Al-Balqa` Applied University

Al-Balqa' Applied University
جامعة البلقاء التطبيقية
Type Public
Established 1997
President Abdullah Al Zoubi
Students 28488 [1]
Location Salt (main campus), Jordan
Campus Urban
5,000 acres (20 km2)
Colors Olive Green and Khaki
Affiliations IAU, FUIW, UNIMED, AArU
Website Al-Balqa' Applied University website

Al-Balqa' Applied University (BAU) [2] (Arabic جامعة البلقاء التطبيقية) is a government-supported university located in Salt, Jordan, was founded in 1997, a distinctive state university in the field of Bachelor and associate degree Applied Education, at the capacity of more than 21,000 student distributed into 10,000 at the bachelor's degree program and 11,000 at the associate degree program.

Inside BEA in the main campus in Salt, Jordan

Balqa' Applied University was formed by merging several colleges distributed over almost all of the Jordanian provinces. The merger was the result of royal decree, under the auspices of his majesty the late King Hussein to provide qualified professionals who focus on applied technical studies. A recent stadium was constructed to hold official graduation and ceremonies and was finished in 2011.


The university system has 11 Branches in every Jordanian governorate (Except for Mafraq).

Main entrance of BAU at night.

Colleges in main campus in the city of Salt

Applied Science Faculty.
Faculty of Planning and Management.

Other faculties around the city of Salt

Faculties in Northern Jordan

Faculties in Central Jordan

FET Campus in Amman.

Faculties in Southern Jordan

Former Faculties

Future expansion plans

With the new administration of the university represented by Dr. Nabil Shawaqfeh, future expansion plans in the university has intensified. On the 24th of February 2013 a tender was issued to construct an educational hospital with a capacity of 200 beds along a complex of medical faculties to teach medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy and other medical related sciences.[3] Also, while discussing the budget of 2013/2014, the dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Prof. Maher Qaqish stated that the faculty has applied to the Higher Education Accreditation Council (HEAC)to open a department of architecture in the main campus located in Salt.



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