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About the Program

The Special Orientation Program at the University of Balamand was created especially for students who have the talent to do well in their undergraduate studies, but may not have an academic record that meets the University’s criteria for regular admission.

The SOP through its rigorously structured courses provides students with the opportunity to improve their proficiency skills in English, Mathematics, the basic sciences – Physics, Chemistry and Biology -  and other remedial courses (as needed) before enrolling in any of the University’s regular or special programs. This is in accordance with the University’s continuous commitment to provide access to higher education for students of varied educational backgrounds.

Applicants to the University of Balamand are accepted under SOP if they are holders of the: 

The duration of students within SOP depends on the educational background of each student and the intended future major. Once SOP requirement are successfully completed, students may request to join their future major of choice (Completion of SOP Program).

Special Programs Director
SOP Coordinator

Dr. Hanna Nakat                ​​​

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