Facts and Figures

The university of Tripoli is the largest higher education institution in Libya and the main local leader of academic teaching, scientific research, and knowledge development.


•    Established: 1955.
•    Opened: 1957, with the establishment of Faculty of Science.
•    URL: http://uot.edu.ly
•    Vision: Achieving scientific and behavioral excellence for the good well of society through sustainable development.
•    Identity: public university
•    Campus and Location: 6 campuses with more than 300 hectares, distributed in different locations within the city of Tripoli.
•    New Constructions:  About half a million square meters of new buildings are under construction.

Faculties and Staff
•    Faculties (colleges): 20
•    Academic Departments: 154
•    Degrees Granted: M.A., B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D.
•    Academic Programs:
•    M.A. & B.Sc.:  113
•    M.Sc.: 80
•    Ph.D.: 19
•    Teaching Staff: 2970
•    International Teaching Staff: 40

•    Undergraduate: 70822

•    Undergraduate International: 1598

•    Postgraduate: 3628

•    Postgraduate International: 93

Students - Overall: 74450

Tuition Fees

Domestic Undergraduate Fees: Free

International Undergraduate Fees: 500 - 1500 LYD

Domestic Postgraduate Fees: 600 - 2500 LYD

International Postgraduate Fees: 600 - 2500 LYD

Libraries: 21

Academic Journals: 6 approved + 17 others

Research Output
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International Cooperation:
•    International Memberships:
•    Arab Universities Union
•    African Universities Union
•    Euro-Mediterranean Universities Network (TETHYS)
•    Mediterranean Universities Union

•    International Partnerships:
•    ERASMUS MUNDUS/ BATTUTA "Building Academic Ties Towards Universities through Training Activities"
•    TEMPUS IV/ MC-EnMa "Development and Implementation of a Master Course "Energy Management" in three Libyan Universities "
•    Erasmus+/ ENROL "Empowering and Networking the International Relationships Offices of the Libyan University System"
•    Erasmus+/ EuNIT " European project design and management In the South Mediterranean region"
•    SLEIDSE '' Support to Libya for Economic Integration, Diversification and Sustainable Employment'' .

•    Bilateral Agreements
Many; with local, regional and international institutions.

Research and Teaching Centres:
•    Research, Consulting and Training Center:  RCTC is a hosting umbrella of research, consultation and training at UoT, in collaboration with academic departments. The RCTC plays an important role in research planning and funding.
•    Medical Skills Center:  Provides technical support for medical and medical-related students to polish their skills and capabilities.
•    Modern Languages Center: MLC at UoT is a specialized place for languages learning, and provides many language programs by expert teachers for staff and students. Moreover, the center provides courses to suit the client or partner’s needs, such as business and exams preparation courses for Cambridge professional certifications such as TKT, CELTA and DELTA, and IELTS and TOEFL exams preparation courses.
•    Dental Teaching Hospital: Provides free dental services for the local community, and supports teaching and training of dentistry students.
•    Veterinary Teaching Clinic: Provides veterinary diagnostic, therapeutic and surgical services, and supports student teaching and training, and research at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine.
•    Media Laboratory: Provides technical support and training for students at the Faculty of Fine Arts and Media and strives to make the Libyan media a responsible one.
•    Agriculture Research Station:  A landmark area at UoT which covers a large area and plays an important role in teaching and research not only for the staff and students of Faculty of Agriculture but also a landscape for other students.

Community Services
•    Forum of Political Dialogue: To help create respect for the opponent view and establish the culture of coexistence.
•    University Initiative for Drafting the Libyan Constitution.
•    Hosting Internally Displaced Students to complete their studies: An initiative by the UoT to accommodate all displaced students from all regions of conflict to give them the opportunity to continue their studies.
•    University Radio.
•    University Cultural Club: A platform to discuss and analyse major issues affecting Libya whether they are economic, social, educational, cultural or security-related.

Student Activities
•    Student Union
•    Sport Club