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Birzeit University

3.9 out of 5 (94 ratings / 88 reviews) Bi’r Zayt, Palestinian Territory, Occupied
The prevailing atmosphere among the college’s faculty members was liberalism and nationalism. Many of the teachers were motivated nationalists and this influenced the students. The teachers planted in their students’ minds the values of caring for the public good over ones’ own personal interests and needs, and of striving to serve country and society.



Over a century, what began as a small girls’ school in Birzeit town has become the most prestigious Palestinian university, transforming Palestinian higher education through its impact on community awareness, culture and resistance. 


In 1980, Israel issued a military order putting higher education institutions under the mandate of the Israeli military governor, enabling him to control the registration of students and staff recruitment processes; Consequently, Birzeit University launched a national campaign against this military order, which led occupation authorities to halt its implementation.


Birzeit University encourages academic discourse on all key issues, whether they be of local, regional, or international importance, by hosting Palestinian and international academics and researchers in conferences organized by the university’s faculties year-round.


Birzeit University serves as a link between the students/graduates and the community in order to bridge the gap between academic study and its practical application through the career services provided by Innovation & Entrepreneurship Unit (IEU).

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Housing services

The first floor was constructed in 1984, while the second floor was built in 1995 with an area of 1,790 sq. meters, including the Faculty of Engineering workshops and the Faculty of Information Technology. The building was donated by Omar Aggad.

Library services

Birzeit’s main library has free, full and open access to the digital deposits of UN publications. The Dag Hammarskjöld Library of the United Nations Secretariat and the Publication Board agreed to partner with the library in May 2016.

Student Life

Campus life

Birzeit University campus is located on a hill overlooking a series of hills spreading towards the Mediterranean, and is positioned on the archaeological site known as Khirbet Birzeit. The campus is located in the outskirts of Birzeit town, near Ramallah city, 20 kilometers northwest of Jerusalem. Birzeit has moderate weather and is located 850 meters above sea level and covered with olive trees.

Student Reviews

Wasted sense of direction
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Full of potential in being one of the best universities yet they lack the right programs and management. I have enjoyed most of my courses however some are plain boring and linear.

A Dream from the ash
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Well that was a excited experience i did many thing could our brain understand it ,i enrollment in students council and computer science member in my last major .then my community university was crowded in a lot of relation .

Looking forward to a wonderful time to come
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

My current university is considered one of the best universities in the Middle East. I am really happy that I study there, but the distance education in it is weak. I also look forward to studying in the Netherlands to enhance my university experience and learn about the culture of other peoples

Bi’r Zayt, Palestinian Territory, Occupied

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