University welcomes ten international students as it expands academic, cultural exchange efforts

Ten students from European higher education institutions and academies will join Birzeit University for the 2021-2022 fall semester as part of its growing academic exchange program.

The students, from the University of Pavia, in Italy, and Philipps-Universität Marburg, Potsdam University, and the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, in Germany, will enroll in courses offered under Birzeit University’s various bachelor’s and master’s programs, focusing on Middle Eastern and cultural studies, social sciences, languages, business and economics, chemistry, and biology.

Dr. Amir Khalil, the external academic relations officer at Birzeit University, welcomed the students in a special virtual orientation session. He gave a brief overview of the university, highlighting its nine faculties that offer more than 110 programs leading to bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. Khalil also explained the registration and admissions procedure, discussing the credit-hour system, term load, and course requirements. 

Birzeit University is an active member of several academic affiliations and programs that bolster its ties with regional and international higher education institutions. Through these linkages that the university establishes and maintains, students can participate in lectures and seminars, professors engage in groundbreaking research projects, and staff members join training sessions and workshops in some of the world’s finest and most well-regarded universities.