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Faculty of Agronomic Sciences

University of Abomey-Calavi

Collect, Process, Simulate and Analyze data

The Master in Statistics with major in Biostatistics


The Faculty of Agronomic Sciences of the University of Abomey-Calavi, through the Laboratory of Biomathematics and Forest Estimations (LABEF), ensures the training of Biostatisticians and at the end of the two years of study, it delivers a Master degree in Statistics, major Biostatistics. The aim of this Master is to train specialists of high level in Biostatistics. They will have strong theoretical basis in Statistical Methods and be able to apply them on life sciences.


This training is open to Bachelor Degree holders in Life Sciences domains (agronomy, environment, health…), or in Mathematics/Statistics or Master Degree holders wishing to acquire knowledge and know-how in the field of data collection and analysis.


  • University of Lome (Togo);
  • FAST/UAC (Benin);
  • IMSP/UAC (Benin);
  • INRAB (Benin),
  • University of Liege(Belgium)
  • University of Hawaii (USA).



The Master in Statistics with major in BIOSTATISTICS offers an extensive and unique training in recent statistical methods and tools toward their applications in Life sciences. At the end of the training, graduated students can easily go into professional life as Biostatistician or engage in research in Biostatistics by integrating a doctoral school.


  • English Course: September 1st – November 30th
  • Probability
  • Analysis
  • Partial Differential Equations
  • Statistical Computation and Simulation
  • Sampling and Re-sampling Methods
  • Linear Models
  • Introduction to multivariate statistical methods
  • Seminars
  • Quantitative Genetics
  • Survival analysis
  • Statistical methods in economy
  • Database and Informatics Resources
  • Statistical Methods in Economy


  • Designs of experiments
  • Pharmaco-cinetics
  • Matrix populations models
  • Linear and Generalized Linear Mixed Effect Models
  • Epidemiology
  • Bayesian Statistics
  • Multivariate statistical methods
  • Scientific writing
  • Internship and Master’s thesis


The field of Biostatistics is expanding. It deals with various sectors. The abilities this training gives in data collection, management, statistical analysis and valorization allow graduates to practice job of Biostatisticians in charge of Statistical Studies in various sectors.
The qualified for Master in Statistics, Major Biostatistics is a postgraduate who has followed a training directly linked with enterprises activities and who has acquired abilities in data processing and data management, especially in data collection planning and their statistical analysis.


Biostatisticians are needed in Food Enterprises, Projects, Health Sector (Units of Clinical research), Department of Medical Information, Public and Private Research Institutions, Non Governmental Organizations (NGO), International Organization (FAO, UNDP, World Bank, etc.) ; Education and International Research Institutions.


  1. Applicants should hold a Bachelor or a Master degree in agronomic sciences, biological sciences, pharmaceutical sciences, environment sciences or mathematics. Admission to the training is usually done on study of application documents (and if necessary an interview). Selection, based on application documents takes into account Academic records or professional course, Prerequisites in Statistics/Mathematics, Motivation.
  2. The training is also open to postgraduates with high professional experience and whose work often needs statistical tools.
  3. Language of the courses: English



      • Fees for application: 10 000 FCFA
      • Annual fees for registration and training:
      • National applicants: 651 000 FCFA
      • Non National applicants: 851 000 FCFA
      • Scholarship recipient: 1 050 000 FCFA
      • English Courses : 120.000 FCFA
      • Deadline for application: June of each year
      • Starting date for English courses: September of each year
      • Starting date for the training at FSA/UAC: December

(1$ ≈ 500 FCFA)


Coordinator of the Master

Pr Romain Glèlè Kakaï
Tel : +229 95 84 08 00
Email: glele.romain@labef-uac.org ou glele.romain@gmail.com

Faculté des Sciences Agronomiques, Université d’Abomey-Calavi, Benin
Tel: +229 95 84 08 00
Fax: +229 21 36 01 22
Email: contact@labef-uac.org
Boite postale: 04 BP 1525 Cotonou, Bénin


  • Motivation letter to the Coordinator of the Master
  • Academic degrees
  • Academic transcripts
  • Certified copy of the Certificate of Birth
  • Certified copy of a certificate of capacity to pay training fees or scholarship certificate
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Program of the courses already followed by the applicant


  • Administrative office
  • Foreigners (Non National) applicants could scan and send all the application documents to:
    afiaombada@yahoo.fr / romain.glelekakai@labef-uac.org