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Type: Public Institution
Motto: We are in the community
Affiliated to: AAU
Established: 1952
No of Students: 43,000
No of Staff: 4,000
President: Jemal Abafita
Campuses: Jimma; Omo Nada; Shebe; Agaro; Asendabo
Ranking: 2nd in Ethiopia (Webometrics ranking)
Website: https://www.ju.edu.et
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Jimma University is a public research university located in Jimma, Ethiopia. The establishment of the university goes back to 1952, with the foundation of the Jimma College of Agriculture. The foundation of the Jimma Institute of Health Sciences in 1983 led to the amalgamation of both institutions in 1999 under the name Jimma University. The University’s main campus covers over 167 hectares in the city of Jimma, with several teaching centres.. more

Jimma University is a public research university located in Jimma, Ethiopia. The establishment of the university goes back to 1952, with the foundation of the Jimma College of Agriculture. The foundation of the Jimma Institute of Health Sciences in 1983 led to the amalgamation of both institutions in 1999 under the name Jimma University. The University’s main campus covers over 167 hectares in the city of Jimma, with several teaching centres in several towns of the region.

Jimma University ranks second on Webometrics’ ranking of Ethiopian universities. It is a pioneer in Public Health training, boasting academic and scientific collaboration with numerous and international partners. It runs an academic programme in collaboration with Aiming Beyond Horizon, a health consultancy firm in Ethiopia. It is known for its biannual Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences, as well as the Jimma University Journal of Law. It is reputed as one of the largest and most comprehensive public research universities in Africa. Jimma University counts over 43000 students, as well as 4000 academic and administrative staff members.

Jimma University is home to several facilities that not only serve to accommodate its students and staff, but also serve to promote its focus on research. It counts 12 research facilities, a modern hospital, a community school and radio station, an ICT centre, libraries, and several revenue generating enterprises. Its Teaching Hospital is one of the oldest public hospitals in the country, and the University has made extensive renovations and expansions to the hospital. It also established the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, the first of such in Ethiopia. Jimma University counts Dr. Gebisa Ejeta, the 2009 World Food Prize winner, among its alumni.

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Jimma University counts 8 Colleges and Institutions, with several departments and programmes offered, as listed below.

College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine

  • Department of Horticulture and Plant Sciences
  • Department of Postharvest Management
  • Department of Animal Sciences
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Jimma University counts 8 Colleges and Institutions, with several departments and programmes offered, as listed below.

College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine

  • Department of Horticulture and Plant Sciences
  • Department of Postharvest Management
  • Department of Animal Sciences
  • Department of Natural Resources Management
  • Department of Agricultural Economics and Agri-Business Management
  • Department of Rural Development and Agricultural Extension
  • School of Veterinary Medicine

College of Business & Economics

  • Department of Banking and Finance
  • Department of Hospitality and Truism Management
  • Department of Management
  • Department of Accounting and Finance
  • Department of Economics

College of Education and Behavioural Science

  • MA in Educational Leadership (in regular and summer program)
  • MA in Curriculum and Instruction
  • MA in Counselling Psychology
  • MA in Educational Psychology
  • MA in school leadership
  • BA in Educational Planning and Management (in regular, summer and distance program)
  • BA in 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

College of Law and Governance

  • School of Law
  • Department of Governance and Development Studies

College of Natural Sciences

  • Department of Biology
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Sport Science
  • Department of Statistics
  • Department of Physics

College of Social Sciences and Humanities

Graduate Programmes

  • MA in TEFL (English)
  • MA in History
  • MA in History and Heritage
  • MA in English Literature
  • MA In Oromo Language and Literature Teaching
  • MA in Applied Linguistics and Ethiopian Language and Cultural Studies

Undergraduate Programmes

  • Ed. in Geography and Environmental Studies
  • BA in Sociology
  • BA in English
  • Ed. Degree in Afan Oromo
  • BA in Ethiopian Language(s) & Literature -Amharic
  • BA in Oromo Folklore and Literature
  • BA in History

