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Selection Process

The selection process involves a rigorous assessment model that encompasses the following elements, presented in no specific order:  
  • TOEFL, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, EET (NDU English Entrance Test), or IELTS
  • SAT Math or NDU Entrance Test (Math Aptitude Test)
  • Secondary school grades
  • The application


In the application procedure, the Composite Score (CS) plays a pivotal role and is determined through an evaluation of accepted students' files. The weighting for this score is allocated with 55% for school grades (first and second secondary years) and 45% for SAT Math or NDU's Math Aptitude Test. To gain admission to their preferred major, applicants must attain a specific CS score mandated by the respective faculty. Remedial courses are available if necessary.

The application serves as a reflection of the applicant's qualifications and suitability for the desired major. In addition to the application form, various required documents must be submitted:

  • Officially issued school grades
  • A photocopy of the Identity Card or Passport
  • A recent passport-size photo
  • Certified copy of Lebanese Baccalaureate Part II or its equivalent from the Lebanese Ministry of Education and Higher Education
  • Scores of standardized tests taken outside NDU (TOEFL, SAT, and IELTS if available)


Sample Tests

To assist students in preparing for NDU entrance tests, sample materials are provided below:

1. English Entrance Test (EET)

2. Math Aptitude:
- For students applying to the Faculty of Engineering, BS in Computer Science, BS in Physics, BS in Mathematics, and BS in Actuarial Sciences, the "Math for Sciences" test is required.
- Students applying to the Bachelor of Architecture must take the "Math for Architecture" test.
- Students applying to all other majors are required to take the "Math for Business" test.

Students are encouraged to review the Math program of S2/G11 as outlined by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education.


Transfer applicants are required to submit:

  • An official transcript of their undergraduate record
  • A copy of the undergraduate course descriptions certified by the university

For transfer applicants from international universities/colleges, certification of the official transcript at the Embassy of the concerned country in Lebanon and at the Lebanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs is mandatory.

Freshman applicants must additionally provide:

  • An official school document confirming the completion and passing of High School requirements or a certified copy of the High School Diploma from the school's principal
  • A certified copy of the Freshman Authorization from the Lebanese Ministry of Education and Higher Education
  • SAT scores (mandatory upon application submission)

All submitted documents become the property of NDU, regardless of acceptance or rejection. To streamline the application process, please provide the Office of Admissions with the following details to enhance our ability to assist you effectively.


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