Check Out Top 200 Universities in Africa – 2021 Ranking (Latest)

Check Out the Top 200 Universities in Africa – 2021 Ranking. Africa is the home to some of the world’s best universities. It is counted among the top in the world, according to uniRank’s World University Rankings 2021.

Many of Africa’s universities are renowned for promoting a global outlook by recruiting international students, faculty and encouraging international collaborations, so you can expect an accommodating atmosphere as well as diversity on campus.

Universities in Africa have always gained a wide reputation for good teaching and excellent research. African universities are highly ranked among international schools and institutions worldwide, and they continue to attract the smartest people to their highly respected and prestigious degree programmes. All these top ranked colleges, universities, law schools, medical schools, and engineering schools have a wide, global reputation and continue to be the top-ranked schools for international students. To go to some of the best universities in the world for your Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Ph.D, you should certainly consider Africa as your destination for the best rankings and widest reputation.

uniRank tries to answer this question of the top universities in Africa by publishing the 2021 African University Ranking of 200 recognized African higher-education institutions meeting the following uniRank selection criteria:

  • being chartered, licensed and/or accredited by the appropriate  higher education-related organization
  • offering at least four-year undergraduate degrees (bachelor degees) or postgraduate degrees (master or doctoral degrees)
  • delivering courses predominantly in a traditional, face-to-face, non-distance education format
1University of Cape Town za
2University of Pretoria za
3University of the Witwatersrand za
4Universiteit Stellenbosch za
5University of KwaZulu-Natal za
6The American University in Cairo eg
7North-West University za
8University of Johannesburg za
9University of Nairobi ke
10Cairo University eg
11University of the Western Cape za
12Rhodes University za
13Addis Ababa University et
14University of Ghana gh
15Mansoura University eg
16University of the Free State za
17University of Botswana bw
18Makerere University ug
19Nelson Mandela University za
20University of Zambia zm
21Cape Peninsula University of Technology za
22University of Dar es Salaam tz
23Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport eg
24Kenyatta University ke
25Durban University of Technology za
26Université Mohamed Boudiaf de M’sila dz
27University of Lagos ng
28Ain Shams University eg
29Université de la Reunion re
30Tshwane University of Technology za
31Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology gh
32Covenant University ng
33Université Cadi Ayyad ma
34Namibia University of Science and Technology na
35Universidade Eduardo Mondlane mz
36Université Frères Mentouri de Constantine 1 dz
37Université Cheikh Anta Diop sn
38University of Khartoum sd
39Africa University zw
40Alexandria University eg
41Université Abou Bekr Belkaid de Tlemcen dz
42University of Namibia na
43University of Ibadan ng
44Université Mohammed V ma
45Sudan University of Science and Technology sd
46University of Nigeria ng
47Université Abderrahmane Mira de Béjaia dz
48University of Tripoli ly
49Strathmore University ke
50Université Al Akhawayn ma
51Université des Sciences et de la Technologie Houari Boumediène dz
52Jimma University et
53Université Ferhat Abbas Sétif 1 dz
54Central University of Technology za
55Kampala International University ug
56Université Mouloud Maameri de Tizi Ouzou dz
57Université Abdelhamid Ibn Badis de Mostaganem dz
58Rivers State University ng
59University of Fort Hare za
60Al-Azhar University eg
61The German University in Cairo eg
62Université Ahmed Ben Bella d’Oran 1 dz
63Assiut University eg
64Benha University eg
65University of Rwanda rw
66Université Hassan II de Casablanca ma
67Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology ke
68Université Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah ma
69Université Mohamed Khider de Biskra dz
70United States International University Africa ke
71Université Kasdi Merbah de Ouargla dz
72Uganda Christian University ug
73Université Ibn Tofail ma
74University of Limpopo za
75University of Zimbabwe zw
76Université Hassiba Ben Bouali de Chlef dz
77Obafemi Awolowo University ng
78University of Port Harcourt ng
79Université Badji Mokhtar de Annaba dz
