CONECTE ERASMUS PROJECT

International Relations

Vision

The Islamic University of Lebanon aims to build an international professional network by strengthening its relationship with international educational and research institutions in order to achieve its worldwide vision.

International Relations

Mission

Improve the conditions of hosting Arab and international students with the goal to encourage and facilitate visiting and exchange students
Find academic and training opportunities for IUL students, employees, instructors, and professors abroad, so they can take university postgraduate courses or courses in special disciplines not available locally
Establish agreements that help enrich the university training and research programs

The Islamic University of Lebanon is a member of the Francophone University Agency (AUF), a member and a former president of the Conference of Rectors in the Middle East Region (CONFREMO), a member and the Chairperson of the fifty-first meeting of the Executive Council of the Association of Arab Universities (AARU), and a member of the International Association of Universities (IAU). The university is also a partner of European Projects Erasmus+, and has also signed many bilateral agreements with Arab and European universities.

International Relations

Overview

The International Relations Office leads IUL’s international policy, and is responsible for its implementation. For this purpose, IUL is member of:

Agence Universitaire de la Francophone (AUF)

IUL is a member of AUF since its inception

Conférence des Recteurs de la Région du Moyen-Orient (CONFREMO)

IUL’s President chaired the CONFREMO from 2017 to 2019

Association of Arab Universities (AARU)

IUL’s President chaired the Executive Board of AARU in 2018
IUL is a partner of European Projects "Erasmus+"
International Relations

Strategy

IUL’s International Strategy is articulated around 3 major objectives:

Promote foreign languages and diversity for students may well change the way they view all kinds of things

Accompanying and valuing cultural diversity in a context of increasing globalization:

Optimizing the conditions for hosting international students and our student’s mobility

Strengthen our partnerships to enrich our training offer and our research structure

Study Abroad

IUL welcomes many foreign students and encourages student’s motilities. Exchanges are in university's strategy as they aim to confirm the excellence of its courses. IUL students wishing to go abroad for further study are invited to contact International Relations Office.

Study abroad, To Do list:

To pursue studies abroad requires a good preparation in order to put all the chances on one's side. For this purpose, it is advisable to follow the following steps:

Step 1: Why do I want to leave?

It is important to clearly define the reason for its mobility. Here are some examples of questions you must answer:

  • Why do I want to leave?
  • For which specialty, which university level, in which language?
  • For how long?
  • What financial means do I have?

Step 2: Where to go?

When you have targeted your mobility project, you need to start contacting the institutions that may be hosting you. Here are some examples of questions you must answer:

  • Which country do I want to target?
  • Which universities offer the specialty I wish to follow?
  • Do these universities have agreements with IUL?

Advice:

Step 3: Prepare a visa application

Depending on your host country, visa procedures are more or less long and more or less complex: it is therefore important to prepare in advance.

For example, for stays longer than 3 months in France, it is mandatory to go through Campus France.

–  Links Campus-France for studies in second and third leave, and the first and second master’s degrees https://www.liban.campusfrance.org/poursuivre-ses-etudes-en-l2-l3-m1-m2

– Link Campus France for doctoral studies:
 https://www.liban.campusfrance.org/le-visa-long-sejour-mention-passeport-talent-chercheur

Step 4: Prepare your stay

Your arrival in your host country must be prepared at best. Tips: 

  • Find accommodation
  • Learn about the cost of living
  • Etc.

Additional steps:

Find a scholarship: Some organizations offer scholarships, but it is important to note that the majority of these scholarships are awarded on the criterion of excellence. The international relations office can help you find out about the offers.|

Perfecting your languages: Mobility requires a very good level of the language of the host country. To this end, the IUL can offer you a framework for learning and improving languages.