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The AUB MEPI-TLG SDGs program aims to nurture graduate leaders in Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and therefore emphasizes on research in the areas of ending poverty, protecting the planet, and ensuring peace and prosperity, and more. To this end, AUB and MEPI-TLG have set a path to enhance graduate studies and strengthen research centering around five SDGs research clusters that are aligned with UN Envision 2030 SDGs.


The MEPI-TLG SDGs program grants Masters' scholarship and leadership development training  to academically qualified and economically deserving  students who apply to any of the eligible graduate study programs at AUB spanning the faculties of Agricultural and Food Sciences (FAFS), Arts and Sciences (FAS), Hariri School of Nursing (HSON),  Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture (MSEFA) and the Olayan School of Business (OSB).


In addition to requirements of the graduate study program, the MEPI-TLG SDGs program requires students to enroll in a three-credit gender studies course, and to work on a particular research project that is associated to their program of study. Furthermore, the students will be expected to participate in a multitude of civic engagement activities and leadership training workshops.​

1) Eligibility

2) Research Clusters​

3) Application Submission

  • ​​Citizen/ National of Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, ​Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen, West Bank & Gaza​​​ (U.S. citizens and Green Card holders are not eligible for the program.)
  • Academically promising student as per AUB's admissions guidelines
  • Economically disadvantaged student as per MEPI and AUB's Financial Aid policies​
  • Students with potential to address local, national, and/or regional problems.​

  • Inequity towards Social Justice
  • The Mediterranean and its surroundings
  • Sustainability 
  • Intelligence and Insight
  • ​Health Policy and Technology.​

 View Eligible Programs, Research Projects and Faculties

Eligible Programs and Corresponding Research Projects

Recipients of the MEPI-TLG scholarship will be assigned to research projects depending on their program of enrollment (among other).
You may use the search filters. SEARCH AND BROWSE EACH CATEGORY SEPERATELY. Faculty search will yield the research projects within the Faculty. Eligible Program search will list the research projects under each program. Research Project search will list all projects

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