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Jimma University

Address: Jimma, Ethiopia

Description Jimma University

Ethiopia's Higher State Educational Institution - Jimma University (JU) - was founded in 1999 by the merger of the Institute of Medical Sciences and the College of Agriculture. Both institutions were national leaders in their respective fields. JU has become a center of intellectual and academic activity that attracts thinkers, innovators, educators and leaders from all over the country.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Jimma University

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  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: 3 years.

The university offers undergraduate educational programs in the following areas:

  • Anesthesiology
  • Geography and environmental studies
  • Hydraulics and water resources
  • Civil Engineering
  • Animal health
  • Education Planning and Management
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  • Gardening
  • Statistics
  • Newborn Care
  • Finance and Banking
  • Economics and others


  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: 2 years.

The university offers master's programs in the following areas:

  • English literature
  • Astrophysics
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Hydraulics
  • Quantum optics
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Microbiology
  • Parasitology
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  • Cattle breeding and genetics
  • Natural resource management
  • Ecological and systematic zoology, etc.
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  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: 2 years.

The MBA program is designed to meet the global trend and meets the ever-growing demand for highly qualified professionals who can occupy senior positions at various levels of the organization. JU MBA provides:

  • Stimulating learning experience that provides students with a solid foundation in basic management disciplines
  • Systematic understanding of management issues
  • Conceptual tools for analysis and assessment of management problems
  • Team spirit among students to solve business-oriented problems of national and international level.
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Doctoral studies

  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: 4 years.

The university offers doctoral programs in the following areas:

  • Ceramics
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Microbiology
  • Polymer technology
  • Plant breeding
  • Tropical and infectious diseases
  • Ecology and others.

Accommodation, housing and food

The institution provides a hostel to its students.


  • The university is among TOP-5 best universities in the country, occupying the 3rd position in the ranking
  • JU offers international exchange programs to its students
  • The educational institution has partnership agreements with universities around the world (India, South Koreathe USA, China, etc.)
  • JU Medical Program is one of the largest and best in the country.
  • The university is a part of the Association of African Universities (AAU).

Equipment Jimma University

The main campus of the university is located in the largest city of southwestern Ethiopia - Jimme.

University infrastructure includes:

  • Computer labs
  • 6 research centers
  • Drug Quality Laboratory (JuLaDQ)
  • Cold room
  • The library.

JU is equipped with modern laboratory equipment:

  • Homogenizer and lyophilizer (high-performance DNA extraction system)
  • Microplate spectrophotometer (a tablet reader for DNA concentration)
  • Heavy Duty Centrifuge
  • Water purification systems
  • Freezers (-86 ° C, -40 ° C, -20 ° C)
  • Thermal cycles (PCR machines)
  • Electrophoresis devices, etc.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The university has a two-semester academic year. Classes begin in September and January.

Some educational programs include an extra summer semester starting in July.

Additional expenses:

  • Contributions (application, registration, medical care) = $ 250
  • The cost of living in Jimme = $ 700 -1004 $ / month.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

To enter the university you must:

  • Provide education documents (minimum level of CGPA 2.00)
  • Pass entrance exams
  • Confirm financial opportunities
  • Provide two letters of recommendation (master's program).

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Recommendations on when to apply

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.
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