Addis Ababa University

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University Overview

Founded in 1950, Addis Ababa University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Addis Ababa (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants). Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Education, Ethiopia, Addis Ababa University (AAU) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational higher education institution. Addis Ababa University (AAU) 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 68 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name አዲስ አበባ ዩኒቨርሲቲ
Acronym AAU
Founded 1950
Motto Seek Wisdom, Elevate Your Intellect and Serve Humanity
Colours Red, blue, yellow and white

University Location

Address PO Box 1176
Addis Ababa (population range: 1,000,000-5,000,000)
Addis Ababa
T +251 (11) 123 9800
F +251 (11) 123 9729

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student 0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
Int'l student 0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Admission Rate Not available
Admission Office AAU Main Campus (6 Km)
Addis Ababa 1176
+251 111239706

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range over-45,000
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 2,500-2,999
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 Addis Ababa 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


  • Association of African Universities (AAU)
  • African Vertual University (AVU)
  • Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF)

Academic Structure


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Site last updated: Wednesday, 14 November 2018