Top Universities in Lebanon

As a center for arts and culture, Lebanon is one of the most significant countries in the Middle East.  It is where a special interest in education and thriving for excellence takes place. And this is apparent  by the number of prestigious universities that present a variety of fields to study.

Here is a list of some of the best universities in Lebanon.

Best Universities in lebanon

The American University in Beirut

The American University in Beirut (AUB) is one of the most prestigious, if not the most, universities in Beirut. It is based on the American liberal arts of higher education. It was founded in 1886, and it continues to grow and offer higher education for its students. AUB is the best university in Lebanon according to the 2019 Lebanese University Ranking.

Location

Located in Bliss, Beirut, close to Corniche El Manara and Paris Road.

Courses

There are many majors available for the Undergraduate Programs such as:

  • Arts (Art History, Architecture, Graphic Design, Landscape Architecture, Studio Arts
  • Business Administration​, Economics, Statistics
  • Engineering (Chemical – Civil – Construction – Computer and Communications  – Electrical and Computer Engineering – Industrial Engineering – Mechanical Engineering)
  • Science (Chemistry, Biology, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Food Science and Management, Applied Math)
  • History​, Sociology-Anthropology, Political Studies, Philosophy
  • Medical (Medical Audiology Sciences, Medical Imaging Sciences, Medical Laboratory Science, Archeology, Nursing, Environmental Health, ​Health Communication, Nutrition and Dietetics)

For Graduate studies (Masters Degree)

  • Anthropology, Archaeology, Psychology, Sociology, Physiology, History
  • Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Philosophy
  • Engineering (Chemical, Mechanical, Civil, Electrical and Computer, Engineering Management, Biomedical, Environmental and Water Resources
  • Executive Master of Business Administration, Finance, Financial Economics, Economics, Human Resource Management
  • Medicine, Orthodontics, Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Neuroscience, Microbiology and Immunology, Clinical Psychology, Nursing

For PhD Degree:

  • Arab and Middle Eastern History, Arabic Language and Literature
  • Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Sciences, Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering, Civil Engineering, Environmental and Water Resources Engineering

Fees

  • Tuition fees start at LBP 883,000 for the School of Nursing, if the student was enrolled before 2014, and reach up to LBP 20,085,000 for an MPH from the Faculty of Health.
  • Additional fees are added for social activities and technology.
  • They also provide housing for students on campus and off campus.

Contact Details

  • Phone: Office Help Desk: (961) 1 350000 Ext. 2450-2455
  • Students’ Section: (961) 1 350000 Ext. 2473-2980
  • Email: comptrlr@aub.edu.lb
The American University in Beirut

The Lebanese University

The Lebanese University is the first local university in Lebanon. It was established in the year 1951 as a small unit, but not a full university, until the year 1959 when an official decree was issued stating that it is a functional, official local university of Lebanon. Now it is considered one of the most important universities in the Middle East.

Location

Located in Museum, Beirut, close to CashUnited MoneyGram – Libanpost Lebanese University.

Courses

There are many faculties available in The Lebanses University that suit different interests and skills as follows:

  • Science, Technologies, and Health: Faculty of Public Health, Faculty of Agronomy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Technology, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Faculty of Engineering
  • Human and Social Science: Faculty of Pedagogy, Faculty of Fine Arts and Architecture, Faculty of Law and Political and Administrative Sciences, Faculty of Letters and Human Sciences, Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Institute of Social Sciences, Faculty of Information
  • Doctoral Schools: Literature, Humanities & Social Sciences, Science and Technology, Law, Political, Administrative and Economic Sciences

Fees

For the Faculty of Applied Sciences:

  • Registration Fees for Lebanese and Palestinian Students are LBP 245,000.
  • Registration Fees for Foreigners are LBP  995,000

For the Faculty of Human Sciences:

  • Bachelor Degree: Registration Fees for Lebanese and Palestinian Students are LBP 195,000.
  • Registration Fees for Foreigners are LBP 945,000.
  • Masters and PhD Degrees: Registration Fees for Lebanese and Palestinian Students are LBP 745,000.
  • Registration Fees for Foreigners are LBP 1,745,000.

