USAID University Scholarship Program @ LAU


Name in English: USAID University Scholarship Program @ LAU

Name in Arabic: الوكالة الأمريكية للتنمية الدولية

Year of Establishment: 2011


Full Scholarship
Housing or Transportation
Books and stationary

Covered Majors and Universities

Covered Majors

Alice Ramez Chagoury School of Nursing
School of Architecture and Design
Fine Arts(c)
Graphic Design(a)
School of Arts and Sciences
Chemistry(c) (pre-medical studies are not covered)
Computer Science(a)
International Affairs(a)
Political Science(a)
Social Work(c)
Adnan Kassar School of Business
Hospitality and Tourism Management(c)
School of Engineering
Civil Engineering(b)
Computer Engineering(b)
Electrical Engineering(b)
Industrial Engineering(b)
Mechanical Engineering(b)

(a):Beirut or Byblos campus
(b):Byblos campus only
(c):Beirut campus only

Covered Universities

Lebanese American University

Eligibility Criteria

*Know that any attempt to seek a “wasta” or interference regarding the selection process (admission, financial aid, exams) or any other intervention from any person or side will automatically lead to immediate disqualification
*Be a Lebanese citizen
*Have attended a public or private high school in Lebanon for at least the last three years of your secondary education and expected to complete your baccalaureate during summer. An exception is made for students who spent two years out of the three in a public and private school and one secondary year in a US Government education exchange program (such as YES). Documents proving participation in such programs need to be presented along with the application. Students who spent less than their last three years of schooling in Lebanon are not eligible unless their transfer to Lebanon was substantiated by death of the breadwinner, or official bankruptcy.
*Obtain a minimum of 13.5/20 on your official Lebanese Baccalaureate exam
*Demonstrate financial need status by completing the USP VIII Financial Aid Application
*Obtain the minimum required scores on the tests and exams set by the university you are applying to
*Demonstrate past and present performance of service and community activities
*Not be registered at any university or have completed studies at any university
*Register at one of the universities, AUB or LAU, as a full-time student at all times
*Not have siblings who have benefited or are benefiting from any USP scholarship
*Parents must not be receiving an educational university subsidy of $5000 or more”

Applying Process

December – March
Recruitment phase and completion of application
End of March
Deadline to receive complete applications
Mid of April
Deadline to receive additional documents requested by the university (if need be)
April – May
Review of applications and shortlisting students for exams.
May – June
Interview period
July – August
Final selection
End of August
Start of Academic Year 2018-2019

Selection Process

Academic Performance 45%
(includes: Averages in grades 10 and 11, entrance exams and official baccalaureate results)
Financial Need 30%
Leadership Assessment 25%

Required Documents

Will be added soon

Contact Information

Admissions Office LAU Beirut Campus
P.O. Box 13-5053
Chouran, Beirut 1102 2801
Tel. 01-786 464/56, ext. 1905
Fax: 01-786 454
Admissions Office LAU Byblos Campus
P.O. Box 36
Byblos, Lebanon
Tel. 09-547 254, ext. 2798
Fax: 09-546 560

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