Benin government and education ministry has been putting more focus on strengthening higher education across the board and as a result we see Benin universities further develop and grow. Objectives include assessing the formulation, implementation and effectiveness of higher education policy.

Benin Universities

The Benin government spends more money on education than defense and has cultivated an active intellectual community. There has been a rapid increase in the number of public and private institutions at all levels. As technological development in Benin has generated a growing need for specialised skills, private institutions are filling the gap and are becoming a major feature of the education system, representing about 20% of enrollments in higher education in the country.

St Louis African University
Benin universities

The vision of St Louis African University is to serve as a world class institution that would reposition Africa through academic means. St Louis African University was established out of the desire of the intellectuals to advance the course of research and learning in Benin.

View the St Louis African University website

African University of Technology and Management
Benin universities

 The African University of Technology and Management (UATM) was created in 1992. Faculties include: The Faculty of Agricultural Sciences; The Faculty of Law and Political Sciences Law; The Faculty of Economics and Management; The Faculty of Science and Technology.

View the UATM website

This is a list of universities in Benin

Public universities

List of public universities from the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research of Benin:

Private universities

List of private universities from the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research of Benin:[2]

  • African University of Benin, AUB (Cototonou)
  • Centre International Universitaire Des Milleuirs (Bestower International University) Benin Republic
  • Ecole Supérieure Sainte Felicite Université (ESSF University)
  • Ecole Professionnelle Specialisee – La Cite Universite (EPS La-cite)
  • Ecole Supérieur d’Administration et d’Economie (ESAE)
  • Ecole Superieure Des Technologies Avancees Et Des Management (ESTAM- Formation)
  • Ecole Supérieur d’Administration et d’Economie (ESAE),[Cotonou]]
  • Ecole Superieur Pa-Africain de Management Applique (ESPAM Formation University)
  • Ecole Supérieure de Gestion et de Technologie (ESGT-Benin)
  • Ecole Superieure De Management (ESM- Port-novo) Benin
  • Ecole Superieure D’Enseignement Professionnelle- Le Berger (ESEP-Le Berger) Universite, Cotonou
  • Ecole Superieure Des Technologies Avancees Et De Management (ESTAM) 
  • Ecole superiure Des Cadre et Techniciens, Cotonou, Benin Republic (ESCT University, Benin)
  • EcoTes University (Ecole de Technicien Superieur du Benin)
  • ESTG University (Ecole Supérieure de Technicien et Gestion)
  • Haute Ecole de Gestion et de Technologie (HEGT) University
  • Hill City University, Benin (HCUB) 
  • Houdegbe North American University Benin (HNAUB)
  • Institut Regionale Superieure des Beaux Arts, de la Culture et de la communication. (IRSBACCOM University Parakou)
  • Institut Superieur de Communication d’Organisation et de Management (Iscom University, Benin)
  • Institut Supérieur de Formation Professionnelle]] (ISFOP – Benin University), Cotonou
  • Institut Supérieur des Science de l’lnformation et de la Communication (ISSIC University Benin)
  • Institut Universite des Sciences et Techniques Ajavon Sabastien (IUST-AS BENIN ex ISST BENIN)
  • IRGIB-Africa University, Cotonou
  • ISM Adonai University, Cotonou
  • Lecitoyen University, Cotonou Benin Republic
  • Les Cours Sonou
  • Poma International Business University, Ifangni
  • Protestant University of West Africa
  • Richmond International University Benin, Cotonou
  • The Ultimate University of Science and Management Technology Porto-Novo
  • The University of America, Cotonou
  • Université Africaine de Technologie et de Management (UATM Gasa formation), Cotonou
  • Université Africaine Sub-Saharienn Internationale (ASSI University)
  • University Institute of Benin republic