Haramaya University

country rank  6
world rank  7451

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University Overview

Founded in 1954, Haramaya University is a non-profit public higher-education institution located in the suburban setting of the small city of Haramaya (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Oromia Region. Officially recognized by the Ministry of Education of Ethiopia, Haramaya University (HRU) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: 30,000-34,999 students) coeducational Ethiopian higher education institution. Haramaya University (HRU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 66 years old Ethiopian higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 70-80% making this Ethiopian higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. HRU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, 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 ሀረማያ ዩኒቨርሲቲ
Acronym HRU
Founded 1954
Motto Building the Basis for Development
Colours Light green

University Location

Address PO Box 138 Dire Dawa
Oromia Region
Tel +251 (25) 553 0319
Fax +251 (25) 553 0325

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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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)

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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
Admission Rate 70-80%
Admission Office PO Box 138
Dire Dawa 138
(25) 553 0313

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 30,000-34,999
Academic Staff 1,500-1,999
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Haramaya University's Library
Housing Yes
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

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Academic Structure


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Site last updated: Sunday, 19 September 2021