1. Do I need to speak German to enroll at LGU?
  2. What is the ECTS?
  3. Do I need to take a placement test before I register?
  4. What documents do I need to present for admission?
  5. What are the procedures followed for admission?
  6. What documents do I need to finalize my registration?
  7. What are the University fees?
  8. I am a foreigner. What documents do I need to register at LGU?
  9. I want to transfer from another university to LGU. What should I do?
  10. When do I pay my university fees?
  11. What are the procedures followed for registration?
  12. What are the procedures involved in settling my tuition?
  13. What happens if I don’t settle my tuition?
  14. In what cases am I charged a financial penalty?
  15. I need some advice relating to my major. Who should I go to?
  16. Can I attend a course as an auditor?
  17. What is the minimum/maximum number of credits I can take within a semester?
  18. What is a general requirement course?
  19. What is a core course?
  20. What is a major course?
  21. What is a remedial course?
  22. How do I calculate my GPA?
  23. What is a probationary condition?
  24. How is an overall grade calculated for a course?
  25. Am I allowed to be absent from a course?
  26. What should I do if I miss a midterm or a final exam?
  27. What should I do if I need a formal attestation?
  28. When do I get my ID card?
  29. What privileges do I get from my university ID?
  30. How am I informed of any administrative or academic schedule?
  31. How do I apply for financial aid?
  32. Can LGU help me find a part-time job?
  33. Can I drop a course?
  34. Can I withdraw from a course?
  35. Can I stop my courses for one semester?
  36. Can I change majors?
  37. Is accommodation available on LGU campus?
  38. Are parking spaces available on LGU campus?
  39. Can I pursue my studies in Germany?
1. Do I need to speak German to enroll at LGU? top

No, you do not need to know any German to enroll at LGU. However, German is taught as a compulsory elective course at the first level. Advanced German courses are taught as free electives.

2. What is the ECTS? top

It is the European Credit Transfer System that is adopted all over Europe. It provides a way of measuring learning achievements. It allows you to transfer easily from LGU to any European university you choose to pursue your education in and ensures full academic recognition for the courses you have already accomplished at LGU with no risk of losing any credit when you transfer.

3. Do I need to take a placement test before I register? top

Yes, you do need to take one or more entrance test(s), depending on the major you want to enroll in. You have to sit for an English test if you choose to enroll in the English section, or a French test if you choose to enroll in the French section. Some majors require additional mathematics or creativity test. The fee per test is LL 50,000.

4. What documents do I need to present for admission? top

As a new applicant, you have to fill in an Application Form at the Admissions Office. The documents required are the following:

  1. Two recent certified passport-size photographs
  2. One certified copy of all official certificates or diplomas (Baccalaureate Part II or its equivalent).
  3. High school grades (tenth, eleventh, and twelfth grades) or a certified copy of BT1, BT2, and BT3, if applicable.
  4. One certified copy of the identity card or the civil status record.
  5. One certified copy of the family civil status record.
  6. One recent, original copy of the police record.
  7. Attestation of medical coverage by NSSF (National Social Security Fund), Mutual Insurance, the Army or the Internal Security Forces, if available.
  8. Proof of Residence
  9. Medical Certificate for Public Health Students

You are also required to pay an admission fee of 250,000 L.L. and an entrance test fee of 50,000 L.L. for every test.
You are admitted to LGU according to University rules and regulations upon presenting the documents listed above and after sitting for the Entrance Exam.

5. What are the procedures followed for admission? top

The first place to go to when you decide to join LGU is the Admissions Office, located on the ground floor of the main campus in Sahel Alma. All that you need to know such as dates and deadlines for submitting applications, making payments, taking entrance tests, and any other important information will be provided to you.

6. What documents do I need to finalize my registration? top

If you are a new student who does NOT benefit from any of the governmental healthcare services*, you have to:

  1. Fill out تصريح عن طالب جامعي
  2. Attach a photocopy of the family status record, provided it is no older than 6 months.
  3. Attach a copy of BACC II certificate.

