Beirut Arab University

country rank  5
world rank  4045

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University Overview

Established in 1960, Beirut Arab University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Beirut (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants). This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Debbieh, Tripoli, Bekaa. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministère de l'Education et de l'Enseignement supérieur, Liban (Ministry of Education and Higher Education, Lebanon), Beirut Arab University (BAU) is a large (EduListing enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Beirut Arab University (BAU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the EduListing degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 60 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 50-60% making this Lebanese higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name جامعة بيروت العربية
Acronym BAU
Founded 1960
Colours Royal blue

University Location

Address Tareek Aljadida
Beirut (population range: 1,000,000-5,000,000)
1107 2809 Beirut
T +961 (1) 300 110 Ext 2290
F +961 (1) 818 402
Other locations Debbieh, Tripoli, Bekaa

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 50-60%
Admission Office Beirut Arab University
Beirut 1107 2809
+961 (1) 300110 ext. 2435

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 10,000-14,999
Academic Staff 1,000-1,499
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Beirut Arab University's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation

Ministère de l'Education et de l'Enseignement supérieur, Liban

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation FIBAA
  • Royal Institute of British Architects RIBA
  • Accreditation for the Computer Science program from Accreditation Board For Engineering and Technology ABET
  • Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs CCAPP
  • Association for Dental Education in Europe ADEE
  • American Dental Association ADA
  • World Confederation for Physical Therapy WCPT
  • Accreditation Agency in Health and Social Sciences AHPGS

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Association of Arab Universities (AArU)
  • International Association of Universities (IAU)
  • United Nations Global Compact (UNGC)
  • International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE)
  • Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF)
  • International Association of University Presidents (IAUP)
  • Universities Association of Lebanon (UAOLB)
  • Euro-Mediterranean University (EMUNI)
  • International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)
  • European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD)
  • Lebanese Academic Library Consortium (LALC)
  • League of Islamic Universities (LIU);Arab Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (Arab-ACRAO)
  • Society of Dental Arab Faculties (SARDF)
  • Scientific Society of Colleges of Pharmacy in the Arab World
  • Arab Society of Faculties of Business Administration, Economic and Political Sciences (BEPS)
  • Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World (FUIW)
  • Scientific Society of Arab Nursing Faculties (SSANF)
  • Association for Dental Education in Europe (ADEE)
  • Arab Forum for Environment and Development (AFED)

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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