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American University of Beirut Mastercard Foundation Scholar Programme in the USA for 2022/2023

The American University of Beirut (AUB) offers Mastercard Foundation Scholar Programme scholarships for graduate education in collaboration with the Mastercard Foundation.

The American University of Beirut is a private, non-sectarian, and independent university chartered in New York with its campus in Beirut, Lebanon.

The university is governed by a private, autonomous board of trustees and offers programs leading to bachelor’s, master’s, MD, and Ph.D. degrees.


The American University of Beirut has an operating budget of $423 million with an endowment of approximately $768 million. The campus is comprised of 64 buildings, which include the American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC, previously known as AUH – American University Hospital), (420 beds), four libraries, three museums, and seven dormitories. 

Almost one-fifth of American University of Beirut’s students attended secondary school or university outside Lebanon before coming to the university. 

However, the university’s graduates reside in more than 120 countries worldwide. The language of instruction is English. Degrees granted at the university are officially registered with the New York Board of Regents.

The American University of Beirut was awarded institutional accreditation in June 2004 by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. 

The college’s accreditation was reaffirmed in 2009 and again in 2016 and 2019. In September 2006, the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) approved the Graduate Public Health Program in the Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS). 

The program was reaccredited in 2012 for seven years. The American University of Beirut Graduate Public Health Program is the first CEPH-accredited public health program outside the North American continent and the only CEPH-accredited public health program in the Arab world, Asia, and Africa.

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) approved AUB’s Rafic Hariri School of Nursing’s BSN and MSN programs on October 13, 2007. The accreditation was reaffirmed in 2012.

In April 2009, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business accredited the Suliman S. Olayan School of Business (OSB). The accreditation was reaffirmed in 2014. 

Moreover, AACSB is the leading international accrediting agency for undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degree programs in business administration and accounting. 

Less than five percent of business schools worldwide have achieved AACSB International accreditation. The American University of Beirut offers 141 undergraduate/graduate programs and 36 certificates and diplomas. 

In 2007, the university reintroduced Ph.D. programs. The American University of Beirut also includes dozens of research centers and institutes that sponsor and promote research in a variety of fields.

The American University of Beirut has been publishing since its start as the Syrian Protestant College (SPC). The earliest publication held in AUB’s Nami Jafet Memorial Library was published in 1881; a study in Arabic on the management of disease, written by Dr. John Wortabet, professor of Anatomy and Physiology in the medical school of the Syrian Protestant College.


The Mastercard Foundation Scholar Programme at the university aims to prepare young people to be agents of change in their communities, countries, and regions. The scholarship needs students to attend a series of workshops, courses, and fieldwork in addition to the courses for their degree.

Requirements for Mastercard Foundation Scholar Programme 

To be qualified for Mastercard Foundation Scholar Programme, graduate scholarships are open to:

  1. Nationals of Africa
  2. Nationals of Lebanon
  3. Refugees and displaced people living in Lebanon 

Selection and admission are based on: 

  • Academic promise
  • Financial need
  • Leadership potential
  • Desire to give back and go back to one’s community
  • Evidence of meeting RUSE (Readiness for University Studies in English) requirement

How to Apply for Mastercard Foundation Scholar Programme

For further information, click here.

The Application Deadline for the Scholarship is Not Specified

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