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Type: Public Institution
Motto: We grow in the esteem of future generation
Affiliated to: IUA
Established: 1986
No of Students: 39,000
No of Staff: 3,520
President: Dr. Damtew Darza
Campuses: Chamo Campus, Abaya Campus, Nech Sar Campus, Kulfor Campus, Sawla Campus
Ranking: 7th in Ethiopia (Webometrics)
Website: https://www.amu.edu.et
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Arba Minch University (AMU) is a public university located in Arba Minch, Ethiopia. The university grew out if the Arba Minch Water Technology Institute, which was founded in 1986. In 1993 the Institute was handed over to the Ministry of Education by the Water Resource Commission, and by September 2004 Arba Minch University had been established following a government proclamation act, making it a residential national university.

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Arba Minch University (AMU) is a public university located in Arba Minch, Ethiopia. The university grew out if the Arba Minch Water Technology Institute, which was founded in 1986. In 1993 the Institute was handed over to the Ministry of Education by the Water Resource Commission, and by September 2004 Arba Minch University had been established following a government proclamation act, making it a residential national university.

Arba Minch University is located approximately 435 kilometres south of Addis Ababa, and it counts 5 campuses spread across the town of Arba Minch; the campuses host different colleges and academic units.

Arba Minch University is ranked 7th in Ethiopia according to Webometrics’ ranking of African universities. The university prides itself as a centre of excellence for Water Technology in Africa and has been such since its days as a Water Technology Institute. This is further bolstered by the focus of the University’s research on such diverse topics biodiversity, culture, economic and tropical disease.

As a national university, it greatly benefits from government support, along with national and global stakeholders playing a role in uplifting the status of the university. The University’s reputation owes a lot to its past as a water resource engineering institute. AMU counts over 39000 students and over 3520 staff members.

Arba Minch University counts several facilities and infrastructure to accommodate its university community. It is always looking to improve its infrastructure, especially with the growth that the university experiences.

To that effect, the university launched construction projects to support its expansion. These include an Assembly Hall with 1000-sitting capacity and 72 office rooms for administrative staff, being built adjacent to the present Management building, a design studio for architecture students being constructed beside at the main Campus, new workshops and maintenance offices, as well as a storehouse for the students’ cafeteria, will be built.

The university intends to follow that up with the construction of a 4-story referral-teaching hospital for medical students. The hospital will be built on 3.2 hectares of land (23,000 mt sq), which is situated in front of Medhanalem Church at Secha. In so doing the university seeks to enable a conducive academic environment.

The University also provides the students with a library and students are also able to apply, to stay in the dormitory. A notable alumnus is Eskedil Melese – Pavement/Materials/Geotechnical Engineer.

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COLLEGES
College of Natural Sciences
• Department of Biology
• Department of Chemistry
• Department of Physics
• Department of Mathematics
• Department of Statistics
• Department of Sport Sciences
• Department of Geology
• Department of Meteorology and Hy.. more

COLLEGES
College of Natural Sciences
• Department of Biology
• Department of Chemistry
• Department of Physics
• Department of Mathematics
• Department of Statistics
• Department of Sport Sciences
• Department of Geology
• Department of Meteorology and Hydrology

College of Agriculture
• Department of Rural Development and Agricultural Extension
• Department of Plant Science
• Department of Natural Resources
• Department of Horticulture
• Department of Forestry
• Department of Animal Sciences

College of Medicine and Health Sciences
• Department of Public Health
• Department of Nursing
• Department of Medicine
• Department of Medical Laboratory Science
• Department of Anatomy

College of Business and Economics
• Department of Accounting and Finance
• Department of Economics
• Department of Management
• Department of Tourism and Hotel Management

College of Social Sciences and Humanities
• Department of Ethiopian Language and Literature (Amharic)
• Department of English Language and Literature (TEFL)
• Department of Civic and Ethical Studies
• Department of Geography
• Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology
• Department of Psychology
• Department of History and Heritage Management
• Department of Pedagogy

SCHOOLS
School of Graduate Studies

School of Law
Bachelor Programme

  • Law

Masters Programme

  • Human Rights and Security Studies
  • Human Rights and Justice Studies

School of Pedagogic and Behavioural Science

Bachelor Programme
    • Psychology
    • Adult Education and Community Development
Masters Programme
    • Educational Psychology
    • Curriculum and Inclusive Studies
    • Educational Planning and Management

INSTITUTES

Arba Minch Water Technology Institute (AWTi)
• Department of Hydraulic and Water Resources Engineering
• Department of Water Resources and Irrigation Engineering
• Department of Water Supply and Environment Engineering
• Department of Meteorology & Hydrology
• Department of Water Resources
• Research Center

Institute of Technology
• Department of Hydraulic and Water Resources Engineering
• Department of Water Resources and Irrigation Engineering
• Department of Water Supply and Environmental Engineering
• Department of Civil Engineering
• Department of Architecture and Urban Planning
• Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
• Department of Mechanical Engineering
• Department of Computer Science and Information Technology

