Birzeit University

country rank  3
world rank  2927

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University Overview

Established in 1975, Birzeit University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the small town of Birzeit (population range of 2,500-9,999 inhabitants), West Bank. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, Palestinian Territory, Birzeit University (BZU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Birzeit University (BZU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as 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 44 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 50-60% making this Palestinian higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name جامعة بيرزيت
Acronym BZU
Founded 1975
Motto From our past heritage and present creativity we build the future
Colours Green and white

University Location

Address PO Box 14
Birzeit (population range: 2,500-9,999)
West Bank
Palestinian Territory
T +970 (2) 298 2000
F +970 (2) 281 0656

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 50-60%
Admission Office PO Box 14
+970 (2) 2982056
(2) 2982054

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 10,000-14,999
Academic Staff 500-599
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Birzeit University's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation

Ministry of Education and Higher Education, Palestinian Territory

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. (ABET)

Memberships and Affiliations

  • International Association of Universities (IAU)
  • Association of Arab Universities (AArU)
  • Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World (FUIW)

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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Open Education Consortium

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Site last updated: Wednesday, 8 May 2019