Study in Ethiopia

Study while experiencing the wonders of Africa

Located in the Horn of Africa, Ethiopia is the most populous landlocked country in the world. It is ecologically diverse, with the landscape changing from deserts to tropical forests. Ethiopia is a place of ancient culture, with archaeological findings dating back more than three million years, and it is widely considered to be the region from which the first modern humans set out for the Middle East and for the rest of the world.

Ethiopia’s higher education is provided by both public and private universities, university colleges and specialised institutions. The public higher education institutes are financed by the government and a system has been established to monitor the quality of education.

Study in Ethiopia


One notable admissions requirement that foreign students must meet is providing necessary academic certificates recognised as equivalent to the Ethiopian school-leaving certificate that the institution requires, such as the Cambridge Overseas Examination or the Oxford Examination. In individual cases, other secondary school-leaving certificates may be granted as equivalent as well.

The tuition fees vary between different institutes, and although the government pays for most of the tuition fees in public higher education institutes, there is still a small part which the students are responsible for. The cost of living is under change due to economic change, and while some things like food, healthcare and education have low costs, the cost of things such as furniture, clothing and communication is notably higher.

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Ethiopia offers plenty of things to do during free time, there are multiple national parks, wildlife and important historical sites to marvel at, and there is no shortage of tours to ensure people are getting the full experience.

Top 3 reasons to study in Ethiopia:

  • Studying in a country going through an interesting economic transformation.
  • Locals are extremely welcoming and friendly.
  • Experiencing the diverse wonders of Africa.

Did you know this about Ethiopia?

  • Unlike in most African nations, primary education in Ethiopia is free.
  • Ethiopia is one of the only nations in Africa that has never been colonised.
  • Ethiopia is the only country in the world to have 13 months in a year.

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