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The Ethiopian Civil Service University (ECSU) was established in 1995 by the Ministry of Education to support the transformation drive of the Ethiopian Civil Service within the context of the country’s development policies and strategies. More specifically, the University aims at building the capacity of the civil service at both federal and regional levels through specialized /professional orientation /education, training, research and consultancy programmes and services.

ECSU is currently in the process of re-orienting its training programs to respond to the changing needs of the Ethiopian Civil Service System and the Civil Service Reform program. It has three campuses in different parts of Addis Ababa.

The institution offers both undergraduate and postgraduate programs in many fields including public financial management, international law, development economics, social security management, public policy studies and urban management since 2007.

To gain admission to the postgraduate programs, one has to take a program related examination, an English proficiency exam, and an aptitude test.