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The Second Undergraduate Admission Round will be open on June 18, 2020 for all majors except Medicine and Dentistry.

In light of the current situation, all admission services are available by email: admission@bau.edu.lb

The Second Undergraduate Admission Round will be open on June 18, 2020 for all majors except Medicine and Dentistry.

The applicants are asked to submit the following required documents:

  • A scanned copy of the Single Civil Status Record (for Lebanese applicants only).
  • A scanned copy of the identity card or passport (for non-Lebanese applicants only).
  • A recent passport-size photo.
  • A scanned copy of the Lebanese Secondary School Certificate or its equivalent (if received).
  • Official high school transcripts of Grades 10, 11 and 12.
  • SAT I scores (if available).
  • Applicants must hold the official Lebanese Secondary School Certificate or an official equivalent.
  • 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. The test will be administered on campus prior to the beginning of the Fall 2020 – 2021 semester.
  • Applicants to the Faculties of Engineering, Pharmacy, Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences will mainly be evaluated based on their high school results in grades 10 and 11.
  • 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).
  • Acceptance to the Faculty of Business Administration and the Faculty of Science requires only sitting for the English Proficiency Test or submitting its equivalent with the required score.

All applications should be submitted online:

Click here to submit your online application.

Non-refundable application fee of L.L. 100,000 that will be added to the statement of fees of the Fall 2020-2021.

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 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

IELTS

5.5

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%

The BAU English Language Admission Exam is one of the tests approved by BAU when assessing candidates for admission. The test will be administered on campus prior to the beginning of the Fall 2020 – 2021 semester.

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. It is made up of 100 MCQs 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 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.

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

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

Sample Questions & Answers for the English Language Admission Exam:

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Department of English Language and Literature

Applicants are required to write a 150-200 word personal statement in English, which reflects the following:

  • Who you are?
  • Why you intend to study English Literature as a field?
  • Your plans in the future and aspirations?
  • Why you believe that studying literature can make a difference in the world?
  • Where you see yourself in 2030?

The statement should be sent in pdf format by email to humansciences@bau.edu.lb

Deadline to submit the statement: August 31, 2020.

Department of Mass Communication

The applicants are required to write two pieces:

  • 150-word essay on their personal opinion of how the media handles the covid-19 crisis in Lebanon
  • 150-word essay on the following prompt: "Choosing to join the Mass Communication Program entails a personal aspiration or future project in the media after your graduation. Tell us more about this."

The statement should be sent in pdf format by email to humansciences@bau.edu.lb

Deadline to submit the statement: August 31, 2020.

Important Note:

No admission exam is required for the Arabic Language & Literature and the Psychology programs at the faculty of Human Sciences.

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

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

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Admission Requirements for Architecture and Design Programs

Applicants should prepare a portfolio in pdf format of approximately 6 pages which includes the following:

  1. Written Expression of interest : 1 page
  2. Drawing : 2 pages
  3. Examples of Visual Creative Work : 3 pages

Portfolio Guidelines

The Portfolio for both Architecture and Design Programs should include the following:

  1. Written Expression of Interest:
    Applicants are required to submit an essay of 200 words, which describes interest, knowledge and reasons for applying to Architecture or Design Program (Interior Design, Graphic Design, or Fashion Design).
  2. Drawing:
    Color still life study demonstrating your use of color and composition: We suggest grouping everyday objects (such as books, fruit, small appliances, pottery, etc.), made of different materials (for example, plastic, wood, stone, glass, drapery, etc.) and arrange them together into an interesting composition.
    Submitted Materials
    • Three photos of your Composition taken from three different points of view. i.e., front, side and above
    • 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 paper.
    It is essential that these drawings be created from looking at actual objects, not from your imagination and preferably not from a photograph. They must be hand drawn, not computer generated. Submissions are reviewed specifically to assess your ability to draw employing realistic and accurate depth, perspective and proportions. We also assess your representation of texture and shade and shadow.
  3. Examples of Visual Creative Work:
    Examples of works that reflect skills and abilities such as photography, painting, drawing, and graphic design, among others.

Steps to APPLY to the Faculty of Architecture - Design and Built Environment

  1. Click here to submit your online application.
  2. You will receive your ID number by email once your application has been processed
  3. The portfolio should be uploaded to the below link using your received credentials:
    • Deadline to submit the portfolio: August 31, 2020

Acceptance for all programs at the Faculty of Engineering is based on the applicants’ scores in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry subjects that are completed in grades 10 and 11 of high school.

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

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Acceptance in this major is based on the applicants’ scores in Biology, Chemistry and Physics subjects that are completed in grades 10 and 11 of high school.

Applicants should fill out a personal information form.

Steps to APPLY to the Faculty of Pharmacy

  1. Click here to submit your online application.
  2. You will receive your ID number by email once your application has been processed
  3. Click here to fill out your personal information form using the received ID number.
    • Deadline to submit the form: August 31, 2020

Acceptance in this major is based on the applicants’ scores in Biology, Chemistry and Physics subjects that are completed in grades 10 and 11 of high school.

Acceptance in this major is based on the applicants’ scores in Biology, Chemistry and Physics subjects that are completed in grades 10 and 11 of high school.

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 the applicants’ scores in Biology, Chemistry and Physics subjects that are completed in grades 10 and 11 of high school.

Applicants should fill out a personal information form.

Steps to APPLY to the Health Sciences

  1. Click here to submit your online application.
  2. You will receive your ID number by email once your application has been processed
  3. Click here to fill out your personal information form using the received ID number.
    • Deadline to submit the form: August 31, 2020

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 (if available).
  • A scanned copy of the Single Civil Status Record (for Lebanese applicants only).
  • A scanned copy of the identity card or photocopy of the passport (for non-Lebanese applicants only).
  • A recent passport-size photo.

All applications should be submitted online:
http://ban-prod-ssb2.bau.edu.lb:7750/PROD/bwskalog.P_DispLoginNon

Non-refundable application fee of L.L. 100,000 that will be added to the statement of fees of the Fall 2020-2021.

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 sit for the SAT Subject Tests (SAT II) and pass the BAU Admissions Exams of their chosen major(s) in order to join the sophomore class.

Required Subjects of SAT II are:

  • For Freshman Arts: Mathematics I (obligatory) and any other two subjects.
  • For Freshman Sciences: Mathematics II (obligatory) and two other subjects (Biology, Chemistry or Physics).

Important Notes:

  • The new SAT I and SAT II combined score should be at least 2150 for Freshman Arts and 2300 for Freshman Sciences.
  • Freshman students who have attained the combined score of SAT I & SAT II and 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.

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