Saint Joseph University


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Saint Joseph University History

Saint Joseph University also known as Universite Saint-Joseph de Beyrouth or USJ is a private and catholic research university located in the city of Beirut in Lebanon. The university was established in 1875 by the Jesuits and presently comprises of 15,000 students and 2500 academic and administrative staff. 

Saint Joseph University Programs, Courses, and Schools

Saint Joseph University offers a number of programs in subjects like Economics, Business Administration and Management, Religious Sciences, Nursing Sciences, Sciences, Educational Sciences, Languages ??and Translation, Medicine, Pharmacy, Law and Political Science, Engineering, Dental Medicine, and Humanities.

Saint Joseph University is also home to number of research institutes such as Higher Institute of Religious Studies, Institute of Muslim-Christian Studies, Lebanese Institute for Educators, Institute of Physiotherapy, Higher Institute of Speech and Language Therapy, Institute of Occupational Therapy, Higher Institute of Public Health, Institute of Political Science, National Institute of Communication and Informatics, and Institute of Oriental Letters which caters to the research and academic community.

Saint Joseph University Campuses

Saint Joseph University has five campuses in Beirut and one international campus in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates which opened in 2008. Out of five campuses in Beirut, three are located in Damascus Street, one in Mar Roukouz, and one in Huvelin Street.

Saint Joseph University also comprises of three regional centres in Sidon, Zahle, and Tripoli. The university campuses offer a host of facilities to its students such as libraries, health services, classrooms, computer labs, and sports.

Saint Joseph University Achievements

Saint Joseph University is affiliated to prestigious organizations like Euro-Mediterranean Association, EuroMed Permanent University Forum, International Association of Universities, International Federation of Catholic Universities, Association of Wholly or Partly French-Language Universities, and Association of Arab Universities.

Saint Joseph University is ranked 2nd in Lebanon and one of the top universities in the Middle East by Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings and Thomson Reuters.

Saint Joseph University USP

Saint Joseph University is the only university in the Middle Eastern region to adhere to European ECTS system which allows high international mobility to its students. The university has also signed agreements with 70 academic institutions across the world such as the prestigious Georgetown University to facilitate exchange and study abroad opportunities.

Saint Joseph University is a somewhat selective institution with its acceptance rate ranging from 70 to 80%. The university also offers scholarships to local and international students to assist them with tuition fee and living costs.

Saint Joseph University Notable Alumni

Camille Chamoun (Political Leader), Marwan Hamadeh (Lebanese Journalist), Samy Gemayel (Lebanese Politician), and Nadine Labaki (Lebanese Actress).

Saint Joseph University Application Requirements


IELTS score requirements

A strong proficiency in the English language is essential for admission into universities in Lebanon. To be able to get a successful admission in Saint Joseph University in Lebanon students need to complete IELTS with a minimum score of 6.5.

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Saint Joseph University Deadlines

Bachelors: First Semester- May 15, Second Semester- October 15

Masters: Early admission May 30, Regular admission-September 4, late admission September 11

Deadlines may vary for each program. Please visit the program page for specific deadlines.

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