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Admission to MICAD

Admission Procedures

MICAD is offered to a wide range of candidates interested in studying development issues. Participants are selected from NGO officers, international agencies staff, public administration employees and university graduates.

Basic requirements are a B.A. degree in any discipline supported by academic transcripts with a GPA of 2.5 and above on a scale of 4.00 (equivalent to 75 on a scale of 100). MICAD scientific committee may accept candidates with a GPA below 2.5 in case it is proved that the candidate has exceptional experience in and shows interest in working in the development field.

Fluency in spoken and written English; standard computer literacy. Fluency in any language other than Arabic is an asset. Working or volunteering experiences in activities for socio-economic development are appreciated, but not strictly required.

The selection process includes three steps: 

- Examination of the Application Form;
- Assessment of English fluency through a sit-in test for all applicants (TOEIC);
- Interview with representatives of MICAD Scientific Committee, for shortlisted candidates only, those who have earned a minimum score of 650 on the TOEIC.

The English test will take place at Bethlehem University. Applicants who have already taken the test, either on their own or in previous MICAD selection sessions, may be exempted from re-taking the test. In this case, they should submit a copy of their TOEIC score together with the application form.

* Detailed information on TOEIC is available at

MICAD Scientific Committee will coordinate the selection procedures and be the sole responsibility for all admissions.



Please download the Application Procedure

Shucri Ibrahim Dabdoub Faculty of Business Administration


Phone: +972-2-2741241
Fax: +972-2-2744440

Dr. Fadi Kattan
Dean of the Shucri Ibrahim Dabdoub Faculty of Business Administration
MICAD Director / ext. 2445

Victoria Abu Al-Zelof
Program Assistant  / ext. 2427 

Bethlehem University Foundation
Phone: +1-240-241-4381
Fax: +1-240-553-7691
Beltsville, MD USA
Bethlehem University in the Holy Land
Phone: +972-2-274-1241
Fax: +972-2-274-4440
Bethlehem, Palestine