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Al-Aqsa University

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world rank  5008

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Founded in 1991, the 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 (AQU) is a large-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 25,000-29,999 students) coeducational Palestinian higher education institution. Al-Aqsa University (AQU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor's degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 32-year-old Palestinian higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades. The acceptance rate range is 80-89% making this Palestinian higher education organization a least selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. AQU 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, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

University Snapshot


Al-Aqsa University's Control Typepublic


Al-Aqsa University's Entity Typenon-profit


Al-Aqsa University' Size by Total Enrollmentlarge-sized


Al-Aqsa University's Selectivity by Acceptance Rateleast selective

University Identity

Name (Non Latin) جامعة الأقصى
Acronym AQU
Founded 1991 Origins date back to 1955 as a teachers institute
Motto Pioneership, Excellence and Creativity
Colours White, green, orange and grey

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University Location

Address Univerities Street
Gaza City
4051 Gaza Strip
Palestinian Territory
Al-Aqsa University's location map and satellite view Location Map and Satellite View
Al-Aqsa University Phone Number +970 (8) 264 1601
Al-Aqsa University Fax Number +970 (8) 264 1602

Fields of Study / Degree Levels


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Fields of Study and Degree Levels Matrix

The following Al-Aqsa University's Fields of Study/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main fields of study and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This matrix aims to help quickly identify Al-Aqsa University's academic range and degree level offering.

Programs and Courses

Courses and Programs

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Tuition Fees


Yearly tuition fees refers to the amount of money that a student is charged by a University for one academic year of full-time study. Read our guide article about tuition fees and financial aid options to learn more.

Yearly Tuition Fees Range Matrix

This Al-Aqsa University's Tuition Fees Range Matrix is divided into 2 types of students, local and international students, and 2 degree levels, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and aims to help students to have an approximate idea of the yearly tuition range they might expect to pay at Al-Aqsa University.

Al-Aqsa University: Tuition Fees Range Matrix

Undergraduate Postgraduate
1,000-2,499 US$
(910-2,280 Euro)
2,500-4,999 US$
(2,280-4,555 Euro)
1,000-2,499 US$
(910-2,280 Euro)
2,500-4,999 US$
(2,280-4,555 Euro)

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Admission Information

uniRank publishes below some basic Al-Aqsa University's admission information.

Al-Aqsa University's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).

Al-Aqsa University's Admission Selection Admission Selection

Has Al-Aqsa University a selective admission policy? Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades.

Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

Al-Aqsa University's acceptance rate range is 80-89% making this institution a least selective higher education institution.

Al-Aqsa University's International Students Admission International Students Admission

International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.

Al-Aqsa University has reported to uniRank to welcome around 500 international students from various countries, including:

  • Egypt
  • Belgium
  • Syria

Al-Aqsa University's Admission Office Admission Office

Al Aqsa University -Universities Street
Gaza Cilty 4051
(8) 264 1623

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Size and Profile


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Size and Profile

uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for Al-Aqsa University.

Al-Aqsa University's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

Al-Aqsa University has an enrollment range of 25,000-29,999 students making it a large-sized institution.

Al-Aqsa University's Total Faculty/Academic staff Academic Staff

This institution has a range of under-50 academic employees (Faculty).

Al-Aqsa University's Control Type Control Type

Al-Aqsa University is a public higher education institution.

Al-Aqsa University's Entity Type Entity Type

Al-Aqsa University is a non-profit higher education institution.

Al-Aqsa University's Campus Setting Campus Setting

This institution's main campus is located in a Urban setting.

Al-Aqsa University's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.

Religious Affiliation

Al-Aqsa University does not have any religious affiliation.

Facilities and Services


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University Facilities

uniRank provides below an overview of Al-Aqsa University's main facilities:

Al-Aqsa University's Library University Library

This institution has a physical Library. Visit Al-Aqsa University's Library

The Al-Aqsa University Library was established in 1991, coinciding with the transformation of the Teachers' Institute into the Faculty of Education. Since then, the library has been continuously expanding and developing its collections, adopting the latest advanced technological systems. In 1995, the library's book count was around three thousand, and since then, it actively participates in local and Arab exhibitions each year to acquire the latest titles and enrich its collections. Recognizing the significance of library development for the progress of any university, the library has strived to enhance its resources.