Contact Details

Lebanese American University

Lebanese American University (LAU) started out as classes offered to girls by Sarah L. Smith, a Presbyterian missionary, as she and her sister Eli noticed that girls were not offered a chance to get educated, and it started out as an American school for girls.

By the year 1992, the University was named the Lebanese American University. It is now accredited by the  New England Commission of Higher Education. Now it has three campuses: Beirut, Byblos, and New York. It is now in the top 5 universities in Lebanon according to the 2019 Lebanese University Ranking.

Location

  • Beirut Campus: Located in Chouran Beirut
  • Byblos Campus: Located in Byblos in Mount Lebanon Governorate

Courses

  • School of Architecture & Design
  • School of Arts & Sciences
  • School of Business
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Pharmacy

Fees

  • Tuition Fees start from LBP 10,445,446.90 per term for new students for a BS in Nursing, and reach LBP 15,865,738 per term for a BS in Pharmacy.
  • Masters and Doctoral programs are paid annually, and they start from LBP 38,638,803, and reach LBP 49,523,121.55 for new students.

Contact Details

  • Phone: Beirut Campus: +961-1-786456 / 786464 / +961-3-791314
  • Byblos Campus: +961-9-547254 / 547262 / +961-3-791314
  • Email: helpdesk@lau.edu.lb
Lebanese American University

Beirut Arab University

Beirut Arab University (BAU) was established in 1960 aiming at becoming the best university in the region. Its mission is to offer an environment of creativity and leadership skills and cultural diversity. Moreover, it is one of the top 5 universities in Lebanon.

Location

Located in Tarik El Jadida, 20 Riad El Solh in Beirut.

Courses

There are different majors offered in each faculty in Beirut Arab University as follows:

  • Faculty of Human Sciences: Arabic Language and Literature, English Language and Literature, French Language and Literature, Psychology, History, Sociology, Mass Communication.
  • Faculty of Law & Political Science: Law
  • Faculty of Architecture – Design & Built Environment: Fashion Design, Interior Design, Graphic Design, Architecture.
  • Faculty of Engineering: Communications and Electronics Engineering, Electrical Power and Machines Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Engineering (Civil, Computer, Biomedical, Chemical, Mechanical)

Fees

Tuition fees start from LBP 250,000 per term.

Contact Details

  • Phone: +961 1 300110
  • Email: bau@bau.edu.lb
Beirut Arab University

Lebanese International University

Lebanese International University (LIU) was established in 2001 and has been growing ever since. It started with one campus in Bekaa then had more campuses in Lebanon, and it spread to 3 campuses in Yemen,  Senegal, and Mauritania. The university plans on spreading beyond the Arab countries and Africa. LIU is one of the top 10 universities in Lebanon.

Location

  • Beirut Campus: Located in Mousaitbeh, Mazraa, Beirut
  • Bekaa Campus: Located in Al Khyara, West Bekaa
  • Mount Lebanon Campus: Located in Saloumi Street
  • Halba – Akkar Campus: Located in Halba, Akkar, Route Tal Abbas
  • Rayak Campus: Located in Rayak
  • Nabatieh Campus: Located across from the Lebanese University
  • Saida Campus: Located behind Sarary, Saida
  • Tyre Campus: Located in Abbasiyeh Diversion, Behind Mojamma’ Al Kaa’m
  • Tripoli Campus: Located in Dahr el Ain Road, Al Haykalieh

Courses

  • The School of Arts and Science: Mathematics, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Medical Laboratory Technology, Physics, Biology, Biomedical Science, Interior Design, Graphic Design, Information Technology, Computer Science, Food Science and Technology, Nutrition and Dietetics, Advertising, Public Relations, Translation & Interpretation, Radio & TV, Journalism
  • School of Business
  • School of Education: English Language & Literature, Instructional Technology, Teacher Education (focuses either on Math & Physics or Chemistry & Biology), Childhood Education, TEFL (Teaching of English as a Foreign Language)

Graduate Programs:

  • Master of Education in Curriculum Design
  • Master of Education in TEFL
  • Teaching Diploma
  • Master of Education in Educational Management
  • School of Engineering: Surveying (SURV), Industrial Engineering (IENG), Electrical & Electronics Engineering (EEE), Mechanical (ME), Electronics / Emphasis on Biomedical Engineering (BENG), Electronics / Emphasis on Biomedical Engineering (BENG), Computer & Communications Engineering (CCE)
  • School of Pharmacy: Pharmacy Courses, Biology Courses, Chemistry Courses, Other Courses: Computer, English, Biostatistics, Social Sciences

Fees

Tuition fees start from LBP 224,699.45 for freshmen, and they vary according to the major/school they enroll at.

