The following lists events that happened during 2003 in Ethiopia.
- January 11 - A drought has spread across the country being one of the worst in the country's history.
- January 24 - The Ethiopian government denies harassing teachers and students opposed to the regime during riots in 2001.
- November 18 - The United Nations' World Food Programme has warned that the need for aid in Ethiopia is set to soar.
- December 10 - Near the border with Somalia, farmers have been growing khat instead of coffee.