Ethiopian educational institutions and study programmes

Below, we explain what types of Ethiopian educational institutions and study programmes there are, and how we check whether they are recognised or accredited. We check the or to make sure that the quality is sufficient. On this page, we give the necessary information for each type of education.

Secondary education | diplomas

In secondary education, you should especially pay attention to whether a student has a recognised diploma. These are the recognised diplomas of upper secondary education:

Please note: you can check the study results online.

Higher education | educational institutions

In Ethiopia, there are 2 types of higher education institutions:

  • public universities; and
  • private higher education institutions.

Public universities

Public universities offer both and . They are usually not specialised in 1 field of study. Instead, they offer study programmes in various fields of study. Among other things, students can obtain bachelor’s and master’s degrees at universities.

Checking the accreditation of public universities

On the website of the National Educational Assessment and Examinations Agency (NEAEA), you can find an overview of accredited public universities.

Private higher education institutions

Private higher education institutions are usually colleges. They mainly offer HBO and usually students can only follow bachelor’s programmes.

Compared to public universities, private higher education institutions are small. They are often specialised in 1 field of study, such as business administration, computer science or nursing.

Checking the accreditation of private higher education institutions

On the website of the Education and Training Authority (ETA), you can check the accreditation of private higher education institutions via a search tool:

  • Go to the search tool for accredited higher education institutions.
  • At ‘Search Accredited HEI’, type the name of the educational institution and click on the magnifier.
  • Does the educational institution appear in the results? The educational institution is accredited.
  • Is the educational institution not listed in the results? It is probably not accredited.

Higher education | study programmes

Depending on the type of higher education institution, we check the accreditation of higher education study programmes:

  • In case of public universities, we do not have to check the accreditation of the study programmes separately. The study programmes are automatically accredited if the university itself is accredited.
  • In case of private higher education institutions, we do check the accreditation of the study programmes. The study programmes are not automatically accredited if the educational institution itself is accredited.

Checking the accreditation of study programmes of private higher education institutions

  • First, check if the private higher education institution is accredited. We explain how you can check that above, under the section ‘Checking the accreditation of private higher education institutions’.
  • In the search results, click on the educational institution.
  • Under ‘Licensure Programs, click on ‘View’’ for an overview of accredited study programmes of this educational institution.
  • Under ‘Licensure Status’, does it say ‘Active’? The study programme is accredited.