Ever since the Jesuits founded it in 1875, the French medium Saint-Joseph University (USJ) has fruitfully cooperated with others on the international scale. This international cooperation was fostered by the University′s adoption of the European System of Transferable Credits (ECTS) in 2003, for it allowed USJ to develop a wide network of partner universities across Europe, the United States, and the Arab world. This increased student and staff mobility, opening the doors for hundreds of foreign students to come study at USJ every year within the framework of bilateral agreements and other international exchange scholarship projects.

Choosing to study at USJ in the cosmopolitan country that is Lebanon means that both the University and its students must shoulder some specific responsibilities. On one hand, foreign students must be able to make the most of their stay, gaining an understanding of a different culture all while thriving in their studies. On the other hand, USJ has an essential duty to provide quality education for its foreign students.

Welcome to Saint Joseph University!


Salim Daccache, S.J.