The BAU English Language Admission Exam is one of the tests approved by BAU when assessing candidates for admission.
The English Language Admission Exam is prepared and conducted at BAU. It is considered as a placement test that gauges the applicants’ language proficiency and classifies them along the intensive English courses at BAU. The questions are equally divided among four sections: reading, vocabulary, language focus and writing. Each section contains items that are graduated to cover all levels: Elementary (A2), Pre-Intermediate (B1), and Intermediate (B1+), Upper-Intermediate (B2) and Advanced (C1), based on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).
Applicants who do not successfully pass the BAU English Language Admission Exam, are required to take intensive English courses offered at the University.
Applicants to the faculties of Medicine and Dentistry are required to pass the BAU English Language Admission Exam with ONE Intensive English Language course only otherwise, they won’t be considered for admission.
Applicants who successfully completed the IGCSE/GCE program are exempted from BAU English Language Admission Exam.
Applicants should enter BAU code 7373 when registering for the SAT, and B516 when registering for the TOEFL IBT; the Educational Testing Service should be requested to send the scores directly to the Admissions Office.
The Freshman Program is designed for all students, Lebanese or Non-Lebanese, who hold a high school certificate following a Non Lebanese Baccalaureate Program based on 12 years of schooling starting with Grade One.
How to apply
Freshman at BAU consists of 30 credits (2 semesters) and students could apply for either Freshman Sciences or Freshman Arts. During the freshman year, they should sit for the SAT Subject Tests (SAT II) and pass the BAU Admissions Exams of their chosen major(s) in order to join the sophomore class.
Required Subjects of SAT II are:
For Freshman Arts: Mathematics I (obligatory) and any other two subjects.
For Freshman Sciences: Mathematics II (obligatory) and two other subjects (Biology, Chemistry or Physics).
The new SAT I and SAT II combined score should be at least 2150 for Freshman Arts and 2300 for Freshman Sciences.
Freshman students who have attained the combined score of SAT I & SAT II and completed 30 credits with a minimum CGPA 2, have to submit the relevant certificates to the Equivalence Committee of the Lebanese Ministry of Education & Higher Education. This is required in order to get the equivalence of the Lebanese Secondary School Certificate; otherwise, they will not be able to join the sophomore class.
To achieve an elite position at the international level, BAU encourages further development of international cooperation relating to education and research as well as the exchange of students, researchers and research results with other international institutions. The University promotes an international perspective throughout the University community.