Financial Aid


Himilo University was established on 03rd March 2010. The University offers impressive modern facilities such as  Student Life Insurance, Guardian Life Insurance, Transport, Lab Facilities, Free Wi-Fi in campus area and a dynamic approach to teaching and research with its proud heritage of service and achievement. Himilo University (HU) also offers waiver and scholarship in various categories on the basis of result and conditions.

Providing poor and meritorious students financial support, strengthening student’s capacity and giving inspiration to their effort to complete higher education uninterruptedly are the main objectives of financial aid and scholarship program of HU. Yearly Himilo University provides waiver and scholarship opportunity to more than 3000students

Financial Aid Office

About Us

Financial Aid is monetary assistance from institutional, governmental, or private source that is available to assist students in affording educational costs. This Financial aid could be in the form of academic scholarships, tuition waiver, study loans, and student employment.

Financial aid/ Scholarship is available at HU to help you pay your university costs.

How you will pay for your education is sometimes an important part of deciding which institution you will attend. Financial Aid Office (FAO) of North South University understands student’s need and plan for their future career. We also understand that many families need help for filling in the gap between what they can afford and the resources needed to pay university education costs. HU attaches a high priority to financial aid/ scholarship and the university has a standing commitment to meet the financial need of eligible students. The comprehensive FINANCIAL AID/ SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM of North South University is administered by a high-powered Financial Assistance Committee (FAC) generally consists of panel of members of the Board of Trustees and high officials of the University.

Financial Aid Category

Types of Financial aid/ Scholarship available at Himilo University

Financial aid reflects the University’s commitment to a student community that is broadly diverse in terms of race, geography, gender, special skills and talent. HU offers Financial aid/ Scholarship to students under the provision of Private University Act 2010, where students of HU can apply in the following categories:

  • Financial Aid for the wards of freedom fighters (WoFF) of liberation war
    (Quota based waiver).
  • Financial Aid based on previous academic attainment and admission test result
    (Merit based tuition waiver/ scholarship).
  • Financial Aid based on high academic achievement at NSU (Merit based tuition waiver/ scholarship). 
  • Financial Aid based on financial NEED of a student (based on
    humanitarian ground).
  • Financial Aid based on Need and Merit of a student (Merit-Need based waiver/ scholarship).
  • Financial Aid based on siblings study together at HU.
  • Financial Aid in the form of student employment at HU(Work-Study

Financial Aid Eligibility

Financial Aid Calendar

When to apply for Financial aid and How?

Applications for financial aid are invited from bonafide & eligible students of HU in every Spring and Summer semester through well-circulated notification. S Other than freedom fighter quota and candidates of admission test, In Fall semester, no applications are invited from the student of HU , while academic progress and performance of the students are reviewed and evaluated. Application should be filled-up properly and submitted to the FAO of the University with necessary/relevant documents within the deadline. Deadline for financial aid application is announced and notified in due time.


Spring Semester (January to April)     :   Applications are invited in 1st Week of January
Summer Semester (May to August)    :   Applications are invited in 1st Week of May
Fall Semester (September to December): Performance and eligibility are reviewed

(Freedom fighter quota and Admission Test based waiver are offered in all semester).

Financial Aid Office


How to maintain Financial aid/ Scholarship at HU?

Once students have been awarded financial aid/ scholarship, s/he must demonstrate satisfactory academic progress in academic calendar at HU in order to maintain the facility of award. As a general rule, undergraduate/graduate students are considered to hold satisfactory academic progress if they achieve and maintain a minimum CGPA of 2.75 (for undergraduate program) and 3.25 (Graduate Program) respectively. Undergraduate recipients of 50% and 75% tuition waiver will have to maintain a CGPA of 3.00 to continue tuition waiver. 100% financial aid/ scholarship recipients (meritorious students) must maintain a minimum CGPA of 3.25 or above. Students should also fulfill other conditions to enjoy financial aid. Financial aid facility once discontinued, the student may reapply for financial aid as a fresh applicant. Financial aid/ scholarship will automatically be renewed if s/he fulfills the criteria of financial aid/ scholarship requirements. Financial aid/ scholarship recipients can also apply for enhancement of their financial waiver.


