Top 200 Universities in Africa

2021 African University Ranking New


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
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.

2021 Top 200 Universities in Africa

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

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