Bethlehem University

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Bethlehem University

*last update: 2016


            Bethlehem University was founded in order to provide the Christian community in the Holy Land with the opportunity to acquire a higher education.
In the spring of 1973, the hierarchy and those responsible for education in the diocese suggested the creation of a university at the College run by the Christian Brothers (Collège des Frères) in Bethlehem. The proposal was accepted.  Under the direction of three American Brothers, the University opened its doors on October 1, 1973.


Rue des Frères
P.O.B. 9
Mailing Address:
P.O.B. 11407
9111301 Jerusalem
Tel: (02) 274 12 41/2/3 (University)
Tel: (02) 274 31 51 (Brother’s residence)
Fax: (02) 274 44 40

Faculties & Institutes   

– Faculty of Arts
– Shucri Ibrahim Dabdoub – Faculty of Business Administration
– Faculty of Science
– Faculty of Education
– Faculty of Nursing & Health Sciences
– Institute of Hotel Management & Tourism
– Institute for Community Partnership

Master Degrees

– M.A. in International Cooperation and Development (MICAD)
– M.Sc. in Biotechnology
– M.A. in Tourism Studies


Higher Diplomas

– Emergency Nursing       
– Methods of Teaching:
Arabic for Secondary Level
English for Secondary Level
Civics for Primary Level
Science for Primary Level
Christian Religion
– Midwifery
– Neonatal Nursing

Professional Diplomas

– Business Management
– Project Management
– Public Administration
– Small Scale Business Administration
– Cooperative Societies Management
– Prevention and Intervention of Drug Abusers

Baccalaureate degrees:

Accounting, Arabic Language and Literature, Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Computer Information Systems, English Language and Literature, Education/Kindergarten, Education/Primary Level, Hotel Management, Mathematics, Midwifery, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Religious Studies, Sociology, Social Work, Teaching Arabic, Teaching English, Teaching History and Geography, Teaching Mathematics.

Baccalaureate Minors:

Accounting, Arabic, Biology, Business Administration, Catechetics, Chemistry, Computer Information Systems, Finance, Industrial Chemistry, Journalism, Marketing, Mathematics, Medical Technology, Physics, Psychology, Sociology, Translation


Hotel Management, Christian Education, Tour Guiding, Travel Agency Management


Grand Chancellor:
The Apostolic Delegate,
H.E. Msgr. Leopoldo Girelli
Vice Chancellor: Bro. Peter Bray, F.S.C
President: Bro. Georges Absi, F.S.C.
Vice President for Academic Affairs: Dr. Irene Hazou    
Vice President for Finance & Administrative Affairs: Mr. Youil Anastas
Vice President for Development:           Bro. Stephen Touhy, F.S.C.
Executive Vice President: Dr. Michael Sansur