USAID Refugee Scholarship Support @AUB

Identity

Name in English: USAID Refugee Scholarship Support @AUB

Name in Arabic: الوكالة الأمريكية للتنمية الدولية

Year of Establishment: 2019

Benefits

Full Scholarship
Housing or Transportation
Stipend
Books and stationary

Covered Majors and Universities

Covered Majors

Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences (FAFS)
Landscape Architecture BLA-LDAR
Food Science & Management BS-FSMT
Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS)
Applied Math BS-APPM
Chemistry BS-CHEM (Pre-medical studies will not be covered by the scholarship)
Computer Sciences BS-CMPS
Economics BA-ECON
Education/Elementary BA-EDU-EEDU
Geology BS-GEOL
Mathematics
Petroleum Geosciences BS-PTGS
Physics BS-PHYS
Psychology
Mathematics BS-MATS
Statistics BS-STAT
Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture (MSFEA)
Civil Engineering BEN-ECIV
Computer and Communication Engineering BEN-ECMP
Electrical and Computer Engineering BEN-EECE
Graphic Design BFA-GRDP
Mechanical Engineering BEN-EMCH
Hariri School of Nursing
Bachelor of Science in Nursing BSN-NURS
Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS)
BS Environmental Health BS-ENVH
BS Medical Laboratory Sciences BS-MLSP
Suliman S. Olayan School of Business (OSB)
Business Administration BBA-BUADM

Covered Universities

American University of Beirut

Eligibility Criteria

“-Be a refugee/displaced student residing in Lebanon and holding a valid and legal Lebanese residency permit issued by the Lebanese authorities
-Not be an Asylum Seeker
-Be enrolled in a public or private high school in Lebanon for at least the last three years of your secondary education
-Obtain a minimum of 13.5/20 on the official Lebanese Baccalaureate exam
-Demonstrate high financial need
-Demonstrate past and present performance of service and community activities
-Not be registered at any university and not have completed studies at any university
-Register at LAU or AUB as a full-time student at all times
-Not have siblings who have benefited or are benefiting from any USP scholarship
-Students applying from public high schools must have earned at least a cumulative combined average of 13.5/20 in their first two years of secondary schooling (Grades 10 & 11)
-Students applying from private or UNRWA high schools: must have earned at least a cumulative combined average of 13.5/20 in their first two years of secondary schooling (Grades 10 & 11)​”

Applying Process

​To apply, you should submit the required application documents mentioned below

Selection Process

December 2018 – March 2019
Recruitment phase and completion of application
March 29, 2019
Deadline to receive complete applications
April 12, 2019
Deadline to receive additional documents requested by the university (if need be)
April 2019 – May 2019
Review of applications and shortlisting students for exams
Ifedit milkieh for both mother and father/caregiver will be requested from shortlisted applicants for the interviews. Selection criteria: application completeness, high school grades
May 2019 – July 2019
Interview period for students and parents
Selection criteria: high school grades, entrance exam results and official Lebanese baccalaureate or official technical Lebanese baccalaureate score and validation of financial need, including “ifidet milkieh”( افادة ملكية )
July 2019 – August 2019
Final selection
Selection criteria: high school grades, entrance exam results, interview results, official Lebanese baccalaureate score and financial aid assessment.
End of August 2019
Start of Academic Year 2019/20

Required Documents

-RSS Applications for Admission and for Financial Aid prior to March 29, 2019 to the Admissions Office at AUB or LAU. If you are applying to LAU, please submit your application to the Beirut or Byblos Admissions Office
-Official high school transcript of the last three years sent directly to the Admissions Office in a sealed and stamped envelope
-Proof of English proficiency by submitting only one of the below:
a. SAT I writing and language section
b. Official score of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
c. English Entrance Exam (EEE) administered at AUB and LAU if (a) or (b) are not available
-Certified copy of the official Lebanese baccalaureate or official technical Lebanese baccalaureate when available
-Two recent passport-size colored photos taken within the past six months, one for Financial Aid and one for Admissions
-Clear photocopy of your identity card or individual civil record or equivalent
-Clear photocopy of the parents (mother and father) or guardian identity cards or individual civil record
-All financial aid required documents specified in the application

Contact Information

Email: RSS@aub.edu.lb​

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