Jimma university

Jimma University is a public research university located in Jimma, Oromia, Ethiopia. Jimma university is recognized as the leading national university, Jimma university ranked first by the Federal Ministry of Education for four successive years (2009 - 2012). The establishment of Jimma university dates back to 1952 when Jimma college of Agriculture was founded. The Jimma university got its current name in December 1999 following the amalgamation of Jimma College of Agriculture founded in 1952 and Jimma Institute of Health Sciences founded in 1983. The Jimma university is located in the city of Jimma, situated around 352 kilometers southwest of Addis Ababa. Jimma university’s grounds cover some 167 hectares. Jimma university is Ethiopia's first innovative community-oriented educational institution of higher learning, with teaching centers for health care students in Jimma university, Omo Nada, Shebe, Agaro, and Asendabo. Jimma university is a pioneer in Public health training. Jimma university has academic and scientific collaboration with numerous national and international partners. Jimma university also publishes the biannual Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences, and launched the Jimma University Journal of Law in October 2007. Jimma University is one of the largest and comprehensive public research universities in Africa. The Jimma University has more than 4,000 faculty and staff members. Jimma university also has twelve research facilities, a modern hospital, a community school, a community radio station FM 102.0, an ICT center, libraries and revenue generating enterprises. The Jimma university is operating on four campuses and Jimma university is on the phase of establishing its fifth campus at Agaro. Currently, the Jimma university educates more than 43,000 students in 56 undergraduate and 103 postgraduate programs in regular, summer and distance education with more enrollments in the years to come. The Jimma university has many national and international linkages and collaborations in the area of research, education and community service. Jimma universitys innovative educational philosophy, staff commitment and motivation and availability of better research facility have helped the Jimma university in attracting both national and international partners. Jimma University is highly committed to pioneering concepts, as reflected in Jimma university’s motto, the Jimma university was initially founded based on the concept of Community-Based Education. Throughout its history, the Jimma university has been committed to this scheme, and almost all of the academic curriculum are based on CBE programs. Jimma University is the first university in Africa that has established an exclusive office under the President's office to supervise all innovative programs across the Jimma university.

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Jimma university admission:

Admission requirement for the master’s program;
  • A Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.00 or higher from any recognized college of higher learning. However, given the availability of spaces admission to the School of Graduate Studies shall be on competitive basis for Jimma university admission.
  • The candidate must be supported by at least two letters of recommendation from appropriate body or colleges. Such letters of recommendation should preferably come from instructors or employers who are well acquainted with the applicant’s ability to cope up with the requirements of graduate study s/he applies for the admission of Jimma university.
  • Graduate students shall present evidence of financial support/ability to defray costs of tuition and research project. Any graduate student shall not, in any case, be allowed to register and start attending classes without presenting this evidence to taking admission in Jimma university.
  • Admission at Jimma university shall take place three times in a year for the spring semester beginning in January, for the fall Semester beginning on September and summer semester beginning in July.
  • Age, anyone who wants to join the graduate program can apply. For pedagogical reasons or special requirements of field of study, the College Academic Commission may set appropriate age limits subject to the approval of the Council of Graduate Studies. However, the maximum age limits an applicant to be admitted to the master’s program shall not exceed 35 years and for PhD program 45 years to taking admission at Jimma university.
  • A candidate to be admitted at the Jimma university to the graduate program shall pass the Post Graduate entrance exam and/or other specific requirements that may be set by the respective department and the Council of Graduate Studies.

Admission requirement for general admission;

  • A candidate who has a high scholastic standing, whose professional experience has been superior and who has received good recommendations shall be given priority for admission.
  • A minimum of ten students should be admitted in any one year in order to run a graduate program in a department of the University except in the clinical disciplines where even less than 10 students can be enrolled as it has service component. However, the optimum number of students in the different programs shall be determined by the respective DGC taking into consideration the number of staff, availability of space and demand for training.
  • The SGS may, from time to time; include additional admission requirements in conformity with university's rules and regulations. These may be of general application or may pertain to specific programs of graduate studies.