There are the following additional fees:

  • Registration, Informatics, Insurance, Lab: LBP 226,207.50
  • New ID: LBP 10,000
  • Entrance Exam: LBP 30,161
  • Undergraduate Admission Application: LBP 45,244.50

Contact Details

  • Beirut Campus: +961-1-706881,2,3,4
  • Halba – Akkar Campus:+961-6-695488
  • Bekaa Campus: +961-8-640930
  • Nabatieh Campus:+961-7-767603,4
  • Mount Lebanon Campus:+961-01-490543
  • Rayak Campus: +961-8-901666 or +961-76-889924
  • Tripoli Campus:+961-6-416333
  • Saida Campus:+961-7-750550 or +961-7-751550
  • Tyre Campus: +961-7-351410
  • Email: info@liu.edu.lb
Lebanese International University

Université la Sagesse

Université la Sagesse started out as a seminar area in 1852, then later on it became a school that teaches law and Islamic Fiqh. Now it offers a diversity of majors, and aims at getting its students ready for the business world, not just in Lebanon, but anywhere in the world.

Location

Located in Furn-El-Chebak, between Elias El Hrawi Road and Emile Lahoud Road.

Courses

  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Canon Law
  • Faculty of Public Health
  • Faculty of Religious and Theological Sciences
  • Faculty of Tourism and Hotel Management
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Political Sciences

Fees

Tuition fees for undergraduate degrees are LBP 7,540,250 a year, and LBP 10,556,350 a year for Masters degrees.

Contact Details

  • Phone: +961-1-291091
  • Email: info@uls.edu.lb
Université la Sagesse

École Supérieure des Affaires

École Supérieure des Affaires (ESA) is a school of business established in 1996 and it is a product of an agreement between the Lebanese and the French governments. The school is managed by Ile-de-France Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Location

Located in rue Clemenceau, Beirut, close to Dar El-Nimer for Arts and Culture.

Courses

The school offers training programs, an undergraduate Business and Administration program, and graduate programs in business related studies.

Executive Programs:

  • HR
  • Manager
  • Employee

Graduate Programs:

  • Masters in Entrepreneurship
  • Masters in Business Administration
  • Exclusive Masters in Financial Management
  • Masters in Marketing and Communication
  • International Masters in Management
  • Executive Masters in Healthcare and Management
  • Executive MBA
  • Executive MBA Global Tracking Optionnel
  • University Degree Management Research
  • Doctorate in Business Administration

Fees

  • Tuition fees: LBP 32,573,880
  • These tuition fees cover the International Seminar in Paris and all its expenses.
  • Application fees: LBP 180,966
  • Administrative Registration fees: LBP 904,830

Contact Details

American University in Beirut

Université Saint Joseph de Beyrouth

It was established in 1875, and it is one of the best accredited universities in Lebanon. It has been granted its accreditation by AERES, a French academic research center, and it is one of the top 10 universities there as well. They focus on diversity of cultures and social and cultural acceptance of everyone. The university also gives its students the chance to learn multiple languages.

Location

Located in Mar Mikhaël, Lebanon.

Courses

Faculties: Religious Sciences, Medicine, Dental Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing Sciences, Humanities, Sciences, Economics, Engineering, Languages and Translation, Law and Political Science, Educational Sciences, Business Administration and Management

Graduate Studies:

  • Master’s in Banking Studies
  • Master’s and PhD in Leadership and Human Resources Management
  • PhD in Education
  • Master’s of Hospitality Management: Lebanese and Mediterranean Gastronomy and Lifestyle
  • Master’s of Hospitality Management: Luxury and Lifestyle
  • Master’s in BioMarketing
  • Master’s in Data Science
  • Master’s in Oil and Gas

Fees

Tuition fees start from LBP 6,344,366.35 for the pre-University program, and reach LBP 13,808,293.94 for a BA in Fashion Design and Architecture.

