Arba Minch University

country rank  4
world rank  5699

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University Overview

Established in 1986, Arba Minch University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the large town of Arba Minch (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), SNNPR. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Arba Minch Secha. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Education, Ethiopia, Arba Minch University (AMU) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: 30,000-34,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Arba Minch University (AMU) 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 34 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name በአርባ ምንጭ ዩኒቨርሲቲ
Acronym AMU
Founded 1986
Motto We grow in the esteem of future generation
We grow in the esteem of future generation
Colours Blue

University Location

Address PO Box 21
Arba Minch (population range: 50,000-249,999)
T +251 (46) 881 3167
F +251 (46) 881 4964
Other locations Arba Minch Secha

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)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 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 Not available
Admission Office Arbaminch University, Main Campus
Arba Minch
+251 (46) 881 0772
468 810 070

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 30,000-34,999
Academic Staff 2,000-2,499
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Arba Minch University's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes


Institutional Accreditation

Ministry of Education, Ethiopia

Year of first Accreditation


Memberships and Affiliations

  • International Universities Association (IUA)

Academic Structure


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Site last updated: Monday, 18 May 2020