Admission to Al-Quds Bard College for Arts and Sciences undergraduate program is competitive. Applicants are expected to be highly motivated students who have excelled academically and who possess strong written and spoken English language skills. While evidence of high achievement and motivation is essential, the admission process looks closely at each applicant, carefully weighing all facets of the student’s high school experience and other accomplishments.

AQB also takes into consideration the educational constraints that confront Palestinian students. AQB is committed to diversity in its student body, with respect to gender, religion, geography, and family background. While admission to undergraduate program takes many factors into consideration, decisions are based on the basic criteria outlined below.


To be accepted into the undergraduate program, students should:

01 Tawjihi score of 80% or higher, or equivalent SAT, GCE or IB score

02 High school (grades 10, 11, and 12) cumulative average of 85% or above

03 Acceptable essay of at least 500 words

04 Demonstrated good or very good skills in English writing, comprehension, and conversation

05 TOEFL score, if available, of 500 or above

06 Admission interview