Financial Support

The University of Balamand offers students a range of scholarships recognizing exceptional academic or sporting performance; we also designed a program of financial aid to support able students who are experiencing financial hardship. We believe that financial hardship should not become a barrier for students who seek an education at the University of Balamand and who meet our academic criteria. Choose from the list below the scholarship or aid program that best suits your financial needs.

Scholarships and Grants
  1. Siblings
    When two or more siblings are enrolled at the University of Balamand, they are entitled to a fee reduction.

  2. Financial Aid
    Need scholarships are grants of assistance awarded to academically qualified undergraduate full-time students who demonstrate a financial need. Financial support ranges from small grants to full tuition support.

    C​riteria
    Most financial aid programs require students to demonstrate a "financial need" to qualify. The financial aid granted is the difference between the estimated cost of attendance (student budget) and the amount the student and his/her family are expected to contribute toward these costs. UOB uses a mandated need analysis formula to determine the family’s ability to contribute. This formula considers the following factors:
    • - Family size.
    • - The number of family members in college and age of parents (dependent students).
    • - Income and assets to assess a family’s financial strength.
    • - The student’s academic performance.

    Application Process
    • - For new students: Accepted new students seeking Financial Aid should submit the Financial Aid application by end of September (Fall semester) or by end of February (Spring semester).
    • - For continuing students: Submit your Financial Aid Applications by mid-May for the next academic year. The application is valid for one academic year.

    Application Form 
    Application forms are available at the Financial Aid Office (Zakhem 111) or online. Download the Application forms from here​.

    The Office of Financial Aid is here to provide you with information and application materials associated with the date of submittals and works jointly with a committee who is responsible for reviewing the applications.

  3. Merit Scholarship
    Students with outstanding academic qualifications are eligible for the merit scholarships.

    Criteria for Merit Scholarships
    100% merit scholarships are awarded to:
    • - Newly admitted students who rank first and second in the Lebanese baccalaureate official exam in each of the Lebanese governorates.
    • - Students ranking among the top 20% in their school in grade 10 and 11 and are in the top four in the SAT scoring 1450 or above.

    75% merit scholarships are awarded to:
    • - Newly admitted students who rank third in the Lebanese baccalaureate official exam in each of the Lebanese governorates.
    • - Students ranking among the top 20% in their school in grade 10 and 11 and are in the top six in the SAT scoring 1400 or above.

    50% merit scholarships are awarded to:
    • - Newly admitted students who rank fourth and fifth in the Lebanese baccalaureate official exam in each of the Lebanese governorates.
    • - Students ranking among the top 20% in their school in grade 10 and 11 and are in the top ten in the SAT scoring 1300 or above.

  4. Faculty Scholarships
    Most faculties at the University of Balamand offer scholarship support for students with good academic standing.
    The list below summarises the faculty scholarships offered at the University of Balamand:

    Faculty of Business and Management:
    • - Provides up to 60% for undergraduate students based on SAT scores and school grades.
    • - Provides 30% to 60% merit scholarships are granted to students enrolled in graduate programs based on their academic performance.

    Faculty of Engineering:
    • - Offers Merit scholarships to the top performing students enrolled in graduate programs.

    Faculty of Health Sciences:
    • - Undergraduate students majoring in Nursing, Public Health and Development Sciences or Health promotion will receive 30% financial support.
    • - Grants Full scholarship to the top 6 undergraduate students majoring in Nursing at Al Koura Campus.

  5. Athletic Scholarships
    Athletic Scholarships are offered to student athletes that are potential for Varsity Team members. To qualify, the student should be affiliated with a National team or Club (first or second division) and has proven record of accomplishments, sense of belonging and good team spirit. The Scholarship amount given to each Student Athlete varies depending on performance level and needs of the Athletics Department.

  6. Student Work
    The Student Work Program provides students, mainly those in financial need, with on-campus jobs to earn an income that is automatically deducted from their tuition fees. The program’s mission is to support students financially and consequently help them professional skills. Student work opportunities available on campus vary from clerical work to laboratory and library assistants.

    Eligibility for Student Work
    • - The student has completed one semester at UOB as a full-time student.
    • - He/she is enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student (with a minimum of 12 credits during the Fall and Spring semesters and a minimum of 6 credits during the Summer semester).
    • - The student is not under probation or has poor academic performance.
    • - He/she demonstrated potential in extra-curricular activities.

    Visit the Student Work Program Office on campus to learn more about the available Student Work opportunities or submit your application form online.

    Contact Info
    The Student Work Program Office is in Zakhem Building, First Floor, Room 118. It is open from Monday to Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Fall semester and from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM Summer Semester.

    Tel: +961 6 930250 ext. 3811
    E-mail: studentwork@balamand.edu.lb

  7. Graduate Assistantship
    • Students may earn financial support through the Graduate Assistantship Program. Graduate assistantships are available and may be obtained through the respective Faculty.
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