Somali Scholars University

The idea of establishing a higher learning institution in the south-west of Somalia was originally conceived by Prof. Abdi Mohamed Kusow, who is also the principal founder of the University of Southern Somalia (USS). After a considerable period of planning, along with colleagues Engineer Ahmed Qasim Ali, Barlin Hassan Ali, Heikal Kenneded, and Sarmann Kenneded, the University of Southern Somalia was officially inaugurated at the old Eden Hotel building in Baidoa on May 5, 2007. Baidoa, which at the time was the regional capital of Bay region, and currently the seat of the administration of the South West State of Somalia (SWSS), was selected to host the main campus of the USS for a number of reasons related to economic, geographic, demographic, and social factors. Based on needs assessment carried out by representatives of the University who were residents of the region, the USS planned to start with a couple of faculties and later increased them strategically according to the needs of the people.

Somali Scholars University Offering Programs


Certificate in Social Work

Certificate in Nursing

Certificate in Midwifery

Certificate in Health Management

Certificate in Business Management

Certificate in NGO Management

Certificate in IT & Computer Studies

Certificate in English Language Teaching

Certificate in Public Administration

Certificate in Public Health

Certificate in Human Resource Management

Certificate in Marketing

Certificate in Educational Leadership & Management

Certificate in Higher Education Management

Certificate in Community Development

Certificate in International Business Management

Certificate in Project Management

Certificate in English Language

Certificate in Accounting and Management

Certificate in International Relations

Certificate in Journalism

Certificate of Education (Arts)


Professional Diploma in Social Work

Professional Diploma in Nursing

Professional Diploma in Midwifery

Professional Diploma in Health Management

Professional Diploma in Business Management

Professional Diploma in NGO Management

Professional Diploma in IT & Computer Studies

Professional Diploma in English Language Teaching

Professional Diploma in Public Administration

Professional Diploma in Public Health

Professional Diploma in Human Resource Management

Professional Diploma in Marketing

Professional Diploma in Educational Leadership & Management

Professional Diploma in Higher Education Management

Professional Diploma in Community Development

Professional Diploma in International Business Management

Professional Diploma in Project Management

Professional Diploma in English Language

Professional Diploma in Accounting and Management

Professional Diploma in International Relations

Professional Diploma in Journalism

Professional Diploma of Education (Arts)



​B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies

B.A. in Political Science

B.A. in International Relations

B.A. in English Language & Literature

B.A. in Community & Rural Development

Bachelor of Law (LLB)

B.A in Maay Language

B.A. in Sociology & Social Work

B.A. in Public Administration


Bachelor of Nursing Science

Bachelor of Arts in Public Health

Bachelor of Science in Clinical Medicine

Bachelor of Science in Midwifery

Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics


Bachelor of ​Management Science

Bachelor of Business Administration

Bachelor of International Business Administration

Bachelor of Arts in Economics

Bachelor of Information Technology


Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) General

Bachelor of Education (B. Ed) in English & Literature

B.Ed in Physics

B.Ed in Chemistry

B.Ed in Mathematics

B.Ed in Biology

TESOL Education (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)

Certificate in TESOL (1 year)

Diploma in TESOL (2 years)

B.Ed in TESOL (4 years)


Bachelor of Arts in Sharia & Law

Bachelor of Islamic Studies


Diploma in Agricultural Extension & Management (2 years)

Diploma in Veterinary Medicine (2 years)

Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education

Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Science


MBA (General/Generic) (2 years)

MBA (International) (2 years)

Executive MBA (EMBA) (2 years)

MA Public Health (2 years)

MA Public Administration (2 years)

MA Community Development & Gender Studies (2 years)

MSc Health Sciences (Nursing) (2 years)

MSc Health Sciences (Midwifery) (2 years)

MA Sociology & Social Work (2 years)

MA English Language and Literature (2 years)

MA English Language & Applied Linguistics (2 years)

