Addis Ababa University Undergraduate and Postgraduate Admission Requirements



Addis Ababa University is one of the best Universities in Ethiopia. If you are planning to join the university, here are undergraduate and postgraduate admission requirements.

Undergraduate admission

Undergraduate programs

  • Admissions and/or placements to all regular undergraduate programs are processed through the Ministry of Education.
  • Criteria of admissions and enrollments into all undergraduate (and graduate) continuing and distance education programs shall be developed by the academic units concerned in consultation with the offices of Continuing and Distance Education (CDE) and  approved by the Admissions and Enrollment Committee (AEC).
  • Admission to undergraduate programs shall be based on the completion of the preparatory secondary education and the obtaining of the necessary pass mark in University Entrance Examination, and the equivalence established by the Ministry/Higher Education Relevance and Quality Assurance Agency for international students.
  • Admissions and enrollments to all programs are processed by the University Registrar in consultation with the academic units concerned.
  • Criteria for special admissions to individual programs such as special needs education, music, fine arts and design, theatrical arts, educational planning and management shall be developed and recommended by the academic commission of the relevant academic unit and endorsed by the AEC.

Graduate admission

Graduate programs

  • Admission to graduate programs shall be based on merits demanded by the academic units which are in charge of running them. However, in order to fulfill the goals set for the expansion of higher education, the University shall give priority to candidates from public higher education institutions. Accordingly, the University shall plan, negotiate and decide upon the admission of students to its graduate programs jointly with the Ministry of Education.
  • The minimum intake of a graduate program shall be five students. However, the optimum (minimum and maximum) number of students in the different graduate programs shall be determined by the respective DGC/SGC/CGC, taking into consideration the number of staff, availability of space and demand for training.