Wollega University

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University Overview

Established in 2007, Wollega University is a non-profit public higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Nekemte (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Oromia Region. This institution also has branch campuses in the following locations: Gimbi, Shambu. Officially recognized by the Ministry of Education of Ethiopia, Wollega University (WOU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational Ethiopian higher education institution. Wollega University (WOU) 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 13 years old Ethiopian higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 60-70% making this Ethiopian higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. WOU 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, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name ወለጋ ዩኒቨርሲቲ
Acronym WOU
Founded 2007
Motto Excellence and Innovation
Colours Blue and yellow

University Location

Address PO Box 395
Oromia Region
Tel +251 (57) 661 7981
Fax +251 (57) 661 7980
Other locations Gimbi, Shambu

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)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 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 60-70%
Admission Office PO Box 395
(57) 661 7979

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 15,000-19,999
Academic Staff 700-799
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

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

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Institutional Accreditation

Ministry of Education of Ethiopia

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Higher Education Relevance and Quality Agency (HERQA)

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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Consortium of Ethiopian Public Universities

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Tuesday, 2 February 2021