Bethlehem University

Bethlehem University Ranking

country rank: 5
world rank: 4010

University Overview

Bethlehem University ranking, founded in 1973, is a non-profit public higher-education school situated in the metropolitan environment of Bethlehem, West Bank (population range of 10,000-49,999). Bethlehem University ranking (BU) is a small (Topuniversitieslist enrolment range: 3,000-3,999 students) coeducational Palestinian higher education institution officially connected with the Christian-Catholic faith, as recognized by the Palestinian Ministry of Education and Higher Education. In a variety of fields of study, Bethlehem University (BU) provides courses and programs leading to legally recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, and master degrees. For further information, see the degree levels and fields of study matrix below from Topuniversitieslist. This Palestinian higher-education school, which is 47 years old, has a rigorous admission process based on entrance exams and students’ previous academic records and ratings. The admittance rate for this Palestinian higher education school is 30-40%, making it a highly selective university. Students from all around the world are invited to apply for admission. Students have access to a library, sports facilities, financial assistance and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services at BU.

Bethlehem University Ranking

University Identity

Name Bethlehem University
Acronym BU
Founded 1973
Motto Enter to Learn, Leave to Serve
Colours Navy blue, and golden yellow and white

University Location

Address 5 Rue De Freres Bethlehem West Bank Palestinian Territory
Tel +970 (2) 274 1241
Fax +970 (2) 274 4440

Yearly Tuition Range

Undergraduate Postgraduate
1,000-2,500 US$ (750-1,800 Euro) 2,500-5,000 US$ (1,800-3,700 Euro)
Not reported Not reported

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 30-40%
Admission Office 5 Rue De Freres Bethlehem (2) 274 1241

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 3,000-3,999
Academic Staff 200-299
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation

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Facilities and Services

Library Yes
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported
Academic Counseling Not reported
Career Services Not reported
Institutional Hospital Not reported


Memberships and Affiliations

International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU) International Association of Lasallian Universities (IALU) International Association of Universities (IAU) Palestinian Council for Higher Education (PCHE) Association of Arab Universities (AArU)

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