Haramaya University (Alemaya) Entry requirements: what you need to know before you apply

Haramaya University (Alemaya) is education institution in Africa and here we have discussed about Haramaya University (Alemaya) Entry requirements (Eligibility) for undergraduate courses, PhD courses, postgraduate courses, Masters and research degrees. All our courses have course-specific entry requirements. Before you apply, check that you meet the entry requirements for the course you are interested in.

Haramaya University (Alemaya) Entry requirements (Eligibility) 2023/2024 academic year!

General Provisions on Admission to Undergraduate Programs

  1. Admission to all regular undergraduate programs are processed according to the University’s admission policies and procedures.
  2. Admissions to all undergraduate continuing, summer and distance education programs shall be processed through the Directorate for Continuing and Distance Education and Postgraduate Program Directorate taking into account the Senate’s criteria applicable to it.
  3. Criteria for special admissions to individual programs shall be developed and recommended by college academic commissions and endorsed by Recruitment and Admission Committee (RAC)
  4. The University may determine special admission procedures for female students, students with disabilities and other disadvantaged groups.
  5. The spouse or children of the University permanent employee, from any public university, can be transferred to and admitted into a study program of the University. However, the field of study will remain as assigned by the Ministry of Education before the transfer.

Admission to Regular Undergraduate Programs.

Admission to the regular undergraduate degree programs of the University may be granted by the University to a candidate who fulfills the requirements specified under any one or more of the following three eligibility categories:

I. Admission of Secondary School Education Completed

Admissions to undergraduate programs of any institution from secondary schools shall be based on completion of the secondary schools and obtaining the necessary pass marks in the Ethiopian Higher Education Entrance Examination (EHEE)

II. Admission of Students with Foreign Examination Results

other examinations of equivalent standard assessed by Recruitment and Admission Committee (RAC), and who passed the University Entrance Examination may be admitted into the University.

III. Admission as Advanced Standing

Admission to all undergraduate degree programs with advanced standing level is processed through the Academic Program Directorate(APD), and granted by the Recruitment and Admission Committee (RAC) of the University. Given the availability of places, admission shall be on a competitive basis. Eligible applicants for advanced standing are graduates holding diplomas (2 or 3 years of college study) from accredited institutions of higher education may seek admission into the degree program of the University if they have:

  1. A minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA/CANG) of 2.00 upon graduation;
  2. A minimum of two years of post-diploma working experience in the intended field of study, where applicable;
  3. Favorable recommendations from their employers, where applicable; or
  4. Technical and vocational education and training graduates with pertinent qualifications and who satisfy entrance qualifications assessment set by the Ministry can be admitted; and
  5. Advanced standing admission is granted only during the first semester of each academic year.

Admission as Part-time Students

  1. Part-time students are permanent University employees who are allowed to attend classes of the regular undergraduate program on a part-time basis for a degree.
  2. Applicants must meet the admission requirements of the University, serve the University for at least two years, and must obtain the approval of the administrative department, or the college they are affiliated to, prior to applying for admission to an academic program.
  3. Final admission must be endorsed by the University Managing Council.
  4. A part-time student, at his final year, may be allowed to finish his study as a full-time regular student upon approval of the concerned academic units and endorsed by a concerned Vice President.

Special Admission.

  1. The University in certain circumstances may admit students jointly with other affiliated universities or institutes. Such admission may be processed at any time of the academic calendar as deemed appropriate. Students may also be admitted to more than one program at the same time. However, criteria for such special admissions to individual programs shall be developed and recommended by SC/DC and endorsed by the Admission and Placement Committee (APC).
  2. A student who has successfully finished a set of particular modules which entitles him to a degree may also pursue other related modules and earn another degree continuously. Details guidelines shall be worked out by Academic Standard and Quality Assurance Committee (ASQAC).
  3. Private applicants who fulfil admission requirements as regular students and produce evidence of financial support to cover full tuition fees and other expenses may apply for admission into the regular program. However, such admissions should be approved by the APC.
  4. Under no circumstances, private admissions to a regular program may exceed 5% of the total students admitted in such programs.
  5. Other special admission, such as people from disadvantaged areas, physically challenged people, people needing special training etc. may be granted by the decisions of the University.
  6. Special admissions into some programs may be granted to attract potentially resourceful candidates such as mature students to the regular undergraduate programs provided that:
  • They have records of continuous employment for a minimum of 7 (seven) years, their works relate to the field of training to which they seek admission, and have proof of demonstrable achievement in their careers; and
  • They pass an entrance examination to be administered by the relevant departments.
  • Such admission shall be granted by the University Senate.

