- Admission to the Regular Program
- The Ministry of Education determines the admission of regular students into the degree programs. Normally students who successfully completed the preparatory school program are assigned to the University.
- The University in certain circumstances may admit students jointly with other affiliated universities or institutes. Such admission may be processed at anytime of the academic calendar as deemed appropriate. Students may also be admitted to more than one program at the same time. However, criteria for such special admissions to individual programs shall be developed and recommended by AC/DC and endorsed by the admission and placement committee (APC).
- Without prejudice to other provisions of this Article and this legislation and other applicable laws, every institution shall admit:
- for undergraduate studies, technical and vocational education and training graduates with pertinent qualifications and who satisfy entrance qualifications assessment set by the Ministry;.
- for second degree-level graduate studies, candidates who have completed their undergraduate studies with the academic results required by the institution; or, for doctoral programs, candidates who have second-level degrees and the academic results required by the institution
2. Admission to Continuing and Distance Education Program
Admissions to all undergraduate continuing education programs shall be processed through the Academic units, in consultation with the University Registrar, according to policies set for such admissions.
Special admission criteria developed by the Academic Unit Council and approved by the APC may be employed for special admissions of females, mature students and for upgrading programs.
University employees and their dependents can apply and register in the evening and other special programs as per the rules and regulations of the University.
3. Private Admission
- Private applicants can directly apply to the University Registrar. Such applicants should qualify the requirement for admission requirement and produce evidence of financial support.
- Private applicants who fulfill admission requirements as regular students and produce evidence of financial support to cover full tuition fees and other expenses may apply for admission into the regular program. However, such admissions should be approved by the APC.
- Under no circumstances private admissions to a regular program may exceed 5% of the total students admitted in such a program.
- Notwithstanding the provisions of this Chapter, the Senate, in line with the policies of MoE, issue guidelines on special admission criteria that would enable disadvantaged groups (women, persons with disability and persons from marginalized groups) in the programs of the University due regard being had to maintaining the standard of excellence of the University.
4. Advanced Standing Level Admission
After graduating from an institution of higher learning with a diploma, individuals may apply for advanced standing (degree) if he:
- has completed a minimum of one academic year of degree program study in an Ethiopian public institution of tertiary education recognized by the Ministry of Education or in a foreign institution of tertiary education recognized by the University;
- meets the special requirements of the faculty or department he is applying to and such requirements must have already been approved by the various relevant bodies of the University and are communicated to the Registrar well ahead of the dates of application; or
- has a diploma in the same or related field he is applying for (if applying for admission to a degree program) from an institution of higher learning with a CGPA of 2.00.