Admissions overview


ESM Benin has set itself the strategic goal of achieving global excellence and stature. Since its inception in 2007 the Postgraduate School has evolved into a postgraduate development platform that is dedicated to improving key performance indicators related to postgraduate success. It contributes to the creation of a research-enabling environment through the provision of funding and research capacity development opportunities.Originally established as the Postgraduate Centre (PGC) the PGS was formed after bench marking international best practice followed by robust engagement within the University.

The mandate of the new ESM Benin Postgraduate School (ESM) is a result of a collaborative process that aims to balance international best practice with the unique requirements of ESM. The vision of the ESM Benin is a school of excellence dedicated to ESM postgraduate development and performance’.

Important Information

Study choices

Applicants may only apply for two study choices. These study choices may not be amended once they have been chosen.

Required Documentation

Before you submit your online application and upload/email documents, please visit the relevant faculty/department website to confirm additional documentation that may be required e.g. departmental application form, CV, motivation, thesis etc.

Transfer Students

Applicants transferring from another university/tertiary institution are required to upload a full academic record/transcript and degree/diploma certificate (if applicable). Please refer to “Document upload requirements when applying online” below for more information on uploading of documents.

Other information

Honours and, Masters applications towards Clinical and Counselling Psychology are requested to apply directly to the Department.
Contact Student Accommodation should you require more information regarding residence.
To verify or update your cell number/email details -contact the ESM Call Centre on +22966054175,61884795.
Documents can be sent to with the provisional reference/student number noted in the subject line of the email.

The Goals for the ESM Beninare to:

Deliver on ESM Benin vision and mission in accordance with the vision, mission and values of ESM, in collaboration with faculties, while adhering to the principles of good governance defined by the legal-managerial framework of the university;

  • Conceptualize and annually update ESM Benin strategy in terms of faculty needs, ultimately aiming at improving the ESM postgraduate value chain;

Effectively and efficiently manage ESM Benin resources in improving the ESM postgraduate portfolio;

  • Serve and support postgraduates holistically through a single, highly accessible point of contact, thus serving to advance their progress and success; and
    • Develop and promote a ESM postgraduate culture.


Lot 37 A Pk 6 Cotonou Est,

Zone Des Ambassades, Republiquelic Du Benin

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