Lebanese American University Offers LAU Tomorrow’s Leaders Graduate Scholarship Program for International Students, 2019

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Scholarship Description:

Funded by the U.S. Department of State U.S. MEPI (Middle East Partnership Initiative), the Tomorrow’s Leaders Graduate (TLG) Scholarship is available at Lebanese American University.

Students who are committed to complete their Master’s degree within two-years-starting Fall 2019 are welcome to apply. The scholarship program gives educational opportunities to Arab youth to help pursue higher quality education in an American education system.

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Host College/University:

The Lebanese American University is committed to academic excellence, student centeredness, civic engagement, the advancement of scholarship, the education of the whole person, and the formation of leaders in a diverse world.

Lebanese American University (LAU) is an accredited American university operating in Beirut and Byblos, Lebanon, under a charter from the State of New York. It is a secular and private American University.

Degree level:


Field of Study:

The scholarship will be awarded to pursue Master degree in the following field Applied Economics, Interdisciplinary Gender Studies, International Affairs, and Migration Studies.

Scholarship Award: 

The scholarship will fund the following:

  • Full tuition fees
  • Medical insurance
  • A $500 USD monthly stipend while registering on a full-time basis
  • Student housing during school months
  • Laptop
  • Internship opportunity
  • Annual round-trip economy air ticket from home to campus


Citizen of Algeria, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Syria, Tunisia, or Yemen are eligible for this scholarship.

Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following criteria:

Students who are committed to pursue hands-on public policy research and work as a part of aster’s program are eligible to apply. To apply, you need to demonstrate financial need status per MEPI and LAU’s Financial Aid policies.

Applying procedure Instructions:

  • To apply, the applicants must download the application form.
  • The applicants need to submit the complete application form with all financial aid supporting documents to beirut@lau.edu.lb (make sure you indicate “TLG-MEPI applicant” in the subject line).
  • As part of the application, the applicants must submit all the following required documents:
    • Completed LAU-TLG admission application for 2019-2020
    • A recent passport-size photo.
    • Identity card or passport (should be the same as the nationality to be used in the registration process at LAU).
    • Educational certificates or diplomas (Bachelor, License, etc).
    • Official transcript(s) of grades from all colleges or universities attended.
    • Personal Essay of at least 1,000 words
    • A research statement
    • Recommendation letters from two professors who are familiar with your academic performance.
    • Certificate(s) of employment with a CV, if you have relevant work experience(s).
    • Official scores of English proficiency test (depending on the university/college attended) by submitting one of the below:
      • Internet-based TOEFL (IBT), with a minimum score of 90. The code for LAU is  2595. The institutional TOEFL is not accepted.
      • Academic IELTS with a minimum score of 7.
    • Applicants with Internet-based TOEFL (IBT) scores between 80 and 89 and IELTS scores of 6.5, have to register for ENG009 Remedial English, a three-credit course, or retake and pass the English test within the first year of enrollment. IBT and IELTS scores below 80 and 6.5 respectively are not acceptable.
    • N.B. English proficiency exams may not be required from applicants from universities recognized by LAU where the language of instruction is English.

Scholarship Official Web Links:

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Scholarship Deadline:

All applications must be received by March 31, 2019, for consideration.

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