Policies & Guidelines

Financial aid/ Scholarship – “POLICIES & GUIDELINES”

  • The minimum eligibility for applying and to maintain financial aid, the undergraduate students must maintain a minimum CGPA of 2.75 and graduate students 3.25.
  • Undergraduate recipients of 50% and 75% tuition waiver will have to maintain a CGPA of 3.00 to continue tuition waiver.
  • Undergraduate students must complete minimum 9 credits without non-credit course and Graduate students 6 credits to apply for financial assistance.
  • An undergraduate financial aid recipient must register for at least 24 (Twenty four) credits and graduate students 18 credits in a year (3 consecutive semesters) with effect from the semester of his/her receiving financial assistance.
  • If the waiver recipients withdraw any course or duly drop a semester, whatever may be the case, s/he would not get any benefit beyond the approved period for financial aid. That is, financial waiver would strictly be limited to 12 (twelve) semesters for students of all undergraduate programs except Bachelor in Pharmacy and Bachelor of Architecture, which is of 8 (eight) semesters and 16 (sixteen) semesters program respectively; For graduate program of MBA, this duration is 6 (six)semester, MS-ECO, MS in CSC/CSE/ETE/EEE/CEG, MDS, MREM/ M.PHARM. EMBA, MPH/EMPH, MA in English, MBT, MSEM is limited to 5 (five) semesters, with effect from the semester of his/her first admission. The financial aid would automatically be discontinued after this timebar.
  • Financial aid will discontinue with immediate effect if recipients are delinquent in any way or if his/her CGPA is less than the requirement or on completion of required credits for degree. Also, the aid shall automatically discontinue for unauthorized absence in any semester by the student. In any case, revival of such assistance might be considered on receipt of fresh application from the student in due course. In case of Semester drop, the student must apply to the Registrar through the respective department Chair/Head. They should also submit a copy of the said application to FAO for information.
  • Financial aid would not be extended to ‘Retake’ any course i.e. if a student retakes any course, he would pay full tuition fee for that particular subject.
  • 100% waiver is applicable for tuition fees only. The other fees i.e. Admission Fee, Student Activity fee, Lab fee etc. will be borne by the recipients other than WoFF. The minimum requirement of CGPA for maintaining 100% tuition waiver would be 3.25. Failure to maintain such CGPA requirement would result a reduced waiver of 50%. The waiver would be discontinued automatically, if the CGPA goes below 3.00 (Applicable for general recipients of tuition waiver).   
  • Applicants should apply in prescribed form along with necessary papers/documents as applicable on time.
  • Undergraduate and graduate recipients who are wards of freedom fighter must register for at least 27 credits in a year (3 consecutive semesters) with effect from the semester of his/her receiving financial assistance else their waiver facility would be seized. Also, they must maintain a CGPA of 2.75 at Undergraduate and CGPA 3.00 at Graduate level studies.
  • Financial assistance shall not be extended to courses that are extra to the degree requirement i.e. no tuition waiver is applicable beyond the approved credits for degree.
  • Financial assistance may be extended for courses that are not part of the degree but pre-requisites for courses required for a degree i.e. ENG-102, MAT-112 and
  • Financial assistance shall be discontinued as soon as the recipient fulfills the credit requirements for degree under the different programs run by HU.
  • The student (General applicants) must complete registration before they apply for financial aid. FAO will not be liable for their late registration.

Contact Us

If you need further Information:

Questions regarding Financial aid at Himilo University should be directed to the Financial Aid Office, hu or sent through e-mail ( experienced staff members at the FAO will be happy to welcome you to HU.

Wadnaha Street, Hodan District , Mogadishu Somalia 
Telephone: +252615400533



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