Top 200 Universities in Africa

2020 African University Ranking


What are the most popular Universities in Africa? uniRank tries to answer this question by publishing the 2020 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.

2020 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 University of KwaZulu-Natal South Africa za
8 The American University in Cairo Egypt eg
9 University of Nairobi Kenya ke
10 University of the Western Cape South Africa za
11 Cairo University Egypt eg
12 University of Ghana Ghana gh
13 Rhodes University South Africa za
14 University of the Free State South Africa za
15 Nelson Mandela University South Africa za
16 Mansoura University Egypt eg
17 Makerere University Uganda ug
18 University of Zambia Zambia zm
19 Cape Peninsula University of Technology South Africa za
20 Université de la Reunion Reunion re
21 Addis Ababa University Ethiopia et
22 University of Dar es Salaam Tanzania tz
23 University of Botswana Botswana bw
24 Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Ghana gh
25 Kenyatta University Kenya ke
26 Ain Shams University Egypt eg
27 Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport Egypt eg
28 Namibia University of Science and Technology Namibia na
29 Universidade Eduardo Mondlane Mozambique mz
30 Durban University of Technology South Africa za
31 University of Namibia Namibia na
32 Alexandria University Egypt eg
33 Université Cheikh Anta Diop Senegal sn
34 Université Abou Bekr Belkaid de Tlemcen Algeria dz
35 The German University in Cairo Egypt eg
36 Tshwane University of Technology South Africa za
37 Université Mohamed Boudiaf de M'sila Algeria dz
38 Université Frères Mentouri de Constantine 1 Algeria dz
39 University of Benin Nigeria ng
40 University of Lagos Nigeria ng
41 Covenant University Nigeria ng
42 University of Ibadan Nigeria ng
43 Strathmore University Kenya ke
44 Université Cadi Ayyad Morocco ma
45 Benha University Egypt eg
46 Kampala International University Uganda ug
47 Assiut University Egypt eg
48 Tanta University Egypt eg
49 Université Al Akhawayn Morocco ma
50 University of Khartoum Sudan sd
51 Al-Azhar University Egypt eg
52 University of Nigeria Nigeria ng
53 Rivers State University Nigeria ng
54 University of Fort Hare South Africa za
55 Misr University for Science and Technology Egypt eg
56 Université Mohammed V Morocco ma
57 Central University of Technology South Africa za
58 Université Kasdi Merbah de Ouargla Algeria dz
59 University of Cape Coast Ghana gh
60 Université des Sciences et de la Technologie Houari Boumediène Algeria dz
61 United States International University Africa Kenya ke
62 University of Zimbabwe Zimbabwe zw
63 Sudan University of Science and Technology Sudan sd
64 University of Rwanda Rwanda rw
65 Université Abdelhamid Ibn Badis de Mostaganem Algeria dz
66 Université Ahmed Ben Bella d'Oran 1 Algeria dz
67 Université Mouloud Maameri de Tizi Ouzou Algeria dz
68 Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology Kenya ke
69 Helwan University Egypt eg
70 Université Abderrahmane Mira de Béjaia Algeria dz
71 University of Education, Winneba Ghana gh
72 Zagazig University Egypt eg
73 Université Ferhat Abbas Sétif 1 Algeria dz
74 Jimma University Ethiopia et
75 University of Limpopo South Africa za
76 Obafemi Awolowo University Nigeria ng
77 University of Mauritius Mauritius mu
78 Egerton University Kenya ke
79 Moi University Kenya ke
80 Université Mohamed Khider de Biskra Algeria dz
81 Midlands State University Zimbabwe zw
82 Ahmadu Bello University Nigeria ng
83 Modern Sciences and Arts University Egypt eg
84 Misr International University Egypt eg
85 Sokoine University of Agriculture Tanzania tz
86 South Valley University Egypt eg
87 Sohag university Egypt eg
88 Université Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah Morocco ma
