Scholarships allow our students to dedicate themselves fully to studying for a degree and enjoying the university experience without needing to work in part-time, menial jobs to pay their way through university. By taking the financial pressure off students and their families, Birzeit University enables them to get maximum value out of their higher-education experience.
The more that exceptional students are attracted to Birzeit University; the better the potential for learning and research; the greater the success of our graduates and the greater the benefit to our community. Scholarships allow our students to receive an education that qualifies them for a professional career, helping them to fulfill themselves as individuals and assisting them in lifting their families and communities out of poverty.
Birzeit University needs more support from our donor community to fund scholarships to assist an ever-increasing number of needy students. In the academic year 2018/2019, 41% of total students benefited from all scholarships, those offered directly from the university (around 3900 scholarships) and those offered from external sources such as: individuals, as well as, local, regional, and international institutes (around 3500 scholarships). The scholarships were distributed among the students with variant percentages according to a certain criteria. Total number of students receiving scholarships and/ or loans (number of beneficiaries) was around 5700 students.
There are several scholarship options:
- Students in need, including refugees
- Students achieving academic excellence (academic average of 85% or above)
- Thematic scholarships in priority subject areas
- Students demonstrating excellence in leadership and community service
- Students with special needs