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Middle East University - Lebanon

Middle East University - Lebanon

Middle East University - Lebanon

Introduction

For more than 80 years MEU has helped students pursue knowledge in a faith-affirming context and has inspired them to change their world. We are here to develop the thought leaders, educators, and professionals of tomorrow. Our holistic educational model encourages real-world experiences. Our legacy of international, ethnic, and cultural diversity, within our student body and among our faculty, sets us apart from other Universities. We envision informed responsible individuals ready to work and serve effectively in a dynamic multicultural context and in an increasingly complex and challenging world.

At MEU you will be equipped with the knowledge, competency, character, and the belief that you can effect positive change in the world. We provide a challenging academic environment that pushes you while assuring you have the support you need. Our teaching faculty is accessible and committed to your success. When you choose MEU, you choose a faith-based University. You choose to be part of a community that intentionally nurtures spiritual and moral life as it integrates faith, learning, living, and service. While Seventh-day Adventist Christian faith and values set us apart, you will find our campus both an embracing and nurturing environment whether or not you share our distinct perspective. It is a place where you can draw closer to God and realize more fully His purposes for your life. We invite you to let us help you build a foundation for a lifetime of faith and service. Our mission is to encourage you to find your role of service in this world. As you step into this journey with us, it is my desire that you are ready. Ready to be challenged. Ready to grow. Ready to change. Ready to be inspired. Ready to dream. Ready to become more than you ever imagined.

Brief Description

Founded in 1939, Middle East University is an institution of higher education in Beirut, Lebanon that belongs to the global education network of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. This network is the second-largest Christian education system in the world, which includes over 110 institutions of higher education.

From its establishment, Middle East University has strived to be a diverse institution, accepting and serving people from all cultures and backgrounds. The significant international presence on campus over the years has contributed to the rich cultural heritage MEU offers. Currently, Middle East University is proud to have students, faculty, and staff representing over 30 countries, fostering an intellectually and internationally open environment.

Accreditations and Affiliations

All degrees offered by Middle Eastern University are fully accredited and equalized by the Lebanese Ministry of Education and Higher Learning. Additionally, the Accrediting Association of Seventh-day Adventist Schools, Colleges, and Universities (AAA: adventistaccreditingassociation.org) has granted full recognition of Middle East University’s programs, including the Master’s programs.

MEU is also a member of the Arab Association of College Registrar’s and Admission Officers (Arab-Acrao: www.arab-acrao.org) and of the Universities Association of Lebanon (www.uaolb.org), which comprises 17 member institutions.

Moreover, as part of the Seventh-day Adventist education system, the second largest Christian education system in the world, MEU is connected to over 110 colleges and universities throughout the world. As part of this vast network, students of MEU have many possibilities to pursue further study in a wide range of countries abroad. MEU also has international partnerships with Andrews University, Michigan, USA; Montemorelos University, Nuevo León, MéMexico; Universidad Adventista del Plata, Argentina; and Seminar Schloss Bogenhofen, Austria.

Middle East University partners directly with Andrews University, enabling students to either do part of their Andrews University degree on the MEU campus and then complete it in the U.S., or to complete the Andrews degree concurrently with their MEU degree while on the MEU campus. This second option is available for particular degrees in Theology, Business, Biology, English, and Graphic Design. Andrews University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission in the United States.

Admissions

Application Procedure

Using the online application, the process will take you through a few simple steps.

Beginning with the Application Form, you will need to provide information in the following areas:

  • Personal information
  • Emergency Contact
  • Academic background
  • Selection of residence
  • Health disclosure
  • Citizenship agreement
  • Motivation letter

The next step in the application process is submitting Required Documents:

  • Two recommendation letters
  • One passport-sized photo taken in the last six months
  • One clear photocopy of your identity card or passport
  • English proficiency proof taken in the last two years
  • Certified copies of high school grades 10th, 11th, and 12th
  • Certified copies of all official high school certificates or diplomas

Lebanese applicants are required to include the following:

  • One clear photocopy of your family civil status record (Ikhraj Keid Aili)
  • One document to certify your registration in Social Security
  • Official Lebanese Baccalaureate equivalency of non-Lebanese degrees

The Application Fee must be submitted with the Application Form and Required Documents:

