Study Options, Accreditation and Extra-Curricular Activities
The PAS Program parallels the academic calendar of Birzeit University, which consists of two four-month semesters and a two-month intensive summer semester. PAS students can begin at the start of any semester and can choose up to four courses each semester, or three in the summer. Students can select any course combination suitable for their individual and academic needs.
All courses offered in the PAS Program are part of the university's undergraduate program and credits are normally recognized by institutions of higher learning abroad. Once courses are successfully completed, students may request official transcripts for $8 as a record of their classes taken, credits earned and grades received. Students planning to transfer credits earned at Birzeit to their home institutions should inform their home university of their plan prior to departure.
Short Term Offers (Special Programs)
The PAS program offers short term
special arrangements for small groups between 10 to 20 persons upon
These programs may include Arabic
Language classes, trips and lectures to experience the social, economical and
political situation in Palestine.
Cost may vary according to the nature
program and the number of persons in the group..
For more information, please contact
us on the following email:
In addition to class work, PAS organizes optional extra-curricular programs to enable students to understand the area by personally experiencing the cultural, political and economic realities, as well as through discussions with experts in various fields. The PAS Lecture Series covers a variety of topics presented by Birzeit professors and local specialists.
Students wishing to undertake voluntary work at the university during their free time are welcomed (PAS coordinates for students to participate in voluntary work with the Student Affairs Department).
We also organize trips to Palestinian towns such as Bethlehem and Hebron, villages and refugee camps. Students pay the cost of transportation, meals and miscellaneous fees.