Postgraduate Certificate (TESOL) Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (6 months)

Postgraduate Diploma TESOL (1 year)

Master of Education (MEd) TESOL (18 months)

MA TESOL (2 years)


Doctor of Education (EdD) (4 years: Coursework + dissertation of about 45,000 words)

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) (4 years: Coursework + thesis of 40,000 words)

PhD Health Sciences (3 years: Coursework + dissertation of about 80,000 words)

PhD Education (3 years: Coursework + dissertation of 80,000 words)

PhD Social Sciences (3 years: Coursework + dissertation of about 80,000 words)

PhD Sociology & Social Work (3 years: Coursework + dissertation of 80,000 words)

PhD Public Administration (3 years: Coursework + dissertation of 80,000 words)

PhD English Language & Literature (Coursework + dissertation of 80,000 words)

PhD by Published Work (18 months: an examination/evaluation of published work)

Somali Scholars University Admission and Requirements

Certificate Courses (Six Months)


Original and copy of secondary/high school leaving certificate; or

Evidence of completion of high/secondary school; or

An award equivalent to secondary/high school certificate

At least 18 years of age

Proof of good English language competency

4 passport size photos

Payment of Tuition & Registration Fees

Diploma (Six Months)


Completion of the relevant Certificate Course

Proof of good English language competency

4 passport size photos

Payment of Tuition & Registration Fees

Requirements for Undergraduate Studies

·  Secondary/High School Leaving Certificate (original & copy)

·  Evidence of completion of secondary/ high school (in the case of  certificates pending issuance—a period not exceeding 3 months)

·  Four passport size photos

·  Payment of the Annual $20 Admission and/or Registration Fee

·  Filled in Application Form

·  Payment of the First Installment of the Tuition Fee

·  Satisfactory Results of Institutional Entry Exam


Entry Requirements:

To undertake a postgraduate program of Masters Level:

You need to have earned a good Bachelor’s Degree relevant to your program of study.

You must have about 2 years of work experience

English Language Requirements:

Evidence of good proficiency (by Test & Interview)

Certificate of Approval from the USS’s Institute of Languages & Literatures

Enrolment into the IL&L’s Academic English Course

The ideal entry to a DOCTORATE study is a relevant:

a Master’s Degree earned from a tertiary institution recognized by the Graduate Studies Committee (GSC) of the University of Southern Somalia;

 a copy of your Master’s thesis/dissertation. Upon evaluation and scrutiny of the Master’s thesis/dissertation and transcript, the GSC will either endorse or decline to endorse the candidate’s application.

In exceptional cases, the GSC may consider:

a UK undergraduate (Bachelors) degree with a First Class Honors or Upper Second Class Honors and a work experience of 5 years in a higher learning academic institution recognized by the USS..

alternatively, and in addition to a UK first class or upper second class honors degree, the candidate must have acquired relevant professional/working experience related to the area of both first degree and degree being applied for.

an equivalent qualification from a recognized overseas tertiary institution endorsed by the GSC, the credentials of which the issuing institution has validated and confirmed.

proof of a good command of the English language by exam.

Somali Scholars University Tuition Fees

Certificate Courses Tuition Fee & Schedule:

Registration Fee (New): $20

USS Students & Alumni: $10

$180 (Morning classes): 3 days X 3 hrs/ wk = 9 hrs/ week

$200 (afternoon classes): 3 days X 3 hrs/ wk = 9 hrs/ week

Diploma Fees:

Registration Fee (New): $20

USS Students & Alumni: $10

Tuition Fee: $180 (Morning classes): 3 days X 3 hrs/ wk = 9 hrs/ week                              

Tuition Fee: $200 (afternoon classes): 3 days X 3 hrs/ wk = 9 hrs/ week

For further details


Phone: 0615560206 / 0615113330 / 0615137235 / 0615519233

Address: Taleh Mogadishu 252

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