The American University of Beirut (AUB), a private, non-sectarian, non-profit university located in the heart of Beirut, Lebanon overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, was established one hundred and fifty years ago (1866).. AUB is one of the region's premier higher education institutions focusing on a liberal arts education, and offering more than 130 programs leading to Bachelor's, Master's, MD and PhD degrees.
AUB, with its diverse student body of more than 8,800 students from 86 different countries, provides an ideal environment for intellectual and cultural growth with embedded principles of mutual tolerance, critical thinking, respect, civic responsibility and freedom of thought and expression. The Office of International Programs at AUB offers International Student Services including a Mentor Program to support all international students at AUB, enabling them to integrate into the community and enjoy a rich academic and cultural experience.
AUB ranks 235 among universities worldwide (QS World University Rankings), first in Lebanon and second in the Middle East. AUB is chartered by New York State Education Department (NYSED) and is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).
For 150 years, AUB has been educating many of the brightest minds in the Middle East and the world. Presidents, diplomats, revolutionaries and Nobel prize-winning scientists have passed through its doors. AUB offers world-class training in a wide variety of disciplines and provides graduates with a network to leading companies and individuals in one of the world's most dynamic regions. If you're looking for an enlightening educational and life experience, then AUB is the right place for you.