Top 200 Universities in Africa

2019 African University Ranking


What are the most popular Universities in Africa? uniRank tries to answer this question by publishing the 2019 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
Our aim is to provide a non-academic League Table of the top Universities in Africa based on valid, unbiased and non-influenceable web metrics provided by independent web intelligence sources rather than data submitted by the Universities themselves.

2019 Top 200 Universities in Africa

Rank University Country
1 University of KwaZulu-Natal South Africa za
2 University of Cape Town South Africa za
3 University of Pretoria South Africa za
4 University of the Witwatersrand South Africa za
5 University of Johannesburg South Africa za
6 North-West University South Africa za
7 Universiteit Stellenbosch South Africa za
8 University of Nairobi Kenya ke
9 Cairo University Egypt eg
10 University of the Western Cape South Africa za
11 Nelson Mandela University South Africa za
12 Ahmadu Bello University Nigeria ng
13 The American University in Cairo Egypt eg
14 University of Lagos Nigeria ng
15 University of Ibadan Nigeria ng
16 Addis Ababa University Ethiopia et
17 Universiteit van die Vrystaat South Africa za
18 Tshwane University of Technology South Africa za
19 University of Ghana Ghana gh
20 Cape Peninsula University of Technology South Africa za
21 Kenyatta University Kenya ke
22 University of Nigeria Nigeria ng
23 Mansoura University Egypt eg
24 Obafemi Awolowo University Nigeria ng
25 Rhodes University South Africa za
26 Universidade Católica de Angola Angola ao
27 University of Ilorin Nigeria ng
28 Durban University of Technology South Africa za
29 Namibia University of Science and Technology Namibia na
30 Makerere University Uganda ug
31 Universidade Metodista de Angola Angola ao
32 Covenant University Nigeria ng
33 University of Fort Hare South Africa za
34 Université Mohammed V Morocco ma
35 Université Abou Bekr Belkaid de Tlemcen Algeria dz
36 Universidade Eduardo Mondlane Mozambique mz
37 Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Ghana gh
38 Federal University of Technology, Akure Nigeria ng
39 Université Cadi Ayyad Morocco ma
40 University of Namibia Namibia na
41 University of Botswana Botswana bw
42 Université Abderrahmane Mira de Béjaia Algeria dz
43 University of Khartoum Sudan sd
44 University of Dar es Salaam Tanzania tz
45 Alexandria University Egypt eg
46 Vaal University of Technology South Africa za
47 Central University of Technology South Africa za
48 Université Frères Mentouri de Constantine 1 Algeria dz
49 Université de la Reunion Reunion re
50 Université Kasdi Merbah de Ouargla Algeria dz
51 Ain Shams University Egypt eg
52 The German University in Cairo Egypt eg
53 Universidade Óscar Ribas Angola ao
54 Jimma University Ethiopia et
55 Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport Egypt eg
56 Sudan University of Science and Technology Sudan sd
57 Université Mohamed Boudiaf de M'sila Algeria dz
58 Universidade Técnica de Angola Angola ao
59 Université Ibn Zohr Morocco ma
60 University of Zimbabwe Zimbabwe zw
61 Université Mohamed Khider de Biskra Algeria dz
62 Walter Sisulu University South Africa za
63 Université Ferhat Abbas Sétif 1 Algeria dz
64 Benha University Egypt eg
65 University of Zambia Zambia zm
66 Université Cheikh Anta Diop Senegal sn
67 Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology Kenya ke
68 Strathmore University Kenya ke
69 Modern Sciences and Arts University Egypt eg
70 Zagazig University Egypt eg
71 The International University of Management Namibia na
72 University of Jos Nigeria ng
73 Moi University Kenya ke
74 University of Benin Nigeria ng
75 Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta Nigeria ng
76 International University of Africa Sudan sd
77 University of Limpopo South Africa za
78 Université Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah Morocco ma
79 Université des Sciences et de la Technologie Houari Boumediène Algeria dz
80 Egerton University Kenya ke
81 Sokoine University of Agriculture Tanzania tz
82 Helwan University Egypt eg
83 Afe Babalola University Nigeria ng
84 Universidade Pedagógica Mozambique mz
85 Université Al Akhawayn Morocco ma
86 Universidade Agostinho Neto Angola ao
87 Federal University, Oye-Ekiti Nigeria ng
88 Misr University for Science and Technology Egypt eg
89 University of Cape Coast Ghana gh
90 Assiut University Egypt eg
91 University of Education, Winneba Ghana gh
92 Université Ahmed Ben Bella d'Oran 1 Algeria dz
93 Olabisi Onabanjo University Nigeria ng
94 Mbarara University of Science and Technology Uganda ug
95 Universidade Independente de Angola Angola ao
96 Landmark University Nigeria ng
97 Lagos State University Nigeria ng
