Université d’Abomey-Calavi

country rank : 1

world rank     : 6852

University Overview


Established in 1970, Université d’Abomey-Calavi (University of Abomey-Calavi) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Abomey-Calavi (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Atlantique. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Cotonou, Ouidah, Porto-Novo. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministère de l’Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche Scientifique, Benin (Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Benin), Université d’Abomey-Calavi (UAC) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational higher education institution. Université d’Abomey-Calavi (UAC) 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, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 47 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 40-50% making this Beninese higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. UAC also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

University Identity


University Name(s)

University of Abomey-Calavi



Mens Molem Agitat Mind Agitates the Material

Green, yellow and red

Yearly Tuition Range


uniRank Tuition Range Matrix

Local student 0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
Int’l student 1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)


University Admissions


Gender Admission
Men and Women (coed)

International Students
Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission

Admission Selection
Yes, based on entrance examinations

Admission Rate
Admission Rate 40-50%

Admission Office
Vice Rectorat charge des Affaires Academiques et de la Recherche Universitaire, Campus d’Abomey-Calavi
Abomey-Calavi 01 BP 526
+229 (21) 361 119


Size and Profile


Student EnrollmentTotal Enrolment Range

Academic StaffTotal Faculty Range

Control TypeControl Type

Entity TypeEntity Type


Facilities and Services 


LibraryUniversity Library
Yes Go to Université d'Abomey-Calavi's Library

HousingUniversity Housing and Accommodation

Sport FacilitiesUniversity Sport Facilities

Financial Aids
Not reported

Study AbroadStudy Abroad and International Exchange Programs

Distance LearningDistance Learning and Online Courses




Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Ministère de l’Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche Scientifique, Benin

Year of first Accreditation

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • African and Malagasy Council for Higher Education (AMEC)




  • Conseil Africain et Malgache pour l’Enseignement Supérieur (CAMES)
  • Association of African Universities (AAU)


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