyday objects such as books, fruit, small appliances, or pottery made of different materials for example, plastic, wood, stone, glass, drapery. Objects should be arranged together to form an interesting composition.

Submitted Materials:

  • Three photos of the above-mentioned composition taken from three different points of view (front, side and top)
  • Sketch of your composition using a 2B pencil
  • Sketch of your composition using color such as color pencils or chalk pastel

Both drawings should be on white A3 size paper (29.7 cm x 42.0 cm).

Drawings should be created from looking at actual objects, not from imagination or from a photo. They must be hand drawn and not computer generated.

Submissions are reviewed specifically to assess the applicant’s ability to draw realistic perspectives while respecting proportions, textures as well as shades and shadows.

Part 4: Examples of Visual and Creative Work

This part should include examples of the visual art prepared by the applicant including drawings from direct observation and/or imagination, digital design, sculptures, jewelry, paintings, ceramics, and fashion. The elements submitted in this part may not be related to the applicant desired program. they should show his/her strongest skills and work.

Notes:

  • Applicant, who includes in his/her portfolios, work done by others will be disqualified.
  • All submitted materials should clearly bear the applicant's name and the name of the program to which he / she is applying.
  • All materials submitted for Admission become the property of BAU.
  • Applicant may use the below as examples of compositions.

Examples of Composition

Example of Fashion Illustration Composition

Acceptance for all programs at the Faculty of Engineering is based on passing the admission exam that consists of multiple-choice questions (MCQ) in Thinking Skills, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.

Acceptance to the Faculty of Science requires only sitting the English Proficiency Test or submitting its equivalent with the required score.

Acceptance in this major is based on passing the admission exam that consists of multiple-choice questions (MCQ) in Thinking Skills, Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

A personal interview will also be conducted to determine the student's potential qualification for the pharmacy major. It will cover aspects such as personal attributes, motivation, general knowledge, career oriented goals, and behavior-based issues, in addition to general knowledge of the pharmacy profession.

Acceptance in this major is based on passing the admission exam that consists of multiple-choice questions (MCQ) in Thinking Skills, Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

In respond to the TEPDAD report, The Faculty of Medicine had adopted a Mutli mini-interview system for new applicants.

Acceptance in this major is based on passing the admission exam that consists of multiple-choice questions (MCQ) in Thinking Skills, Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

A practical test that aims to measure the motor-skills of the applicant.

Dentistry Practical Test

Acceptance in the four different majors at the Faculty of Health Sciences (Nursing, Nutrition and Dietetics, Medical Laboratory Technology and Physical Therapy) is based on passing the admission exam that consists of multiple-choice questions (MCQ) in Thinking Skills, Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

A personal interview will also be conducted to determine the student's potential qualification for these majors. It will cover aspects of personal attributes, motivation, general knowledge, career oriented goals, and behavior-based issues, in addition to general knowledge of the respective profession.

Freshman

The 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.

To apply for freshman, applicants are asked to submit the following required documents:

  • High school diploma or Secondary School Certificate based on 12 years of school starting with Elementary 1 class.
  • Official school records of Grades 10 and 11.
  • Permission issued from the Equivalence Committee of the Lebanese Ministry of Education & Higher Education allowing students to join the Freshman class.
  • SAT Reasoning Test (SAT I) scores.
  • A photocopy of the Single Civil Status Record (for Lebanese applicants only).
  • A photocopy of the identity card or the passport (for non-Lebanese applicants only).
  • A recent passport-size photo.
  • Non-refundable application fee of $30.

Freshman at BAU consists of 30 credits (2 semesters) and students could apply for either Freshman Sciences or Freshman Arts. During the freshman year, they should pass the BAU Admissions Exams of their chosen major(s) in order to join the sophomore class.

The Equivalence Committee of the Lebanese Ministry of Education requires applicants to the freshman class to take the SAT I. The total score must be at least 950 for the sciences track and at least 870 for the arts track. Freshman students who have completed 30 credits with a minimum CGPA 2, have to submit the relevant certificates to the Equivalence Committee of the Lebanese Ministry of Education & Higher Education. This is required in order to get the equivalence of the Lebanese Secondary School Certificate; otherwise, they will not be able to join the sophomore class.

Important Notes:

  • Freshman Sciences students may apply to all majors at BAU in the sophomore level.
  • Freshman Arts students may apply to the faculties of Human Sciences, Law & Political Science, Business Administration, Architecture – Design and Built Environment and Health Sciences in the sophomore leel. They are asked to take additional courses if accepted to the faculties of Health Sciences, Business Administration and the Architecture program.

Applicants should enter BAU code 7373 when registering for the SAT, and ask the Educational Testing Service to send the scores directly to the Admissions Office. For further information about the SAT 1 exam, kindly refer to www.collegeboard.org

Freshman Sciences (30 credits)

1st Semester

Course No

Course Title

CR.

MATH 110

Introduction to Calculus and Analytic Geometry I

3

PHYS 120

Introduction to Physics II

3

CHEM 110

Introduction to Chemistry I

3

BIOL 120

Introduction to Biology

3

PHIL 110

Introduction to Philosophy

3

ENGL 110

Freshman English I

3

Total

 

18

2nd Semester

Course No

Course Title

CR.

MATH 111

Introduction to Calculus and Analytic Geometry II

3

ARAB 110

Introduction to Arabic Literature

3

ECON110

Fundamentals Of Economics

3

HIST 110

History of Modern Lebanon

3

Total

 

12

     

Freshman Arts (30 credits)

1st Semester

Course No

Course Title

CR.

MATH 110

Calculus and Analytic Geometry I

3

PHYS 120

Introduction to Physics II

3

BIOL 120

Introduction to Biology

3

PHIL 110

Introduction to Philosophy

3

ENGL 110

Freshman English I

3

Total

 

15

2nd Semester

ARAB 110

Introduction to Arabic Literature

3

 

Freshman English II or Elective

3

HIST 110

History of Modern Lebanon

3

PSYC 110

Introduction to Psychology

3

 

Elective

3

Total

 

15


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