Jimma Institute of Technology

  • Faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • Faculty of Material Science & Engineering
  • Faculty of Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
  • Faculty of Computing
  • School of Biomedical Engineering
  • School of Chemical Engineering

Institute of Health Sciences

Undergraduate Programmes

  • Doctor of Medicine
  • Doctor of Dental Medicine/ Surgery
  • Pharm, Pharmacy
  • BSc, Nursing
  • BSc, Public Health Officer
  • BSc, Environmental Health Science
  • BSc, Anesthesia
  • BSc, Medical Laboratory
  • BSc, Cataract surgery
  • BSc, Midwifery
  • BSc, Neonatal Nursing
  • BSc, Operation Theatre Nursing

Graduate and Postgraduate Programmes

  • Master of science in medical parasitology
  • Master of science in medical microbiology
  • Master of Science in Clinical Laboratory – Hematology
  • Master of Science in Clinical Laboratory – chemistry
  • Master of science in adult nursing
  • Master of science in maternity nursing
  • Master of science in environmental health science
  • Master of science in environmental technology
  • Master of science in medical physiology
  • Master of public health in health planning and health service management
  • Masters in hospital and health care administration
  • Masters in monitoring and evaluation of health programs
  • Master of Science in Health Economics
  • Master of Science in Management for Health Human Resource
  • Master of Science in Human Nutrition
  • Master of public health in reproductive health
  • Master of public health in health education and promotion
  • Master of public health in epidemiology
  • Master of general public health
  • Master of science in integrated emergency obstetric and general surgery
  • Master of science in clinical pharmacy
  • Master of Science in Medicine Supply chain
  • Master of Science in Drug Quality Management
  • Master of science in clinical and community psychiatry
  • Specialty certificate in internal medicine
  • Specialty certificate in surgery
  • Specialty certificate in gynecology and
  • Specialty certificate in pediatrics and child health
  • Specialty certificate in ophthalmology
  • Specialty certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Specialty Certificate in operative dentistry and Endodontics
  • Specialty Certificate in Orthodontics
  • Specialty certificate in Radiology
  • Specialty certificate in Clinical Pathology
  • Specialty certificate in Anesthesiology
  • Specialty Certificate in Psychiatry
  • PhD in Ecology
  • PhD in Environmental Health
  • PhD in Human Nutrition
  • PhD in Tropical and Infectious Disease
  • Subspecialty certificate in Plastic surgery
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Admission Requirements
Jimma University offers admission into Undergraduate and Graduate programmes based on the following general requirements:

Admission to Undergraduate Programmes

 Responsible Organ for Admission:
Admission at first year level to all undergraduate full-time studies is processed and.. more

Admission Requirements
Jimma University offers admission into Undergraduate and Graduate programmes based on the following general requirements:

Admission to Undergraduate Programmes

 Responsible Organ for Admission:
Admission at first year level to all undergraduate full-time studies is processed and granted by the Office of the Registrar and college OSA.

Admission Requirements:
*Until the centralised placement of students by the Ministry of Education ceases and the University directly accepts and determines admissions, a student to be admitted to any undergraduate program to the university, he/she must satisfy the following minimum requirements

  • He/she must complete Preparatory School education and obtain the necessary pass marks in the Ethiopian University Entrance Examination (EUEE) or when the Student completed his Secondary Education abroad, he/she must be with of equivalent academic achievements as determined by the Ministry.
  • The Student must be able to produce evidence proving that he/she has the financial capacity to defray tuition expenses or he/she shall sign the Cost Sharing contract in accordance with the manner set by the Ministry of Education.

Admission with Advanced Standing
Admission to all undergraduate degree programs with advanced standing level or post basic BSc program is processed and granted through the University Registrar and the concerned admissions office, providing that the respective Academic Commission approves it. Given the availability of places, admission shall be on competitive basis.

Before graduating from an institution of Higher Learning, qualified students may apply for advanced standing admission, which is determined by the college concerned and registrar office:

  • have successfully completed a minimum of one year of study in an institution of higher learning of equivalent standard with minimum CGPA of 2.00 or above;
  • meet the special; requirements of the College/ Department they are applying for.

