Addis Ababa University Courses and Fees Structure 2023/2024

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 

No Groups Tuition Fee Thesis Research Fees
Application  Fee
400 ETB  (Round)
Entrance Examination 600 ETB (Round)  
Registration Fee 240 ETB (Semester)  
Registration Penalty 120 ETB (Semester)  
5  Social Sciences, Humanities, CDS, CEBS and other  Natural and computational Science Program 600ETB/ECTS 675ETB/ECTS
6  AAiT, EiABC, LAW, Health Sciences, Information science, Computer Sciences and Business and Economics 800ETB/ECTS 900ETB/ECTS
Practicum or Internship 6525ETB/Student


Fees for Undergraduate Ethiopians Evening Programmes

No Groups Tuition Fee Unit
Application  Fee
300 ETB
  Entrance Examination 600 ETB Round
Registration Fee 190 ETB  Semester
Registration Penalty 80 ETB Semester
Lectures for All Programs Except AAiT 255 ETB Cr. Hours
Lectures AAiT 370 ETB Cr. Hours
6 Senior Essay 5157ETB Students
7 Research Project 3450ETB Student
Practicum/Internship Except LAW 4313ETB Student
Externship (LAW) 255ETB Cr. Hours
Laboratory Except AAiT 241ETB Cr. Hours
Laboratory AAiT 590ETB Cr. Hours
Re-Examination 670ETB Cr. Hours


Tuition Fee for Postgraduate Foreign Students 

Fee Category Masters Studies PhD Studies
Fee category Refugees IGAD members, Eastern African Countries Others Refugees IGAD members, Eastern African Countries Others
Registration Fee 240ETB 20USD 40USD 240ETB 20USD 40USD
Tuition Fee 800/ETB/ ECTS* 50USD/ECTS 80USD/ ECTS 800/ETB/ CrH** 60USD/CrH 100USD/ CrH
Research supervision Fee ***ETB 500USD 1000USD ***ETB 800USD 1000 USD
Thesis Examination Fee ***ETB 200USD 400USD ***ETB 300USD 500USD
Research Fee ***ETB 1000USD 2000USD ***ETB 3000USD 5000 USD

* ECTS – European Credit Transfer System

**CrH- Credit Hours


Tuition Fee for Foreign Students (Undergraduate)

  Fee category Countries
IGAD members, Eastern African Countries Other African Countries Other Countries
Registration Fee 100 USD 100 USD 100USD
Tuition Fee
Social Sciences 42USD/ECTS* 48USD/ECTS 60USD/ECTS
Engineering 60USD/ECTS 70USD/ECTS 86USD/ECTS
Medicine 100USD/ECTS 120USD/ECTS 150USD/ECTS

* European Credit Transfer System


Other fees

Service Revised rate (ETB) Revised rate (USD) Remark
1 Authentication (Degree/Diploma/student copy) 200 75 Applicant must present a valid ID card (passport for non-Ethiopians)
2 Official Transcript: Local order 100 50 Legal Delegate must present evidence provided by DARA*
3 Official Transcript: International order 150 60
4 Official Transcript: Order requested by a legal delegate 200 75
5 Temporary Degree 60 20
6 Original Degree 160 50
7 Student Copy 50 40
8 To whom it may concern 200 70 For study completion pending approval by the AAU Senate
9 To whom with medium of instruction 200 70
10 ID card replacement 250 70 Must provide evidence of loss from the relevant police offices
11 Original Degree/Diploma replacement 700 300 Must provide evidence of loss from the relevant police offices
12 Temporary Degree replacement 100 50 Must provide evidence of loss from the relevant police offices
13 Change of birth date 500 150 Must provide a valid evidence for the requested change of date
14 Verification of credentials request** 200 50 Request via email or official letter is possible
15 Request for grading system 200 50
16 Name change via attachment letter only 200 100 Legal evidence (court decision) is required
17 Name change via replacement Degree 1000 200 Legal evidence (court decision) is required and Senate approval is required for the change
18 Readmission 100 40
19 Student transfer: Inter University 300 100 As per the requirements stated in the AAU SL 2019
20 Student transfer: Intra-University 200 100 As per the requirements stated in the AAU SL 2019
21 Student transfer: Inter University for AAU staff Dependents Free


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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