Migration and Refugee Studies, M.Sc. | An-Najah National University | Nablus, Palestinian Territory, Occupied
24 months
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An-Najah National University's Migration and Refugee Studies program's mission is to provide students with knowledge and skills, strengthen their ability to understand and analyze refugee issues and develop solutions to their problems.


Key Facts

An-Najah National University's motives for launching the Migration and Refugee Studies program at An-Najah National University, which is consistent with the national strategy in education in Palestine, can be summarized as follows:

  • This program is of particular importance to the Palestinian people, as about half of them live in exile and diaspora.
  • There is an increase in the number of refugees in the world as a result of wars and disasters, particularly in the Arab region.
  • Attempts by the Zionist occupation to deny the rights of Palestinian refugees to return to their homes and lands from which they have been displaced.
  • A lack of awareness about refugees' human, social, political, and economic rights.
  • International and local institutions such as the Red Cross, USAID, UNRWA, and the Refugee Service need immigration and refugee specialists.
  • There are large waves of immigrants and refugees recently in the Arab region, especially after the so-called Arab Spring revolutions.
  • There is no just solution to the Palestinian refugee issue to date, despite the existence of the United Nations resolutions and international legitimacy concerning the right of return of Palestinian refugees to their displaced towns and villages also compensation for the material and psychological losses they have suffered since the Nakba until now.
  • There is a major scientific, social and political debate within the corridors of the international community, especially in the European Union, on the subject of legal and illegal migration, the challenges they face as a result of receiving migrants and refugees in their territories, and how to integrate them into society.
  • Opening and activating new paths for the transmission of the Palestinian collective memory among the next Palestinian generations so that this memory remains alive and effective, especially among the children of mature university youth, who will study and write scientific research and produce knowledge on the issue of the Palestinian asylum.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Palestinian Refugees: Historical and Contemporary Issues
  • Refugees and Social Integration
  • Refugees and Development
  • Refugees and Health
  • The Media and the Phenomenon of Migration

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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36 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Prospective applicant should have a Bachelor degree from An-Najah National University or its equivalent from a Faculty or university credited by An-Najah National University.
  • A Placement Test for the major he/she is applying to.
  • Prospective applicant should be willing to meet with the Supervising Committee for a personal interview if the Specialised Department Council recommends that.
  • Earning a competitive GPA, is a matter usually determined and computed by the Specialized Department by the following formula: An applicant’s Bachelor’s GPA counts 70% and the applicant’s results on the Skills / Placement Exam and personal interview counts 30%.
  • An original or official transcript or copy of certified from both the university from which the applicant graduated and the Palestinian ministry of higher learning.
  • A certificate of work experience, if available.
  • Two recommendation Letters from faculty members or professionals.
  • Personal photo

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Nablus

1790 - 2357 ILS /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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