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A. Admission Requirements

Candidates may apply for admission to the undergraduate programs in the Faculty of Health Sciences on a semester basis. The criteria for acceptance are the SAT Reasoning Test results, secondary school grades and rank. Priority for admission is given to the best qualified students. All admission decisions are conditional upon evidence of the students having received the certificate or degree of completion of high school education recognized by the Ministry of Education in the originating country and the Lebanese Ministry of Education. To be considered for admissions, candidates must satisfy all the requirements of the University of Balamand.

Prior to enrollment, students admitted to the University of Balamand must demonstrate a level of English proficiency consistent with the demands of a program carried on almost exclusively in the English language. This may be done in any one of the following ways:

Test Minimum Score Required

 TOEFL (Internet-based)  71
 TOEFL (Computer-based)  197
 TOEFL (Paper and pencil)  527
 SAT Reasoning Test (Writing)   380
 IELTS  6.5
Students who are academically admissible but who fail to meet the University's language proficiency requirements set by the University may be placed in the University Orientation Program (UOP) for intensive language study.​

Candidates transferring from recognized institutions of higher education are eligible for consideration for admission, subject to the following conditions:

  • They hold the Lebanese Baccalaureate or its official equivalent
  • They meet the requirements for admission to the University of Balamand prior to their admission to the institution from which they are transferring.
  • They have submitted their scores for the SAT Reasoning Test, school and university grades if they are applying to the sophomore year.

Transfer applicants to the junior or senior years do not need to submit SAT scores.

Transfer candidates may be given credit for courses satisfactorily completed in their previous institutions if these courses are comparable to UOB courses, pending review by the relevant departments and faculties at UOB. Credits alone are transferred, not the grades. All transfer courses must be approved by the Admissions Committee.
Transfer applicants will need to complete at the University of Balamand a minimum of 39 credits towards their undergraduate degree. Candidates are advised to consult with the ML Program.

Faculty and staff at the Faculty of Health Sciences welcome any inquiries from prospective students concerning their applications and financial aid. Application forms are available online at​

See also ​​​Admissions​​​​​​​

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