If you are a new student who benefits from any of the governmental healthcare services*, you have to:

  1. Attach an original افادة من مركز التبعية الرسمي which certifies that you benefit plus a photocopy of the statement.
  2. Attach a photocopy of your medical card if you benefit from the army or the armed forces.

If you are an old student who benefits from the army or any of the armed forced, you have to submit افادة من مركز التبعية الرسمي every year and attach your medical card.

*The governmental heath care services are the following:

  • البلديات
  • صندوق تعاونية موظفي الدولة
  • صندوق تعاضد القضاة
  • صندوق تعاضد الهيئة التعليمية في الجامعة اللبنانية
  • صندوق الوطني للضمان الاجتماعي
  • كهرباء لبنان
7. what are the University fees? top
Application fees 250.000L.L Paid once.
Entrance test fees 50,000L.L. Per test.
Registration fees 300.000L.L. per semester.
NSSF fees 205.000L.L. per year.
Late registration fees 50.000L.L..
8. I am a foreigner. What documents do I need to register at LGU? top

At registration, you have to submit all the required documents requested from a new student (refer to N°4 above) in addition to:

  • An equivalence of your degree from the Ministry of Higher Education in Lebanon.
  • An authentication of your grades record certified by the Ministry of Higher Education in Lebanon.
9. I want to transfer from another university to LGU. What should I do? top

Students from other universities may be admitted at LGU on transfer basis. They need to submit an official transcript of record and a description of every course they have already passed in addition to the documents stated in No.4 and 8 above. Courses are transferred in compliance with LGU rules and regulations. Every transfer is studied by the concerned committee and a decision is made and communicated to the student within 5 working days.

10. When do I pay my university fees? top

Application and registration fees are paid upon enrollment. A Statement of Fees is issued after the registration of courses. All dates mentioned in the Statement of Fees which are distributed at the beginning of every semester are to be observed by the student. Installment plans can be agreed on at the Business Office. However, no attestation can be issued before the student settles all his dues and receives a financial clearance from the Business Office.

11.What are the procedures followed after admission? top

Upon admission, you receive a letter stating the entrance exam date and time. On the exam day, you receive an acceptance letter stating the advising date and the Vice President letter stating the orientation date and the date of settling the first payment.

12. What are the procedures involved in settling my tuition? top

During the registration period signaled on the Academic Calendar on LGU website, you finalize your registration with your advisor and you sign your registration form at the Registrar’s office. Then you meet with the Business Officer to decide how you want to settle your tuition. You can settle your tuition in one of the following manners:

  1. If you are a full time undergraduate, you have to settle your tuition in two payments at the accredited bank. The first payment has to be settled within the first two weeks of the semester and the second payment has to be settled before the Midterm Exam.
  2. If you are a part time undergraduate, you have to settle your tuition in full at the accredited bank within the first two weeks of the semester.
  3. You can always fill in a Financial Aid form to request monthly installments if you have not taken a bank loan for that purpose.
13. What happens if I don’t settle my tuition? top

Failure to abide by the deadlines set for the settlement of tuition installments will result in:

  1. A penalty fee of 10.000 L.L. for every week of delay.
  2. An official warning for a delay of one month.
  3. Denial of record or grade transcript.
  4. The implementation of other measures taken by the administration of the university.
14. In what cases am I charged a financial penalty? top

You are charged penalty on:

  1. Late registration i.e. if you register after the deadline set for Registration Period signaled on the Academic Calendar posted on LGU website.
  2. Late payment i.e. if you settle any of your installments later than the due date set for that purpose.
15. I need some advice relating to my major. Who should I go to? top

If you haven’t registered yet i.e. haven’t selected a major, you go to the Admissions Office for advice. Once you have registered and need academic advice, you go to the Head of Department or advisor in the department you are registered in.

