Lebanese American University

The Lebanese American University is a leading, nonsectarian, private higher education institution in Lebanon. It operates under a charter from the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York and is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Lebanese American University is committed to academic excellence, student centeredness, civic engagement, the advancement of scholarship, the education of the whole person, and the formation of leaders in a diverse world. The Lebanese American University, which was founded by the Presbyterian Church, USA, in 1924, is a multi-campus University, which shares the spiritual concerns of its Christian founders in the search of God's living truth. It offers strong liberal arts education with professional and career-oriented curricula at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Its objective is to serve the educational needs of Lebanon and the Middle East by being a community that is intellectually stimulating and responsive to the dynamics of its environment.

Courses Overview: Undergraduate and Postgraduate

The Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Design in collaboration with ELIE SAAB and the London College of Fashion is modeled on the best fashion design programs offered at leading universities in the UK and the USA and based on a rigorous four-year curriculum.

Students enrolled in this major are first required to complete the common one-year foundation study. The degree requires both traditional and computer-aided design skills and hands-on construction and production training, which are introduced in the foundation year and then further developed during the following three years.

The proposed curriculum balances theoretical and creative processes of fashion design with the technical and practical components required for success. Students are taught to become designers with a unique vision centered on their own approaches to fashion and further develop skills necessary for success including entrepreneurship and business skills.

Life in Beirut

The Office of the Dean of Students also organizes several activities every year, such as those celebrating national and international holidays, as well as recruitment seminars, talks by guest speakers, informational booths on campus, health awareness campaigns and humanitarian donation drives.

Both LAU campuses play host to many student clubs, many of which organise events and activities around a wide variety of themes. Browse the club listings to find out which clubs are active on the Beirut and Byblos campus. If your interests aren’t represented here, you can also find out how to start your own and the rules and regulations you need to be aware of before you begin.

Tuition and Scholarship Information

The average undergraduate tuition is approx. $11,200 per year. Annual graduate tuition runs at about approx. $8,770. Please see tuition and other fees as well as Financial Aid & Scholarships.