Wolkite University

country rank  16
world rank  10830

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University Overview

Founded in 2011, Wolkite University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the large town of Welkite (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), SNNPR. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Butajira. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Education, Ethiopia, Wolkite University (WKU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Wolkite University (WKU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 9 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 0-10% making this Ethiopian higher education organization a most selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name ወልቂጤ ዩኒቨርሲቲ
Acronym WKU
Founded 2011
Motto Le Tibeb Entegalen
We Strive for Wisdom
Colours Blue

University Location

Address SNNPR
Welkite (population range: 50,000-249,999)
T +251 (11) 322 0043
F +251 (11) 322 0014
Other locations Butajira

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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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 0-10%
Admission Office Wolkite University, Wolkite
Wolkite 07, Wolkite
+251 937734748

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 15,000-19,999
Academic Staff 1,000-1,499
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes


Institutional Accreditation

Ministry of Education, Ethiopia

Year of first Accreditation


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Site last updated: Monday, 10 February 2020