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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:

Architecture schools


Architecture schools

  • Ecole d'Architecture d’Abidjan

The first Architecture School in Abidjan, it offers Bachelors, Master and Doctoral program in the following specialties,  Architect urban project designer, Architect specializing in project management, Architect specializing in heritage, Architectural planner

Address: Cocody-opposite Cité Bad

Business schools


Business schools

  • Institut Supérieur Technique St Jacques

The university offers diploma Courses in Financial - Audit & Management Control, Marketing, Human resource, logistics,

Address: Cocody Danga - Opposite American Cultural Center

Tel: +225 07 53 07 54 / +225 22 44 23 00

Hospitality schools


Hospitality schools

  • Centre Academique Hotellerie et Restauration

Performance management in hotels, developing the turnover of your restaurant, Telephone reception, Hygiene and food science, Organization, supply and inventory management,Production, sales and catering

Address:  Riviera 3, not far from Pharmacie les Rosiers

I.T. schools


I.T. schools

  • Ecole Supérieur d’Informatique et de Télécommunication

Courses offered include, Telecommunications networks, Information Technology, software engineering and computer engineering.

Address: Cocody  Deux Plateaux les Vallons, Avenue des jardins, carrefour Nuit de Saïgon  

Tel: + 225 22 41 77 15

Islamic schools


Islamic schools

  • Islamic University Al Fourqane of Ivory Coast (CI IFF)

The University has two faculties: Faculty of Islamic Studies which has Sharia department, Koran Sciences, Hadith sciences and Faculty of civil law and political science.

Address: Yopougon Ananeraie-Niangon Sud

Tel: +225 22 41 40 72

Media schools


Media schools

  • Ecole Supérieure des Techniques Electronique Audio-Visuel et Informatique (ESTEAI)

The school offers Bachelor’s degree in Network and Telecommunication Systems, Biomedical Engineering, Master’s in information and communication technology, Industrial Electronics

Address: Cocody Riviera Bonoumin

Petroleum and Energy


Petroleum and Energy

  • Ecole Supérieure de l'Energie, des Mines et du Pétrole

The University offers Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Electronics,geoscience, Masters in Oil exploration, Electromechanical, Mining Engineering, Management of Environment energy and Water.

Address: Cocody Deux Plateaux les Vallons, Avenue des jardins, carrefour Nuit de Saïgon