Jaamacadda Soomaaliya

country rank  6
world rank  9578

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University Overview

Founded in 2005, Jaamacadda Soomaaliya (University of Somalia) is a non-profit private higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the metropolis of Mogadishu (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Banaadir. This institution also has a branch campus in Ceelasha Biyaha. Officially recognized by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Higher Education of Somalia, Jaamacadda Soomaaliya (UNISO) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 8,000-8,999 students) coeducational Somali higher education institution formally affiliated with the Islamic religion. Jaamacadda Soomaaliya (UNISO) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 15 years old Somali higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 60-70% making this Somali higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. UNISO also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name جامعة الصومال‎
Name University of Somalia
Acronym UNISO
Founded 2005
Motto Mustaqbal Ifaya
A Brighter future
Colours Green

University Location

Address Digfeer-Banaadir Hospital Road, Zone K, KM4, Hodan District
98028 Banaadir
Tel +252 617 003 700
Fax +252
Other locations Ceelasha Biyaha

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)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 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 60-70%
Admission Office Industrial Road near the PEACE HOTEL Howlwadag District

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 8,000-8,999
Academic Staff 200-299
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation Islamic Islamic

Facilities and Services

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

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Site last updated: Tuesday, 2 February 2021