98 Université Hadj Lakhder de Batna 1 Algeria dz
99 Université Hassan II de Casablanca Morocco ma
100 University of Rwanda Rwanda rw
101 Mount Kenya University Kenya ke
102 The University of Dodoma Tanzania tz
103 Université Abdelhamid Ibn Badis de Mostaganem Algeria dz
104 Université Ibn Tofail Morocco ma
105 University of Zululand South Africa za
106 Université Benyoucef Benkhedda d'Alger 1 Algeria dz
107 Al-Azhar University Egypt eg
108 Tanta University Egypt eg
109 Université Hassiba Ben Bouali de Chlef Algeria dz
110 Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Nigeria ng
111 University of Port Harcourt Nigeria ng
112 Botswana Accountancy College Botswana bw
113 The British University in Egypt Egypt eg
114 South Valley University Egypt eg
115 University of Venda South Africa za
116 Rivers State University Nigeria ng
117 Université Abdelmalek Essadi Morocco ma
118 Federal University of Technology, Owerri Nigeria ng
119 United States International University Africa Kenya ke
120 Babcock University Nigeria ng
121 Federal University of Technology, Minna Nigeria ng
122 Botswana University of Agriculture and Natural Resources Botswana bw
123 Botswana International University of Science and Technology Botswana bw
124 Uganda Christian University Uganda ug
125 Adama Science and Technology University Ethiopia et
126 Mangosuthu University of Technology South Africa za
127 University of Tripoli Libya ly
128 Université Mouloud Maameri de Tizi Ouzou Algeria dz
129 Université Mohammed Premier Morocco ma
130 Kafrelsheikh University Egypt eg
131 Nile University of Nigeria Nigeria ng
132 University of Mauritius Mauritius mu
133 Universidade Jean Piaget de Angola Angola ao
134 Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Nigeria ng
135 Hawassa University Ethiopia et
136 Mzumbe University Tanzania tz
137 New Era College Botswana bw
138 ABM University College Botswana bw
139 Gaborone University College of Law and Professional Studies Botswana bw
140 Université Moulay Ismail Morocco ma
141 Kwara State University Nigeria ng
142 BA ISAGO University Botswana bw
143 Nile University Egypt eg
144 Université Tahar Moulay de Saida Algeria dz
145 Universidade Katyavala Bwila Angola ao
146 Minia University Egypt eg
147 October 6 University Egypt eg
148 Imperial School of Business and Science Botswana bw
149 Université des Sciences et de la Technologie d'Oran Mohamed Boudiaf Algeria dz
150 Université Echahid Hamma Lakhdar d'El Oued Algeria dz
151 Université Badji Mokhtar de Annaba Algeria dz
152 Boitekanelo College Botswana bw
153 Université Hassan 1er Morocco ma
154 Midlands State University Zimbabwe zw
155 Mega Size College Botswana bw
156 Bayero University Kano Nigeria ng
157 University of Mpumalanga South Africa za
158 Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti Nigeria ng
159 Future University in Egypt Egypt eg
160 Nahda University Egypt eg
161 University of Abuja Nigeria ng
162 Adekunle Ajasin University Nigeria ng
163 University of Uyo Nigeria ng
164 Université Larbi Ben Mhidi de Oum El Bouaghi Algeria dz
165 Bahir Dar University Ethiopia et
166 Misr International University Egypt eg
167 Arba Minch University Ethiopia et
168 Université M'hamed Bouguerra de Boumerdès Algeria dz
169 Universidade Mandume Ya Ndemufayo Angola ao
170 Tai Solarin University of Education Nigeria ng
171 Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences Tanzania tz
172 Sohag university Egypt eg
173 Université Yahia Fares de Médéa Algeria dz
174 Benue State University Nigeria ng
175 Ashesi University Ghana gh
176 Universidade Católica de Moçambique Mozambique mz
177 Nnamdi Azikiwe University Nigeria ng
178 Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University South Africa za
179 Usmanu Danfodio University Nigeria ng
180 University of Swaziland Swaziland sz
181 Université 8 Mai 1945 Guelma Algeria dz
182 Suez Canal University Egypt eg
183 Africa University Zimbabwe zw
184 Pharos University in Alexandria Egypt eg
185 Libyan International Medical University Libya ly
186 Université Djillali Liabès de Sidi-Bel-Abbès Algeria dz
187 Menoufia University Egypt eg
188 Fayoum University Egypt eg
189 Université 20 Août 1955 de Skikda Algeria dz
190 American University of Nigeria Nigeria ng
191 University of Gezira Sudan sd
192 Nile Valley University Sudan sd
193 Umaru Musa Yar'Adua University Nigeria ng
194 Université d'Abomey-Calavi Benin bj
195 Université de Ouagadougou Burkina Faso bf
196 Redeemer's University Nigeria ng
197 Université Mohamed Seddik Ben Yahia de Jijel Algeria dz
198 Université Gaston Berger Senegal sn
199 Jaamacada Kismaayo Somalia so
200 Université Mohamed Lamine Debaghine de Sétif 2 Algeria dz

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