Jaamacadda Banaadir

country rank  10
world rank  9712

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University Overview

Established in 2002, Jaamacadda Banaadir (Benadir University) is a non-profit private higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the metropolis of Mogadishu (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Banaadir. This institution also has branch campuses in the following locations: Afgoi, Kismayo, Jowhar. Officially recognized by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Higher Education of Somalia, Jaamacadda Banaadir (BU) is a very small (uniRank enrollment range: 1,000-1,999 students) coeducational Somali higher education institution formally affiliated with the Islamic religion. Jaamacadda Banaadir (BU) 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 18 years old Somali higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 50-60% making this Somali higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. BU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name جامعـــة بنـــادر‎
Name Benadir University
Acronym BU
Founded 2002
Motto Cultivating Human Talents
Colours Blue and green

University Location

Address Afgoi Road, Opposite of Ministry Of Foreign Affairs
252 Banaadir
Tel +252 (1) 857 537
Fax +252 (5) 920 287
Other locations Afgoi, Kismayo, Jowhar

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)

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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 50-60%
Admission Office Hodan District, Afgoi Road
Mogadishu 252
(1) 857536
(1) 857437

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 1,000-1,999
Academic Staff 300-399
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation Islamic Islamic

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Jaamacadda Banaadir's Library
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Association of Arab Universities
  • Association of African Universities
  • United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Tuesday, 2 February 2021