All prospective students must complete in full the Application for Admission which may be obtained from the office of the Registrar. The application form must be returned to the Registrar's office before May 31, if the applicant hopes to enroll for the first semester, and before October 30 for the second semester. Application fee is LL 10,000 (or $7).

Together with the application form, the prospective student should submit a photocopy of identity card or passport, 2 recent passport-size photos, a medical certificate of good health, and a letter in the applicant's own handwriting or typed, describing family and religious background, education and work experience, vocational plans and intentions.

Official certificates and examination results of academic work already completed are also required. For admission to the Bachelor's level, evidence must be presented of the completion of 12 years of previous schooling, generally a senior secondary school certificate or a G.C.E. certificate with at least 5 "O" levels. To be eligible for the Master's level, the applicant must hold a B.A./B.S., License or equivalent.

A church recommendation is required from all church-sponsored students. A letter from the sponsoring body should include an evaluation of the applicant's ability and character and a statement of expectations concerning the applicant's future service in the church.

An acceptable level of English is a requirement for admission to any degree program. Evidence of proficiency can be shown through obtaining a score of 500 in the English Entrance Examination at the American University of Beirut, or by obtaining a score of 500 on the T.O.E.F.L. examination*.

If a positive decision has been taken by the N.E.S.T. Admissions Committee concerning the applicant, an official Letter of Admission will be supplied to help in the process of obtaining a Lebanese visa, in case of need.

A minimum of three courses per semester must be taken in order for a student to be considered a candidate for a degree program. Students taking one or two courses per semester are classified as "special students," but such courses as are completed successfully may later be used toward a degree, if and when the student is admitted to such a program.

The term "pre-theology students" refers to a university student who has already been selected by his or her church for eventual service of the church in pastoral or educational fields. During the period of his or her university studies, he or she may reside in the dormitory and thus take advantage of community life at N.E.S.T. Application for formal admittance to theological study should be made during the last semester of university studies.