Jaamacadda Muqdisho

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world rank  9211

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University Overview

Established in 1997, Jaamacadda Muqdisho (Mogadishu 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. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Minister of Education, Culture and Higher Education, Somalia, Jaamacadda Muqdisho (MU) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 4,000-4,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Jaamacadda Muqdisho (MU) 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, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 23 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 50-60% making this Somali higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name جامعة مقديشو
Name Mogadishu University
Acronym MU
Founded 1997
Motto Towards a Better Future
Towards Better Future

University Location

Address Building KM4, Hodan District
Mogadishu (population range: 1,000,000-5,000,000)
004 Banaadir
T +252 613997777
F +252 (1) 216 820

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)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 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 50-60%
Admission Office Mogadishu University Building KM4, Hodan District
Mogadishu 004
+252 613997777

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 4,000-4,999
Academic Staff 300-399
Control Type Private
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

Minister of Education, Culture and Higher Education, Somalia

Year of first Accreditation


Memberships and Affiliations

  • Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World (FUIW)
  • Association of Arab Private Institutions for Higher Education (AAPIHE)
  • Association of Arab Universities (AArU)
  • League of Islamic Universities (LIU)
  • Association of African Universities (AAU)
  • International Universities Council (IUC)
  • International Association of Universities (IAU)
  • IGAD Universities League

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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Open Education Consortium

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Errors and Update

Site last updated: Monday, 10 February 2020