University of Burao

The University of Burao (UB) is a community-based higher education institution established in 2004 in Burao, the capital city of Togdheer region in Somaliland. We extend a warm welcome to anyone interested in the University of Burao and encourage you to learn more and even consider helping where possible. There are many opportunities to support UB, whether you are a member of the Somali Diaspora, part of an International Organisation, or simply an interested individual. As we contribute to the development of this region, we warmly invite you to join with us on this journey.

University of Burao Offering Programs


Agriculture and Environmental Science

Engineering: Conference on Engineering and Dep. of Civil Eng.

Information communication Technology

Medicine and Health Sciences: Dep. of Lab. and Medicine, Dental Med., Midwifery, Nursing.

Education; Dep. of Languages, Teacher Training Programs

Veterinary and Animal Production

Social Sciences: Dep. of Human Resources , Business Management, Economics


Educ. Department

Human Resource dpt.

Mass Communication & Media Studies

Project planning Management

Accounting and Finance

Dept, of Law

Islamic Studies

Research Studies

University of Burao Admission and Requirements

It is the University policy to welcome candidates of all backgrounds – age, gender, region etc., who have the ability and motivation to benefit from their intended programs. Mature students whose education was interrupted by the war or who want to pursue a new career or upgrade their knowledge are as welcome as young students straight from secondary schools.

Admission Policy

All schemes of study, whether they are degree or non degree courses, offered by the University shall specify the requirements of entry to each in terms of:

(a) standard certificated qualifications

(b) pass mark thresholds

(c) knowledge

(d) skills, and competence

(e) standard of English Language or other language competence

(f) numeracy skills

(g) supporting documents (for example transcripts, certificates etc.)

Applicants for undergraduate degree programs from national and international recognised secondary schools shall be required to:

a) provide a secondary school leavers certificate or equivalent and transcript

b) have achieved an average pass mark of at least B grade or equivalent

d) pass the University’s entrance examination.

Other applicants, including mature students who might have lost their documents during the war, shall be interviewed and/or tested to establish the level of previous education attained. They shall also be required to sit for and pass the University’s entrance examination. If there are more candidates than places available, those with the highest pass mark in the entrance examination shall have preference.

For students who transfer from accredited national and international institutions, the University shall recognise subjects credits earned in these institutions subject to verification of the authenticity of documents provided.

Admission Requirements

Prospective students can pick up applications from the registrar’s office on campus or can apply on-line.

University of Burao Fees structure and details

General Inquiries

Tel : +252 2 712642 (Main Office) Email:

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