University Admissions

Students are admitted to the Professional Programs once each year in the fall semester. Application forms are available online or from the Dean of Academic and Student Affairs. Applications are accepted beginning August 1st of each year; the deadline for applications will be posted at the EAU website. Notification of tentative admission is given by October 1st for fall admissions.

Entrance Requirements

  • In addition to the application form, each application for admission must include:
    • An application letter explaining the applicant’s interest in Edna Adan University;
    • A copy of the applicant’s secondary school certificate;
    • 2 passport size photos; and
    • Payment of the registration fee of US $20.
  • EAU will accept a Somaliland Secondary School Certificate with a minimum of a C grade average or equivalent, or any other secondary school certificate (local or foreign) approved by the Somaliland Ministry of Education.
  • Applicants must pass an entrance examination to be administered by the Examination Division with a minimum C grade in aggregate.
  • Mature applicants who have completed secondary education may also be eligible for admission to regular undergraduate programs without taking the entrance examination provided that the applicant:
    • Provides proof of continuous employment for a minimum of 5 years in a field of training related to the faculty to which he or she seeks admission, and demonstrates satisfactory achievement in that field;
    • Passes an English Language proficiency test; and
    • Passes an interview by the selection committee of the Faculty.

If tentatively accepted, the student’s application will be sent to the Admission Committee for clearance, and the registration office will do the following:

  • Confirm that the student has paid the full tuition fee at the pre-specified account number;
  • Provide an information and registration sheet to each student; and
  • Make an ID card for each student upon payment of a processing fee of US $5.


 Sponsorship / Scholarship

Somaliland Ministry of Education and Higher Education provide free scholarship to a limited number of secondary school students every year to various Somaliland accredited universities. The Scholarship is offered for the top ten Secondary School graduates and Secondary School graduates from various regional orphanage home sand children of SOYAAL War Veterans.

Please see the Scholarships page for more information 


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