SGS Admission

Admission Criteria to Graduate Programs  

1. Admission to Master’s program

Admission to master’s program shall take place twice in one academic year. Application for admission into the master’s graduate program is normally processed before the beginning of each semester.

Academic Admission Requirements

  • A candidate should have a BSc/ BA/ BBA/ BPH/ LLB degree in related fields.
  • A candidate should have a strong academic record from his or her previous studies and should get a recommendation from two referees and should gain an approval of admittance by the SGS.
  • The applicant must meet satisfactorily the selection criteria which may include the entrance examination to be administered by the Academic Units concerned.
  • Foreign applicants may, in lieu of sitting for entrance examination, submit results of GRE.
  • For applicants whose undergraduate and/or graduate programs’ medium of instruction is not English, TOEFL, IELTS or equivalent, language proficiency examinations, may be required.
  • The minimum requirement to be enrolled in the masters program shall be a "Good" grade (B) in a BA/ BSc or any other undergraduate project/senior essay.
  • For applicants with less than "good grade" in their BSc/BA or undergraduate project; excellent performance on the entrance exam must be required.
  • Eligibility to admission shall consider the academic potential, interest and financial capacity of the applicant.
  • Admission will pay attention to equity and diversity (there will be greater emphasis on gender equity and on attracting talented students from historically disadvantaged communities).
  • The admission of candidates of MoSHE shall be jointly planned, negotiated and decided between HU and MoSHE.
  • MoSHE applicants may compete among each other in cases there are few places than the number of applicants.
  • The status of all candidates applying to join Hawassa University in the master’s program should be determined by calculating the average result, out of the total, of all criteria provided under article 2.5.

 Non-academic Admission Requirements

  • Academic Units on their curriculum may, for pedagogic reasons or special requirements of the field of study, set appropriate age limits subject to the approval of ASQAC.
  • Academic Units may also set appropriate work experience requirements subject to the approval of the ASQAC.
  • The candidate must produce two letters of recommendation from former instructors, employers or professional associates.
  • The masters program applicants shall be required to present evidence of financial support.

 Applications for admission to a Master's program must include:

  • Documentation of fulfilled admission requirements
  • Assessment result of the entrance exam
  • Funding plan
  • Applications must be made on the available application forms, and submitted to RAD.

2. Admission to PhD Program

Admission to a PhD program can take place twice in an academic year. Application for admission into the PhD program is normally processed before the beginning of each semester.

Academic Admission Requirements

  • A candidate should have an MSc/ MA/ MBA/ MPH/ LLM degree in related fields.
  • A candidate should have a strong academic record from his or her previous studies and should get a recommendation from two referees and should gain an approval of admittance by the SGS.
  • Faculties/departments may require PhD applicants to present preliminary PhD research themes.
  • The applicant must meet satisfactorily the selection criteria which may include the entrance examination and interview to be administered by the Academic Units concerned. Foreign applicants may, in lieu of sitting for entrance examination, submit results of GRE. For applicants whose undergraduate and/or graduate programs’ medium of instruction is not English, TOEFL, IELTS or equivalent, language proficiency examinations, may be required.
  • The minimum requirement to be enrolled in the PhD program shall be a "Good" grade (B) in a master's thesis.
  • For applicants with less than "Good" grade in their master's thesis; at least one individual publication in a reputable journal shall be considered for enrolment to the PhD program at HU. In cases where the applicant has a publication with a group of individuals, he shall be a corresponding author.

 Non-academic Admission Requirements

  • Academic Units on their curriculum may, for pedagogic reasons or special requirements of the field of study, set appropriate age limits subject to the approval of ASQAC.
  • Academic Units may also set appropriate work experience requirements subject to the approval of the ASQAC.
  • The candidate must produce three letters of recommendation from former instructors, employers or professional Associates.
  • PhD applicants shall be required to present evidence of financial support.

Applications for admission to a PhD program must include:

  • Documentation of fulfilled admission requirements
  • Project/Dissertation description (summary)
  • Assessment of required supervision, and proposed advisor(s)
  • Funding plan
  • Applications must be made on the available application forms, and submitted to RAD.

 

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