Top 50 Universities in Africa (Rankings)

You might want to know or study in one of the best universities in Africa but haven’t gotten a clue of a school with a quality education. We have compiled a list of Top 50 best universities in Africa. This list will aid you to have a knowledge of accredited schools with a quality education. These schools have met the selection criteria of this year’s universities ranking:

top 50 universities in africa

  • 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.

Below is a list of 2019 African Universities Rankings:

RANK                                  UNIVERSITY COUNTRY
1 University of Pretoria South AfricaSouth Africa
2 University of Cape Town South AfricaSouth Africa
3 University of the Witwatersrand South AfricaSouth Africa
4 University of Johannesburg South AfricaSouth Africa
5 Universiteit Stellenbosch South AfricaSouth Africa
6 North-West University South AfricaSouth Africa
7 University of the Western Cape South AfricaSouth Africa
8 University of Nairobi KenyaKenya
9 Cairo University EgyptEgypt
10 The American University in Cairo EgyptEgypt
11 University of KwaZulu-Natal South AfricaSouth Africa
12 University of Lagos NigeriaNigeria
13 Rhodes University South AfricaSouth Africa
14 Tshwane University of Technology South AfricaSouth Africa
15 Mansoura University EgyptEgypt
16 University of Ilorin NigeriaNigeria
17 Universiteit van die Vrystaat South AfricaSouth Africa
18 Cape Peninsula University of Technology South AfricaSouth Africa
19 Ahmadu Bello University NigeriaNigeria
20 University of Khartoum SudanSudan
21 University of Ghana GhanaGhana
22 Nelson Mandela University South AfricaSouth Africa
23 Makerere University UgandaUganda
24 University of Fort Hare South AfricaSouth Africa
25 Universidade Agostinho Neto AngolaAngola
26 Universidade Metodista de Angola AngolaAngola
27 Universidade Católica de Angola AngolaAngola
28 Obafemi Awolowo University NigeriaNigeria
29 Durban University of Technology South AfricaSouth Africa
30 University of Nigeria NigeriaNigeria
31 Université Kasdi Merbah de Ouargla AlgeriaAlgeria
32 University of Ibadan NigeriaNigeria
33 Universidade Eduardo Mondlane MozambiqueMozambique
34 The German University in Cairo EgyptEgypt
35 Kenyatta University KenyaKenya
36 Université Mohamed Khider de Biskra AlgeriaAlgeria
37 Addis Ababa University EthiopiaEthiopia
38 Alexandria University EgyptEgypt
39 University of Botswana BotswanaBotswana
40 Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology GhanaGhana
41 Université Abou Bekr Belkaid Tlemcen AlgeriaAlgeria
42 Université de la Reunion ReunionRepublic of Equatorial Guinea
43 Ain Shams University EgyptEgypt
44 University of Dar es Salaam TanzaniaTanzania
45 Namibia University of Science and Technology NamibiaNamibia
46 Sudan University of Science and Technology SudanSudan
47 Université Abderrahmane Mira de Béjaia AlgeriaAlgeria
48 Universidade Técnica de Angola AngolaAngola
49 Université Frères Mentouri de Constantine 1 AlgeriaAlgeria
50 Université Mohammed V

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