Ecole Supérieure D’Administration, D’Economie, De Journalisme Et Des Métiers De L’Audiovisuel (ESAE) is an institution of higher learning accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Republic of Bénin and located in the heart of Cotonou. We are an institution built upon a vision that enables individuals from a mix of different nationalities and cultures to get the best in undergraduate and graduate international university education.

The University is fully licenced and legally authorized by the government of Republic of Bénin following an independent evaluation by Evaluation Committee for Private Universities (ECPU) and in this, all courses offered are accredited. It is also recognized in Nigeria and the West Africa sub-region.

The Republic of Bénin accreditation requirement stipulate that an institution of higher learning must first operate for a minimum of two up to three years before it may be receive full accreditation. We pride to say the we have surpassed this stage and we are indeed fully accredited to award associate, bachelor’s, master’s, specialist, and doctoral degrees.

Our Vision

ESAE is built upon a vision to provide quality education to individuals from a mix of different nationalities and cultures leading to an internationally recognised certificate. We seeks to make our programs easily accessible, regardless of location or financial capability. We also aspires to ensure professional success, upon graduation, by assisting our alumni develop skillsets necessary to excel in a fast-paced and changing world.

Our Mission

With our focus on student success, Esae University’s mission is to provide high-quality education to a culturally diverse student body in order to prepare students for entering the global workforce, seeking higher-education opportunities, and serving within their communities.

The university also seeks to expand knowledge through basic and applied research and to serve the diverse economic, cultural, and societal needs of our local, state, national and international constituencies.

In support of this mission, we are committed to:

  • Fostering and sustaining a productive institutional culture of assessment leading to the continuous improvement of academic and administrative programmes in order to promote student development;
  • Developing an organizational culture that values and encourages intellectual curiosity, a sense of belonging and shared purpose among faculty, students and staff, and the pursuit of excellence in all endeavors;
  • Recruiting and developing faculty who are internationally recognized as educators, scholars and researchers;
  • Achieving recognition as an effective, innovative, technology-focused educational and research institution;
  • Recruiting and retaining an excellent, highly select and culturally diverse student body;
  • Continually improving the quality of campus life for all members of the university community;
  • Providing personal and career growth opportunities for both traditional and nontraditional students and members of the faculty and staff;
  • Securing and maintaining professional accreditation for all appropriate programmes.

Esae Online

Information Communication Technology (ICT) plays an important role in enhancing the quality of education. Administration and management applications of ICT are currently popular in schools due to its capabilities in facilitating administration activities from data storage to knowledge management and decision making.

To this end, we are pleased to present to you our new website,, complete with a student portal to manage admissions, fees payment, and transcript.