Hawassa University

country rank  3
world rank  5636

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University Overview

Founded in 1976, Hawassa University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Awasa (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), SNNPR. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Wondo Genet, Yirgalem. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Education, Ethiopia, Hawassa University (HWU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Hawassa University (HWU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 44 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name ሀዋሳ ዩኒቨርስቲ
Acronym HWU
Founded 1976
Colours Blue

University Location

Address PO Box 5
Awasa (population range: 250,000-499,999)
T +251 (46) 220 9676
F +251 (46) 220 5421
Other locations Wondo Genet, Yirgalem

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
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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 students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Not reported
Admission Office PO Box 05

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 20,000-24,999
Academic Staff 4,000-4,499
Control Type Public
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 Not reported
Distance Learning Yes


Institutional Accreditation

Ministry of Education, Ethiopia

Memberships and Affiliations

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Academic Structure

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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Monday, 18 May 2020