University of Ouagadougou

University of Ouagadougou

03 BP 7021, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso,.,Ouagadougou ,Burkina Faso
Contact Phones: +226 25 30 70 64,+226 50-30-70-64 / 65
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About University of Ouagadougou

The University of Ouagadougou, like universities in the sub-region has experienced difficult years. Since the advent of the overhaul in 2000, it works to regain its influence and its former glory. Thanks: to the dynamism of its faculty that is predominantly young, the results of the CAM are eloquent: the relative social peace and political stability prevailing in the country for several years; the spirit of dialogue and cooperation that prevails between all stakeholders (policy makers, teachers, students, administrative, technical, and support workers); the implementation of modern management techniques (computers and internet communication).

To this must be added the common will of policy makers and the academic community: to improve internal efficiency and external efficiency through concrete action in increasing the intake capacity, openness of professionalized sectors and a better partnership between the university and the world of production and business; now to open this temple of knowledge to its environment, the Burkinabe society; to further orient university research towards solving the problems of development and well-being of people in all areas;intensify the development of new information and communications technology (Internet, computing, distance learning...). The University of Ouagadougou which has always been a successful example of mixing of peoples and strong support from the entire university community, will continue to serve as a center of excellence with the conviction to serve Burkina Faso and the entire sub-region , combining basic education and vocational training.

Organizational Chart

The legislative bodies are: the Board of Directors expanded; the Council of Training and University life involving the participation of civil society; the Scientific Council extended to non-national research structures.

1- Board of the University of Ouagadougou

The Board of Directors ensures the high responsibility of the university administration. Must be referred all matters that may influence the general course of the university. It deliberates on key issues affecting the operation and management of the institution, including: review and approve the budget, administrative and management accounts and loan issue conditions; it takes or leases any property real and personal; It authorizes the president of the university to borrow money; he does all delegations, all transfers of receivables, it shall offer all subrogation, with or without security; it transfers or disposes of all annuities or values. It acquires all buildings and property rights; he agrees all liens, pledges, mortgages or other guarantees; it allows the recruitment of contract agents own the establishment, in accordance with the regulations. The Board meets at least twice a year in ordinary session convened by its Chairman with a mandate (3) renewable years and in extraordinary session convened by its chairman or at the request of at least one third of its voting members and whenever the university's interest requires.

In case of irregularities, mismanagement or to the Board attributable deficiency, it may be dissolved by decree on proposal of the Minister of Higher Education. With this decree appointing the installation of the Board (the supreme authority), the University of Ouagadougou and completes the implementation process of its statutory structures; which is expected to achieve one of the objectives of the overhaul, namely: strengthening the institutional capacity for a much more transparent and democratic management. The establishment of the Board comes after those of the Council of Training and University life (CFVU) in 2000 and the Scientific Council.

2- The board of education and university life (CFVU)

The Training Council and university life (CFVU) is the body that deliberates on defining the general orientation of the university: it is seized all important matters concerning the university of life. it offers to the competent authorities the establishment of research institutions; prepares draft to the University Administration attention approve the internal rules of the institutions he advises on all it is submitted by the Board of Directors, the minister responsible for higher education or university president. The Training Council and university life can establish its own permanent bodies with specific duties and ad hoc committees to make proposals on issues of interest to the university of life. It is chaired by the President. It meets at least once a quarter in ordinary session convened by its chairman. The president is also required to convene at the written request of one third of its members with voting rights.

3. The Scientific Council

This body, placed in the center of academic activities, teaching at the University of Ouagadougou is a structure that proposes to the Board of training and of university life (CFVU) research policy, scientific documentation and the distribution means research. The members of the Scientific Council can be found at: the initial training programs and continuing qualification to give jobs to faculty or contract researchers; research programs and contracts proposed by the components of the university community; requests for authorization to issue national diplomas; building projects or modification of settlement degrees. The Scientific Council has 22 members including the president of the University of Ouagadougou, who is the chairman, the three vice-presidents of the University of Ouagadougou, directors of educational institutions (Training and Research Unit, Faculty ), the National Centre of the representative of the Scientific and Technological Research (CNRST), the representative of a non Burkinabe research organization associated with the activities of the University of Ouagadougou (International Research and Development Centre on Livestock sub area -humide) and a rank of A teacher per school.

