Mekelle University : Mekelle, Ethiopia

Mekelle University, in its acronym (MU),  is one of the largest public universities in Ethiopia. In May 2000, the Government of Ethiopia (Council of Ministers, Regulations No. 61/1999 of Article 3) formalized Mekelle University as an autonomous higher education institution. Professor Mitiku Haile became the first president.

Mekelle University is thus now a government-funded higher institution with an international reputation for teaching and research and with collaborative understanding with national and international sister institutions. Since its establishment, it has proved to be one of the fastest-growing universities in Ethiopia.

Mekelle University, Ethiopia

Mekelle University is found at the town of Mekelle in the Tigray region of Northern Ethiopia, at a distance of 783 Kilometers from the Ethiopian capital.

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  • Mekelle University: MU
  • Type: Public
  • Location: Mekelle, Ethiopia
  • Established in 1993
  • President: Kindeya Gebrehiwot
  • Total Students: 29617
  • Language: English
  • Admission mode: Online/Offline
  • Distance Education: YES
  • Total Colleges: 07
  • Institutes: 09
  • Schools: 10
  • Undergraduate programs: 90+
  • Postgraduate programs: 70+
  • Total Campuses: 06
  • Official Website:
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Students As of January 1, 2018

  • Number of Enrolled Students  31733
  • Undergraduate Students 26371
  • Postgraduate Students in Master’s Program 4965
  • Postgraduate Students in PhD Program  140
  • Specialty 248
  • Sub-specialty  9


  • 6 Campuses Endayesus (Main Campus) , Adihaki, Ayder, Kalamino, Aynalem and Quiha(Under construction)


  1. School of Earth Science
  2. School of Architecture
  3. School of Civil Engineering
  4. School of Electrical & Computer Engineering
  5. School of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
  6. School of Computing
  7. School of Medicine
  8. School of Pharmacy
  9. School of Public Health
  10. School of Law


  • 9 Institutes with 40 Departments
  • Ethiopian Institute of Technology – Mekelle(EiT-M), Institute of Paleo-environment and Heritage Conservation(IPHC), Institute of Pedagogical Sciences (IPS), Institute of Geo-information and Earth Observation Sciences(IGEOS), Institute of Climate and Society (ICS), Institute of Gender, Environment and Development Studies (IGEDS), Institute of Water and Environment (IWE), Mekelle Institute of Technology (MIT), Institute of Population Studies (IPoSt)
  • Evaluation in this program is largely to be on the basis of the philosophy of continuous assessment which would heavily engage learners in doing term paper assignments, presentations, reports, quizzes, and final exams.

  • Regarding the grading system, grading will be done in accordance with the legislation of the university ( i.e based on a fixed scale system).

Contacts & Address

Corporate Communication and International Affairs Directorate
Endayesus Main Campus Tel: +251 344 40 40 05  Fax: +251-344-40-1090  P.O.Box: 231
Office Number A1: 110 Management Building, Office Number A1: 110
International Affairs Directorate
Mekelle, Ethiopia