The program, first introduced in 2020 by the Office of Graduate Studies and Research (GSR), aims to give opportunities for students in their Postgraduate studies, with fully waived tuitions and “a monthly stipend of $200” during the program.
GSR Dean Samer Saab said, “We are now providing a stipend in addition to the tuition waiver to allow students to focus on their studies and research, which will create appropriate conditions for their future success.”
According to the University’s press, the scholarships will cover 16 different master’s programs, including Applied Economics, Biological Sciences, International Affairs, and Business Administration.
Per GSR Assistant Dean, Walid Marrouch, the program requires that candidates show the necessary criteria, including a minimum CGPA of 3.7/4 or equivalent.
“The candidates ought to be admitted to the program without any remedial courses and submit proof of English proficiency,” he said, adding that “having authored or coauthored a peer-reviewed publication, in addition to previous research experience, is a great advantage for interested candidates.”
“For the past two years, the program has shown a great deal of collaborative work between students and faculty and has helped improve the quality of graduate education at LAU even amidst the economic collapse,” says Dr. Marrouch.