Université de Ouagadougou

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world rank  6844

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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 des Enseignements Secondaire et Supérieur, Burkina Faso (Ministry of Secondary and Higher Education, 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 44 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. UO also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

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 BP 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

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Local student 0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
Int'l student 0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection 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 Total Enrolment Range 30,000-34,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 700-799
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Trimesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Ministère des Enseignements Secondaire et Supérieur, Burkina Faso


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

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