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General Admissions Requirements/How to Apply
To be considered for admission to AMU, you must meet the following minimum requirements:
Undergraduate Students:
• Copy of Certificate of Competency (COC) or 12th-grade ESLCE certificate
• A recent passport size colour photo

Graduate Students (MSc and PhD):
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General Admissions Requirements/How to Apply
To be considered for admission to AMU, you must meet the following minimum requirements:
Undergraduate Students:
• Copy of Certificate of Competency (COC) or 12th-grade ESLCE certificate
• A recent passport size colour photo

Graduate Students (MSc and PhD):
• Official transcript verifying receipt of your bachelor’s degree from a recognized and accredited institution
• Copy of Bachelors degree, if a student fully paid cost-sharing
• Letter of completion of Bachelors degree, if a student has not fully paid cost-sharing
• Copy of unofficial transcript (i.e., student copy)
• Statement of purpose (maximum one page)
• A recent passport size colour photo
• Three (3) recommendation letters
• Proof of work experience
• Meet any programme-specific admission requirements.

Admission procedures (documents submission)
1. Original and three copies of their first or second-degree certificate
2. Original and three copies of their academic transcript
3. Three passport size photos and official transcript
4. Sponsorship letter for those sponsored
5. Two recommendation letters either from immediate supervisors or previous instructors
6. Work experience (if needed)
Study duration: MSc programme is of two years duration (1-year course and remaining year for thesis research work; while, PhD programme is a 1-year course and 3-years research work).

Eligibility criteria: Candidates for Masters and PhD programmes should have successfully completed their BSc/BA and Masters studies from any recognized higher education institutions in related fields to the programme they are applying for. The candidate is also expected to pass the entrance exam for the programme.

 

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Arba Minch is a town and separate woreda in southern Ethiopia; the first common name for this town was Ganta Garo. It is the largest town in Gamo Gofa Zone and the second town in SNNPR next to Awassa. Arba Minch was founded in the early 1960s by then Fitawrari Aemeroselasie Abebe, and it succeeded Chencha as the provincial capital of Gamo Gofa.

Oral history narrates a difficult transitio.. more

Arba Minch is a town and separate woreda in southern Ethiopia; the first common name for this town was Ganta Garo. It is the largest town in Gamo Gofa Zone and the second town in SNNPR next to Awassa. Arba Minch was founded in the early 1960s by then Fitawrari Aemeroselasie Abebe, and it succeeded Chencha as the provincial capital of Gamo Gofa.

Oral history narrates a difficult transition of the capital from Chencha to Arba Minch, which was seen as more viable than Chencha as a provincial capital, due to its proximity to Addis Ababa; to cement its status a road was constructed between the two towns, and a telephone line connecting to Addis Ababa was erected.

In Arba Minch, the wet season is warm and overcast and the dry season is hot and partly cloudy. Average annual temperatures vary between 16 degrees and 30 degrees Celsius. The total population of the town is just over 164000.

The Arba Minch Textile Mill was opened in 1992. It produces polyester mixed with cotton grey fabrics. Amenities in the town include postal service, electrical service, a bank and a hospital. In 2010 construction of a road from the town to Belta was contracted. The United States military operated a facility at Arba Minch from 2011 until September 2015; it served as the base for several unmanned aerial vehicles.

The town also is served by Arba Minch Airport. Arba Minch is known as a source for fruit, including mango, banana, orange, apple, guava and pineapple, and is also known for its fish farms. It is the home of Arba Minch University and the Southwest Synod of the Mekane Yesus Church.

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Scholarships

AMIT Scholarships at Arba Minch University in Ethiopia
The university is offering a scholarship for a limited number of MSc and PhD applicants on a competitive basis.
The scholarship is with the purpose of supporting students in higher studies, Arba Minch University is now accepting applications of its AMIT Scholarships.

Eligibility
Eligible Countries: African Students can apply for this application.
Acceptable Course or Subjects: The sponsorship will be awarded in any MSc and PhD program offered by the university.
Admissible Criteria: To qualify for a scholarship, It focuses on the development of the private sector and institutions that support it to create new employment, improve skills of the country’s workforce, modernize the private sector and make Ethiopian products competitive in international markets.

For MSc and PhD programs through NICHE:
The Netherlands Initiative for Capacity Building in Higher Education (NICHE) has been offering funding for a limited number of MSc and PhD applicants on a competitive basis.
Scholarship recipients have the opportunity to stay in UNESCO-IHE and Waginengen Universities during their study period.

How to apply

  •  Applicants must apply for admission at the university before applying for a scholarship. After taking the process students are automatically considered for this grant.
  • Applicants must have all previous transcripts and certificates for this study program.
  • If English isn’t your first language, you must provide evidence that your English language ability meets the requirements.
  • The sponsorship will provide various award amounts for their students.

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January 2020

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Type: Public Institution
Motto: We grow in the esteem of future generation
Affiliated to: IUA
Established: 1986
No of Students: 39,000
No of Staff: 3,520
President: Dr. Damtew Darza
Campuses: Chamo Campus, Abaya Campus, Nech Sar Campus, Kulfor Campus, Sawla Campus
Ranking: 7th in Ethiopia (Webometrics)
Website: https://www.amu.edu.et
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