After graduating from an institution of Higher Learning with a Diploma, graduates holding diplomas from institutions of higher learning of similar standard may seek admission into the degree program of the University if they have:

  • Minimum CGPA of 2.00 up on graduation
  • Working experience in the intended field of study, where applicable;
  • Favourable recommendations from their employers, where applicable;
  • Secured source of fund, where applicable and
  • The screening mechanism of such students shall be devised by the University,

Applicants registered in another recognized tertiary-level institution or programs may apply for advanced standing admission, provided the courses they have already taken are relevant or similar to the courses offered by the University.

Graduates with BSc, may apply for Medical School, provided that they meet the special criteria sated by the college:

  • if they can produce a letter of permission and recommendation from their employing Organization and
  • had a minimum CGPA of 2.5 on completing their first degree.

Admission of Post Basic
Admission of post basic shall be based on diploma level training, entrance exams and certification of work experience.

Admission to Continuing and Distance Education (CDE) Programme
The same or similar regulations as in the regular degree and diploma programs may apply for admission into the Continuing Education Program. i.e.:

  • Admission with Ethiopia University Entrance Examination (EUEE),
  • ESLCE or foreign equivalent academic achievements

Admission of Part- time Students

  • Students who would like to enrol on part-time basis could be allowed to attend classes of
  • Regular undergraduate program for a degree. They must meet the admission requirements of
  • The University and fulfil other requirements set by the regulation of the University.

Admission to regular graduate program
The candidate must have completed the academic requirement for the Bachelor’s degree with:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Admission 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 limit for an applicant to be admitted to the master’s programme shall not exceed 35 years and for PhD program 45 years.
  • A candidate to be admitted 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.
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Jimma is a city in the Oromia region of Ethiopia. It is located in the south-western part of the region. In the 19th century the city was the capital of a large Kaffa province. It owed its importance to being located on the caravan route between two former kingdoms in what is now Ethiopia. The city’s market was a main attraction during that period, attracting thousands of people fr.. more

Jimma is a city in the Oromia region of Ethiopia. It is located in the south-western part of the region. In the 19th century the city was the capital of a large Kaffa province. It owed its importance to being located on the caravan route between two former kingdoms in what is now Ethiopia. The city’s market was a main attraction during that period, attracting thousands of people from neighbouring regions. The former kingdom was absorbed into Ethiopia in 1932, and what is currently Jimma was developed in the 1930s by the Italian colonial forces, in a bid to use the town as a centre of Islamic learning that could weaken the native Ethiopian Church. Jimma served as one of the last Italian garrisons to surrender during World War II. Throughout later years, and until the end of the Ethiopian Civil War in 1991, Jimma was at times the theatre of violent encounters like the one in 1975 that led to the death of 24 radical students. The city was captured days before the end of the Civil War. Jimma has a relatively cool tropical monsoon climate, featuring a long annual wet season from March to October. Average annual temperatures go from 26 degrees Celsius to 13 degrees Celsius. Jimma has a multi-ethnic population of over 120000, with the largest ethnic groups being the Oromo, the Amhara and the Dawro. Amharic is the most spoken first language, followed by Afan Oromo. Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity is observed by the majority, with Muslims and Protestants coming in second and third place.

Jimma has some interesting landmarks, with several buildings surviving from the time of the Jimma Kingdom, including the Palace of Abba Jifar. It also counts a museum, several markets, and the Jimma University, Ethiopia’s second-best university. Worthy of note is the Jimma Research Centre which is run by the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research. Founded in 1968, the Centre specializes in agricultural research, and it also serves as the national centre for research to improve yield of coffee and spices. The city equally houses a 50000-seat football stadium, which is the largest venue by capacity in Jimma. It is served by the newly renovated Jimma Aba Jifar Airport. The multiethnicity of the city, coupled with the presence of a higher education institute like the Jimma University, provide prospective students with the option of choosing the city for their studies.

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No of Students: 43,000
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President: Jemal Abafita
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Ranking: 2nd in Ethiopia (Webometrics ranking)
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