The following frequently asked questions are common among those contemplating Hormuud University(HU). This page provides answers to these questions and provides links to useful HU websites that provide additional answers.

Our school offers several graduate programs leading to lecture certification. You can read about these programs in greater
detail online, and you can also attend a weekly information session to learn more about the application process.

Bachelor of Science (BS)

The BS degree is for those seeking the first college degree typically focusing on an area related to science.

Professional Certificate

Professional certificates are granted at a national level through an outside organization and are specific to an area of focus.

HU’s Faculty of Engineering, from its humble beginnings in 2010 was known as Faculty of Engineering with only six departments and now has grown into one of the best engineering faculties in Somalia. To date, the faculty has six exciting departments offering six Bachelor programs, with enrollment of over 3000 for undergraduate students.

Currently Faculty of Engineering has 6 departments; Department of Telecommunication Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering and Department of Geology & Mining.

We have a range of great facilities and we have a very conducive environment for staff in Hormuud university and students. We also provide rental services for laboratories and facilities. Contact Person:

Eng. Mohamed Saed Yusuf,
Dean's Office,
Faculty of Engineering,
Hormuud University.
Tel: +252-619156769

Entry requirements vary between universities– a full list of universities and their minimum entry criteria can be found in our search tool. If you are unsure, you meet a university criterion, it is best to contact their admissions team for further guidance. More information can be found on our entry requirements web page.

Please complete our update my details form and we'll do this for you. For name and date of birth changes, you need you to attach a clear photo or scanned copy of an official document showing your birth certificate or passport. As long as we’ve got everything we need, we’ll update your details and the changes will display in Track. It's important you also let your universities and colleges know.

To be able to pay and complete your application, every section must be ticked as complete. If you're applying independently, that includes your referee submitting. Please avoid clicking multiple times as this can also cause problems. If it locks your payment attempts, this will reset automatically after two minutes.

Official transcripts from all secondary institutions are required for admission.
* Please note, students must submit official transcripts requested from the Minister of Education.

There will not be any representatives or transportation from the Hormuud University at the airport when you arrive. You will need to take the public transport such as tuk tuk to the University on your own. Nevertheless, a pick up schedule for all new undergraduate students at the beginning of each semester. The pick-up arrangement should be done at least two weeks before arriving to Mogadishu by contacting Hormuud University staff and sending copy of the offer letter and students’ flight details.

Yes. Hormuud University will provide you with student visa if your application is successful and when you have officially registered as a student in the university. New students are advise apply for VDR ( Visa With Reference) and arrange the visa matters with Visa Unit prior of their coming to Mogadishu-Somalia.

Hormuud University requires you have  an A Level or O Level in English qualifications. Nevertheless, if you do not have any of
the above qualifications, you can still apply as usual but if your application is accepted, you will be required to provide one of
the above English requirements.

The Examinations Section requires a written and signed request in order to process and release a copy of your academic transcript.

Your written request should detail your name as stated in your degree; degree awarded and year of graduation; the copies of
transcripts you require; the address for posting of transcripts.

Every applicant who is applying for an Academic Transcript will be charged a fee of $50 Payment must be made via Salaam Somali Bank.
A copy of the applicant's Identity Card must be attached with the application. A small fee may be charged for posting transcripts to overseas addresses. Payment by credit card or in foreign currencies is NOT accepted.

We don’t arrange student finance, but you can choose to allow us to share some of the details from your application with your regional funding organization. Further advice on funding available for HU undergraduates and information on how to apply for this can be found on the undergraduate student finance section of our website.

Please contact the Finance office. Email: Office: +252

To view the current tuition rates and fees, please visit the Tuition and Financial Aid page on our website.To view the current tuition rates and fees, please visit the Tuition and Financial Aid page on our website.

Undergraduate students - Please refer to the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid. Graduate students - Many aid programs that are available to undergraduate students are not offered to graduate students. Therefore, if eligible, many students finance their graduate education through the aid programs.

Tabaarak ICT Service Provider is a privately owned organization that was established in 2007 in Mogadishu the capital city of Somalia. The company provides advanced Technology to its customers. Since its establishment, the company has achieved a leading role in the IT Industry in Somalia, having the potential clients.

Buruuj Construction and Real Estate Company was incorporated in 2009 with the objective of providing a world class construction services as well as ensuring it is within the affordability range of the Somali people-who really are in dire need of affordable housing and office solutions.

This has led to establishment of BECO on the 5th of May 2014 where major electricity companies in Benadir region decided to join forces and unite under one large and more resourceful firm that is capable of offering reliable, sustainable and affordable electricity to the growing market demand.

The banking sector in Somalia is showing a significant paradigm shift away from traditional means of money transfer. Salaam Somali Bank (SSB) bears the critical responsibility of leading the way forward in establishing a stable and dynamic banking system replete with dynamic and cutting-edge products and services. 

The Coca-Cola Company is an American corporation, and manufacturer, retailer, and marketer of nonalcoholic beverage concentrates and syrups. The company is best known for its flagship product Coca-Cola, invented in 1886 by pharmacist John Stith Pemberton in Atlanta, Georgia

We lead Somalia’s telecommunication industry with our state-of-the-art services, which include Mobile service (GSM), landlines and mobile linked internet services (such as Mifi4G, Adsl,W-dsl and Hotspot). We cover Southern and Central regions of Somalia and cater to people’s needs of communication. We are not only known for our reliable and expert services but for our charity too. 

Association of Somali Universities (ASU) is a non-profit organization with a vision of promoting collaboration among Somali universities in the areas of research, quality, standards, innovation and development. The members of the association are the major higher education institutions in the country and it is established to bring together these institutions to work together on issues benefiting to the community at large.

International University of Business Agriculture and Technology is also known as is the first non-government university in Bangladesh. It was established in 1991 under the Private University Act 1992. The university is also a full member of Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU),London.

The decision to create the AAU was taken at a meeting of Heads of African Institutions of Higher Education held for this purpose at the University of Khartoum, Sudan in September 1963. The International Association of Universities assisted in planning and making administrative arrangements for this meeting and was invited to cooperate with the Interim Committee that was set up to draft a constitution for the AAU.

It is a licensed association in Turkey No. 5827 and Lebanon No. 640, which deals with the problems of higher education in the world, technicians cooperation frameworks between Arab and international universities, and management of educational and university institutions at all levels.

The Association of Arab Universities, also called the Union of Arab Universities, is an organization working within the framework of the Arab League. It is based in Amman, Jordan. The objective of the organization is to support and connect universities in the Arab world, and to enhance cooperation among them.

It was founded on 28 September 1905 in Singapore as the King Edward VII College of Medicine and  on 8th October 1949, it became the University of Malaya with  the merger of the King Edward VII College of Medicine and Raffles College (founded in 1928).

Lincoln University College, Petaling Jaya was established in 2002 as Lincoln College (LC) and upgraded in 2011. Lincoln University College is one of the premier private institutions of higher education approved by the Ministry of Higher Education and Malaysian Qualifying Agency (MQA- National Accreditation Board).