The establishment of the Scientific Council, which meets the spirit of Decree No. 2000559§PRES§MESSRS / MF of 12 December 2000 on the statute of the University of Ouagadougou, is a highly important act for the life of the temple of knowledge . These statutes are the legal and academic references for the proper functioning of the university. They call therefore everyone involved in the university community so that it contributes to the achievement of assigned tasks, goals being the development and vitality of the joint institution. In this context, the three decision-making bodies such as the Board of Directors, the Council of training and academic life and the Scientific Council responsible for ensuring the demonstration of good governance, an essential element of stability and the quality of education at the University of Ouagadougou. The Scientific Council is a body in which all members have one vote while the AC and CFVU include voting members and members in an advisory capacity.

In conclusion, the implementation of these supreme and democratic bodies of the university fully responds to the wish expressed by the Minister of Secondary and Higher Education and Scientific Research in the first few hours of overhaul process, saying that the strength of everyone potentiates the contract from the other, so that the future of our youth has the right to dream without complex.

Educational institutions

The Training and Research Unit is a tertiary structure for training and research on theoretical, applied and professional. It combines the advantages of the faculty (basic education) and those of an institute (professionalization) and responds better to the market in that it may establish internal specialized center, institutes or even schools on the basis of a specific development project. From the point of view of control and flow management, access will depend on the host and leadership capacity; the choice of the University Faculty constitutes a qualitatively higher educational leap, in that they are also justified by the fact that they are evolving structures may be modified at any time: creation or deletion. The Institute of higher learning and scientific research organization whose mission is professional training. The University of Ouagadougou consists of seven Units Training and Research (UFR) and an Institute


Higher Institute of Population Sciences (ISSP)


created and based at the University of Ouagadougou, the Pan-African Institute for the Study and media research, information and communication (IPERMIC) works in collaboration with the Centre of Expertise and African research Media and Communication (CERAM). It also has the support and collaboration of the French Press Institute (IFP) and the Institute for Research and Study on Communication (IREC), two University of Paris II Panthéon-organisms Abssas.(...)


Comprising Arts section and communication and Letters section, languages and linguistics, UFR / LAC was established following the overhaul in 2000 that split the former Faculty of Languages, Literature, of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (FLASHS) into two autonomous entities: FR / LAC and the UFR / Humanities. The UFR / LAC includes the following departments: Literature;language; English Studies; German studies; communication and journalism;Translation and interpretation (...)


Comprising humanities section and a section of history, geography and archeology, it includes four departments and two projects. These are: the Geography Department of History and Archaeology Department, the Philosophy Department of Psychology Department of the Sociology Unit of Teaching and Research in Demography (UERD) Development and project management of adult (DEDA) Departments provide lessons and are home to research laboratories. The assembly is (...)


Ll'Unité Training and Research in accurate and Applied Sciences (UFR-SEA) was created in 2000 by a scale of the former Faculty of Science and Technology (FAST). It is structured in three (3) departments: Mathematics and Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry. She receives first-year bachelor of series C, D and E selected by a special commission. Ten percent of the workforce are reserved for foreign students. The courses and training cycles (...)


The Training and Research Unit of Health Sciences was established by Decree No. 80-104 / PRES / ESSRS / SP / MF He April 1980 under the name of the School of Sciences Health (esssa). It is an educational and research institutions of the University of Ouagadougou. It comprises three sections: Medicine section with 5 departments Ia Pharmacy section with 3 departments the Higher Technicians Health Section (TSS) with the "Biomedical Analyses". Missions (...)


PRESENTATION OF THE UNIT OF TRAINING AND RESEARCH LIFE SCIENCE AND EARTH THE MANAGEMENT TEAM Director: Joseph Issaka Boussim, Professor Deputy Director: Aly SAVADOGO, Master Chef of schooling conferences: Maurice OUEDRAOGO , Master of sections Coordinator conferences: Balé BAYALA, Lecturer Manager placements: Pauline BATIONO, Lecturer Head of the Department of Animal Biology and Physiology: Olivier GNANKINI, Master of (...)


The organization of IBAM is a hiérachico-functional structure. We have a board of management which is the supreme body comprising the director, deputy director, coordinators, permanent teachers, CSAFC, the main secretary and the representative of the ATOS staff. This body is monitoring the scientific council which includes the director, the deputy director, coordinators and teachers of row A of the Institute. We then the director of the firm to which (...)




