Addis Ababa University Graduation Requirements 2021 – 2022
Addis Ababa University Graduation Requirements 2021 – Check Below:
Students are required to fulfill a minimum set of achievements to graduate (get a degree) from a program. Such requirements can vary from program to program. For specific information, students are advised to consult the specific curriculum in which they are enrolled. However the following general requirements apply to a first degree program.
|Duration of the program||Total ECTS/Credit required||Grade Point Average (GPA)||Exit exams|
||Some disciplines may require a passing mark in an exit exam which will be administered at the end of the study period|
|5 years||300ECTS (170Credits)||330ECTS (190Credits)|
|≥6 years||360ECTS (204Credits)||400ECTS (228Credits)|
A candidate who fulfils the requirements laid down in this Legislation and whose research, study and examination results are judged to be of sufficient merit shall be recommended by the Office of the Registrar to the Senate for graduation and award of appropriate credentials by the University.
The total number of ECTS for course/module work in Masters Programs shall be from 59.5 to 70 ECTS for programs requiring thesis work and from 89.5 to 100 ECTS for non-thesis programs.
The minimum number of ECTS in Ph.D. programs requiring coursework shall be 28.
Departments/schools/centers may administer comprehensive examinations for non-thesis programs as partial fulfillment for graduation.
Upon the recommendation of their advisors, Master`s and Ph.D. students may audit courses.
For Master’s degree, a thesis shall constitute a partial fulfillment of the requirement except in a program where it is not required. A Ph.D. dissertation is a requirement for a Ph.D. degree.
Candidates in the graduate programs shall select topics for their thesis/dissertation in consultation with their advisors.
Thesis/dissertation topic of each candidate shall be recommended by the DGC and approved by the AC.
A thesis/dissertation shall be rejected if it is judged as plagiarized or does not meet the required standard
- Waiver of rules
Minor academic requirements may be waived by the Academic Standards and Curriculum Review Committee (ASCRC) of the Senate. Each case is studied by the relevant Department Academic Committee (DAC) which forwards its recommendations to the College Academic Commission. The dean of the College forwards a formal request for waiver along with the academic commission minutes to the ASCRC. The Committee considers the case and gives final decision in granting or denying waiver of the rules. The decision of the ASCRC will be final. The ASCRC does not entertain direct student petitions for waiver of rules. All requests should be filed at their respective departments.