Admissions and Application
Dates for submission of applications for the academic year 2021-2022 are as follows:
Regular Application for Fall 2021 Semester: May 2 – August 13, 2021
SGUB offers admission to students based on their qualifications irrespective of social, racial, religious, or financial considerations. SGUB takes into consideration several factors for admission, including secondary school completion, school records, scholastic aptitude test scores, and life experiences. SGUB accepts undergraduate applications from local and international students.
The following students may apply to the Sophomore class:
- Applicants holding the official Lebanese Baccalaureate in one of the four academic tracks (GS, LS, SE, and LH).
- Applicants holding a Technical Baccalaureate, yet they must major in the same undergraduate program as their technical degree.
- Applicants who have completed the International Baccalaureate Diploma, the French Baccalaureate, or the German Abitur, after securing an official equivalence from the Ministry of Education and Higher Education.
- Applicants who completed two years of Canadian CEGEP.
- Applicants holding the IGCSE in the required subjects (a minimum of five different subjects at the ordinary level and two subjects at the advanced level, or four subjects at the AS level, not including languages), after securing the official equivalency from the Ministry of Education and Higher Education.
A complete application includes:
1. An Application Form.
2. A non-refundable application fee of 100,000 LBP.
3. Passport-sized photo.
4. A copy of the identity card or passport.
5. Grades 10-12 official school grades. These are typically included in the Application Form. Otherwise, applicants must submit a sealed and stamped envelope from the school(s) that contains the official transcript of Grades 10 and 11, and the available grades of Year 12.
6. A certified copy of the official secondary school certificate for the Lebanese Baccalaureate or its equivalent (French Baccalaureate, International Baccalaureate, etc.) from the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, when available.
7. Official scores on SAT1, when available.
8. TOEFL, IELTS, or SAT1 English Score.
The Admissions Committee’s decisions are primarily made on the basis of the student’s academic record, English Proficiency Test, and SAT1 scores.
Applicants who do not attain the minimum required English proficiency scores but meet other SGUB admission standards and requirements, will be admitted, but must complete the Intensive English program.
Accepted applicants for the Fall 2021 semester will be asked to make a commitment by providing an enrollment deposit fee by August 31, 2021. This deposit will be deducted from the students’ tuition once they enroll.
SGUB uses a flat-rate tuition costing to calculate the tuition for full-time undergraduate students in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Every major has a cost per credit-hour; which is used to determine the total tuition of the student. Students enrolled in 12-18 credit-hours will have their tuition fees calculated for 12 credit hours.
Students registered in fewer than 12 credit-hours will be charged as per each credit cost. Therefore, students are encouraged to enroll in 15 or more credit- hours in order to achieve the maximum benefit of the flat rate tuition.