Higher education has always played a pivotal role in Palestinian society. This is evidenced by the number of higher educational institutions available. To obtain a university degree, four years of college is required and additional for a graduate degree. Two-year degrees are also available.
To illustrate the importance of education to Palestinian society: During the first Palestinian uprising or Intifada (1987-93), universities were routinely closed by the Israeli administration. However, universities like Birzeit University, often set up an underground network in order to continue the students’ education.
Here are a list of Palestinian universities and colleges.
Al Quds University
The West Bank
Palestine Polytechnic University
University College of Applied Sciences
To find out more about these institutions, click on the name of the university.