International Services


EU Funded Programs


Erasmus+ is the new EU program for EducationTrainingYouth and Sport for the period 2014-2020. This seven year program will have a budget of €14.7 billion to boost skills and employability as well as modernizing education, training and youth work.

Erasmus+ brings together seven existing EU programs in the fields of education, training and youth and introduces sport for the first time.

As an integrated program, Erasmus+ will support transnational partnerships and will offer more opportunities for cooperation across these areas and will be easier to access than its predecessors, with simplified funding rules.

National Erasmus+ Office of Lebanon is:


National Erasmus+ Office - Lebanon

5th. Floor
Ministry of Education and Higher Education
Habib Abi Chahla Sq. (Unesco Palace Area)
Beirut – Lebanon
Tel: +961 3 654 180
Fax: + 961 1 804 310

StEER-Leb Capacity Building Project


StEER-Leb is an acronym for “Student Empowerment, Engagement, and Representation in Lebanese Universities.” This Capacity Building project is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union. The main Lebanese universities participating in this project are USEK (coordinator), LAU (partner), and USJ (partner). The European partner universities consist of the University of Cadiz (Spain), the University of Rouen (France), and the University of Bologna (Italy). 

The objective of this project is to empower Lebanese university students, involve them in university decision-making, and grant them an effective voice that allows them to actively be a part of their institution. Students from the partner universities in Lebanon and European programme universities attend shadowing visits and capacity building activities to work on the project and tackle the topic of student engagement in campus life.

The project was officially kicked off on the 22 and 23 of March 2018, on the campus of the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK).

For more information, visit the StEER-Leb website.


The LEBPASS project aims at developing a Diploma Supplement for Lebanon to help students and graduates make their skills and qualifications clearly and easily understood both nationally and internationally, thus facilitating the mobility of both learners and workers. The supplement is modeled according to the Diploma Supplement issued in Europe. The objectives of the project is to:

The specific outcomes of the LEBPASS project is to:

Partner institutions

Project start date: January 15, 2019

Contact person details at LAU:

Dr. Diane Nauffal

Assistant Professor of Education, Department of Social and Education Sciences

Assistant to the President for Institutional Research and Assessment

For more info, please visit:

Sustainable Wastewater Treatment for Hospitals (SWaTH) 

Sustainable Wastewater Treatment for Hospitals (SWaTH) is a 3-year project co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union. SWaTH is a capacity-building project in the field of Higher Education that includes in its partnership five higher education institutions from Lebanon namely the University of Balamand (leading institution), the Lebanese University, the Lebanese American University, the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik, and the Notre Dame University - Louaize in addition to the University of La Rochelle from France, the University of Granada from Spain, the KTH Royal Institute of Technology from Sweden, the University of Lleida from Spain, the University of Oulu from Finland, and Plasmatrix Materials AB from Sweden.

The motive of the Project is to bring together European Higher Education Institutions and European factories that own and supply cutting-edge developments, extensive international experience, and innovative learning practices with Higher Education Institutions from partner countries in the Southern Mediterranean – Region 3 (particularly Lebanon) that need and demand the same practices, expertise, and developments.

Project start date: 15 January 2021

Project end date: 14 January 2024

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LAU ICM Erasmus Partners

International Credit Mobility (ICM) supports the mobility of students, staff and faculty members enrolled or employed at a higher education institution (HEI), from a Programme Country to a Partner Country or vice versa.



Aarhus University Denmark
Almeria University Spain
Cracow University of Economics Poland
Danish School of Media and Journalism Denmark
Freie University Germany
Lithuanian University of Health Sciences Lithuania
Masaryk University Czech Republic
Pavia University Italy
Politecnico di Torino Italy
Sciences Po France
Tampere University Finland
United Nations University (UNU-GEST) Iceland
Universidad Pontificia Comillas Spain
University of Porto Portugal
Vilnius College of Design Lithuania
Warsaw School of Economics Poland
University of Nicosia  Cyprus
University of Tartu Estonia
University of Helsinki Finland
Euro-Mediterranean University -EMUNI Slovenia
School of Advanced Social Studies Slovenia

LAU Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange Program

The Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange is a flagship project launched in 2018 by the European Commission. The project enables university students from Europe and the Southern Mediterranean to engage in intercultural learning through meaningful online, people-to-people, facilitated, and sustained Virtual Exchange activities. Thus, it gives students a chance to expand their worldview and build critical 21st century skills and attitudes, such as self- and global-awareness, empathetic listening, critical thinking, curiosity, and digital literacy.

All courses are non-credit based and free of cost. Participating in this fresh initiative will be an asset to your CV, professional life, and student life as it is guaranteed to enhance your skills.

For more information, please visit this page.

LAU Erasmus Mundus Projects