  • $50 for undergraduate or graduate applicants

Visa Requirements

  1. Check with your Lebanese embassy to see if you need to apply for a tourist visa before traveling to Lebanon. If you do, go to step 2. If you don’t, go to step 3.
  2. If you need a tourist visa before you travel to Lebanon, you will need to apply at your Lebanese embassy. We will be happy to help provide documents that you may need for the visa interview, but you will be responsible for the process.
  3. If you do not need a tourist visa before you travel to Lebanon, you can get one when you arrive at the Beirut airport. When entering the passport control, go to the Bank Exchange or Tourist Visa section and pay $37 for a stamp. Then get in the line that says Visas and the officer will put the stamp in your passport.
  4. Your tourist visa will most likely say one (1) month (unless you applied for a three (3) month visa at the Lebanese embassy before traveling). Please note that even if the visa says one (1) month, you are legally permitted to stay in the country for up to three (3) months. During this time, we will apply for your student visa/permit.
  5. We will contact you when it is your turn to convert your tourist visa to a student visa/permit. You will need to bring three (3) passport photos, your passport, and a photocopy of your visa.
  6. The process will take three (3) to five (5) months, due to the heavy influx of immigration in Lebanon. During this time, your passport will be held at the General Security so you cannot travel outside the country. Your student permit is valid for one year from the date it was applied for, so if it takes 5 months to come then you have 7 months left before you have to apply for a new one. The student permit is renewed every year.
  7. You will need to purchase a return ticket for exactly three (3) months after arriving in Lebanon. Make sure the return date can be changed after your visa has been converted to a student one.

Scholarships and Funding

The financial aid is offered in compliance with the eligibility conditions set out below:

  • Financial aid is granted for one academic year for the Needs-Based Financial Aid, and then students must renew their application each year.
  • Other Financial Aid is granted each semester or otherwise specified under the conditions of each Financial Aid category.
  • The financial aid online application should be submitted on the dates announced by the Financial Aid Committee.
  • Only complete applications will be processed. An application is considered incomplete when information is missing in the application and/or not all required documents are submitted.
  • Each student must enroll in the minimum number of credits determined for each Financial Aid and Scholarship Program and keep the minimum number of credits throughout the semester, meet the criteria of each Financial Aid category, to benefit from any type of Financial Aid or Scholarship.
  • Students will not be able to benefit from Financial Aid if they fail or withdraw two courses or more for the program.
  • Financial aid and scholarships are available only to students who are not on academic probation.
  • The Financial Aid/Scholarship is not cumulative; students are granted the higher one at the time of registration. Exception: Family Discount and Work Study Program which could be cumulated.
  • For Sponsored Students, Financial aid and scholarships will be granted under a cascading system (on the remaining balance of tuition only after external funding: e.g. sponsorship, educational subsidy, etc.).
  • The Andrews University program fee is not included as part of the MEU Financial Aid.
  • Financial aid and scholarships are limited to funds available.
  • MEU reserves the right to verify the authenticity of any presented document or information submitted.
  • Applications are welcome at any time of the year and responses will be provided within two weeks from the application date. For the Fall Semester, priority will be given to applications received before May 31. For the Spring semester, priority will be given to applications received before October 31.
  • Students may apply to more than one Financial Aid category.

Merit Scholarship for New Undergraduate Students

Offered to reward academic excellence and achievement as evidenced by school grades. The scholarship is granted based on the student’s grades and covers from 25% to 100% of tuition only. An online application is required for new students. If you have excellent scores in the official Lebanese Baccalaureate exam, SAT exam, ACT exam, or equivalent international GPA, you may qualify for a Merit Tuition Scholarship which covers up to 100% of tuition for the first semester only. After the first semester, a regular Merit Scholarship for current Undergraduate Students applies.

To be eligible, students must register on a full-time basis and keep the minimum number of credits throughout the semester (a minimum of 12 credits). Procedure: An online application is required; the scholarship is automatically awarded to qualified students who will receive a confirmation letter along with their offer of admission.

Valedictorian

A valedictorian (The best, one, of the school’s graduating class) is eligible for a 100% discount on tuition only for the first semester. After the first semester, the student is eligible for the regular merit-based scholarship for current students.

Merit Tuition Scholarship for Current Undergraduate Students

Merit scholarships are automatically awarded to MEU students, with a CGPA of 3.40 and above, upon completion of 12 credits at MEU and keep the minimum number of credits throughout the semester (after the first semester).

Merit Tuition Scholarship for New Graduate Students (Undergraduate CGPA)

Offered to reward academic excellence and achievement as evidenced by university grades. The scholarship is granted based on the student’s grades and covers from 25% to 100% of tuition only for the first semester. After the first semester, a regular Merit Scholarship for the Current Graduate Students applies.

To be eligible students must register on a full-time basis and keep the minimum number of credits throughout the semester (a minimum of 6 credits). Procedure: Application is required for new students; the scholarship is automatically awarded to qualified students who will receive a confirmation letter along with their offer of admission.

Merit Tuition Scholarship for Current Graduate Students

Merit scholarships are automatically awarded to MEU students, with a CGPA of 3.90 and above, upon completion of 6 credits at MEU and keeping the minimum number of credits throughout the semester (after the first semester).

Locations

  • Jdeideh

    Ferdous St., Sabtieh, Jdeidet, Metn 12022040, Lebanon, 1202 2040, Jdeideh

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