Nationalities represented at Ouagadougou University With over 20 nationalities represented on campus, Ouagadougou University is a place of mixing and sub-regional integration Useful addresses University of Ouagadougou 03 BP 7021 Ouagadougou 03 Tel: (00226 ) 50-30-70-64 / 65 Fax: (00226) 50-30-72-42 Burkina Faso for Academic Affairs Directorate of Orientation and Information (DAOI) Director of the Secretariat: 50 30 70 64 / 65 Position 2479 UFR / Letters, Arts and (...)

•Academic order information

1 - Schedule of the school year The school year calendar is established by Interministerial Order and the signatories are: the Minister of Teachings, Secondary and Higher Education and Scientific Research and Minister of Education Basic and Literacy. Start dates of the courses start date varies from one school year to another, but it is generally set in the first fortnight of October. Leave: The period of the first quarter will leave (...)

•Tuition and training costs

"Education is expensive, but so is even ignorance" Clauss Moser Institutions Amount of registration fee Note: Rates are expressed in CFA francs. Indication 1 € 655 CFA francs the attention of any student costs of study and training is required for anyone wishing to enroll in the University of Ouagadougou. For all postgraduate courses Diploma of Advanced Studies (DEA); Specialized Higher Studies Diploma (DESS); Certificate of Education (...)

•Special Examinations

Special examinations for entry to the University of Ouagadougou Objectives There shall be two special examinations "A" and "B" input at the University of Ouagadougou. The special entrance examination to university aims to enable those who, for various reasons, could not get the bachelor's degree in Secondary Education, access to university and are normally pursue their studies in disciplines where they have reported skills. Special examination "A" special examination "A" (...)

•Registration file

Constitution of the registration dossier All students requesting guidance or admission saw an inscription in Ouagadougou University for studies, is obliged to file a duly constituted folder. The constitution of the file varies depending on the nationality and status. Documents required at the service of decentralized education (applies only to new graduates) A certified copy of the provisional certificate of success the bachelor - or a certified copy of the (...)

•The repeat

She is administrative and pedagogical and concerns any student who takes an entry more than once in the first year or in other years. The required documents are: references of the letter or the minutes giving reinstatement for those who requested a suspension, cancellation, exemption or white year; Individual records of administrative enrollment; Individual records detailed academic curriculum covered by the education service; newsletter (...)


The orientation is usually based on the real needs and priorities defined by the state, employment and capacity of host institutions structures. Guidance counselors also take into account the wishes of applicants, the series of the baccalaureate, the age of candidates and the marks obtained in the core subjects of each training sector. The Academic Affairs Directorate of Orientation and Information (DAOI), is the leading player in the (...)

•Registration of new students

Whether administrative or teaching requires that the candidate's name is retained and recorded in a report by the internal committee referral and admission to university. The documents to be submitted to the central education are: Individual letter granting registration or the references of the decision of the orientation committee (to communicate to officers inscriptions) the documents to be submitted to the decentralized education are: Copy legalized of certificate (...)

•The importance of registration and re-registration

The annual registration is the first formality required for any student because it is this which gives it standing student; there are two types of compulsory registrations each year: Administrative registration This is done at the Academic Affairs Directorate of Orientation and Information (DAOI) for all students (fellows, non-scholarship, workers, Simple refugees and foreigners). Parts to remove and fill: An administrative record for white (...)

•Introducing the DAOI

The Academic Affairs Directorate of Orientation and Information (eg SAOI or DAAS) is the structure that is responsible for the management of students on the entire campus. To do this, it works with the devolved tuition different units training and research (UFR) of the University of Ouagadougou. The services offered by the DAOI are many and varied; they concern the guidelines, enrollment, issuance of certificates and final (...)

3. Training

Programs of study

At the University of Ouagadougou, in general: The first cycle comprises the first and second year of university. It is sanctioned by the general university degree or DEUG, CDR in health science or DUTS in vocational stream. The second cycle lasts two years and preparing to license and control. The third cycle includes two levels: · DEA Diploma or Advanced Studies that lasts one year and · the single PhD lasts 3 years

•Second Round 

•First cycle 

•Third cycle 

•Vocational courses 


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