Daffodil International University

country rank  20
world rank  6476

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University Overview

Established in 2002, Daffodil International University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the metropolis of Dhaka (population range of over 5,000,000 inhabitants). Officially accredited and/or recognized by the University Grants Commission of Bangladesh, Daffodil International University (DIU) is a large (EduListing enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Daffodil International University (DIU) 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 EduListing degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 18 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 70-80% making this Bangladeshi higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name ডেফোডিল ইন্টারন্যাশনাল ইউনিভার্সিটি
Acronym DIU
Founded 2002
Motto A Landmark to Create the Future
Colours Blue, gray and green

University Location

Address 102, Shukrabad, Mirpur Road, Dhanmondi
Dhaka (population range: over 5,000,000)
1207 Dhaka
T +880 (2) 913 8234-5
F +880 (2) 913 1947

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)

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 and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 70-80%
Admission Office DIU Admission Office, Daffodil Tower, 4/2, Sobhanbag, Mirpur Road, Dhanmondi
Dhaka 1207
+880 (2) 912 8705
(2) 913 2634

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 10,000-14,999
Academic Staff 800-899
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Daffodil International University's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation

University Grants Commission of Bangladesh

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Pharmacy Council of Bangladesh PCB
  • Institution of Engineers Bangladesh IEB
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business AACSB International

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF)
  • Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN)
  • Global University Network for Innovation
  • The Association of the Universities of Asia and the Pacific (AUAP)
  • World Universities Association for Community Development (WUACD)
  • Magna Charta Universitatum Observatory
  • The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)
  • UMAP International Secretariat
  • Eurasian Universities Union (EURAS)
  • Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS)
  • Guide Association
  • International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
  • United Nations Global Compact (UNGC)
  • Kauffman FastTrac
  • Kauffman Foundation
  • Asia Cooperation Dialogue
  • The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
  • The Association of Commonwealth Universities
  • Eurasian Silk Road Universities Consortium (ESRUC)
  • International Association of Universities (IAU)
  • International Association of University Presidents (IAUP)
  • Institute of International Education (IIE)
  • American Council on Education
  • University Grant Commission
  • Association of Private Universities of Bangladesh (APUB)
  • American Library Association (ALA)
  • Association of Management Development Institutions in South Asia (AMDISA)
  • American Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AmCham)
  • Association of Training Institutions for Foreign Trade in Asia and the Pacific (ATIFTAP)
  • European Association for International Education (EAIE)
  • Council of Economic Advisers (CEA)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB)
  • Association of International Educators
  • United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI)
  • Asia Pacific University Community Engagement Network (APUCEN)
  • Asian University Presidents Forum (AUPF)
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

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