Jaamacadda Puntland State University

country rank  6
world rank  10648

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University Overview

Founded in 2004, Jaamacadda Puntland State University (Puntland State University) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the medium-sized town of Garoowe (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Nugal. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Galkacyo. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Minister of Education, Culture and Higher Education, Somalia, Jaamacadda Puntland State University (PSU) is a very small (uniRank enrollment range: 1,000-1,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Jaamacadda Puntland State University (PSU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 16 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 80-90% making this Somali higher education organization a least selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name جامعة ولاية بونتلاند
Name Puntland State University
Acronym PSU
Founded 2004
Motto PSU is an Agent of Change
Colours Blue light

University Location

Address Abdirizak Haji Husein Raod, Near Garowe General Hospital
Garoowe (population range: 10,000-49,999)
T +252 90 794 076
F +252
Other locations Galkacyo

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 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
Admission Rate 80-90%
Admission Office

+252 906794733

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 1,000-1,999
Academic Staff 50-99
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Trimesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Not reported
Distance Learning Yes


Memberships and Affiliations

  • Somali Research and Education Network (SomalirEN)
  • Association of African Universities (AAU)
  • UbuntuNet Alliance

Academic Structure


Social Media

Online Courses

iTunes U

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Open Education Consortium

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Errors and Update

Site last updated: Monday, 18 May 2020