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

  • Being chartered, licensed and/or accredited by the appropriate higher education-related organization in each country
  • Offering at least four-year undergraduate degrees (bachelor degrees) or postgraduate degrees (master or doctoral degrees)
  • Delivering courses predominantly in a traditional, face-to-face, non-distance education format

2021 Top 200 Universities in Africa

1University of Cape TownSouth Africa za
2University of PretoriaSouth Africa za
3University of the WitwatersrandSouth Africa za
4University StellenboschSouth Africa za
5University of KwaZulu-NatalSouth Africa za
6The American University in CairoEgypt eg
7North-West UniversitySouth Africa za
8University of JohannesburgSouth Africa za
9University of NairobiKenya ke
10Cairo UniversityEgypt eg
11University of the Western CapeSouth Africa za
12Rhodes UniversitySouth Africa za
13Addis Ababa UniversityEthiopia et
14University of GhanaGhana gh
15Mansoura UniversityEgypt eg
16University of the Free StateSouth Africa za
17University of BotswanaBotswana bw
18Makerere UniversityUganda ug
19Nelson Mandela UniversitySouth Africa za
20University of ZambiaZambia zm
21Cape Peninsula University of TechnologySouth Africa za
22University of Dar es SalaamTanzania tz
23Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime TransportEgypt eg
24Kenyatta UniversityKenya ke
25Durban University of TechnologySouth Africa za
26Université Mohamed Boudiaf de M’silaAlgeria dz
27University of LagosNigeria ng
28Ain Shams UniversityEgypt eg
29Université de la ReunionReunion re
30Tshwane University of TechnologySouth Africa za
31Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and TechnologyGhana gh
32Covenant UniversityNigeria ng
33Université Cadi AyyadMorocco ma
34Namibia University of Science and TechnologyNamibia na
35Universidade Eduardo MondlaneMozambique mz
36Université Frères Mentouri de Constantine 1Algeria dz
37Université Cheikh Anta DiopSenegal sn
38University of KhartoumSudan sd
39Africa UniversityZimbabwe zw
40Alexandria UniversityEgypt eg
41Université Abou Bekr Belkaid de TlemcenAlgeria dz
42University of NamibiaNamibia na
43University of IbadanNigeria ng
44Université Mohammed VMorocco ma
45Sudan University of Science and TechnologySudan sd
46University of NigeriaNigeria ng
47Université Abderrahmane Mira de BéjaiaAlgeria dz
48University of TripoliLibya ly
49Strathmore UniversityKenya ke
50Université Al AkhawaynMorocco ma
51Université des Sciences et de la Technologie Houari BoumedièneAlgeria dz
52Jimma UniversityEthiopia et
53Université Ferhat Abbas Sétif 1Algeria dz
54Central University of TechnologySouth Africa za
55Kampala International UniversityUganda ug
56Université Mouloud Maameri de Tizi OuzouAlgeria dz
57Université Abdelhamid Ibn Badis de MostaganemAlgeria dz
58Rivers State UniversityNigeria ng
59University of Fort HareSouth Africa za
60Al-Azhar UniversityEgypt eg
61The German University in CairoEgypt eg
62Université Ahmed Ben Bella d’Oran 1Algeria dz
63Assiut UniversityEgypt eg
64Benha UniversityEgypt eg
65University of RwandaRwanda rw
66Université Hassan II de CasablancaMorocco ma
67Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and TechnologyKenya ke
68Université Sidi Mohamed Ben AbdellahMorocco ma
69Université Mohamed Khider de BiskraAlgeria dz
70United States International University AfricaKenya ke
71Université Kasdi Merbah de OuarglaAlgeria dz
72Uganda Christian UniversityUganda ug
73Université Ibn TofailMorocco ma
74University of LimpopoSouth Africa za
75University of ZimbabweZimbabwe zw
76Université Hassiba Ben Bouali de ChlefAlgeria dz
77Obafemi Awolowo UniversityNigeria ng
78University of Port HarcourtNigeria ng
79Université Badji Mokhtar de AnnabaAlgeria dz
80University of Cape CoastGhana gh
81Université 8 Mai 1945 GuelmaAlgeria dz
82Ahmadu Bello UniversityNigeria ng
83Moi UniversityKenya ke
84Université Ibn ZohrMorocco ma
85Egerton UniversityKenya ke
86Université Hadj Lakhder de Batna 1Algeria dz
87Zagazig UniversityEgypt eg
88Université Benyoucef Benkhedda d’Alger 1Algeria dz
89University of IlorinNigeria ng
90University of BeninNigeria ng
91Helwan UniversityEgypt eg
92University of MauritiusMauritius mu
93Université des Sciences et de la Technologie d’Oran Mohamed BoudiafAlgeria dz
94Libyan International Medical UniversityLibya ly
95Vaal University of TechnologySouth Africa za
96Tanta UniversityEgypt eg
97Misr University for Science and TechnologyEgypt eg
98Sokoine University of AgricultureTanzania tz
