Al-Aqsa University

country rank  10
world rank  7573

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University Overview

Founded in 1991, Al-Aqsa University is a non-profit public higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Gaza City (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Gaza Strip. Officially recognized by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education of the Palestinian Territory, Al-Aqsa University (AU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational Palestinian higher education institution. Al-Aqsa University (AU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 29 years old Palestinian higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 80-90% making this Palestinian higher education organization a least selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. AU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Name جامعة الأقصى
Acronym AU
Founded 1991
Motto We pursue Pioneership, Excellence and Creativity
Colours White, red and grey

University Location

Address Univerities Street
Gaza City
4051 Gaza Strip
Palestinian Territory
Tel +970 (8) 264 1601
Fax +970 (8) 264 1602

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
International
students
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 80-90%
Admission Office Al Aqsa University -Universities Street
Gaza Cilty 4051
(8) 264 1623

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 20,000-24,999
Academic Staff 500-599
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Al-Aqsa University's Library
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Higher Education Council
  • Association of Arab Universities (AARU)
  • The Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World (FUIW)
  • Mediterranean Universities Union (UNIMED)

Academic Structure


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Site last updated: Tuesday, 2 February 2021