As of 2023, the library has amassed approximately 125,272 scientific materials in its holdings, categorized as follows:

  1. Arabic Books: 95,972
  2. Foreign Books: 17,306
  3. Scientific Theses: 5,202
  4. Scientific Websites: 52

Al-Aqsa University's Housing University Housing

Not reported

Al-Aqsa University's Sport Facilities/Activities Sport Facilities/Activities

This institution features sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.

About Sport Activities and Facilities at Al-Aqsa University:

  • Basketball
  • Swimming
  • Boxing
  • Football
  • Tennis

The sport facilities include:

  • Stadium
  • Football ground(s)
  • Soccer ground(s)
  • Basketball court(s)
  • Gym(s)
  • Tennis court(s)
  • Track and field ground(s)
  • Cricket ground(s)

University Services

uniRank provides below an overview of Al-Aqsa University's main services:

Al-Aqsa University's Financial Aid Financial Aid

This institution offers one or more of the following financial aid for eligible students: scholarships, grants, loans, tuition waivers, emergency financial aid etc.

Al-Aqsa University offers various financial aids to its students, including:

  • Student Loans: Loans that require repayment.
  • Student Grants: Need-based grants that do not require repayment.
  • Student Scholarships: Merit-based scholarships that do not require repayment.
  • Student Allowances: Recurring payments to help with living expenses.
  • Tuition Waivers: Exemptions for some students from paying all or a portion of their tuition fees.
  • Work Opportunities: Opportunities for students to work during the academic calendar or summer vacations.

These financial aids are designed to support students and make education more accessible at Al-Aqsa University.

Al-Aqsa University's Study Abroad Study Abroad

This institution offers study abroad and exchange program opportunities for its students.

Al-Aqsa University offers the following exchange programs and study abroad opportunities:

  • Al Aqsa University has a good partnership with the European Union through the Erasmus+ program.
  • AQU has achieved many goals with exchange programs and agreements in 10 countries involving 400 students.
  • The university has exchange programs/agreements with the following countries/universities: Turkey, Jordan, Spain, Italy, Germany, Canada, Egypt, Britain, Ireland.
  • Exchange programs usually last for 4 months.
  • Exchange programs are also available for teaching academic staff, with 30-40 academic staff participating every year.

Al-Aqsa University's Distance Learning Distance Learning

This institution provides a distance learning mode for certain programs or courses.

Al-Aqsa University offers the following distance learning features:

  • 30 courses conducted online
  • Utilization of the Moodle system to connect students with the learning environment

Al-Aqsa University's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

Not reported

Al-Aqsa University's Career Services Career Services

Not reported

Recognition and Accreditation


There are different types of legal recognition and quality assessment of higher education institutions around the world, depending on the country and its legal and higher education system... read our article about university accreditation and recognition to learn more.

Al-Aqsa University's Recognition or Accreditation Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

Al-Aqsa University is legally recognized and/or accredited by: Ministry of Education and Higher Education of the Palestinian Territory

Year of first Recognition or Accreditation


Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

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Memberships and Affiliations


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Affiliations and Memberships

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Al-Aqsa University's affiliations and memberships; feel free to submit any relevant missing higher education-related organizations this university is affiliated with.

  • Higher Education Council
  • Association of Arab Universities (AARU)
  • Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World (FUIW)
  • Mediterranean Universities Union (UNIMED)
  • FUIW - Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World
  • IAUP - International Association of University Presidents
  • Association of Arab Universities
  • International Association of Universities
  • UN-Academic Impact - United Nations Academic Impact Program
  • International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education
  • Association of Quality Assurance Agencies in the Islamic World

Academic Structure


Most higher education institutions' first-level academic divisions are, depending on the country, one of the following...

  • Colleges
  • Faculties
  • Schools
  • Institutes
  • Academies
  • Departments
  • Divisions
  • Centers

Academic divisions can provide valuable insights into the range of disciplines and fields of study a University focuses on and the institution's level of specialization. Generalist Universities typically offer a wide range of academic programs and have many academic divisions and subdivisions across different disciplines, while Specialized Universities tend to focus on a narrower range of programs within a specific field or industry and have fewer academic divisions and a simplified organizational structure.

Academic Structure

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Social Media


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Social Media

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TikTok TikTok


Free Online Courses

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