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Higher Education

Abidjan boasts of a number of universities and colleges and they provide a varied range of options. From management schools, technology or humanities subjects, the whole spectrum of higher education is available in Abidjan. 


Felix Houphouet Boigny University, public university in Cocody, Abidjan

Higher Education (Enseignement Supérieur in French) 

Universities offer:

"Deug" or "Duel" at the end of the second year, "Licence" at the end of the third year and "Maîtrise" at the end of the fourth year.

  • Côte d'Ivoire has 3 public universities: University of Cocody, University of Abobo-Adjamé (both in Abidjan) and University of Bouaké in central Côte d’Ivoire.
  • There are 2 public university colleges: the University center of Daloa (central-west), and the University Center of Korhogo (north).
  • The country has also 4 public Higher Education Institutes:

1/ Institut National Polytechnique in Yamoussoukro: which is a regrouping of formerly autonomous polytechnic colleges, teaching mainly science and technology, engineering, computer science, business management, and marketing and agricultural science.

2/ Ecole Normale Supérieure: an Advanced Teacher Training College in Abidjan.

3/ Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Statistique et Economie Appliquée ( National Advanced College of Statistics and Applied Economics) in Abidjan.

4/ Institut Pédagogique National d'Enseignement Technique et Professionnel ( National Pedagogical Institute of Technical and Professional Education) located in Abidjan.


Many private Higher Education Colleges and Universities have been created after 1992. 

Please see our list below with contact details of some of those institutions: