Master’s programs

Birzeit University was the first Palestinian higher education institution to offer a master’s program, the Master’s Program in Education, in the 1976/1977 academic year. Today, the university offers 32 master’s programs, which enroll more than 1500 students

  • General Secondary Education Certificate Examination (Tawjihi) score equivalent to or higher than 65 percent.                                                    
  • Bachelor’s degree, from a university accredited by Birzeit University, in a field required by the program that the applicant wishes to enroll in. All applicants must have earned a “Good” academic standing. Applicants who have an “Acceptable” standing will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the university’s Academic Council based on recommendation by the relevant department, institute, or program committee.
  • Two sealed letters of recommendation by faculty members who taught the applicant or two supervisors who oversaw his or her work, or a letter from each.

Students who wish to pursue a master’s degree at Birzeit University must:

  1. You can get your admission application, and receive your user name and password, from the following locations:

  2. PALPAY payment centers in all Palestinian governorates

Birzeit University’s Finance Department from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM (except Fridays and Sundays)

Working hours for Birzeit University Branch:

Daily (except Fridays and Sundays) from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM Thursdays from 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM

To find a payment center near you, visit

Bank of Palestine (all branches including Birzeit University Branch), which offers the PALPAY service.

At PALPAY payment centers, ask the person in charge to give you the admission application for the Master level. Hand over your ID number and pay the application fees (40 Jordanian dinars- nonrefundable).

After paying the fees, the person in charge will give you a receipt that has information to fill your application form online, through this link:

To complete your application form, follow these steps:

  • Go to:
  • Enter your ID number (Payer) that is written on your receipt in the “Application No.” section.
  • Enter your receipt number “Receipt No.” in the password section (See the example).
  • Fill your application form.
  1. Applicants must hand-deliver the following documents to the Registration and Admissions Department:
  • One photo
  • Copy of personal ID
  • Certified copy of General Secondary Education Certificate Examination (Tawjihi) transcript. Please note that applicants with a score lower than 65 percent will not be accepted.
  • Copy of the applicant’s bachelor’s degree certified by the Palestinian Ministry of Education.
  • Copy of the applicant’s college transcript certified by the Palestinian Ministry of Education.
  • Two sealed recommendation letters.

Applicants transferring from other universities must provide an official copy of their transcripts with a course description of each. The maximum number of transferable credit hours is nine.

After the admission decisions are announced, some accepted application will be asked to sit for an English language proficiency exam. The results of the exam will determine which applicants need to enroll in a prerequisite English reading and comprehension course. Registration for the prerequisite course begins in the spring semester of the first academic year after enrollment.

The following programs require all applicants to take an English proficiency exam and    

register in the prerequisite course:

  • International Studies
  • Israeli Studeis
  • Democracy and Human Rights
  • Sociology
  • Contemporary Arab Studies
  • Gender and Development Studies
  • Community Psychology

Note: Students accepted into the following programs – International Studies, Democracy and Human Rights, Sociology, Contemporary Arab Studies, Gender and Development Studies, Community Psychology, and Israeli Studies – must take an English proficiency exam to determine whether they need to register for an English prerequisite course. If such a need occurs, students will register for the course in the spring semester of the first academic year after enrollment.

The tuition fees for the master’s programs are 125 Jordanian dinars per each credit hour except the following programs:

  • The Israeli Studies, Industrial Pharmaceutical Technology, and Business Administration programs, which all cost 160 Jordanian dinars per credit hour.
  • The Executive Business Administration Program, which has an overall tuition cost of $15,000 USD, paid in two installments. These fees cover all the costs of the program for its two-year duration.