Admission and Registration
1- What Are the Required Documents to Apply to Al-Maaref University?
The required documents to apply are:
• Four passport-size photos.
• School records for the last two years.
• Extract of Individual civil and family civil registration records are no older than 6 months.
• Certified copy of Secondary Certificate or its equivalence.
2- What Are the Admission Criteria to the University?
The applicants holding Lebanese Baccalaureate Degree or its equivalence are admitted. Also, every applicant should take the required placement test as per each major.
3- Can a transfer student for other universities obtain course equivalency?
It is possible. However, the Transfer Student should submit his/her university courses grades transcript, certified by his/her formal university to the Admission and Registration Department at Al-Maaref University. His/her application is then sent to the specialized committee to review it. Following, maximum, 4 days of the application's submission, the Admission and Registration Department notifies the applicant of the courses to be transferred.
4- When Does the Student Get his/her University ID Number?
The student gets the university ID number, just after releasing the results of the placement tests and paying the registration fees.
5- When Does the Student Get his/her University ID Card?
The student gets the university ID card, just two weeks after the start of the semester. ID cards are renewed every year.
6- What is the Student University Email?
The student university email is the official way used by the University to communicate with the student. After paying the registration fee, the University activates the student's email.
1- Where is Al-Maaref University Located?
Al-Maaref University is located in Beirut, off old Airport Avenue, next to Greenfield College (Al-Murouge).
Phone number: 00961 1 820 930
Hotline: 00961 81 151 520
2- Where Can I Inquire About the Majors at Al-Maaref University?
The student can inquire about the majors at the Student Affairs Directorate; Block A, ground floor; or via visiting the University's website: www.mu.edu.lb.
3- Does Al-Maaref University Offer an Orientation Service to Guide High School Students Who Are Confused to Pick their Majors?
Yes, Al-Maaref University offers this service, which is organized by the Student Affairs Directorate. Meetings are held with the students having trouble choosing their university's major. In addition, they undergo tests to help them identify their field of interests and career personality.
4- What are the Teaching Languages at Al-Maaref University?
The main language of instruction at the university is English, yet, the Faculty of Religions and Humanities teaches using the Arabic language (excluding some courses that are taught in the English language).
5- Is there an Entrance Exam at the university?
The University conducts placement tests so to identify the student’s levels of competencies in some courses. If the placement test scores specify the need for a remedial program, the student will be instructed to take specific remedial courses.
7- Can French-educated Students Join the University?
Every student holding the Baccalaureate Lebanese Degree or its equivalence can join Al-Maaref University. As for students who need further development and improvement in the English language, they are expected to take on a remedial program. Depending on their grades in the placement test, the level of the remedial course will be designated.
8- Is the Undergraduate Student Internship Available at the university?
Yes, the student internship is an essential component in the study pathway for completing a Bachelor's Major in each of the five faculties. The University offers this valuable experience for the student in many public/private institutions or corporations.
9- Are There Any Additional Scholarships for Students Who Reside South, Beqaa, and North of Lebanon?
A 20% additional scholarship will be granted for those students who reside in the South, North, and Bekaa areas.
1- Why there are Student Clubs at the University?
Student clubs refine students’ personalities and offer them the chance to develop and build teamwork skills, as well as to improve their creativity in the fields of their interest. Moreover, it is a brilliant way to showcase skills and capabilities.
2- What Are the Major benefits of Joining Student Clubs and its Activities?
It is a great experience that can spice up study weeks. Student clubs introduce you to new friends, incubate student's creativity, serve the community, and improve self-development in various domains such as drawing, music, photography, football, and others. In addition, it leads to garnering impressive skills and hands-on experience in an atmosphere full of joy and entertainment.
3- What Tasks Are Assigned to The Student Being a Member or a Head of a Club? Will These Tasks Affect his/her Academic Performance?
Being a member or ahead of a club, doesn't mean that the academic performance will decrease. The University tries to establish a balance between activities and academics. As well, it carefully selects activity timing; amount, and the efforts needed to follow-up its implementation.
4- What Benefits Does the Student Draw from the Membership or Presidency of Student Clubs?
In addition to the aforementioned in answer 2, the student attends training workshops on various topics such as activities and time management. These workshops contribute to reinforce his/her performance and skills in team management and teamwork. The student will also have the opportunity to build relationships with out-institutions as well as with the administrative staff at the university.
5- What Are the Student Clubs that the Student Can Join at Al-Maaref University?
Reading Club (Iqraa), Social Service Club (Basma), Art Club, Sports Club, Pioneer Club for girls, s and the Culture and Dialogue Club.
6- What Are the Activities of Each Club?
- First, Reading Club (Iqraa):
Its primary goal is to enhance the love and culture of reading among students and to highlight the crucial role of the library contributing to developing a cultural, religious, political, moral, and national student personality.
Among its most important activities are organizing discussion and reading circles that touch on vital and pivotal issues. In addition to holding book fairs, the activates include circles about reading in general, content and discourse analysis, criticism and comparison, essay writing, etc.
- Second, Culture and Dialogue Club (Platform):
It is a platform devoted to decent and useful discussions and dialogues seeking to educate youth and build their dialogue skills by discussing various interesting topics as well as celebrating religious and national occasions. Besides, activities and celebrations; the club hosts prominent figures that hold dialogues and educational seminars about numerous academic, political, economic, social, and educational topics.
- Third, Sports Club:
It highlights the importance of sports in our lives. It is a club devoted to entertainment. It organizes football, basketball, table tennis, chess, and further sports matches. The club devotes some activities to female students and plans to join the General Sports Federation of Universities.
- Forth, Social Service Club (Basma):
A social volunteer club aims to involve youth in charitable activities with innovative methods. It also organizes social voluntary and recreational trips. It also seeks to promote unity and solidarity among university students.
- Fifth, Pioneer Club for girls:
It aims to develop the (female) student's personality and helps her to gain essential leadership qualities. It also seeks to activate the female’s role in accordance with the rules and principles that preserve society and family.
- Sixth, Art Club:
It is devoted to photography, acting, drawing, music, etc. Its goal is to discover the talents of students in these fields and work on developing them in order to be invested at the university and outside.
7- What Qualifications the Student Need to Join one of the Student Clubs?
No qualifications needed. Every student can join the club he/she wants.
8- How Are the Members and Heads of the Student Clubs Elected?
The students affiliated with the university clubs elect the candidates in a direct and secret ballot.
9- Are All Activities Held Indoor?
Activities are held in various places - indoor and outdoor activities - such as visiting high schools and going on trips (swimming pools, playgrounds, parks, etc.).
10- Does The Student Get a Certificate of Participation, So He Can Include It On Resume?
The student can benefit from a certificate of voluntary work, as long as he/she actively participates.