16. Can I attend a course as an auditor? top

Yes, you can. As auditor, you can register in a desired course but have no right to enroll at University. You are also required to pay the course fees and will not be able to change your status back to a part time or full time student. You will not be granted credits or official grading and will not be considered for enrollment certification, ID card, or financial aid. As auditor, you can only request an attendance certification.

17. What is the minimum/maximum number of credits I can take within a semester? top

You can take up to 30 ECTS credits per semester. However, the minimum number of credits you can take per semester is 15. At registration, you decide with your advisor on the number of credits you should take.

18. What is a general requirement course? top

It is a course that provides a broadly based education required to earn a degree. All general requirement courses are compulsory.

19. What is a core course? top

It is a course that addresses the main components of a program and is a base requirement for all students in that program. It is a requisite for graduation and, therefore, compulsory for all students in related programs.

20. What is a major course? top

It is a specialized component course at the heart of the student’s major. Students register for their major courses after successfully passing the general requirement and core courses. The passing grade for major courses might be higher than that of others. Your advisor can provide more information on this matter.

21. What is a remedial course? top

It is an intensive non-credit course that you are required to take to make up for deficiency in a certain subject. The University decides whether you need a remedial course based on the results of your Entrance Test. Remedial courses are usually English or French language courses.

22. How do I calculate my GPA? top

The following is an example of a GPA calculation:

Course Grade Number of Credits Quality Point Value GPA
  Law         C+ 2 2.5   2 x 2.5 = 5
  Marketing         B 2 3   2 x 3 = 6
  Accounting         A 3 3.8   3 x 3.8 = 11.4
  Statistics         B+ 3 3.5   3 x 3.5 = 10.5
  Mathematics         C 3 2   3 x 2 = 6
  13     38.9


The GPA would then be: Total GPAs (38.9) divided by Total Number of Credits (13) i.e. 38.9/13 = 2.99

23. What is a probationary condition? top

Students are placed on probation if their cumulative GPA drops below 2.0 irrespective of their “Withdraw “grades, after 25 attempted GPA credits. They should be aware that accumulating ‘F’ or ‘D’ grades will lower their GPA and increase the risk of being put on probation. Therefore, they are strongly advised to increase their cumulative GPA and remove any ‘F’ grade by repeating any course they have failed and/or repeat courses in which they have received a ‘D’ grade. When placed on probation for a second time, students are not allowed to carry more than 20 credits in the following semesters, excluding remedial courses. Summer sessions are not counted in the probation semesters.

24. How is an overall grade calculated for a course? top

All grades are recorded over 100. The calculation of an overall grade for a certain course is done by adding up the sum of the distributed grades throughout the semester according to the following criteria:

A – Theoretical knowledge

Course Attendance Participation Test 1 Test 2 Test 3 Midterm Final
  One-credit course 10%         90%
  Two-credit course 5% 5% 15%   35% 40%
  Three-credit course 5% 5% 15%   35% 40%
  Over three credits 5% 5% 10% 10% 30% 40%

B – Practical knowledge for students in the Faculty of Public Health on internship sites

Attendance On-site Performance Written Assignments
10% 50% 40%

C – Practical knowledge for students in the Faculty of Business and Insurance on internship sites

Attendance
On-site Performance
Written Assignments
10% 50% 40%

D -Practical knowledge for students in the Faculty of Education and Arts

Attendance
On-site Performance
Written Assignments
10% 50% 40%
25. Am I allowed to be absent from a course? top

Attendance is compulsory for all university courses including remedial ones. It is also allocated 5% of your overall grade. Therefore, you are strongly recommended to attend all your courses and restrict absenteeism to a minimum. You are also required to present a written justification for any absence within 48 hours following that absence.

Bear in mind that frequent absenteeism will affect your overall grades and lower your GPA. You must also be aware that if your attendance drops below 80% for theoretical courses and below 90% for practical courses or internship, you risk being withdrawn from the course.

In the case of emergency absence (unexpected trip, business or family constraints, health reason), you may request an absence leave justifying in writing the reason for your absence. Such leave must be approved by the Administration to allow you to subsequently resume your studies or renew your registration.

