USAID Refugee Scholarship Support @ LAU


Name in English: USAID Refugee Scholarship Support @LAU

Name in Arabic: الوكالة الأمريكية للتنمية الدولية

Year of Establishment: 2019


Full Scholarship
Housing or Transportation
Books and stationary

Covered Majors and Universities

Covered Majors

Alice Ramez Chagoury School of Nursing
Nursing (Byblos campus only)
School of Arts and Sciences
Chemistry (Beirut campus only – pre-medical studies are not covered)
Computer Science (Beirut or Byblos campus)
Education (Beirut campus only)
Psychology (Beirut or Byblos campus)
Adnan Kassar School of Business
Business Studies (Beirut or Byblos campus)
Economics (Beirut or Byblos campus)
Hospitality and Tourism Management (Beirut campus only)
School of Engineering
Civil Engineering (Byblos campus only)
Computer Engineering (Byblos campus only)
Electrical Engineering (Byblos campus only)
Industrial Engineering (Byblos campus only)
Mechanical Engineering (Byblos campus only)

Covered Universities

Lebanese American University

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

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 el 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 ifedit milkieh
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 2019-2020

Required Documents

-RSS Application for Admission and for Financial Aid prior to March 29, 2019 to LAU Admissions Office to the Beirut or Byblos campus
-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 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
-Clear photocopy of your identity card or individual civil record
-All financial aid required documents specified in the application

Contact Information

Admissions Office, Beirut Campus
P.O. Box 13-5053
Chouran, Beirut 1102 2801
Tel. 01-786 464/56, ext. 1905
Fax: 01-786 454

Admissions Office, Byblos Campus
P.O. Box 36
Byblos, Lebanon
Tel. 09-547 254, ext. 2798
Fax: 09-546 560

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