Bethlehem University

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world rank  3979

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University Overview

Founded in 1973, Bethlehem University is a non-profit public higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Bethlehem (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), West Bank. Officially recognized by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education of the Palestinian Territory, Bethlehem University (BU) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 3,000-3,999 students) coeducational Palestinian higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Catholic religion. Bethlehem University (BU) 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 in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 47 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 30-40% making this Palestinian higher education organization a very selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. BU 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 بيت لحم
Acronym BU
Founded 1973
Motto Enter to Learn, Leave to Serve
Colours Navy blue, and golden yellow and white

University Location

Address 5 Rue De Freres
Bethlehem
West Bank
Palestinian Territory
Tel +970 (2) 274 1241
Fax +970 (2) 274 4440

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
Not reported Not reported

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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 30-40%
Admission Office 5 Rue De Freres
Bethlehem
(2) 274 1241

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 3,000-3,999
Academic Staff 200-299
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Catholic Christian-Catholic

Facilities and Services

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

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Ministry of Education and Higher Education of the Palestinian Territory


Year of first Accreditation

1979


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU)
  • Association of Arab Universities (AARU)
  • Lasallian Association of Colleges and Universities
  • International Association of Universities (IAU)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU)
  • International Association of Lasallian Universities (IALU)
  • International Association of Universities (IAU)
  • Palestinian Council for Higher Education (PCHE)
  • Association of Arab Universities (AArU)

Academic Structure


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