Contact Details

  • Phone: +961 (1) 421 000
  • Email: info@usj.edu.lb
Université Saint Joseph de Beyrouth

University of Balamand

The University of Balamand was established in 1988 as a non-profit, private institution that educates its students in a healthy environment which tolerates and respects all races, nationalities, religions, and genders. Its educational method is based on relating what they study with their lives and applying these studies.

Location

Located in Koura, north of Lebanon

Courses

  • Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts –ALBA
  • Saint John of Damascus Institute of Theology
  • Faculty of Business and Management
  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Issam M. Fares Faculty of Technology
  • Faculty of Medicine and Medical Sciences
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Fees

Tuition fees for freshmen are LBP 542,898, then fees vary according to the program students enroll in.

There are additional fees for Entrance examinations:

  • Languages Pre-test: LBP 45,241.50
  • TOEFL: LBP 113,103.75
  • SAT: LBP 196,046.50
  • Interview: LBP 45,241.50

Contact Details

  • Phone: +961 6 930 250
  • Email: info@balamand.edu.lb
University of Balamand

Haigazian University

Haigazian University became a full university in 1996. Before that, in 1955,  it was only a small college or institution serving the Armenian community, but now as it grew into a big university, it has students from diverse nationalities. Haigazian University offers an American-style education, and its tuition fees are affordable.

Location

Located in Mexico Street in Kantari, Beirut.

Courses

  • Faculty of Sciences – Division of Mathematical Sciences: Computer Science, Mathematics
  • Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences: Social Work, Psychology, Special Education, Teaching Diploma in Special Education, Teaching Diploma, Early Childhood Education, Education – Elementary, Political Science, Christian Education
  • Faculty of Humanities: Music, English Language, Armenian Studies, Arabic Language and Literature, Arabic Language and Literature, History
  • Faculty of Business Administration and Economics: Management Information Systems, Human Resources Management, Hospitality Management emphasis (Diploma), Finance, Business Administration, Accounting, Advertising & Communication, Economics, Hospitality Management emphasis (Certificate), Hospitality Management major, Legal Studies
  • Faculty of Sciences – Division of Natural Sciences: Chemistry, Nutrition Sciences and Dietetics, Biology, Physics, Medical Laboratory Sciences

Fees

Undergraduate tuition fees per semester are LBP 446,000

Contact Details

Haigazian University

Rafik Hariri University

Rafik Hariri University was established in 1999 as a college for Business Administration, then later on, it began growing and adding more majors and departments, until it became a full university in 2006. The idea was started by late Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri as a non-profit high-educational institution that is affordable to everyone.

Location

Located in Mechref, Lebanon, close to Mar Mkhayel El Damour.

Courses

  • College of Sciences & Information Systems
  • College of Business Administration
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Arts

Fees

Tuition fees are LBP 3330,000 per credit hour. The prices vary according to the major of study.

Contact Details

  • Phone: + 961 5 603090
  • Email: info@rhu.edu.lb

American University of Culture and Education

The American University of Culture and Education aims at improving lives through education. It was established in 1983 as a Computer and Educational College of Hotel Management & Technical Studies. Now it is accredited by the Lebanese Ministry of Education and Higher Education.

Location

Located in Tayouneh Omar Beyhum St., Badaro, Beirut.

Courses

  • Faculty of Sciences & Literature: English Language (TEFL), Translation, Computer Communications
  • Faculty of Sciences – Division of Natural Sciences: Chemistry, Nutrition Sciences and Dietetics, Biology, Physics, Medical Laboratory Sciences
  • Faculty of Business: Human Resources Management, Business Administration, Banking & Finance, Marketing & Advertising, Accounting, Banking & Finance, Economics, International Hospitality Management, International Tourism Management, Management Information Systems

Fees

Tuition fees start from $5,000 and reach $7,500.

Contact Details

Main Campus:

  • Phone: +961-1- 38 55 66
  • Email: info@auce.edu.lb
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