Wollega University

country rank  25
world rank  12002

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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 large town of Nekemte (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Oromia. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Gimbi, Shambu. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Education, Ethiopia, Wollega University (WOU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational 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 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.

University Identity

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

University Location

Address PO Box 395
Nekemte (population range: 50,000-249,999)
T +251 (57) 661 7981
F +251 (57) 661 7980
Other locations Gimbi, Shambu

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
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)

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
+251 (57) 661 7979

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


Institutional Accreditation

Ministry of Education, Ethiopia

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Higher Education Relevance and Quality Assurance Agency HERQA

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Consortium of Ethiopian Public Universities

Academic Structure


Social Media


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Online Courses

iTunes U

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Open Education Consortium

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Site last updated: Monday, 10 February 2020