Dire Dawa University

country rank  13
world rank  10369

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University Overview

Founded in 2006, Dire Dawa University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the medium-sized city of Dire Dawa (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants). Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Education, Ethiopia, Dire Dawa University (DDU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Dire Dawa University (DDU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 13 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name የድሬዳዋ ዩኒቨርሲቲ
Acronym DDU
Founded 2006
Motto Striving to make a difference
Colours Yellow and orange

University Location

Address PO Box 1362
Dire Dawa (population range: 500,000-1,000,000)
Dire Dawa
T +251 (251) 111 501
F +251 (251) 127 971

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student 1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
Not reported
Int'l student 1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
Not reported

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations
Admission Rate Not reported
Admission Office


Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 10,000-14,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 600-699
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition

Ministry of Education, Ethiopia

Memberships and Affiliations

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Academic Structure

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Social Media

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Online Courses

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Errors and Update

Site last updated: Thursday, 7 March 2019