Rules & Admission

Postgraduate studies

Master Degree and University Diploma

●Applicants to the Master programs should be holders of the Lebanese Official Secondary Certificate (Baccalaureate II) or equivalent and a Bachelor degree (for the master Degree only), of any specialty, with at least two years’ professional experience.

●The Admissions Committee assesses applications and identifies candidates who should sit for proficiency evaluation tests for the Arabic language, English language, non-violence and/or human rights. Based on the evaluation outcomes, academic upgrading courses could be requested before starting the curricula.


Application file

Applicants need to submit the following:

  • Three recent passport-size photographs
  • A certified colored copy of the identity card or passport
  • A non-refundable application fee of USD 100 or LBP 150,000
  • A copy of the Lebanese Official Secondary Certificate (Baccalaureate II) or equivalent, certified by the Lebanese Ministry of Education and Higher Education
  • A copy of all academic degrees and diplomas certified by the Lebanese Ministry of Education and Higher Education
  • A certified copy of all training and professional certificates
  • An original copy of the transcript of grades sent directly from the issuing university
  • A detailed biography
  • Recommendation letters from two university professors or others who could be familiar with the applicant. These letters could be sent individually and separately from the application form.

General remarks

  1. Applicants must send original documents, or certified copies;
  2. In order to be processed, an application must be complete and supplemented with all the above mentioned documents;
  3. All documents should be submitted as hard copies before the deadline set by the Admissions Office.


Admission deadlines

AUNOHR has a flexible educational philosophy with no deadlines, whereby enrollment of students occurs at any date of the academic year.



  • After revising the Application forms, the Admissions Committee schedules interviews for evaluation and for human and academic acquaintance with each candidate. Candidates residing outside Lebanon could conduct the interview via video conferencing.
  • After the interview, the application could be accepted without conditions, with conditions, or rejected according to the university admissions criteria and to the requirements of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education in Lebanon.
  • In case of acceptance, the applicant will receive a hard copy of the acceptance letter.
  • In return, the admissions office must receive from each student wishing to start his/her studies a registration confirmation letter by e-mail.
  • The accounting office must have already collected the annual registration fee.
  • The student is then scheduled to meet with the academic advisor in order to organize the calendar of courses for the first academic year.
  • AUNOHR management is keen to arrange installments of the tuition fees adapted to the student’s situation. In all cases, students must pay the first installment in order to proceed with the academic activities.


Stages and duration of the studies

There are three basic stages for the Master and Diploma programs as follows:

Preparatory Stage
• The registration and preparatory stage begin at any time of the academic year to allow students start their studies at their own convenient dates.
• The preparatory stage is an integral part of the curriculum and is common to all majors. Its main objective is to provide students with the opportunity of preparing themselves about the fundamentals of non-violent thinking and self-rehabilitation, in light of the lack of university studies in these specialties.
• Studies begin immediately after registration at any time of the academic year with a series of homework, as an integral part of two courses: NHR501 Culture of non-violence and NR527 Philosophers and Pioneer of Non-violence.

  • Afterwards, students will proceed to the next stage to attend classes on campus, according to the course offering calendar.


On Campus Studies Stage
The AUNOHR administration announces the course offering at the beginning of each academic year. Attendance is mandatory during this phase of the university campus.
AUNOHR has three types of course schedule,
Students can choose the most adapted schedule to their situation, as they can combine two or three schedules:


❶  Regular Classes throughout the academic year.

For each course, classes take place once a week during 3 consecutive hours, afternoon or evening time, over three to four months.

It is possible to register more than one course simultaneously.


❷ Semi intensive courses.

For each course, classes take place weekly during
a full day and over a month and a half or two months at maximum. It is possible to register more than one course simultaneously.


❸ Intensive courses, especially
during summer.

For each course, classes take place during 6 to 7 full consecutive days.

Intensive courses may be scheduled throughout the academic year but are constant during the summer semester 

where 5 to 6 courses are offered successively. 


Thesis stage (for the Master degree only)
Depending on the academic progress and the academic advisor consent, students may proceed to their thesis registration. After completing the research and the thesis defense, students obtain clearance for graduation.


Tuition fees and Scholarship

Tuition fees
In addition to the fees of the “Application for Admission” form (USD 100) and the “Annual Registration” (USD 150), studies include the credits’ fees:

36 credits for the Master degree, which could be covered over two or three years (depending on the student's desire or ability): The cost of each credit is USD 350.

27 credits for the university diploma, which could be covered over one or two years (depending on the student's desire or ability): The cost of each credit is USD 350.


Tuition fees are already reduced, in order to support students and to
establish the competencies in non-violence.


• Scholarship applications will be considered only after the admission and registration are completed.
• After receiving applications, the admissions committee assesses students' needs in order to allocate the scholarship to those who actually need it.
• The scholarship percent would be between 20% minimum and 50% maximum of the tuition.
Scholarships covers only the tuition fees, and do not include neither the “Application for Admission” form and the “Annual Registration” fees nor the logging, transportation or other expenses.