Addis Ababa University Courses and Fees Structure 2023/2024

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For any student willing to study in the prestigious Addis Ababa University in Ethopia, it is important to have good knowledge of the AAU courses and tuition fees released by the management of the institution.

Addis Ababa University Courses and Fees

Addis Ababa University (AAU) is one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in Ethiopia. It was established in 1950 as the University College of Addis Ababa and became a full-fledged university in 1961. Since then, it has been a center of excellence in teaching, research, and community service.


Addis Ababa University offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs in different fields of study

The fees for attending Addis Ababa University vary depending on the program and level of study.

For more information, you can visit the addis ababa university portal ( for update on courses, departments, digital library, portal registration etc.

Addis Ababa University Courses and Fees Structure 2023/2024

Kindly note that:

  1. All Ethiopian students in the Regular Undergraduate University program are not charged for admission application and regular registration; but they are charged for tuition and boarding as well as food services under the cost sharing system, either in advance or after their graduation depending on the interest of the student. However, students in some disciplines like Education and Health-related fields conduct their studies free of any charge, instead up on graduation they are committed to serve where the government places them in governmental institutions.
  1. Foreign students joining the regular programs and all students joining the evening program are subject to tuition fees. Tuition and other fees shall be decided by the University, and the details will be made available at the Office of the Registrar or the Office of the Associate Vice President for Continuing and Distance Education. The following tables summarize the current tuition fee rates for foreign students and evening programs.

Below is the courses and school fees schedule released by the Addis Ababa University management:

Fees for Postgraduate Ethiopians Evening Programmes 

NoGroupsTuition FeeThesis Research Fees
Application  Fee
400 ETB  (Round)
Entrance Examination600 ETB (Round) 
Registration Fee240 ETB (Semester) 
Registration Penalty120 ETB (Semester) 
5 Social Sciences, Humanities, CDS, CEBS and other  Natural and computational Science Program600ETB/ECTS675ETB/ECTS
6 AAiT, EiABC, LAW, Health Sciences, Information science, Computer Sciences and Business and Economics800ETB/ECTS900ETB/ECTS
Practicum or Internship6525ETB/Student


Fees for Undergraduate Ethiopians Evening Programmes

NoGroupsTuition FeeUnit
Application  Fee
300 ETB
 Entrance Examination600 ETBRound
Registration Fee190 ETB Semester
Registration Penalty80 ETBSemester
Lectures for All Programs Except AAiT255 ETBCr. Hours
Lectures AAiT370 ETBCr. Hours
6Senior Essay5157ETBStudents
7Research Project3450ETBStudent
Practicum/Internship Except LAW4313ETBStudent
Externship (LAW)255ETBCr. Hours
Laboratory Except AAiT241ETBCr. Hours
Laboratory AAiT590ETBCr. Hours
Re-Examination670ETBCr. Hours


Tuition Fee for Postgraduate Foreign Students 

Fee CategoryMasters StudiesPhD Studies
Fee categoryRefugeesIGAD members, Eastern African CountriesOthersRefugeesIGAD members, Eastern African CountriesOthers
Registration Fee240ETB20USD40USD240ETB20USD40USD
Tuition Fee800/ETB/ ECTS*50USD/ECTS80USD/ ECTS800/ETB/ CrH**60USD/CrH100USD/ CrH
Research supervision Fee***ETB500USD1000USD***ETB800USD1000 USD
Thesis Examination Fee***ETB200USD400USD***ETB300USD500USD
Research Fee***ETB1000USD2000USD***ETB3000USD5000 USD

* ECTS – European Credit Transfer System

**CrH- Credit Hours


Tuition Fee for Foreign Students (Undergraduate)

  Fee categoryCountries
IGAD members, Eastern African CountriesOther African CountriesOther Countries
Registration Fee100 USD100 USD100USD
Tuition Fee
Social Sciences42USD/ECTS*48USD/ECTS60USD/ECTS

* European Credit Transfer System


Other fees

ServiceRevised rate (ETB)Revised rate (USD)Remark
1Authentication (Degree/Diploma/student copy)20075Applicant must present a valid ID card (passport for non-Ethiopians)
2Official Transcript: Local order10050Legal Delegate must present evidence provided by DARA*
3Official Transcript: International order15060
4Official Transcript: Order requested by a legal delegate20075
5Temporary Degree6020
6Original Degree16050
7Student Copy5040
8To whom it may concern20070For study completion pending approval by the AAU Senate
9To whom with medium of instruction20070
10ID card replacement25070Must provide evidence of loss from the relevant police offices
11Original Degree/Diploma replacement700300Must provide evidence of loss from the relevant police offices
12Temporary Degree replacement10050Must provide evidence of loss from the relevant police offices
13Change of birth date500150Must provide a valid evidence for the requested change of date
14Verification of credentials request**20050Request via email or official letter is possible
15Request for grading system20050
16Name change via attachment letter only200100Legal evidence (court decision) is required
17Name change via replacement Degree1000200Legal evidence (court decision) is required and Senate approval is required for the change
19Student transfer: Inter University300100As per the requirements stated in the AAU SL 2019
20Student transfer: Intra-University200100As per the requirements stated in the AAU SL 2019
21Student transfer: Inter University for AAU staff DependentsFree


Attending Addis Ababa University can be a rewarding experience for students who are looking to further their education. While the cost of attending university can be a concern, there are options available to help students finance their education.

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