Palestinian Territories

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Education System Overview

In the 2015-2016 academic year, 15 U.S. students studied abroad for academic credit in the Palestinian Territories.

Academic year: August – June

Major school holidays/breaks

New Year (January 1, 2018)
Ramadan (May 16-June 14, 2018)
Eid Al Fitr (June 15-17, 2018)
EId Al Adha (August 21-24, 2018)
Islamic New Year (September 11, 2018)
Christmas (December 24 -25, 2018)
Summer Break (June-August)
Winter Break (Mid-December-Mid-January)

Major exam period(s): October, December – January and May – June

Structure of the University System

Years of study required to earn a bachelor's degree: 4 – 5 years 

The language of instruction in universities: Arabic, English 

Degrees offered: Associates, Bachelors, Masters and Doctorate