Palestinian Universities and Colleges

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

Arab American University

Al-Quds Open University

An-Najah National University

Bethlehem Bible College

Bethlehem University

Birzeit University

Hebron University

Ibrahimieh College

Khodori Institute, Tulkarem

Palestine Polytechnic University


Al-Aqsa University

University College of Applied Sciences

Al-Azhar University – Gaza

Al-Quds Open University

Islamic University of Gaza

Universal Studies Academy

Palestine Technical College

University of Palestine

To find out more about these institutions, click on the name of the university.

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