Oldest Universities in Afghanistan

Introduction

What are the oldest Universities in Afghanistan? uniRank tries to answer this question by publishing a list of 97 Afghan Universities ordered by year of establishment and meeting the following uniRank selection criteria:

  • being chartered, licensed or accredited by the appropriate Afghan higher education-related organization
  • 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
Our aim is to highlight which Afghan Universities have the longest history and tradition and how this correlates to their uniRank University Ranking.

Oldest Universities in Afghanistan

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# University Town
11 Kabul University of Medical Sciences Kabul
3 Kabul University Kabul
8 Nangarhar University Jalalabad
6 Kabul Polytechnic University Kabul
5 Khatam Al Nabieen University Kabul
74 Mili Institute of Higher Education Kabul
50 Faryab University Maymana
39 Badakhshan University Faizabad
9 Herat University Herat
24 Balkh University Mazar-i-Sharif
22 Kandahar University Kandahar
46 Baghlan University Pul-e Khomri
70 Kunduz University Kunduz
36 Takhar University Taloqan
34 Bamiyan University Bamyan
26 Al Beroni University Kesektan
45 Parwan University Charikar
28 Shaikh Zayed University, Khost Khost
56 Jawzjan University Sheberghan
2 Kardan University Kabul
14 Shaheed Rabani Education University Kabul
55 Ariana Institute of Higher Education Kabul
27 Paktia University Gardez
21 Bakhtar University Kabul
18 Helmand University Lashkargah
1 The American University of Afghanistan Kabul
23 Khurasan University Jalalabad
38 Cheragh Medical Institute Kabul
51 Maryam University Kabul
54 Maiwand institute of Higher Education Kabul
35 Karwan University Kabul
4 Kateb University Kabul
40 Aria University Mazar-i-Sharif
37 Tolo-e-Aftab Institute of Higher Education Kabul
12 Dunya University of Afghanistan Kabul
17 Eshrag Institute of Higher Education Herat
25 Salam University Kabul ...
44 Ghazni University Ghazni
13 Rana University Kabul
15 Dawat University Kabul ...
19 Ghalib University Herat ...
81 Rah-e-Saadat University Mazar-i-Sharif
10 Avicenna University Kabul ...
42 Khana-e-Noor University Kabul
43 Gharjistan University Kabul
7 Gawharshad Institute of Higher Education Kabul
82 Syed Jamaluddin Afghan Institute of Higher Education Asadabad
29 Taj Institute of Higher Education Mazar-i-Sharif
49 Pamir Institute of Higher Education Khost
72 Sharq Institute of Higher Education Kabul
61 Al-taqwa Institute of Higher Education Jalalabad
Un Hakim Sanayee Institute of Higher Education Pul-e Khomri
67 Zawul Institute of Higher Education Kabul
59 Bost University Lashkargah
30 Benawa Institute of Higher Education Kandahar
63 Ahlobait Institute of Higher Education Kabul
76 Qalam Institute of Higher Education Kabul
78 Allameh Institute of Higher Education Kabul
41 Abourihan Higher Education Institute Kabul
Un Shifa Institute of Higher Education Kabul
Un Noman Sadat Institute of Higher Education Kabul
73 Kawun Institute of Higher Education Mazar-i-Sharif
68 Turkestan Institute of Higher Education Mazar-i-Sharif
60 Khurshid Institute of Higher Education Kabul
Un Nayestan Institute of Higher Education Kabul
Un Noorin Institute of Higher Education Kabul
Un Alborz Institute of Higher Education Mazar-i-Sharif
Un Estiqamat Higher Education Institute Kabul
52 Esteghlal Institute of Higher Education Kabul
62 Edrak Institute of Higher Education Kabul
80 Danish Institute of Higher Education Charikar
Un Quds Higher Education Institute Pul-e Khomri
77 Saber Institute of Higher Education Kabul
Un Laghman University Laghman
65 Jahan E Noor Institute of Higher Education Kabul
48 Moraa Female University Kabul
47 Tabesh University Kabul
Un Royan Institute of Higher Education Pul-e Khomri
53 Rahnaward Institute of Higher Education Mazar-i-Sharif
Un Fanoos Institute of Higher Education Kabul
69 Ashna Institute of Higher Education Kabul
Un Ghazi Amanullah Khan Institute of Higher Education Kabul
20 Mawlana University Mazar-i-Sharif
Un Sadat Institute of Higher Education Mazar-i-Sharif
Un Payam Institute of Higher Education Kabul
57 Kahkashan-e-Sharq Higher Education Institute Herat
75 Afghan Swiss Medical Institute of Higher Education Kabul
16 Jahan Institute of Higher Education Kabul
32 Maihan Institute of Higher Education Kabul
Un Rabia Balkhi Institute of Higher Education Kabul
33 Mashal University Kabul ...
64 Kaboora Institute of Higher Education Kabul ...
31 Islamic Azad University Afghanistan Kabul
58 Azhar Higher Education Institute Kabul
66 Oruj Institute of Higher Education Kabul
Un Peshgam Institute of Higher Education Kabul
71 Afghan Pamir Higher Education Institute Kabul
Legend: Un Unranked

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