Mekelle University

country rank  6
world rank  6254

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University Overview

Established in 1991, Mekelle University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Mekelle (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Tigray. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Aynalem, Kalamino, Quiha. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Education, Ethiopia, Mekelle University (MU) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: 30,000-34,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Mekelle University (MU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 28 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 80-90% making this Ethiopian higher education organization a least selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name መቐለ ዩኒቨርስቲ
Acronym MU
Founded 1991
Motto We Really care
Colours Blue and yellow

University Location

Address PO Box 231
Mekelle (population range: 250,000-499,999)
T +251 (344) 404 005
F +251 (344) 405 239
Other locations Aynalem, Kalamino, Quiha

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student 0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
Int'l student 0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Admission Rate 80-90%
Admission Office Registrar and Alumni directorate
Mekelle 231
+251 (344) 405 949

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 30,000-34,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 1,500-1,999
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Mekelle University's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition

Ministry of Education, Ethiopia

Year of first Accreditation


Memberships and Affiliations

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Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Sunday, 21 April 2019