80University of Cape Coast gh
81Université 8 Mai 1945 Guelma dz
82Ahmadu Bello University ng
83Moi University ke
84Université Ibn Zohr ma
85Egerton University ke
86Université Hadj Lakhder de Batna 1 dz
87Zagazig University eg
88Université Benyoucef Benkhedda d’Alger 1 dz
89University of Ilorin ng
90University of Benin ng
91Helwan University eg
92University of Mauritius mu
93Université des Sciences et de la Technologie d’Oran Mohamed Boudiaf dz
94Libyan International Medical University ly
95Vaal University of Technology za
96Tanta University eg
97Misr University for Science and Technology eg
98Sokoine University of Agriculture tz
99Université Tahar Moulay de Saida dz
100Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta ng
101International University of Africa sd
102Université Moulay Ismail ma
103Misr International University eg
104The British University in Egypt eg
105Université Abdelmalek Essadi ma
106Université Mohamed Seddik Ben Yahia de Jijel dz
107Adekunle Ajasin University ng
108Université Saad Dahlab de Blida 1 dz
109Bahir Dar University et
110Nile University eg
111Université d’Antananarivo mg
112Afe Babalola University ng
113University of Zululand za
114Modern Sciences and Arts University eg
115University of Venda za
116Walter Sisulu University za
117Université 20 Août 1955 de Skikda dz
118Université Centrale tn
119Future University in Egypt eg
120Ashesi University gh
121Midlands State University zw
122Université Gaston Berger sn
123Université Larbi Ben Mhidi de Oum El Bouaghi dz
124Federal University of Technology, Akure ng
125Université M’hamed Bouguerra de Boumerdès dz
126Université Mohamed Lamine Debaghine de Sétif 2 dz
127University of Education, Winneba gh
128Université de Batna 2 dz
129Ladoke Akintola University of Technology ng
130Université Echahid Hamma Lakhdar d’El Oued dz
131Mzumbe University tz
132Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences tz
133Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University za
134Regent University College of Science and Technology gh
135Université Ziane Achour de Djelfa dz
136Université Djillali Liabès de Sidi-Bel-Abbès dz
137Mount Kenya University ke
138University of Eswatini sz
139Nahda University eg
140Université Mohammed Premier ma
141Universidade Pedagógica mz
142Kafrelsheikh University eg
143Sebha University ly
144Sohag university eg
145Minia University eg
146Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology eg
147Suez Canal University eg
148Université Hassan 1er ma
149South Valley University eg
150American University of Nigeria ng
151Université de Lomé tg
152University of Abuja ng
153Université Ibn Khaldoun de Tiaret dz
154Université Abdelhamid Mehri de Constantine 2 dz
155Babcock University ng
156Université Ahmed Draia d’Adrar dz
157University of Malawi mw
158Université d’Abomey-Calavi bj
159Université Chouaib Doukkali ma
160Lagos State University ng
161Fayoum University eg
162Hawassa University et
163Université Yahia Fares de Médéa dz
164The University of Dodoma tz
165The Catholic University of Eastern Africa ke
166Pan-Atlantic University ng
167Modern University for Technology and Information eg
168Menoufia University eg
169Université Brahim Soltane Chaibout d’Alger 3 dz
170Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology tz
171Mangosuthu University of Technology za
172Federal University, Oye-Ekiti ng
173Université Akli Mohand Oulhadj de Bouira dz
174Universidade Católica de Moçambique mz
175Mbarara University of Science and Technology ug
176École Nationale Supérieure d’Informatique dz
177Landmark University ng
178Murang’a University of Technology ke
179Kenya Methodist University ke
180Université Ouaga I Joseph Ki-Zerbo bf
181Université Mohamed-Chérif Messaadia de Souk Ahras dz
182University for Development Studies gh
183Neelain University sd
184Bayero University Kano ng
185Federal University of Technology, Owerri ng
186Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration gh
187October 6 University eg
188Université Larbi Tebessi de Tébessa dz
189Africa Nazarene University ke
190University of Bahri sd
191Université Abou el Kacem Saâdallah d’Alger 2 dz
192École Nationale Polytechnique dz
193Kyambogo University ug
194University of Jos ng
195Arba Minch University et
196Technical University of Kenya ke
197Institut National Polytechnique Félix Houphouët-Boigny ci
198Federal University of Technology, Minna ng
199The Copperbelt University zm
200Universidade Metodista de Angola ao
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