Top Accredited English Speaking Universities in Benin Republic



As at the time of writing this post, the Nigerian educational sector is currently in a bad shape, with our higher institutions going on strike and not forgetting the WAEC and JAMB hurdles our students fail to scale through, one can only sit and wonder where our beloved country is headed.


Many Nigerians are now seeking quality education in neighboring countries like Republic of Benin and Ghana. Why waste time at home, when you can enroll in some of these foreign institutions, get your degree and go for service without the headaches of strike and JAMB.




Today, I’m going to list some government approved English speaking universities in Republic of Benin and how to contact them for admission enquires.

Houdegbe North American University Benin (HNAUB)

HNAUB is the first bilingual university in West Africa. The Decree of the Republic of Benin No.89/2000/MESRS/CAB/DC/SG/ DPP/ SP/ of 19thOctober 2001 authorizes this university to award diplomas, degrees and others titles and distinctions.
Most of those graduates are employed all over West and Central African countries while many have found their ways into various institutions in Europe, the United States and Canada.
Houdegbe North American University enrols a large number of students three times a year (1ST semester November, 2nd Semester March and Summer Semester August).
Some Courses Offered;
Computer Science
Doctor Of Medicine and Pharmacy and Nursing
Politics and International relations
Mass communications

Banking and finance



For information, read about  Houdegbe North American University Admission, Courses and Tuition Fees, you can also leave a comment.


The Decree of the Republic of Benin No-127/MESFP/CAB/CD/SGM/DPP/ DESUP/ SP/ 2006 empowers this university to award diplomas, degrees and others titles and distinctions, as well as to award prizes. It also provides that the Vice Chancellor, Chairman Board of Governing Council of this university shall preside at all meetings of congregations.
The Mission of the university is to train intellectual and morally responsible students, capable to address in pragmatic ways African problems through entrepreneurship initiatives, and to produce highly competent, resourceful graduates with high moral standards.
Some Courses Offered;
Political Science
Banking and Finance
Business Administration
Computer science
Mass Communication
Political Science & International Relations

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LES COURS SONOU University (LCS University)

LES COURS SONOU is an institution of higher learning accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Republic of Benin and located at Caboma-Atinkanmey C/135-136-03 BP 2101 Cotonou, Republic of Benin.
The University is accredited by the government of Republic of Benin, in this, all courses offered are accredited. It is also recognized in West Africa (Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire, Niger, Togo and Ghana).

So, international students across West Africa are guaranteed the acceptance of their certificate in their different countries.  LES COURS SONOU University is a bilingual institution which offers academic opportunities in various fields with technological approach.

Some Courses Offered;
Banking and finance
Business Administration
Accounting and Finance
Politics and International relations
Mass communications

Computer Science

For more information about LES COURS SONOU University, visit the schools website.

ESCAE-BENIN – University of Science Commerce and Business Administration

ESCAE-BENIN is located in the heart of Republic of Benin. The University was granted accreditation by the Minister of Higher Education and officially inaugurated on October 2012 under the authorization number n°040/MESRS/CAB/DC/SGM/DPP/DGES/DEPES/SP. 
It is located in a serene and safe environment suitable for conducive learning. It offers a wide range of courses. ESCAE-BENIN offers a wide range of courses in areas including the Arts, Business, Science, Social, and Humanity. Many degrees and programs are available to suit your interests.
Some Courses Offered;
International Relations
Computer science
Foreign Languages (English, French, Spanish, Chinese, German)
Political Science & International Relations

Banking and Finance


For more information, visit the schools website.

Ecole Supérieure Panafricaine de Management Appliquée (ESPAM-FORMATION)

ESPAM is the only university on this list which is accredited for Nursing by NUC. EPSAM is also on the list of accredited foreign universities by the federal ministry of education Nigeria.

To see a list of other accredited universities in Benin republicClick Here

Below are a few;

Sainte Felicite University

SAINTE FELICITE is an institution of higher learning accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Republic of Benin and located at Cotonou, Republic of Benin. The University is accredited by the government of Republic of Benin, in this, all courses offered are accredited. It is also recognized in West Africa (Nigeria).


ISM Adonai University Benin Republic

ISFOP-BENIN University Cotonou Courses

Estam University Cotonou

Admission Requirements for Schools in Cotonou

As a foreign student, the following will be required for admission into the universities listed above:-
 ·         WAEC or NECO results
 ·         Secondary School Testimonial
 ·         passport Photographs
 ·         International Passport
 ·         And your Tuition Fees
So, that’s all. These are the list of the Best and Approved English Speaking Universities in Benin Republic; I will also like to inform you that Admission is currently going on for all the Universities listed.



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  1. Please I want to know if Africa university of Benin is accredited and recognize in Nigeria

  2. Some aforementioned schools in this blog is not accredited. Search on Facebook for the Nigerian Students Association, Porto-Novo. Go through the page and get every information you need to know about studying in Benin-Republic.

  3. Pls is der any bilingual university in port novol nd I want 2 kW if d admission form 4 2017 is out yet den d tuition fees

  4. If you don't see the school on the list, then maybe it is not accredited.


  5. please mr Ebuka i need a school thats studies criminology in benin and is approved in nigeria by NUC and goes for NYSC thanks please i’m in need of this waiting for you reply asap whatsapp number 08169276662

  6. plz wat abt studying petroleum engineering in hnaub and how much is their tuition fee per annum

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