Université d'Abomey-Calavi

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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 (EduListing 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 in several areas of study. See the EduListing degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 50 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.

University Identity

Name University of Abomey-Calavi
Acronym UAC
Founded 1970
Motto Mens Molem Agitat
Mind Agitates the Material
Colours Green, yellow and red

University Location

Address Boîte Postale 526
Abomey-Calavi (population range: 250,000-499,999)
229 Atlantique
T +229 (21) 361 119
F +229 (21) 361 119
Other locations Cotonou, Ouidah, Porto-Novo

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 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
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 Enrollment over-45,000
Academic Staff 1,000-1,499
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Université d'Abomey-Calavi's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes


Institutional Accreditation

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

Memberships and Affiliations

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

Academic Structure


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