26. What should I do if I miss a midterm or a final exam? top

If you miss a test or an exam, you must report your absence to the Student Affairs Office within 48 hours of the absence date. If your absenteeism is due to severe illness, death in the family, or emergency hospitalization, you are granted the right to take make-up exams only after you present the documents justifying your absence. The Student Affairs Office will refer to the related council to approve your absence.

27. What should I do if I need a formal attestation? top

If you need any kind of attestation, you have to fill in an attestation request form at the Business Office. It takes 5 working days to issue an attestation.

28. When do I get my ID card? top

You get your University ID only after presenting all documents required for your registration (listed in numbers 4 and 6 above).

29. What privileges do I get from my university ID? top

LGU ID holders enjoy many privileges, such as getting special discounts in various shops, diners, and beach resorts. For more information please refer to the Student Affairs Office.

30. How do I know about any administrative or academic information? top

Administrative notices are posted on the students’ portal, the bulletin boards in the main hall and in each faculty. You are advised to check the portal and the boards daily. Schedules related to the academic year are posted on LGU official website.

31. How do I apply for financial aid? top

LGU has a financial aid department that provides students with special financial aid from the Lebanese German Association for the Promotion of Culture and with personalized financial solutions, such as:

  1. Special financial aid on credit price.
  2. Financial aid from private organizations
  3. Part time jobs
  4. Excellence grants
  5. Monthly payments

To apply for financial aid, you have to fill in the Financial Aid Application form available at the Student Affairs Office within the deadline set in the Academic Calendar on LGU website.

32. Can LGU help me find a part-time job? top

LGU provides recruitment services that help you find part time jobs to help you finance your studies. The University also helps graduates find a job according to their qualifications and experience through a data base network linked to different institutions and private companies.

It also provides you with a list of addresses where you can do your internship or training prior to graduation to benefit from real-life experience and put your training to use once you graduate. In order to benefit from these facilities, you should request assistance from the Student Affairs Office.

33. Can I drop a course? top

Yes, you can. However, you have to abide by the Drop & Add period set in the Academic Calendar on LGU website and signaled by the Administration upon registration.

34. Can I withdraw from a course? top

If you have any doubts about passing a course, you can withdraw from it but only after discussing the matter with your academic advisor. Remember that you have to abide by the deadline for withdrawal set in the Academic Calendar and that even when you withdraw from a course you still have to settle the course credits in full.

35. Can I stop my courses for one semester? top

Yes, you can, especially in the case of emergency suspension, such as an unexpected trip or business or family constraints. However, you have to request an absence leave from the Student Affairs Office justifying in writing the reason you are suspending your courses. Your absence must be approved by the Administration to allow you to subsequently resume your studies or renew your registration.

36. Can I change majors? top

Yes, you are allowed to change majors within faculties and between faculties. To change a major within your faculty, you must have completed at least one semester in it. However, if you change majors between faculties, you will be regarded as a new student in that faculty and only credits for common courses will be counted in your GPA. In both cases, you must fill in a change of major request form at the Student Affairs Office and your file will be studied by the concerned council.

37. How many times am I allowed to repeat a course?

If you fail a course, you are allowed to repeat it twice. If you fail that course three times, you will be suspended from University for one semester.

38. Is accommodation available on LGU campus? top

Yes, accommodation is available on LGU campus. Rooms are comfortable and affordable. They are also fully equipped with internet connection, private kitchenette, and bathrooms. You can inquire about room reservation at the Student Affairs Office. Reservations have to be made within the deadline due to the limited number of rooms.

39. Are parking spaces available on LGU campus? top

Underground parking spaces are available for all registered students for 132.000L.L. per semester

40. Can I pursue my studies in Germany? top

Yes, you can study in Germany as an exchange student during your degree or aim for a double diploma after your undergraduate studies.

For more information, you can contact the Admissions Office.