Université de Ouagadougou

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world rank  6637

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University Overview

Founded in 1974, Université de Ouagadougou (University of Ouagadougou) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Ouagadougou (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Kadiogo. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Bobo-Dioulasso, Koudougou. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur, de la Recherche scientifique et de l’Innovation, Burkina Faso (Ministry of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Innovation, Burkina Faso), Université de Ouagadougou (UO) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: 30,000-34,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Université de Ouagadougou (UO) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 45 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name University of Ouagadougou
Acronym UO
Founded 1974
Motto Populi Sapientia Populo
Science to the people at the service of the people

University Location

Address Boîte Postale 7021
Ouagadougou (population range: 1,000,000-5,000,000)
Burkina Faso
T +226 (50) 30 70 64
F +226 (50) 30 72 42
Other locations Bobo-Dioulasso, Koudougou

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Not reported
Admission Office Direction des des Affaires Académiques, de l’Orientation et de l’Information (S.A.O.I)
+226 50 30 70 64

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 30,000-34,999
Academic Staff 700-799
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Trimesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Memberships and Affiliations

  • Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World (FUIW)

Academic Structure


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Site last updated: Monday, 14 October 2019