Admission Information

The objectives of this policy are to: 

  1. Provide a framework to ensure the integrity of selection and admissions decisions;
  2. Set clear responsibilities and accountabilities for selection and admissions decisions; and
  3. Ensure that selection and admissions processes are transparent and decisions are consistent and fair.

This policy applies to the selection and admission of applicants to all University accredited courses.

This policy is made under the Nugaal University Academic Board Regulation and supports compliance with the:

  1. National Higher Education Commission Decrees
  2. Ministry of education and higher studies policies
  1. The University is committed to maintaining internationally recognized high academic standards in its courses.

     To this end the University:

  1. Selects students from among the pool of applicants those who are deemed most likely to be able to succeed in its courses; and
  2. Selects academically capable students into research programs only where appropriate supervisory expertise and resources are available.
  1. Minimum entry requirements
  1. The Board approves minimum entry requirements and English language requirements for University courses.
  2. Minimum entry requirements are set ensure that a student is only admitted to a course when the Board believes that the student can undertake the course with a reasonable prospect of success.
  3. Minimum entry requirements for consideration for selection, including the University’s English language requirements are published on the University’s website and in the Handbook.
  4. Meeting the minimum entry requirements allows an applicant to be considered for selection. Not all applicants who meet the minimum entry requirements for a course will be selected.
  5. Minimum entry requirements are specified in the relevant course approval instrument approved by the Board.
  6. The criteria for minimum entry requirements are provided in the Academic Rules and Regulations.
  7. When approving minimum entry requirements, the Board expects to see:
    1. evidence-based selection;
    2. no unfair or unnecessary barriers for student access to the University’s courses;
    3. facilitation of recognition or credit of prior study or work experience for entry into the University’s courses;
    4. clear and consistent selection requirements that are appropriate to the level of the relevant course within the Somaliland Qualifications Framework; and
    5. Clear and consistent information for applicants of non-academic requirements for entry, including regulatory requirements, Police checks and Working with Children checks, where required.
  8. The relevant dean may waive English language requirements for graduate research and graduate coursework courses consistent with the rules published by the Board.
  9. The Board will monitor the effectiveness and appropriateness of minimum entry requirements.

Nugaal University may offer non-degree admission to a limited number of individuals who may enroll in undergraduate credit courses at NU but who are not considered pursuing an undergraduate degree program. Non-degree students may register in a maximum of 48 credit hours or 4 semesters of course work at Nugaal University, whichever comes first. Non-degree students may be enrolled as either full-time or part-time students.

Non-Degree Admission Requirements

The following minimum admission requirements are necessary in order to be considered for admission to Nugaal University as a Non-Degree student:

  1. Have earned an undergraduate degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 from a university accredited by an international accrediting association or by the Ministry of Higher Education in that country.
  2. Must satisfy all NU Undergraduate admission requirements for the semester of intended admission and must submit all appropriate application materials and supporting documents to the Admissions Department by the admission deadline.

Re-Admission Policy

1.    A student who withdraws from the college shall apply to the office of the registrar according to the subsequent academic calendar;

2.    List of Re-admission cases, prepared by the registrar, must be approved by the academic senate;

3.    Students who apply for admission shall pay 20 US dollars and submit one photo (3×4 cm) to the registrar’s office; the applicant will complete re-admission application form;

4.    Re-admission is subject to availability of place and necessary budgetary allocation; readmission is possible only to the same department unless the Academic senate gives permission otherwise;

5.    Re-admission application by student with good academic standing gets precedence over academic dismissal case; no student who has been dismissed (delayed) for academic reasons shall claim readmission as a matter of right;

6.    A student dismissed (delayed) twice for academic reasons cannot apply for re-admission;

7.    The academic senate decides on the conditions for re-admission of students academically dismissed from first year;

8.    All cases of re-admission are possible if the previous records of the student fit with the current curriculum;

9.    A student, who is permitted to repeat a semester, must remove all “F” grades of the semester in which he/she is re-admitted;

10. A re-admitted student shall be given a chance to repeat courses in which he/she had scored “D” (main courses only) or “F”, but the maximum grade that should be registered in both cases is “C”.