Jimma university courses:

Institute of Health Sciences Undergraduate Programs of Jimma university courses
  • MD in Medicine
  • MD in Dentistry
  • BSc in Anesthesia
  • BSc in Public Health
  • BPharm. In Pharmacy
  • BSc in Medical Laboratory
  • BSc in Nursing
  • BSc in Midwifery
  • BSc in Environmental Health
Graduate and Postgraduate Programs of Jimma university courses
  • MPH in Epidemiology
  • MPH in General Public Health
  • MPH in Health Promotion and Behaviors
  • MPH in Health service Management
  • MPH in Reproductive Health
  • MSc in Adult Health Nursing
  • MSc in Biochemistry
  • MSc in Clinical Laboratory Science (specialty in Clinical Chemistry)
  • MSc in Clinical Laboratory Science (specialty in Hematology & Immunohematology)
  • MSc in Clinical Laboratory Science (specialty in Laboratory Management)
  • MSc in Clinical Pharmacy
  • MSc in Environmental health Science
  • MSc in Environmental Science& Technology
  • MSc in Health Monitoring & Evaluation
  • MSc in Human Anatomy
  • MSc in Human Nutrition
  • MSc in Integrated Clinical and community Mental Health
  • MSc in Maternity Health Nursing
  • MSc in Medical Microbiology
  • MSc in Medical Parasitology
  • MSc in Medical Physiology
  • MSc in Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance & Regulatory affairs
  • MSc in Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Management
  • PhD in Applied Ecology
  • PhD in Environmental Health
  • PhD in Health Communication & Health Behavior
  • PhD in Nutrition
  • PhD in Reproductive Health
  • PhD in Tropical and Infectious disease
  • PhD in Pharmaceuticals Science
  • Specialty Certificate in endodontics and operative dentistry
  • Specialty Certificate in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Specialty Certificate in Orthodontics
  • Sub Specialty Certificate in Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery
  • Sub-specialty Certificate in Pediatrics Surgery
  • Sub-specialty Certificate in Pediatric Oncology
Jimma Institute of Technology Undergraduate Programs of Jimma university courses
  • BSc in Architecture and Urban Planning
  • BSc in Biomedical Engineering
  • BSc in Chemical Engineering
  • BSc in Civil Engineering
  • BSc in Computer Science
  • BSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • BSc in Hydraulics and Water Resources Engineering
  • BSC in Information Science
  • BSc in Information Technology
  • BSc in Material Science Engineering
  • BSc in Mechanical Engineering
  • BSc in Software Engineering
  • BSc in Water Supply & Engineering
Graduate and Postgraduate Programs of Jimma university courses
    MSc in Bio-Instrumentation MSc in Bio-Medical Imaging MSc in Ceramics Engineering MSc in Communication Engineering MSc in Computer Networking MSc in Construction Engineering and Management MSc in Control and Instrumentation Engineering MSc in Electrical computer Engineering MSc in Electrical Power Engineering MSc in Environmental Engineering MSc in Geotechnical Engineering MSc in Highway Engineering MSc in Hydraulic Engineering MSc in Information Technology MSc in Information Science (Electronics & Digital Resource Management) MSc in Information Science (Information & Knowledge Management) MSc in Manufacturing Engineering MSc in Material Science Engineering MSc in Mechanical Systems Design MSc in Metallurgical Engineering MSc in Polymer Engineering MSc in Process Engineering MSc in Structural Engineering MSc in Sustainable Engineering MSc in Thermal Systems Engineering PhD in Metallurgical Engineering PhD in Ceramic Engineering PhD in Civil Engineering PhD in Environmental Engineering PhD in Manufacturing Engineering PhD in Material Science Engineering PhD in Mechanical Design PhD in Polymer Engineering PhD in Sustainable Engineering PhD in Thermal Engineering PhD in Water Resource Engineering PhD in Power Engineering PhD in Communication Engineering PhD in Information Science
College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine Undergraduate Programs of Jimma university courses
    BSc in Plant Science BSc in Horticulture BSc in Agricultural Economics BSC in Animal Science BSc in Food Science and Post-Harvest Technology DVM in Veterinary Medicine BSc in Natural Resources Management BSc in Rural Development and Agricultural Extension
Graduate and Postgraduate Programs of Jimma university courses
    MSc in Animal Production MSc in Animal Breeding & Genetics MSc in Animal Nutrition MSc in Natural Resource Management Specialization in Watershed Management Specialization in Forest and Nature Management Specialization in Wildlife and Ecotourism Management MSc in Horticulture MSc in Agriculture (Specialization in Soil Sciences) MSc in Agronomy MSc in Plant Pathology MSc in Plant Breeding MSc in Plant Biotechnology MSc in Agricultural Entomology MSc in Weed Science MSc in Plant Protection MSc in Postharvest Science and technology MSc in Postharvest Management MSc in Food Science and Technology MSc in Food Science and Nutrition MSc in Gender and Rural Development MSc in Agribusiness & Value Chain management MSc in Agricultural Economics MSc in Rural Development and Agricultural extension MSc in Rural Development and Environment MSc in Veterinary Epidemiology MSc in Veterinary Public health MSc in Veterinary Microbiology MSc in Animal Biotechnology PhD in Agricultural Economics PhD in Postharvest Technology PhD in Food Science and Technology PhD in Horticulture PhD in Plant Pathology PhD in Agronomy PhD in Plant Breeding PhD in Animal Nutrition PhD in NRM (Specialization in Biodiversity Management) PhD in NRM (Specialization in Climate change Adaption & Mitigation) PhD in Rural Development and Agricultural Extension Specializing in Agricultural and Rural Innovation Specializing in Agricultural and Rural Policy Specializing in Environmental Sustainability
