Academic Catalog 2020–2021

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University Fees


For tuition information, please see Tuition for Undergraduate Programs and Tuition for Graduate Programs.


Beirut Campus

Per semester, single room 5,552
Per semester, shared room 3,605
Summer, single room 2,966
Summer, shared room 1,926

Byblos Campus

Room Type* Per semester Summer
Standard, Single 3,198 1,710
Standard, Double 1,921 1,025
High Standard, Single 3,208 1,715
High Standard, Double 2,245 1,205
Small Apartment, Single 3,317 1,772
Small Apartment, Double 2,621 1,396
Medium Apartment, Single 3,389 1,808
Medium Apartment, Double 2,266 1,215
Large Apartment, Single 4,063 2,168
Large Apartment, Double 2,745 1,468
Dorm C 1,658 881

NoteFees are listed in U.S. dollars except where indicated.


Description Fee
Fall (new students) 1,000
Fall (old students) 300
Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine (first year) 3,000
Dorms Full value
Pharm.D. 2,000

NoteFees are listed in U.S. dollars except where indicated.

Other Fees

Admission and Entrance Exams

Description Fee
Application (paper) – graduate, undergraduate 85
Application (online) – graduate, undergraduate 65
Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine application 105
Pharm.D. application 105
Entrance exams (SEE, FEE, EEE) 60
Special entrance exams (SEE, FEE, EEE) 80 per exam
35 per subject

Student Association, Registration, Transcripts & Diplomas

Description Fee 
Student Association 400 per year
Student Association – graduate & others 220 per year
Late registration 250 per semester
Official transcript 10 per copy
Unofficial transcript Free
Reprinting of diploma 60 per copy
Cover of diploma 20 per copy
Reprinting of honor certificates Free
Registrar’s statements and certificates 5 per copy

Financial Aid Rate

$9.95 per hour

Bus Transportation

Description Fee 
Per semester 480
365 in summer
Monday and Friday (2 trips per week) 180
Auxiliary Services Nursing Students (per semester) 190
125 in summer


Fees are per car; including VAT.

Description Fee
Byblos students – underground parking Fall, Spring $177 per semester
Summer $90 per term
Byblos students – outdoor parking Fall, Spring $103 per semester
Summer $53 per term
Byblos students – outdoor parking lots A & B Fall, Spring Free
Summer Free
Staff (grades 6+) and faculty, Beirut & Byblos L.L. 67,000 per month
Staff (grades 1–5), Beirut & Byblos L.L. 34,000 per month


Description Fee
Library fines 0.5 per day
(max.: $50)
Library printing 100 pages 2
Additional 30 pages 1
A3 pages, black and white 0.17
A3 pages, color 1.33
Lost book Cost + 50%
Inter Library Loans/Document Delivery Services for articles delivered through Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) 15 per article
ILL/DDS fees for books delivered through OCLC 35 per book
Lost mailbox key 3
Lost ID (faculty, staff, students) 10
Lost parking card 10
Lockers rent 20 per year
Deposit for one locker (paid once) 20
Graduate carriage – mobile lockers 40 per semester
Library small locker 20 per semester
Laptops, iPads, e-readers (Kindle, Sony Reader) Replacement cost
Laptops, iPads, e-readers (Kindle, Sony Reader) overdue fees 0.50 per hour
(max.: $10)
Research centers and institutions – subscription 1,000 per year
Individual students enrolled in other institutions – subscription 300 per year
Individual research subscription 10 per day
Graduation apparel late charge 5 per day
Deferred payment fee for non-financial-aid students 50
DHL Fees (+ VAT) DHL rate + 5 per transaction
Lost graduation apparel Cap 11
Gown 58
Hood 53
Collar 6
Tassel 4
Entire apparel for undergraduate students 140
Entire apparel for graduate students 245

NoteFees are listed in U.S. dollars except where indicated.

Labs and Research

VAT should be added to the amounts listed below.

Description Fee
California Bearing Ratio 63
Compressive Strength on Concrete Cube (Block) 13
Compressive Strength on Concrete Cylinders 12
Consolidation Test 113
Direct Shear Test 45
Extraction of Bitumen by Centrifuge Method 42
Field Density 20
Flash Point 25
In Situ Hammer Schmidt 25
LA Abrasion Test 38
Liquid Limit 15
Marshall Test for Asphaltic Concrete 40
Sieve Analysis, with hydrometer 45
Sieve Analysis, without hydrometer 25
Organic Content 32
Ph of Soil 6
Plastic Limit 12
Proctor Compaction Test (Modified) 76
Proctor Compaction Test (standard) 63
Sand Equivalent 25
Shrinkage Limit 23
Specific Gravity 15
Tensile Strength on Steel Bars up to 36mm 25
Tensile Strength on Steel Bars on 25mm 25
Tensile Strength on Steel Bars up to 25mm 25
Triaxial Test 69
Vane Test 38
Water Content 9
Unconfined Compression Test 25
Unconfined Compression Test (with stress-strain data) 63
Mechanical Analysis (sieve Analysis) 25
Absorption 12
Caly Lumps 25
Petrographic Analysis 227
Soundness, coarse and fine aggregate (sand)(per cycle) 50
Organic impurities in fine aggregate standard color Method 15
Organic content 32
Light weight pieces 38
Flakines 44
Elongated 44
Stripping 38
Aggregate crushing value 38
Normal consistency of portland cement 25
Time of setting of portland cement 25
Soundness of cement paste 25
Compressive strength of portland cement (7&28Days) 63
Compressive strength of capper concrete cylinders testing & casting 20
Compressive strength of concrete blocks 20
Compressive strength of concrete blocks on net area 20
Absortion of hollow blocks 15
Porosity 15
Flexural/Modules of rupture / transverse strength of concrete title 25
Compressive strength of rock 20
Flexural/modules of rupture/ transverse strength of rock tile 20
Absorption of rock 15
Tensile strength test of steel bars with stree strain graph 38
Bending test of street bars 38