11. Students who left the college, as a drop out, without completing withdrawal form are not allowed to apply to be re-admitted unless accepted by the academic senate;

12. A student who was in academic dismissal (delayed) but readmitted shall pay admission fee of 20 dollars and monthly fees expected.

Transfer between courses

  1. A dean may approve an application to transfer into a course for which they are responsible from another course at the University.
  2. When making decisions on applications to transfer between courses, factors that the dean considers include:
    1. the availability of places;
    2. prerequisites and other admission requirements for the course;
    3. any regulatory requirements;
    4. the minimum entry requirements for the course; and
    5. The academic competitiveness of the applicant.

Objectives of Admission

The objectives of this policy are to: 

  1. Provide a framework to ensure the integrity of selection and admissions decisions;
  2. Set clear responsibilities and accountabilities for selection and admissions decisions; and
  3. Ensure that selection and admissions processes are transparent and decisions are consistent and fair.

Scope of Admission

This policy applies to the selection and admission of applicants to all University accredited courses.

Authority of the Admission Policy

This policy is made under the Nugaal University Academic Board Regulation and supports compliance with the: 

  • National Higher Education Commission Decrees
  • Ministry of education and higher studies policies

Principles of selection

  1. The Universityis committed to maintaining internationally recognized high academic standards in its courses. To this end the University:
  2. Selects students from among the pool of applicants those who are deemed most likely to be able to succeed in its courses; and
  3. Selects academically capable students into research programs only where appropriate supervisory expertise and resources are available.

Minimum entry requirements

Student applying for the University must have:

  1. General Secondary Certificate with minimum grade of ‘C’ (original and copy)
  2. Complete university application form
  3. Two recent photographs of passport size
  4. Non-refundable registration fee

VISITING APPLICANTS

Applicants who plan to earn a degree from another institution and wish to take courses at Nugaal University in the fall and/or spring semesters should apply as visiting applicants and will be evaluated for admission on a case-by-case basis. Visiting students may register in a maximum of 48 credit hours or 4 semesters of course work at Nugaal University, whichever comes first. Visiting students may be enrolled as full-time students.

Visiting Admission Requirements

Applicants seeking Visiting admission are not required to go through the university’s regular admission process. Instead, the following minimum admission requirements are necessary in order to be considered for admission as a Visiting student to Nugaal University:

  • Applicants must be in good academic standing at their home university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00. Applicants who have been admitted to a university for a future semester and who wish to take classes at NU before enrolling at that university are required to provide a copy of their admission letter in lieu of an official university transcript. In all cases, the home university must be accredited by an international accrediting association or by the Ministry of Higher Education or equivalent in that country.
  • Must submit all appropriate application requirements to the Admissions Department by the admission deadline.

Visiting Students

Students who are already attending another university and who wish to take courses at Nugaal University are welcome to do so as a visiting student. Visiting applicants are required to submit the following:

  1. Complete Admissions Applicationwith an admission fee of $ 20
  2. Final, official and certified university transcript(Applicants who have been admitted to a university for a future semester and who wish to take classes at NU before enrolling at that university are required to provide a copy of their admission letter in lieu of an official university transcript).
  3. Health Certificate issued a recognized health professional.
  4. Two (2) recent identical passport size photographswith white background

Visiting Students Who Want to Transfer to NU

Visiting students may apply for transfer admission to Nugaal University. To be considered for transfer admission to Nugaal University, applicants must satisfy the following requirements:

  1. Have completed a minimum of 2.0 credit hours of undergraduate coursework with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 out of 4.00 at a university accredited by an international accrediting association or by the Ministry of Higher Education or equivalent in that country.
  2. Have completed a minimum of 18 credit hours of undergraduate coursework in residence at Nugaal University with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 out of 4.00.
  3. Satisfy all NU undergraduate transfer admission requirements for the semester of intended admission and must submit all appropriate application materials and supporting documents to the Admissions Department by the admission deadline.

Visiting students granted transfer admission to Nugaal University may apply a maximum of 36 undergraduate credit hours earned at Nugaal University in courses passed with a grade of “D” or higher toward an undergraduate NU degree. In addition to applying their NU credit, visiting students granted transfer admission to NU may also seek to transfer undergraduate course credit from prior universities to their Nugaal University degree. All transfer of credit regulations apply.