List of Accredited Universities in Benin Republic

Benin officially known as the Republic of Benin was formerly called Dahomey. It is a country in West Africa. It shares borders with Nigeria to its east, Togo is to its west, Burkina Faso and Niger to its north. The official language of Benin is French; however indigenous languages are commonly spoken too. Benin republic is also open to students from across the globe who wants to study at its higher institutions. Much news has gone around about the closing down of illegal universities in Benin Republic. These are also the schools not approved by NUC and whose courses and certificates are not accepted in Nigeria. However, this is not to mean that there are no accredited schools that offer quality education. This article gathers the full list of NUC and NYSC accredited schools in Benin republic. Other information you need about these schools such as admission requirements and programs offered are also found in the article. Read on below:

List of Accredited Universities in Benin Republic

List of Accredited Universities in Benin republic

  • ISM Adonai University Calavi
  • Ecole Professionelle Specialisee Universite La Cite  (EPS)
  • Haute Ecole de Gestion et de Technologie (HEGT) University
  • West African Union University (WAUU)
  • Institut Superieur de Communication D’organization de Management (ISCOM)
  • The University of Science Commerce and Business Administration (ESCAE-COTONOU)
  • Institut Superieure de Management et de Technologies (ISMT) University Benin
  • Hill-City University Benin (HCUB)
  • Regional Institute of Industrial Engineering, Biotechnology and Applied Sciences (IRGIB Africa)
  • Les Cours Sonou University (LCS University)
  • Ecole Supérieure d’Administration et economic (ESAE)
  • Ecole Supérieure de Gestion, d’Informatique et des Sciences (ESGIS)
  • Ecole Superieure de Management (ESM) Universite BENIN
  • International University of Management and Administration(IUMA)
  • ESEP- Le Berger Universite
  • Institute Superieur de Formation professionelle (ISFOP)
  • Houdegbe North American University Benin (HNAUB)
  • Ecotes Benin University
  • Institut Supérieur des Sciences et Techniques (ISST) University
  • Ecole Supérieure Panafricaine de Management Appliquée (ESPAM-FORMATION)
  • The University Institute of Benin (IUB)
  • Edexcel University Benin
  • ISAO University Benin
  • Poma International Business University (PIBU)
  • Ecole Supérieure de Gestion et de Technologie (ESGT-Benin)
  • Bestower Int’l University, Cotonou

Admission Requirements into Universities in Benin republic:

  • Five credit passes in relevant subjects to the proposed course of study. These results must be obtained at not more than two sitting in either of the following examinations: WAEC, NECO, BAC, NABTEB  or its equivalent
  • Four certified copies of birth certificate
  • Four passport photographs
  • Four copies of the international passport data page. {Not compulsory}
  • Admission application fee


Every year and semester, students troop into the Republic of Benin for educational purposes You must know that all courses available in higher institutions are allowed to be offered to potential students nor are they accredited in Benin universities.

However, there are many other courses accredited and accepted by the Nigeria University Commission also by the ministry of education and higher learning here in the Republic of Benin.

In order to study in the Benin Republic, candidates must have their O’level results.

Other benefits derived from studying in any of the accredited Benin republic universities are:

Benefits of Study in Benin Republic Programme

  • The French language is an added advantage
  • With Benin republic universities, students can secure admission without JAMB
  • The program run in benin republic universities is fast and is for three years with no strike action
  • No JAMB examinations are required
  • No Post UTME organized by the school
  • No entrance examinations
  • Universities in Benin republic offer bi-lateral exchange programs to French universities

Programs and Courses accredited and offered in Universities in Benin republic

Faculty of Liberal Art/Translation

  • A Law
  • A Sociology
  • A History
  • A Translation
  • An International Relations
  • Political Science
  • A Public Administration
  • A Mass Communication

Faculty of Science and Technology

  • Management Information System
  • Computer engineering
  • Petrol chemical engineering
  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Applied Sciences
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences
  • Engr. Computer Engineering
  • Engr. Electronic & Electrical Engineering
  • Faculty of Management, Business, and Marketing
  • Accounting,
  • Economics
  • Office technology management
  • Sc. in Banking and Finance
  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Business Administration (options available in Marketing)
  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Management Studies;
  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Agribusiness Management;


Candidates with good grades in Bachelor’s of Science degrees can be given higher placements and can apply via direct entry into the second year even when transferring from another accredited or recognized institution of higher education.


Benin Republic University offers an HND BSC Conversion program for students in Management/ Science and Technology Courses. This conversion program is strictly for persons with a Higher or advanced diploma degree from any other accredited and recognized university or Polytechnics across the globe. Application for the conversion program is available all through the academic semesters. Admission into the HND BSC conversion program does not any entrance exam or screening.

The conversion process is run for a whole academic year. The student has to go through the following process:

  • Application/registration period
  • Project topic submission and approval period
  • Project writing and supervision
  • Project defense and approval
  • HND result verification
  • Conversion proper

This process has been made very flexible for every applicant. Once you write an academic project related to the proposed course of study or the HND-Bsc conversion, you will have a successful conversion from HND to BSC. Below is the list of courses available for conversion with Benin republic universities:

  • Computer science
  • Microbiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Political science
  • International relations
  • Economics
  • Accounting
  • Banking and finance
  • Human resource management
  • Business administration
  • Public administration
  • Mass communication
  • Statistics
  • Mathematics
  • Electrical electronics

Fee structure and Payment Method:

  • Application fee: 10,000naira
  • Acceptance fee: 20,000naira
  • Conversion and certification fee: 350,000naira
  • Total: 380,000naira



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