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Antonine University

“UPA” Office of Orientation & Admissions


We appreciate your interest in Antonine University “UPA” to live and to learn in its Campus. Our students come from all over Lebanon as well as other countries. Our mission is to constantly reinforce our educational system for human development in relation to globalization and the market needs; it is very important with regard to social integration that our graduates are adequately prepared for professional life. In that respect, our trends in education have firms and state companies actively participate in the training and in the student’s professional projects.

     On the other hand, we put and reinforced partnerships with prestigious Universities in many countries to help us revise and overhaul our academic programs, thus making it easier for exchanging teachers and experts with our partners.

On behalf of the Rectorate, we would like to warmly welcome each student to Antonine University, and we assure the new students, that we are all here: administrators, teachers, and fellow students to serve and guide them in the spirit of our educational mission.


Orientation program at the Antonine University is of a high priority, as it plays a key role in the future success of the student.

The Orientation office at UPA welcome, inducts, and integrates new students into its learning community; provide advice about University procedures, requirements, and academic policies; facilitate the diverse needs of new students; offer students information about specific major to better plan their future; visit schools, and participate in several fairs to present an academic overview whish describes the university and degree requirements.

Faculty of Engineering: Computer, Telecommunications and Multimedia:

Math, Physics, Evaluation Test in English

Faculty of Business Administration

English evaluation Test, Oral Interview

Faculty of Advertising

English Evaluation Test, Oral Interview

Faculty of Public Health - Department of physical Therapy

Physics, Biology, English Evaluation Test

Faculty of biblical, ecumenical and religious studies

Study Case and Oral Interview. Acceptance is granted after the application is reviewed.

Faculty of Theology and Pastoral studies

Study Case and Oral Interview. Acceptance is granted after the application is reviewed.


Students admitted to UPA are required to complete their documents prior to Registration for the academic year 2006-2007.

Registration fee: 250$, The registration fee is non refundable and is payable at the time of registration


"If your project affects over a one year period, spread wheat. If it goes beyond one year, plant trees. If you are preoccupied with the future of a people, establish training centers"

Origin and dynamic

 The monastery in Lebanon has always been a school. In fact, Lebanon has for centuries owed to the Church in general and to monasteries in particular its cultural and educational development, its didactic art, as well as its spiritual, literary and artistic heritage. It is own identity, civilization and social fabric are greatly influenced by what the clergy offered. It was monasteries that hosted the first schools, the first libraries, printing activities, publishing houses, works of art, and cultural, and artistic exhibitions.

The Church was the major protagonist in the Nahda, the renaissance in Arab thought. The role of ecclesiastical institutions was decisive in the revival of the Arab language and literature after a long state of torpor known as Incited or decadence.

 It is obvious that education was originally linked to apostolic life; it was especially an accomplishment of the Church. The school was geographically related to the church and the monastery, the manual was a religious textbook and school activity was at the service of liturgy. The teacher, in general a clergyman, was in charge of communicating to the student's knowledge, piety, and high morals. Therefore, the educational venture has had an integrating aspect in the life of the parish.

It is worth mentioning that from the very beginning, the Church has been concerned about helping gifted children of poor families. While well-off families had to contribute to the tuition fees of their own children, those of the needy and orphans, the Church generously provided free education. The 1736 Synod of Mount Lebanon commanded not only free education, but also free clothing and food. The Church, at its own expense, sent the students who were distinguished by their virtue and intelligence to Rome to do higher studies in the Maronite College in Rome.

It should also be noted that in accordance with the principle of subsidiary, the Church which is a mother, has always endeavored to compensate for the absence of social welfare by creating schools, retirement homes, and hospitals, and others.

P.O.Box : 40016 Hadath – Baabda - LIBAN

E-mail : orient.info@upa.edu.lb


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