Bahir Dar University (BDU) 

IAU Member


top General Information


Street:PO Box 79

City:Bahir Dar


Tel.:+251(58) 220-0137

Fax:+251(58) 220-2025


Institution Funding



Founded 2000 following merger of Bahir Dar Teachers College and Bahir Dar Polytechnic Institute (Bahir Dar Teachers College, initially known as College of Pedagogy founded 1972 following a tripartite agreement signed between the Ethiopian Government, UNESCO and UNDP; Bahir Dar Polytechnic Institute created 1963 based on an agreement between the former USSR and the Imperial Government of Ethiopia).

Academic Year

September to June (September-December; January-March; April-June)

Admission Requirements

Ethiopian School Leaving Certificate (ESLCE) or equivalent

Tuition Fees

International:600 per credit hour (ETB)



Accrediting Agency

Ministry of Education

Religious Affiliation


Student Body


top Officers

Head : Baylie Damtie Yeshita

Job title:President

top Divisions

Academy : Maritime Academy

Fields of study:Marine Engineering

More details:Ethiopian

Academy : Sport

Fields of study:Sports

College : Agriculture and Environmental Sciences

Fields of study:Agricultural Management, Agriculture, Botany, Development Studies, Environmental Management, Fishery, Natural Resources, Rural Planning, Water Management, Water Science, Wildlife, Zoology

College : Business and Economics

Fields of study:Accountancy, Business Administration, Business and Commerce, Economics, Information Technology, Management, Marketing, Transport Management

College : Health and Medical Sciences

Fields of study:Health Sciences, Medicine, Nursing, Public Health

College : Science

Fields of study:Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Industrial Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Sports, Statistics

Faculty : Educational and Behavioural Sciences

Fields of study:Adult Education, Curriculum, Educational Administration, Educational Psychology, Special Education, Teacher Training

Faculty : Humanities

Fields of study:African Languages, Communication Studies, English, Folklore, Journalism, Literature

Faculty : Social Sciences

Fields of study:Anthropology, Civics, Environmental Studies, Ethics, Geography, History

Institute : Disaster Risk Management and Food Security

Institute : Land Administration

Fields of study:Rural Planning

Institute : Technology

Fields of study:Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, Water Science

Institute : Textile and Fashion Technologies

Fields of study:Clothing and Sewing, Fashion Design, Textile Design, Textile Technology

School : Law

Fields of study:Law

top Degrees

Bachelor's Degree

Fields of study:Education, Engineering

Master's Degree

Fields of study:Accountancy, Agronomy, Animal Husbandry, Business Administration, Demography and Population, Economics, Engineering Management, Environmental Management, Ethics, Finance, Fishery, History, Horticulture, Hydraulic Engineering, Linguistics, Literature, Marketing, Media Studies, Peace and Disarmament, Political Sciences, Public Health, Social Work, Sports, Water Science


Fields of study:Foreign Languages Education

top Student Services and Facilities

Student Services

Academic Counselling


Cultural Activities

Health Services

Sports Facilities

top Student & Staff Numbers


Statistics Year:2015-2016

Full Time Total:1631

Staff with Doctorate

Full Time Total:172


Statistics Year:2015-2016


Updated on 11-04-2017