99Université Tahar Moulay de SaidaAlgeria dz
100Federal University of Agriculture, AbeokutaNigeria ng
101International University of AfricaSudan sd
102Université Moulay IsmailMorocco ma
103Misr International UniversityEgypt eg
104The British University in EgyptEgypt eg
105Université Abdelmalek EssadiMorocco ma
106Université Mohamed Seddik Ben Yahia de JijelAlgeria dz
107Adekunle Ajasin UniversityNigeria ng
108Université Saad Dahlab de Blida 1Algeria dz
109Bahir Dar UniversityEthiopia et
110Nile UniversityEgypt eg
111Université d’AntananarivoMadagascar mg
112Afe Babalola UniversityNigeria ng
113University of ZululandSouth Africa za
114Modern Sciences and Arts UniversityEgypt eg
115University of VendaSouth Africa za
116Walter Sisulu UniversitySouth Africa za
117Université 20 Août 1955 de SkikdaAlgeria dz
118Université CentraleTunisia tn
119Future University in EgyptEgypt eg
120Ashesi UniversityGhana gh
121Midlands State UniversityZimbabwe zw
122Université Gaston BergerSenegal sn
123Université Larbi Ben Mhidi de Oum El BouaghiAlgeria dz
124Federal University of Technology, AkureNigeria ng
125Université M’hamed Bouguerra de BoumerdèsAlgeria dz
126Université Mohamed Lamine Debaghine de Sétif 2Algeria dz
127University of Education, WinnebaGhana gh
128Université de Batna 2Algeria dz
129Ladoke Akintola University of TechnologyNigeria ng
130Université Echahid Hamma Lakhdar d’El OuedAlgeria dz
131Mzumbe UniversityTanzania tz
132Muhimbili University of Health and Allied SciencesTanzania tz
133Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences UniversitySouth Africa za
134Regent University College of Science and TechnologyGhana gh
135Université Ziane Achour de DjelfaAlgeria dz
136Université Djillali Liabès de Sidi-Bel-AbbèsAlgeria dz
137Mount Kenya UniversityKenya ke
138University of EswatiniEswatini sz
139Nahda UniversityEgypt eg
140Université Mohammed PremierMorocco ma
141Universidade PedagógicaMozambique mz
142Kafrelsheikh UniversityEgypt eg
143Sebha UniversityLibya ly
144Sohag universityEgypt eg
145Minia UniversityEgypt eg
146Egypt-Japan University of Science and TechnologyEgypt eg
147Suez Canal UniversityEgypt eg
148Université Hassan 1erMorocco ma
149South Valley UniversityEgypt eg
150American University of NigeriaNigeria ng
151Université de LoméTogo tg
152University of AbujaNigeria ng
153Université Ibn Khaldoun de TiaretAlgeria dz
154Université Abdelhamid Mehri de Constantine 2Algeria dz
155Babcock UniversityNigeria ng
156Université Ahmed Draia d’AdrarAlgeria dz
157University of MalawiMalawi mw
158Université d’Abomey-CalaviBenin bj
159Université Chouaib DoukkaliMorocco ma
160Lagos State UniversityNigeria ng
161Fayoum UniversityEgypt eg
162Hawassa UniversityEthiopia et
163Université Yahia Fares de MédéaAlgeria dz
164The University of DodomaTanzania tz
165The Catholic University of Eastern AfricaKenya ke
166Pan-Atlantic UniversityNigeria ng
167Modern University for Technology and InformationEgypt eg
168Menoufia UniversityEgypt eg
169Université Brahim Soltane Chaibout d’Alger 3Algeria dz
170Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and TechnologyTanzania tz
171Mangosuthu University of TechnologySouth Africa za
172Federal University, Oye-EkitiNigeria ng
173Université Akli Mohand Oulhadj de BouiraAlgeria dz
174Universidade Católica de MoçambiqueMozambique mz
175Mbarara University of Science and TechnologyUganda ug
176École Nationale Supérieure d’InformatiqueAlgeria dz
177Landmark UniversityNigeria ng
178Murang’a University of TechnologyKenya ke
179Kenya Methodist UniversityKenya ke
180Université Ouaga I Joseph Ki-ZerboBurkina Faso bf
181Université Mohamed-Chérif Messaadia de Souk AhrasAlgeria dz
182University for Development StudiesGhana gh
183Neelain UniversitySudan sd
184Bayero University KanoNigeria ng
185Federal University of Technology, OwerriNigeria ng
186Ghana Institute of Management and Public AdministrationGhana gh
187October 6 UniversityEgypt eg
188Université Larbi Tebessi de TébessaAlgeria dz
189Africa Nazarene UniversityKenya ke
190University of BahriSudan sd
191Université Abou el Kacem Saâdallah d’Alger 2Algeria dz
192École Nationale PolytechniqueAlgeria dz
193Kyambogo UniversityUganda ug
194University of JosNigeria ng
195Arba Minch UniversityEthiopia et
196Technical University of KenyaKenya ke
197Institut National Polytechnique Félix Houphouët-BoignyIvory Coast ci
198Federal University of Technology, MinnaNigeria ng
199The Copperbelt UniversityZambia zm
200Universidade Metodista de AngolaAngola ao


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