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