Jaamacada Badweynta Hindiya

country rank  14
world rank  11516

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University Overview

Established in 1993, Jaamacada Badweynta Hindiya (Indian Ocean University) is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Mogadishu (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Banaadir. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Galkayo. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Minister of Education, Somalia, Jaamacada Badweynta Hindiya (IOU) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 2,000-2,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Jaamacada Badweynta Hindiya (IOU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 26 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 Somali higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name جامعة المحيط الهندي
Name Indian Ocean University
Acronym IOU
Founded 1993
Motto Educating Tomorrow's Leaders
Colours Blue, gold and burgundy

University Location

Address Km 4 Madina
Mogadishu (population range: 1,000,000-5,000,000)
5544 Banaadir
T +252 (1) 858 377
F +252 (1) 930 204
Other locations Galkayo

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student 0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
Int'l student 0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Admission Rate 60-70%
Admission Office KM4 Madina
Mogadishu 5544
+252 (1) 235 499
(1) 858 377

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 2,000-2,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 50-99
Control Type Control Type Private
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Not reported
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Minister of Education, Somalia

Year of first Accreditation


  • World Engagement Institute (WEInstitute)
  • IFAD

Academic Structure


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Site last updated: Monday, 4 February 2019