City Fund that grants scholarships and interest-free loans for students seeking to acquire their BA, MA, or Ph.D. degrees.

BA program: this program grants up to 50% scholarships for students seeking to acquire their Bachelor’s degree and allows them to pay the rest of the tuition fees through monthly installments (Zero-interest loans) in many reputable partner private universities in  Lebanon. The partner universities are:

The City Fund Scholarship with Université Saint-Joseph de Beyrouth grants a 50% scholarship for accepted students and allows them to pay the rest of the fees in monthly installments. The scholarship is available in all USJ Branches and covers BA, MA, and Ph.D. degrees.

Registration at USJ is different and independent of the registration with LASeR. All applicants must apply separately on the university’s website and the LASeR’s website. Acceptance must be obtained from USJ and from the LASeR to be accepted in the scholarship.

USJ North Campus Contacts:

  • Cellphone: 03247488
  • Email: cln@usj.edu.lb

Step 1: Apply for USJ

Step 2: Apply for the USJ social service

Step 3: Apply for the City Fund Scholarship

The scholarship with Beirut Arab University – Tripoli (only) grants a 40% scholarship for accepted undergraduate students, the rest of the fees are paid by LASeR to the university in form of an interest-free loan that the student repays to LASeR through monthly installments.

Registration Process:

  1. Apply for the scholarship Click Here!
  2. After applying  for the scholarship our team will contact all candidates to invite them to an interview (Online).
  3. The interview will determine whether you get the scholarship or not
  4. Our team will contact students again to tell them about the results of the interview.
  5. All accepted students should register in the BAU and pass their entrance exam to get the scholarship.

 

The scholarship with Azm University grants a 50% scholarship for accepted undergraduate students, the rest of the fees are paid by LASeR to the university in form of an interest-free loan that the student repays to LASeR through monthly installments.

Registration Process:

    • Apply for the scholarship click here!
    • After applying  for the scholarship our team will contact all candidates to invite them to an interview (Online).
    • The interview will determine whether you get the scholarship or not
    • Our team will contact students again to tell them about the results of the interview.
    • All accepted students should register in the University after being accepted in the scholarship and contacted by the scholarship department

Our scholarship with City University grants a 50% scholarship for accepted undergraduate students, the rest of the fees are paid by LASeR to the university in form of an interest-free loan that the student repays to LASeR through monthly installments.

Registration Process:

        • Apply for the scholarship click here!
        • After applying for the scholarship our team will contact all candidates to invite them to an interview (Online).
        • The interview will determine whether you get the scholarship or not
        • Our team will contact students again to tell them about the results of the interview.
        • All accepted students should register in the University after being accepted in the scholarship and contacted by the scholarship department

The partnership with Rafik Hariri University – RHU grants a 50% scholarship for accepted undergraduate students in Saida, the rest of the fees are paid by LASeR to the university in form of an interest-free loan that the student repays to LASeR through monthly installments.

Registration Process:

      • Apply for the scholarship click here!
      • After applying for the scholarship our team will contact all candidates to invite them to an interview (Online).
      • The interview will determine whether you get the scholarship or not
      • Our team will contact students again to tell them about the results of the interview.
      • All accepted students should register in the University after being accepted in the scholarship and contacted by the scholarship department.

 

Our scholarship with the University of Tripoli grants a 50% scholarship for accepted undergraduate students, the rest of the fees are paid by LASeR to the university in form of an interest-free loan that the student repays to LASeR through monthly installments.

Registration Process:

          • Apply for the scholarship click here!
          • After applying for the scholarship our team will contact all candidates to invite them to an interview (Online).
          • The interview will determine whether you get the scholarship or not
          • Our team will contact students again to tell them about the results of the interview.
          • All accepted students should register in the University after being accepted in the scholarship and contacted by the scholarship department.

Eligibility and selection criteria for scholarship students

    • Resident in Lebanon of any nationality ( Lebanese, Syrian and Palestinian… )
    • Good academic standing in the baccalaureate degree
    • New students to the University (not an already enrolled student)  
    • Commitment to attend all the additional learning experiences and workshops required by this program
    • The financial ability to pay the monthly installments of the loan agreed upon 

How does the program work?

City Fund provides support to students by offering scholarships and interest-free loans for their higher education. The project gathers donations from the society and gives them to the students that wish to continue their education in private universities but don’t have the means to do so. 

City Fund BA program is divided into two big steps, the first one is a 40-50% scholarship given by LASeR to the student and the second step is an interest-free loan that the students repays to the organization through monthly payments. This system grants the enrollment of the student in one of our Partner  Universities.

Once a LASeR student graduates and returns the loan given to him, the same loan is then given to a new student to insure his enrollment in a partner university. This loop concept allows us to help as many students as possible by offering the same loan over and over again.

The MA and PhD program offers 100% Zero-Interest loans for students wishing to obtain their Master’s or PhD degrees. The loan is paid by monthly installments.

FAQs:

 Currently, the program grants scholarships to partner universities only.  These universities are:

  • Université Saint-Joseph (USJ)
  • Al Azm University
  • Beirut Arab University (Only in Tripoli)
  • University of Tripoli
  • City University
  • Rafik Hariri Univerisity

Our team is always working on expanding our reach and making new partnerships each year, we hope to cover all areas in Lebanon.

After successfully applying, you will be invited to LASeR for an interview. The results of the interview will determine whether you get the scholarship or not. Our team will call all applicants by the end of July to tell them the results. In addition, the results will be added to the account that you create on connected.laser-lb.org 

No, applicants don’t take any test, they just undergo an interview in the association and the results determine whether they get the scholarship or not.

Adding the scholarship to other scholarships is not possible in most cases. The agreement with the university doesn’t give you this option. However, in case the university allows you to add another scholarship to our program we definitely allow it.

The repayment of the interest free loan is immediate. This means that once you get the scholarship, you will start repaying the interest-free loan the following month.

Payments are given to LASeR and not to the university. You can pay your fees in the association or at the bank.