12 months
80 USD/credit 10800 USD/year
50 USD/credit 6750 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Human Rights program at Addis Ababa University aims at satisfying the demand for human rights law experts who are able to contribute towards the realization of human rights through formulation and implementation of policies, interpretation and execution of laws, provision of consultancy services, and through education and research.


Graduate Profile

Given the objectives of the Human Rights program at Addis Ababa University, it is expected that the graduates will be highly trained specialist lawyers equipped with up-to-date knowledge and skills in human rights law able to analyze and formulate policy, to undertake high-level professional research, legal practice, teaching and consultancy. Graduates are expected to:

  • design and implement legislative, administrative and other measures necessary for the realization of human rights; enhance the promotion and protection of human rights at national and international levels; and
  • undertake high level research and conduct teaching at higher education institutions and provide consultancy services.

Programme Structure

Modules included:

  • African Human Rights System
  • Human Rights and Development
  • International Humanitarian Law 
  • Rights of Children
  • Rights of Minorities and Indigenous Peoples

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




135 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.

Student insurance

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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

  • 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

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    10800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 80 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    6750 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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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