Since its inception in 1950, Addis Ababa University (AAU) has been a leading center in education and research and is the largest and oldest institution of higher learning in Ethiopia. The university implements 70 undergraduate programs and 293 master's programs, which study 47,610 students and work 8,709 specialists. According to international rankings, Addis Ababa University is the best educational institution in Ethiopia.
Successful completion of the program means obtaining a bachelor's degree in science or in the field of art, and the College of Medical Sciences provides a certificate in the specialty at the end of the course.
The hostel for students at Addis Ababa University is provided according to the priorities established by the university policy: students with disabilities are ranked 1, 2 and 3 female and male students from outside Addis Ababa are priority. Priorities 4-8 are used when there are places in the hostel and are designed for students from the suburbs, needy and anyone who wants, depending on the remoteness of their permanent place of residence. Each student is issued a nutrition card, updated every semester.
The main AAU building is located in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia.
The infrastructure of the educational institution includes its own library, Addis Ababa University Press (AAUP) and two educational hospitals: Tikur Anbessa Specialized Hospital (TASH), located at the College of Medical Sciences, and Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH), located on the Debrae Zait campus.
The AAU academic year consists of two semesters of 16 weeks each. Training begins in September and ends in June. The summer semester begins on July 1 and ends on September 7.
For medical programs, annual courses can be used instead of semester ones.
The average cost of living in Addis Ababa ranges from $ 711 to $ 1,015 / month.
For undergraduate programs, admission is carried out:
The results of foreign exams must be certified by the Ministry of Education for their EHEECE equivalence.
For distance learning programs, applicants are accepted that meet one of the following criteria:
Admission to distance learning programs is carried out on a competitive basis, and the decision is made by the selection committee and the Standing Committee (AEC).
Admission to the correspondence bachelor's program is carried out through the Ministry of Education. This program is more accessible to teachers working in the Ministry and having the right to further training.
To enter the master's program you must:
For admission to foreign citizens it is necessary:
|Language courses, schools and children's language camps||Primary and secondary education - private schools||Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education||Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA|
| - we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs) |
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
| - we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program, |
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
| - we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program, |
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively
| - recommended submission one year before the start of the program, |
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.