Top 200 Universities in Africa

2022 African University Ranking


What are the most popular Universities in Africa? uniRank tries to answer this question by publishing the 2022 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.

2022 Top 200 Universities in Africa

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

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