College of Natural Science Undergraduate Programs of Jimma university courses
    B.Ed. in Biology B.Ed. in Chemistry B.Ed. in Mathematics B.Ed. in Physics B.Ed. in Sport Science BSc in Biology BSc in Chemistry BSc in Mathematics BSc in Physics BSc in Sport Science BSc in Statistics
Graduate and Postgraduate Programs of Jimma university courses
    MSc in Applied Microbiology MSc in Ecology & Systematic Zoology MSc in Botanical Sciences MSc in Aquaculture and Fisheries Management MSc in Analytical Chemistry MSc in Applied Entomology MSc in Organic Chemistry MSc in Inorganic Chemistry MSc in Physical Chemistry MSc in Astrophysics MSc in Condensed Matters Physics MSc in Nuclear physics MSc in Quantum Optics and Information Physics MSc in Statistical Physics MSc. in Mathematics (Differential Equation) MSc. in Mathematics (Numerical Analysis) MSc. in Mathematics (Functional Analysis) MSc in Biostatistics MSc in Sport Management MSc in Football Coaching MSc in Athletics Coaching PhD in Mathematics (Numerical Analysis) PhD in Mathematics (Differential Equation) PhD in Applied Microbiology PhD in Aquaculture and Fisheries Management PhD in Wildlife and Ecology Management PhD in Physics (Nuclear Physics) PhD in Physics (Condensed Matters) PhD in Chemistry (Analytical Chemistry) PhD in Chemistry (Organic Chemistry)
College of Social Science and Humanities Undergraduate Programs of Jimma university courses
    BA in Afan Oromo & Literature BA in English Languages Literature BA in Amharic Languages & Literature BA in Geography & Environmental studies BA in History & Heritage Management BA in Media and Communication Studies BA in Music BA in Oromo Folklore & Literature BA in Social Anthropology BA in Social Work BA in Sociology BA in Theatre Arts BA in Visual Arts B.Ed. in Afan Oromo & Literature B.Ed. in English Languages Literature B.Ed. in Amharic Languages & Literature B.Ed. in Geography & Environmental studies B.Ed. in History & Heritage Management
Graduate and Postgraduate Programs of Jimma university courses
    MA in Afan Oromo Language & Literature (Teaching) MA in Amharic Language & Literature (Teaching) MA in Applied Linguistics and Development Communications MA in Applied Linguistics in Ethiopian Languages & Cultural Studies MA in Broadcast Journalism MA in Development Anthropology and Indigenous Knowledge MA in Ethiopian Literature & Folklore MA in History MA in Intercultural Communications and Public Diplomacy MA in Land Resource Analysis & Management MA in Literature MA in Oromo Folklore & Cultural Studies MA in Print and Online Journalism MA in Public Relations and Corporate Communications MA in Social Anthropology MA in Socio-cultural Linguistics MA in Sociology of Family and Gender MA in Sociology (Specialization in Social policy) MA in Social Work MA in Teaching English as Foreign Language (TEFL) MA in Urban and Regional Development Planning MSc in Geographic Information System and Remote Sensing (GIS) PhD in History PhD in Teaching English as Foreign Language (TEFL) College of Business and Economics A. Undergraduate Programs BA in Accounting & Finance BA in Economics BA in Management BA in Banking and Finance BA in Hospitality and Tourism B. Graduate and Postgraduate Programs MA in Logistics and Supply Chain Management MA in Project Management and Finance Master’s in Public Management (MPM) MBA in Business Administration (MBA) MSc in Accounting and Finance MSc in Banking and Finance MSc in Development Economics MSc in Economics (Economic Policy Analysis) MSc in Industrial Economics MSc in Transport Economics PhD in Finance Economics PhD in Industrial Economics PhD in Management
College of Education and Behavioral Sciences Undergraduate Programs of Jimma university courses
    BA in Psychology BA in Special Needs and Inclusive Education BA in Educational Planning & Management B. Graduate and Postgraduate Programs MA in Curriculum and Instruction MA in Educational leadership MA in Educational Psychology MA in Counseling Psychology MA in Developmental Psychology MA in Early Childhood Care and Education MA in Social Psychology PhD in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies PhD in Curriculum and Instruction PhD in Psychology (specializing in Counseling psychology) PhD in Psychology (specializing in Educational psychology) Pedagogical Certification Programs Diploma in Teaching Physics Diploma in Teaching Chemistry Diploma in Teaching English Diploma in Teaching Civics Diploma in Teaching Afan Oromo Diploma in Teaching Sport Science Diploma in Teaching Mathematics Diploma in Teaching Biology Other Training Instructional Skills Continuous Assessment Active Learning and Teaching Approach Module Writing Training English Language Skills for Academic and non-Academic Staffs Instructional Time and Classroom Management Action Research and its Roles Continues Professional Development
College of Law and Governance Undergraduate Programs of Jimma university courses
    BA in Governance and Development Studies B.Ed. in Civics LLB in Law B. Graduate and Postgraduate Programs LLM in Commercial and Investment Law LLM in Human Rights and Criminal Law LLM in Construction Law MA in Governance & Development Studies

