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Bethlehem University

Address: Rue des Freres, Bethlehem

Description Bethlehem University

  • Established: 1973
  • Type: Private Nonprofit Higher Education Institution
  • Location: Bethlehem, Palestine
  • Language of instruction: Arabic, English.

Bethlehem University (BU) was founded in 1973 and is a private non-profit Catholic higher education institution in Palestine, created in collaboration with De La Salle Brothers: a religious order that founded schools in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt and other countries.

The university is part of the International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU) and the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU).

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Bethlehem University

Program name


  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: 4 years.

The university offers educational programs in the following areas:

  • Obstetrics
  • English language and literature
  • Arabic language and literature
  • Biology
  • Accounting
  • Hotel management
  • Business administration
  • Mathematics
  • Education
  • Software development
  • Religious Studies
  • Social work
  • Physics
  • Physiotherapy
  • Chemistry and others.


  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: 2 years.

The university offers master's programs in the following areas:

  • International Cooperation and Development (MICAD)
  • Biotechnology
  • Tourism Research
  • Social work.


  • University takes 10th place in the national ranking
  • Bethlehem University offers international exchange programs for both students and teachers
  • BU provides academic financial support to students.

Equipment Bethlehem University

The university is located on the highest hill in Bethlehem, eight kilometers south of Jerusalem. The material and technical base of the university includes:

  • Training classes
  • Lecture halls
  • Computer labs
  • The library
  • Sports infrastructure
  • University Clinic
  • Laboratories by:
  1. medical molecular biology
  2. plant tissue transplantation
  3. human cell transplantation
  4. bioinformatics
  5. biological resistance
  • DNA sequencing department
  • Research Laboratory of Human Heredity.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The university has a two-semester academic year.

Additional expenses:

  • The cost of living in Bethlehem = $ 355 -690 $ / month.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

To enter the university you need:

  • Education Documents
  • Entry exams
  • Interview.

Depending on the chosen program, additional requirements may be presented to the applicant.

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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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