12 months
80 USD/credit 12240 USD/year
50 USD/credit 7650 USD/year
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The general objective of the Veterinary Microbiology programme at Addis Ababa University is to produce qualified veterinary specialists in the area of Veterinary Microbiology who are equipped with sufficient theoretical knowledge, practical skills and latest scientific techniques to deal with microbial pathogens, primarily affecting animals as well as zoonotic pathogens affecting human health.


Specific Objectives of the Veterinary Microbiology programme at Addis Ababa University

  • To offer specialized training that leads to an MSc Degree in Veterinary Microbiology;
  • To provide veterinarians and related professionals with the latest knowledge and skills in applied microbiology, immunology of microbial pathogens, and molecular biology of microbes;
  • To strengthen the teaching and research activities of the College, as well as related academic and research institutions in Ethiopia, and also that of African countries (with possible collaboration);
  • To become nationally, regionally as well as internationally competent academic and research program aiming at cellular and molecular biology of microbial pathogens; evolution and diversity of microbial pathogens; microbial pathogenetic mechanisms; diagnostic techniques, host immune response against them; vaccine design and novel microbial therapeutic strategies.

Programme Structure

Modules included:

  • Molecular Biology
  • Microbial Genetics and Pathogenesis
  • Microbiological Diagnostic Methods
  • Molecular and Cellular Immunology
  • Research Methods and Applied Statistics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




153 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A candidate must be a holder of a recognized degree in Veterinary Medicine or Human Medicine
    • Letter from the Higher Education Relevance and Quality Agency (HERQA) for the certification of your educational documents.
    • Two copies of educational documents.
    • A letter from Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia or from your embassy here in Ethiopia showing the reason for being here.
    • Application fee: for Undergraduate Program 40USD, for Graduate Program 150USD
    • Two passport size photograph
  • Preferably two years of work experience after a DVM or MD degree;
    • A candidate would       be expected to produce a testimony of financial support;
    • Candidates who satisfy all the above requirements will be required to sit and pass entrance examinations.

    Tuition Fee

    To alway see correct tuition fees
    • International

      12240 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 80 USD per credit during 12 months.
    • National

      7650 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 50 USD per credit during 12 months.

    Living costs for Addis Ababa

    650 - 1000 USD /month
    Living costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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