Jimma university fees:

Master’s Degree Program:

Tuition fee of Jimma university for the Course Work 250.00/Credit
Research 750.00/Credit

Non- Citizen Graduate Students

Tuition fee of Jimma university according to work per credit US$ and research credit US$

work per credit US$ research credit US$
Natural Science 250.00 10000.00
Public Health 250.00 10000.00
Medical laboratory Technology 250.00 10000.00
Mental Health 250.00 10000.00
Pharmacy 250.00 10000.00
Social Science 250.00 5000.00
Language 250.00 5000.00
Education 250.00 5000.00

Medical Certificate of Specialty

Internal Medicine 4658 USD/day
Ophthalmology 4658 USD/day
Surgery 4658 USD/day
Gynecology 4658 USD/day
Pediatrics 4658 USD/day

Other Fees for Jimma university
Application, Registration, Graduation, Health Service = 250.00 USD

Undergraduate Program

Tuition fee for the course work for Jimma university

Natural Science 125.00 Birr/Credit
Technology 125.00 Birr/Credit
Agriculture 125.00 Birr/Credit
Pharmacy 125.00 Birr/Credit
Medicine 135.00 Birr/Credit
Social Science 100.00 Birr/Credit
Language 100.00 Birr/Credit
Education 100.00 Birr/Credit

Other Fees for Jimma university
Application, Registration, Graduation, Health Service = 250.00 Birr

Foreign Students

Tuition fee for the course work in Jimma university

Jimma university hostel:

  • The quality of Jimma university hostel living-learning environment plays an important part in your University competence.
  • Jimma university hostel dormitories are a place where you live in a community that values friendship and academic success.
  • In planning and operating Jimma university hostel dormitories, we want to meet your needs in every way possible. We believe that life in dormitory offers by far more than a roof over your head! This is because there are internet labs and lounges around your dormitory which works 16 hours a day.
  • However, an understanding of and respect for the rights of others is of utmost importance in making Jimma university hostel dormitory life successful. Hence, your cooperation and participation are helpful for the success of your dormitory life. Above all, the staff is here to help you with challenges associated with university life.
What is the Application process and the cost of tuition?

The admission process is based on the certificate of previous education provided by the applicant and academic performance. Upon review about(80%) of applicants receive a positive response. The university offers online degree programs. This format proved to be quite popular among the students.

Are there students in JU from abroad?

JU currently employs 120 international faculty constituting 8 % of its academic staff members. They are mostly from India, Philippines, Cuba, Nigeria, Kenya, China, South Korea, Canada the USA and others. The university further aspires to attract world class teaching and research staff to add more global experiences in its teaching and research endeavors. The number of international students is close to 70 and most of them are full time degree seeking students at BSc, MSc and PHD level coming from South Sudan, Ghana, Rwanda, Benin, Nigeria, Namibia and others. Even though the number of international students is small compared to the aggregate number of Ethiopian students, the university is growing rapidly and the demand to attract more international students is rising over time as internationalization is emphasized as the pillar strategic direction of the university. The fact that all academic programs are taught in English is a huge advantage to promote internationalization, since language is not a barrier for communication among local and international faculty and students

Why study at JU?

The Jimma Zone, where Jimma town and Jimma University is situated is an ever green area with enticing scenery. It is known for pleasant weather condition with moderate rainfall and temperature all year long. It is the place of the origin of coffee and naturally gifted with diverse plant species that offers splendid opportunities for students and researchers in the fields of agriculture.The expansion of a huge teaching and referral hospital has already been completed equipped with the state of the arts facilities. This added with competent and qualified teaching professionals providing theoretical and practical training makes it a preferred destination to study in various field of health and medical sciences.Being a comprehensive university with ever growing teaching and research facilities and capacity puts JU in an advantageous position to be an institution of primary choice for training, research and partnership in the Eastern Africa sub region.