Haigazian University


How to Apply

Application Procedure

All applicants must submit a formal application online, and present the required documents either online or at the Admissions Office. Only candidates who have presented their complete records and have fulfilled the requirements set out below are considered by the Admissions Committee. When all necessary documents have been submitted and reviewed, applicants are informed of their admission status through a formal letter sent via email.


Applications for admission will be considered and answered only after all of the following items have been submitted by the student:

  1. A photocopy of identity card or passport.
  2. One recent passport-size picture.
  3. The grades of the last three years of secondary school on the recommendation form provided with the application. The recommendation form must be sent or presented to the Admissions Office in a signed and sealed envelope.
  4. A certified copy of the certificate received upon completion of secondary education.
  5. A certified copy of the equivalence of the Lebanese Baccalaureate for students holding foreign official certificates.
  6. An official transcript of all previous university work.
  7. A certified copy of University Degree.
  8. Permission to join the Freshman class from the Lebanese Ministry of Education for candidates who have followed a foreign program.
  9. An application fee (not refundable) or Renewal of application and re-admission fee (not refundable).

Accepted or rejected applicants may not reclaim any of the documents presented.


Entrance Examinations


1. English Examinations: All candidates must demonstrate proficiency in English by taking one of the following exams:

  • G.C.E. examinations;
  • The Institutional TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), valid for one year.
  • The Internet-Based TOEFL (iBT, institutional code:4278), valid for two years;
  • SAT I (institutional code 0106), valid for two years.
  • The International English Language Testing System (IELTS), valid for two years.

The students’ scores in these examinations determine their level of English proficiency. Students register for English courses at the University or take the English placement Test according to the following chart:

Paper-based TOEFL i-BT IELTS SAT I-  Writing & Language English Language G.C.E. English Level
450 – 499 45 – 60 4 – 4.5 18 – 20 ENG 000
500 – 524 61 – 70 5 21 ENG 001
525 – 549 71 – 78 5.5 22 – 25 C ENG 101
550 – 574 79 – 89 6 26 – 27 B ENG 102
>=575 >=90 >=6.5 >=28 A Placement Test

Students in the following categories are exempt from this requirement:

  • Special students who plan to take only courses which are not taught in English;
  • Auditors

2. Re-examination: Candidates who wish to repeat the Institutional TOEFL exam may do so after an interval of 30 days from the previous exam date.

English Proficiency exam results presented after the enrollment of the student in the University are not taken into consideration.

3. English Placement Test: New students will be eligible to sit for the English Placement Test given by the English Department at Haigazian University according to the above chart. Depending on the student’s performance on the English Placement Test, the English level of the student will be decided. The English Placement Test is valid for one year only.