General Provisions on Admission to Graduate Programs

  1. Admissions to all post-graduate programs shall be processed in accordance with the provisions in this Legislation and the criteria and rules for special admissions to individual graduate programs that shall be developed and recommended by the Graduate Program Committee (GPC) with the consent of department graduate committees and endorsed by the Graduate Program Committee (GPC) and/or the Senate.
  2. Colleges with approval of the Graduate Program Committee and endorsement by the Senate may design non-thesis option graduate programs.
  3. The Graduate Program Committee (GPC) shall approve admission calendar and number of graduate students to be enrolled in the different programs
  4. Admission shall take place once in a year in a given program and modality (regular, summer, etc.).
  5. A candidate with previous outstanding academic records, professional experience and good recommendations shall be given priority for admission. However, recommendations from the employer would not be required at the University level. Colleges and departments shall have the discretion to request recommendations and determine the weights to be attached to them.
  6. The University may determine special admission procedures for female students, students with disabilities, students from less developed regions, and students from nationalities with low participation in education due regard given to maintaining the standard of excellence of the University.

Admission to Regular Graduate (Masters and PhD) Programs

Academic Requirements

  • The applicant must have completed the academic requirements for the bachelors’ degree, in case of admission to master’s programs, or be in possession of a master’s degree in case of admission to PhD programs, from the University or any other accredited institution of higher learning. Given the availability of places, admission to the Postgraduate Programs shall be on a competitive and competence basis.
  • The applicant must satisfactorily pass entrance examination to be administered by the department concerned. Foreign applicants should present academic records equivalent to accredited Ethiopian Higher Learning Institutions and pass entrance examination.
  • Senior undergraduate students of accredited universities or colleges applying to join the graduate program immediately upon graduation may be allowed to register and/or sit for entrance examinations administered by departments provided their CGPA/CANG and/or major GPA at the end of the first semester of their final year is above 2.50.
  • The Department/School Graduate Committee may include additional admission requirements in conformity with University’s rules and regulations and upon approval by  (GPC).

Non-Academic Requirements

  • Colleges/schools/departments may, for academic reasons or special requirements of the field of study, set appropriate restrictions such as age limits subject to the approval of the Graduate Program Committee.
  • Colleges/school/departments may also set appropriate work experience requirements after obtaining the bachelor’s degrees subject to the approval of the Graduate Program Committee.
  • Applicants shall be responsible to cover payments of tuition and thesis/dissertation research costs as per internal rules and regulations of the University.

Special Admissions

  • An applicant who is found deficit in undergraduate and/or graduate courses shall be required to take remedial courses recommended by the respective S/DGCs.
  • Any such student who has been recommended to take remedial courses shall be admitted as a special student.
  • The duration of the student’s stay in the University as a special student shall be determined by the respective S/DGCs, but shall not exceed one academic year.
  • A special student who has satisfactorily completed the prescribed remedial courses and passed the entrance examination shall be granted regular graduate student status.
  • The Registrar shall record separately the results of the examinations in the prescribed remedial courses. These grades may not count towards masters or PhD degree.
  • The performance of the student in the prescribed remedial courses will not be considered for SGPA and/or CGPA/CANG calculation but will appear on the transcript. Such a student must obtain a cumulative grade point of at least 2.00 in the undergraduate and 3.00 for graduate courses taken, with no F grade.
  • A special student may, upon permission of the DGC, register for and take graduate level courses for which he is qualified.
  • An applicant who has successfully completed a semester or more graduate study in another accredited University, and meets the special requirements of the college/department may be admitted to a similar graduate program. Upon admission of such a student, the DGC shall determine the courses from which the student is to be exempted/get credit.
  • Grades for transferred courses shall be used in calculating CGPA/CANG.

