International Services and Programs

EU Funded Programs


The new Erasmus+ programme for 2021-2027 has launched! (

The Erasmus+ program budget for 2021-2027 is €26.2 billion, compared with €14.7 billion for 2014-2020. This will be complemented by about €2.2 billion from the EU’s external instruments. With this increased budget, Erasmus+ will be more inclusive, more digital, and greener.

Information for students

Students can benefit from many different opportunities through Erasmus+ including:

  • International Credit Mobility for exchanges with EU partners
  • Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters Degrees (EMJMD)
  • Other opportunities for youth:
    • European Solidarity Corps for volunteering opportunities in Europe
    • Erasmus+ Virtual Exchanges
    • SALTO providing online tools for training youth

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Information for faculty

LAU faculty can benefit from opportunities to network, do research, and apply for mutual funding through Erasmus+ as per the below:

  • International Credit Mobility for exchanges with EU partners
  • Capacity Building in Higher Education projects
  • Jean Monnet
  • Erasmus Mundus

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Other EU Funded Programs

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).

To join the Steer-Leb team at LAU, you can apply to become a member as per the below:

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 (ext. 1232)
Assistant Professor of Education, Department of Social and Education Sciences
Assistant to the President for Institutional Research and Assessment

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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