Engineering Laboratories (Environmental Laboratory)

Description Fee
TSS 19
DS 11
TS 11
BOD5 23
COD 23
Nitrogen 37
Phosphorous 37
Pathogens (coliform) 12
pH 7
Alkalinity 9
Heavy Metals - Hg, Cd, Cr, Zn, Pb - (per test) 16
Environmental Monitoring Station (excluding technician & transportation) 127
Innova Series, Portable Gas Monitor (CO, NO2) (per day) 127
SKC, PM10 Dust Monitor (per day) 127
Lab Technician (per day) 96

Packaging Tests

Description Fee
Box Compression test (BCT) 38
Edge Crush Test (Ect) 38
Mullen Burst Test 38

The following discounts apply:

  • 10% for clients with 100 or more cylinders
  • 20% for clients with 200 or more cylinders


Water microbiological testing — per sample

Description Fee
Total flora: EN ISO 6222 (07/1999), using Plate Count Agar, HPC 35
Escherichia coli & Coliforms, using RAPID’E.coli 2 agar 50
Other specific microorganism 60
Total Carbon (TC)/Total Organic Carbon (TOC) 40

Food Microbiological Testing

Per sample

Description Fee
Total flora: NF EN ISO 4833 (05/2003), using Plate Count Agar 30
Escherichia coli & Coliforms: ISO 16140 + AFNOR & AOAC-RI validation, using RAPID’E.coli 2 agar 50
Salmonella: ISO 16140 + AFNOR & AOAC-RI validation, using RAPID’Salmonella agar 50
Staphylococcus aureus: ISO 16140 + AFNOR & AOAC-RI validation, using RAPID’Staph agar 50
Other specific microorganism 58
Microbial quality control/ test 58

Molecular Identification & Typing

Description Fee
16S rDNA sequencing - molecular identification of bacteria and yeasts (per sample) 150
ITS typing of bacteria and yeasts by sanger sequencing (per sample) 100
MLST typing of bacteria and yeasts by sanger sequencing (per sample) 300
spa typing of S. aureus by sanger sequencing (per sample) 150
PCR analysis 120


Description Fee
Biochemical identification of bacteria and yeasts (API, RapID) 58
Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing - Disc Diffusion, per isolate (6–8 discs) 50
Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing - E-test, per isolate (1 strip) 30


Description Fee (IN US$)
DNA extraction, per sample 30
DNA/RNA Quantification (NanoDrop or Qubit), per sample 5
Real-time qPCR - Quantification, per sample 50
Sanger Sequencing (starting material: PCR product), per sample 100
Sanger Sequencing (starting material: samples in sequencing plate ready to load on Genetic Analyzer 3500), per well 8


Description Fee
Lab technician/day 122
Lab technician/day (+ field work) 182


Description Fee 
Peptide Mass Measurement – high resolution Single sample 25
Up to 25 additional samples 125
Protein Mass Measurement Single sample 50
Each additional sample 20
High Molecular Weight Organic/Inorganic samples Single sample 20
Up to 25 additional samples 50

Chemistry Laboratory (Water Analysis)

Description Fee
Alkalinity, per sample 20
Nitrate, per sample 20
Phosphate, per sample 20
Sulfate, per sample 20
Chloride, per sample 20
TDS, per sample 15
Metal (AAS), per metal/sample; minimum of 50 samples 16
IR analysis and solid sample, per sample 30
Chromatography Technique (GC/HPLC/Ion Chrmatography), per technique/sample 50
XRF analysis of metals in solid samples, per sample analysis
(each sample analysis can report up to 15 metals)
Total organic carbon analyzer of solid and liquid samples, per sample analysis 30
Elemental analysis of solid samples (N, C, H, S elements), per sample analysis 30
NMR Structure analysis (1D and DEPT) Per sample  
1H 30
13C 50

Research Animals

Description Fee
Mice (BALB/c, C57BL/6) 10
Rats (Sprague dawley) 10

NoteFees are listed in U.S. dollars except where indicated.