Admissions to Continuing, Distance & Summer Education Graduate Programs

Admission requirements and procedures set for regular graduate programs are applicable to continuing, distance, and summer education graduate programs.

Illegal Admission

Securing or intending to secure admission using forged academic documents and examination results is illegal.

Securing admission by posing oneself as a student to the University system after withdrawal, dropping out or dismissal is illegal.

The discovery of the above leads to immediate and automatic dismissal from the University and liable to other legal actions.

More information on admission and transfer related information can be obtained from the university senate legislation.

Admission to Summer Program

Eligible applicants to the Summer Program of the University may fall into any one of the following four categories:

High School Completes

This refers to applicants who have successfully completed school education and passed the University Entrance Examination.

Upgrading Applicants

  1. Applicants who have ESLCE result of 2.00 and above;
  2. Applicants with diploma (10 + 3) and a cumulative grade point average (CGPA/CANG) of 2.00 or its equivalent upon graduation from an accredited Higher Learning Institution;
  3. Technical and vocational education and training graduates with pertinent qualifications and who satisfy entrance qualifications assessment set by the Ministry can be admitted; and
  4. Sign an agreement to pay tuition and related fees to the University.

The University Academic Technical Assistances

  1. Served the University for at least two years;
  2. Successfully passed the University Entrance Examination;
  3. Recommended by their respective Department and Academic Commission, and endorsed by the Vice President for Academic Affairs;
  4. Technical and vocational education and training graduates with pertinent qualifications and who satisfy entrance qualifications assessment set by the Ministry can be admitted; and
  5. Sign an agreement to continue to serve the University after graduation.

Admission to the Continuing and Distance Education Programs

Admission to all undergraduate programs of the College of the Continuing and Distance Education (continuing education, distance education and summer program) is processed by the CCDE in collaboration with the other colleges is granted by RAC.

Continuing Education Program

Without any prejudice to directives given by the Ministry of Education, eligible applicants to the continuing education program of HU may fall into any one of the following four categories.

High School Completes

  1. Applicants who have successfully completed High school education;
  2. Pass the University entrance examination; and
  3. Sign an agreement to pay tuition and related fees to the University.

Upgrading Applicants

  1. Applicants who have ESLCE result of 2.00 and above;
  2. Applicants with a diploma (12 + 2 or 10 + 3) and a cumulative grade point average (CGPA/CANG) of 2.00 upon graduation from an accredited higher learning institution of similar program;
  3. Technical and vocational education and training graduates with pertinent qualifications and who satisfy entrance qualifications assessment set by the Ministry can be admitted;
  4. Sign an agreement to pay tuition and related fees to the University; and
  5. Successfully passed University entrance examination.

Non-Academic Permanent HU Employees

  1. Applicants who have ESLCE result of 2.00 and above;
  2. Applicants with a diploma (12 + 2 or 10 + 3) and a cumulative grade point average (CGPA/CANG) of 2.00 or its equivalent upon graduation from an accredited higher learning institution of similar program;
  3. Technical and vocational education and training graduates with pertinent qualifications and who satisfy entrance qualifications assessment set by the Ministry can be admitted
  4. Served the University for at least two years;
  5. Successfully passed the University Entrance Examination;
  6. Recommended by the concerned University administrative offices, and endorsed by the Managing Council; and
  7. Sign an agreement to continue to serve the University after graduation.

Transfer

A student who seeks to transfer from other higher learning institutions of equivalent standard and program to the University may be granted admission to CEP if:

  1. s/he:has successfully completed a minimum of one semester of study in an accredited institution of higher learning;
  2. Provides a certified document form previous higher learning institution;
  3. Meets the special requirements of the specific college and/or department he wants to join;
  4. Signs an agreement to pay tuition and related fees to the University; and Transferable credits shall be determined by the academic commission.

Haramaya University (Alemaya) Entry requirements (Eligibility)

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