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Selection Process

The selection depends on the following rigorous assessment model (in no particular order):
  • TOEFL, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, or EET (NDU English Entrance Test), or IELTS
  • SAT Math, or NDU Entrance Test (Aptitude Test)
  • Secondary School grades
  • The application


A Composite Score (CS) is calculated based on an appraisal of the accepted students’ files. School grades (first and second secondary years) are assigned a weight of 55% and SAT Math or NDU Aptitude Test is assigned a weight of 45%.  Applicants must accumulate a certain CS required by the faculty in order to be admitted to the major of choice. Accordingly, remedial courses are allocated, if need be.

The application reflects clearly on the applicant and his/her ability to pursue the desired major. 

Required documents that must be submitted with each undergraduate application form:

  • A Secondary School Record for the last three academic years (G10/G11/G12 or S1/S2/S3);
    • A photocopy of the Identity Card or Passport;
    • One recent passport-size photo;
    • A certified copy of Lebanese Baccalaureate Part II or its equivalence from the Lebanese Ministry of Education and Higher Education; and
    • Scores of standardized tests taken outside NDU (TOEFL, SAT and IELTS, if available).


    Transfer applicants must additionally submit:

    • An official transcript of the undergraduate record; and
    • A copy of the undergraduate courses' description certified by the university.


    Transfer applicants from international universities/colleges must certify the official transcript at the Embassy of the concerned country in Lebanon and at the Lebanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


    Freshman applicants must additionally submit:

    • An official school document attesting that they have completed and passed their High School requirements or the High School Diploma;
    • A certified copy of the Freshman Authorization from the Lebanese Ministry of Education and Higher Education; and
    • Scores of SAT (mandatory, upon submission of the application).

    Documents must be original. All documents submitted to complete a file become the property of NDU. Whether accepted or rejected, applicants may not claim any of the documents.

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