24 months
80 USD/credit 3640 USD/year
50 USD/credit 2275 USD/year
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The Urban Property and Land Law program at Addis Ababa University aims at enabling students provide learning opportunities so that students can equip graduates with the knowledge and understanding, skill and competence to undertake advanced research in law in general and in the Urban Property and Land Law in particular.


Graduate profile

Upon successful completion of all the requirements of the Urban Property and Land Law program at Addis Ababa University, the graduates will have expertise in urban property and law issues that would be encountered in the process of advising their clients, skills in drafting legal documents and teaching urban property and land law. More specifically, the graduates will have competence in the following areas:
  • draft property and land related contracts, prepare legal guidelines or manual for the personnel working in land administration office;
  • advise, consult and negotiate on property expropriation and land lease matters, including property valuations;
  • serve as head property registration and certification office or legal advisors to such office;
  • Undertake urban land use policy and law research or make analysis of the law and policy whenever necessary;
  • serve as an expert in urban land dispute settlement cases (in judicial, administrative, and alternative dispute resolution processes);
  • be conversant with the existing urban land use problems and practices, to fight corrupt practices by enforcing the laws and regulations to that effect;
  • advise clients on urban environmental law issues;
  • consult and advise on taxation law of urban property; and
  • serve as a legal advisor to city governments and other government agencies or private entities on urban land and property issues.

Programme Structure

Modules included:

  • Land Law and Policy
  • Laws and Policies of Municipal Governance
  • Urban Land Dispute Settlement
  • Urban Environmental Law
  • Urban Property Tax Laws
  • Law of Urban Property and Land Registration

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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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

    3640 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 80 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    2275 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 50 USD per credit during 24 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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