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Statement of Purpose

Graduate Studies at NDU promote humanistic, ethical, and spiritual values in order to enhance intellectual inquiry and awareness of human integrity and solidarity. In addition, the graduate program seeks to develop the mental, physical and spiritual potential of its student body. NDU also seeks to enhance these values through liberal education and career preparation that caters to the needs of Lebanon and the region.


Admission Procedures

To be eligible for admission to a graduate studies, an applicant must hold a Bachelor degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution of higher education preceded by a secondary school certificate recognized by the Lebanese Ministry of Higher Education as equivalent to the Lebanese Baccalaureate Part II. Admission to graduate programs at NDU is made on a semester basis and  follows the same deadlines as specified for undergraduate applicants. Only complete files will be studied.


Applications for Graduate Admission are available in the Office of Admissions or can be downloaded from the NDU Home Page. The application, submitted to the Office of Admissions, should include the required documents indicated on the form with a non-refundable fee of 200,000 LL. Admission requirements for graduate study are established and monitored by the Departments and Faculties concerned.

The Office of Admissions will process applications, review credentials and issue letters of notification. Applicants may check their admission status on the website; the status is not final until the applicant receives the letter of acceptance from the Office of Admissions.

Required Documents

  • A certified copy of the Bachelor degree from the University and its equivalence certified from the Lebanese Ministry of Education and Higher Education (NDU graduates only need to submit a non-certified copy);
  • An official transcript of the undergraduate record;
  • A certified copy of the Lebanese Baccalaureate Part II or its equivalence (excluding NDU graduates);
  • A photocopy of the Identity Card or Passport;
  • Two recent photographs;
  • Two letters of recommendation (1 Academic and 1 Professional) (excluding NDU graduates).

Applicants from NDU are not required to take the English Entrance Test. Applicants who must sit for the EET at NDU should abide by the examination dates as they are specified for  undergraduate applicants in The Admissions Guide.

English is the medium of instruction at NDU; applicants for graduate study should demonstrate proficiency in the English-language. Applicants from institutions where English is not the language of instruction will be required to sit for either the NDU English Entrance Test (EET) or the Test of English As a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the IELTS (International English Language Testing System); the minimum score must be 600 for the EET, 96 - 97 for the iBT and 6.5 for the IELTS.

All documents become part of the permanent records of NDU and will not be returned.

MBA applicants must in addition provide the following documents:

  • Official GMAT or GRE score (excluding applicants holding doctoral degrees);
  • Curriculum Vitae;
  • Employment certificate.

MS in Engineering applicants must in addition provide the following documents:

  • Official GRE score;
  • Curriculum Vitae.

The concerned Faculty will contact applicants to schedule interviews with the Graduate Admissions Committee.

Other Requirements

Individual Faculties retain the right to request further requirements for admission to graduate programs such as the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) and the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Other requirements may include recommendations from employer(s), auditions, interviews, and samples of the student’s work or personal statements. These further admission requirements will be stated in the letters of conditional admission authorized by the Faculty concerned.


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