Admission Requirements

PU aims to attract and select students who demonstrate promising academic merit and motivation for learning.

Admission requirements are as follows:

Undergraduate

In addition to your application form, you will need to submit:

  • One passport-sized photo
  • A copy of your identity card or passport
  • A sealed and stamped envelope from your school that includes the official transcript of your Year 10 and 11 grades
  • Your official certificate for the Lebanese Baccalaureate or its equivalent as recognized by the Lebanese Ministry of Education and Higher Education
  • Your official scores for the PU Placement Test and/or SAT, TOEFL, or IELTS
    • You will be placed in an English level based on the University’s English language criteria 
  • A non-refundable application fee of LL 75,000 ($50) (The $50 admission fee is required to cover the application and PU Placement Test).

The Admissions Committee at PU will assess each individual application on a case by case basis informed by their secondary school grades, the PU Placement Test results and the Lebanese Baccalaureate official exam results or the equivalent (when available).

Please click here to check the PU Entrance Assessment schedule.

Freshman

Additional required documents from applicants applying for the freshman program include:

  • Equivalence from the Lebanese Ministry of Education and Higher Education to enroll in the freshman program
  • Official SAT I score (SAT II score is also a requirement; however, SAT II can be completed during the freshman year)

PU English Language Criteria

Applicants to PU are required to meet the University English language requirements. They can do so by either sitting for the PU English Placement Test (PU EPT) or taking one of the internationally recognized English language tests (TOEFL/ SAT/ IELTS).

  • PU English Placement Test:
    • Applicants who obtain at least 132 out of 150 are exempted from any intensive/remedial English courses and are admitted into ENGL 201.
    • Applicants who score between 102 and 131 out of 150 with at least a “34” on each of speaking, writing, and grammar & vocabulary are required to take remedial English 101 (ENGL 101) course.
    • Applicants who obtain between 75 and 101 out of 150 with at least a “25” on each of speaking, writing, and grammar & vocabulary are required to take intensive English 300 (INEG 300) course.
    • Applicants who obtain between 45 and 74 out of 150 with at least a “15” on each of speaking, writing, and grammar & vocabulary are required to take intensive English 200 (INEG 200) course.
    • Applicants who score less than 45 out of 150 and/or obtain a mark of less than “15” on any of the components are denied admission into PU.
       
  • TOEFL/ SAT/ IELTS language assessment:

PU English Level

TOEFL (IBT)

SAT (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing)

IELTS (Academic)

PU-INEG 200

55-69

Needs to sit PU EPT if scoring less than 540

Overall band of 4.5-5.5

PU-INEG 300

70-89

Needs to sit PU EPT if scoring less than 540

Overall band of 6-6.5

PU-ENGL 101

90-110

540-590 plus an interview is required

Overall band of 7-7.5 with a minimum of 7 on each skill

PU-ENGL 201

111 or higher

600 or higher plus an interview is required

Overall band of 8 or higher with a minimum of 8 on each skill

Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning

Transfer of Credits from Other Institutions

Phoenicia University accepts a diverse range of qualifications, this includes considering prior learning as credit towards your PU degree. PU will accept courses successfully completed at other higher education institutes subject to:

  • Being evaluated by the concerned department
  • Being recognized by the Credit Transfer Committee that will assess each individual application on a case by case basis informed by the education background of the applicant and the university offering/awarding the courses/degree

The final decision of the committee will then be communicated to the applicants by the Admissions Office.

Internal Transfer of Credits within PU

Phoenicia University students who wish to apply for an internal transfer will have their applications assessed by the Credit Transfer Committee informed by their GPA, academic performance, and the nature of courses completed.

MBA Admission Requirements:

  • Completion of the MBA admission application Form
  • Official GMAT or GRE score report
  • Official transcript(s) from all universities attended
  • Certified copies of all educational certificates, degrees, and/or diplomas
  • Two recommendation letters, one from a professor and the other from an employer/supervisor (work-related)
  • Certificate of employment for current and/or prior work experience (if applicable)
  • Equivalency of the applicant’s bachelor’s degree from the Lebanese Ministry of Higher Education.
  • Resume
  • One recent passport-size photograph
  • A non-refundable fee of 50 USD (75,000 LBP)
  • An interview, if required

For more information, please write to admissions@pu.edu.lb