An-Najah is pleased to offer courses and degree programs for international students who seek to expand their academic and cultural knowledge. We offer cutting edge programs in several scientific and humanities academic fields, in both under graduate and postgraduate studies. (Click here for more info about ANNU academic programs).
We encourage you to explore the rest of the site, if you would like to pursue higher education at An-Najah, please be aware that while An-Najah is a licensed and internationally accredited university, certain institutions may have discrepancies when interpreting credit hours and applying them to domestic programs. Please check with your schools registrar’s office and discuss the matter.
To be aware of tuition and admission fees at An-Najah, please visit this link, note that fees are counted in Jordanian Dinars where each 1 J.D is approximately equal 1.4 USD
International students need to cover their own living expenses, this include (accommodation, food, transportation, and other daily living needs). In general, a student will need up to 500-800 USD to live within the average living level: (1 room in a shared flat). This cost does not include other social activities such as visiting historical places outside the city..etc.
Please find the attached document for general instructions on how to arrive to Palestine, this file explains the visa issues, and other important topics. For more information on how to arrive to Palestine please contact the international office (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Please note that the Palestinian Authority does not issue visas for foreigners entering the Palestinian Territories as they are occupied by Israel, therefore the visa you receive from Israel will apply here as well. We do not guarantee that visas will be granted by the Israeli authorities.
Some nationalities are not asked to apply in advance for a visa. They can get one on entry at Tel Aviv Airport in Israel, or at the Allenby/King Hussein Bridge Crossing from Jordan into the West Bank or through Sinai crossing border depending on which route you choose to come through. We prefer the airport or Sheikh Hussein border crossing for internationals.
For more info, please visit this link; http://www.projectvisa.com/visainformation/Israel
Volunteers who would like to cross the borders through Jordan, (Amman Airport) need to inform themselves from the nearest Jordanian embassy in their own country regarding the procedure for obtaining a Jordanian visa. Some nationalities can also obtain their visas on arrival to Jordan as well.
There are three options to enter Israel and the Palestinian Territories and it is up to you to select one. We recommend that you read them all, even if you have already decided.
- Via Ben Gurion Airport, Tel Aviv, Israel
Once you arrive to Tell Aviv Aiport, simply walk through to baggage claim after security and there will be an individual holding a sign with your name on it to transport you to the university in Nablus City. This is only available if you can afford the taxi expenses which costs around 90$.
- Via Jordan, Allenby/King Hussein Bridge
Allenby Bridge (King Hussein Bridge) is the main entry point from Jordan into the West Bank. It is controlled by the Jordanian authorities on one side and Israeli authorities on the other. Please do not confuse “King Hussein Bridge” with “Sheikh Hussein Bridge”.
A Single-entry visa can be obtained upon arrival except for restricted nationalities, Please contact the Jordanian Embassy or Consulate nearest to you for more information. Upon entering the airport in Amman, you normally have to pay about 40 Euro for a single entry Visa.
An-Najah runs several volunteering opportunities at which international students can spend their extra time doing a voluntary work in cooperation with local volunteers. Interaction with our students will increase your cultural experience. Following are some university volunteering opportunities:
- Youth Exchange Program (Zajel): http://youth.zajel.org/
- English & Foreign languages training centers.
- Other Administrative units (according to student qualifications and skills).
In order to understand the academic system at An-Najah University, you are recommended to read this document including the Higher Education System in Palestine. (will be attached)
- Academic Semester: the academic year consists of 2 semesters (fall semester, and spring semester) each of them lasts for 16 weeks. Students can also admit to summer semester which is an intensive study course of (8 weeks).
- Credit Hour: one credit hour means one class meeting (face to face class meeting) per week for 16 weeks (period of the 1st or 2nd semesters). During the summer semester, students will attend 2 class meetings, one hour each, per week for 8 weeks.
- Thus, studying a 3 credit hours course, means that students will attend 3 hours meeting/meetings every week for 16 weeks (period of semester).
For students who would like to undertake a course (one subject) or an Academic semester (several courses during one academic semester) the procedure is as following:
- Browse the academic programs which are offered, read carefully the courses which are intended,
- Please note that An-Najah University is not responsible for credit transferee to your national academic system (i.e. from credit hours to ECTS system). Thus you should transferee these in advance at your home institution. Advice: it will be important that you obtain a pre-approval from your home institutions or your academic supervisor before you admit to An-Najah, this is important to insure the alignment of course description and outline with your home academic program. Your supervisor can contact An-Najah International relations office for further details regarding your study program
- Once your selection is clear, you can contact the international relations office in order to process your application inside the university.
- Once you receive the admission confirmation letter you can start obtaining the visa and travel documents, and come to An-Najah.
- After finishing your study, you will be provided by certification documents in English language only, assigned with course/courses description that are needed to support your admission and credit transfer at your home institution.
Weekends: Fridays and Saturdays are our days off here.
What to Bring:
In addition to the normal stuff (clothes, cosmetics, hygiene products etc.) we suggest for you to bring:
- Your own medicine with copies of prescription
- Pictures of your family and your country or small souvenirs to exchange.
Most men in Palestine tend to dress quite professionally, while women are usually very stylish. We recommend when planning clothes for your trip that you keep in mind that you will be spending your time with community and business leaders, as well as with academics and respected professionals.
Internet access is readily available in the campus and at various school computer labs and in the campus library.
English is the second language used at Palestine
The political atmosphere
Volunteers will be informed about developments of the safety situation. You are asked to listen to the instructions which are given to you. These instructions will be given to you not only by your colleagues but also by local friends and neighbors.
Please note that the West Bank is geographically separated from Gaza so the level of security and course of events in both places are different from one another.