Wollega University is one of the public higher education institutions established at Nekemte in 2007. It is located 331 km West of Addis Ababa at the outskirt of Nekemte town on the 150 hectares of land surrounded by evergreen forest and natural scenery of landscape, and spectacular view of mount Komto.  School of graduate studies was established in 2010to run the post graduate studies in various disciplines in line with the national development objectives. At present, the University runs 19graduate programs in three different campuses at Nekemte, Gimbi and Shambu towns in different disciplines. In addition the university is planning to launch 30 masters and 7 PhD programs in 2007 E.C. academic year.


School of Graduate studies at Wollega University aspires to be a center of excellence in East Africa producing competent graduates and high-level professionals and researchers that could play a critical leadership role, generate new knowledge and adapt relevant knowledge to national development.


Mission of School of Graduate studies of Wollega University is to produce competent researchers and professionals in various disciplines and engage in research that could solve development challenges.

Values: A post graduate study at Wollega University is committed to the following values:

  • Relevance
  • Quality research
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Efficiency
  • Social justice
  • Environmental friendship