89 The British University in Egypt Egypt eg
90 University of Ilorin Nigeria ng
91 Africa University Zimbabwe zw
92 Uganda Christian University Uganda ug
93 Kafrelsheikh University Egypt eg
94 Vaal University of Technology South Africa za
95 University of Venda South Africa za
96 Université Hassiba Ben Bouali de Chlef Algeria dz
97 University of Port Harcourt Nigeria ng
98 Université 8 Mai 1945 Guelma Algeria dz
99 Libyan International Medical University Libya ly
100 Université Badji Mokhtar de Annaba Algeria dz
101 Ashesi University Ghana gh
102 Adekunle Ajasin University Nigeria ng
103 Université Saad Dahlab de Blida 1 Algeria dz
104 Université Hassan II de Casablanca Morocco ma
105 University of Zululand South Africa za
106 Walter Sisulu University South Africa za
107 Université Centrale Tunisia tn
108 Université Hadj Lakhder de Batna 1 Algeria dz
109 Future University in Egypt Egypt eg
110 Regent University College of Science and Technology Ghana gh
111 Université Benyoucef Benkhedda d'Alger 1 Algeria dz
112 Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta Nigeria ng
113 Université Gaston Berger Senegal sn
114 Université Larbi Ben Mhidi de Oum El Bouaghi Algeria dz
115 Menoufia University Egypt eg
116 Université des Sciences et de la Technologie d'Oran Mohamed Boudiaf Algeria dz
117 Université Tahar Moulay de Saida Algeria dz
118 Mount Kenya University Kenya ke
119 Université M'hamed Bouguerra de Boumerdès Algeria dz
120 Université Abdelmalek Essadi Morocco ma
121 University of Eswatini Eswatini sz
122 Fayoum University Egypt eg
123 University of Tripoli Libya ly
124 Université Ibn Zohr Morocco ma
125 Suez Canal University Egypt eg
126 Université Djillali Liabès de Sidi-Bel-Abbès Algeria dz
127 Landmark University Nigeria ng
128 Nile University Egypt eg
129 Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration Ghana gh
130 Minia University Egypt eg
131 Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences Tanzania tz
132 Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Nigeria ng
133 Université Hassan 1er Morocco ma
134 Université d'Antananarivo Madagascar mg
135 Damietta University Egypt eg
136 Modern University for Technology and Information Egypt eg
137 October 6 University Egypt eg
138 American University of Nigeria Nigeria ng
139 Federal University of Technology, Akure Nigeria ng
140 Afe Babalola University Nigeria ng
141 Universidade Pedagógica Mozambique mz
142 Bahir Dar University Ethiopia et
143 Université Moulay Ismail Morocco ma
144 Beni-Suef University Egypt eg
145 Université Ibn Tofail Morocco ma
146 Damanhour University Egypt eg
147 The Copperbelt University Zambia zm
148 Aswan University Egypt eg
149 Mbarara University of Science and Technology Uganda ug
150 Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology Tanzania tz
151 The Catholic University of Eastern Africa Kenya ke
152 Université Ouaga I Joseph Ki-Zerbo Burkina Faso bf
153 Hawassa University Ethiopia et
154 Université d'Abomey-Calavi Benin bj
155 Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University South Africa za
156 Université Mohamed Lamine Debaghine de Sétif 2 Algeria dz
157 Université Echahid Hamma Lakhdar d'El Oued Algeria dz
158 Universidade Católica de Moçambique Mozambique mz
159 Kyambogo University Uganda ug
160 Université Mohamed Seddik Ben Yahia de Jijel Algeria dz
161 Université 20 Août 1955 de Skikda Algeria dz
162 Kenya Methodist University Kenya ke
163 Université Ziane Achour de Djelfa Algeria dz
164 Murang'a University of Technology Kenya ke
165 Mzumbe University Tanzania tz
166 Misurata University Libya ly
167 Pan-Atlantic University Nigeria ng
168 École Nationale Polytechnique Algeria dz
169 Université de Lomé Togo tg
170 Babcock University Nigeria ng
171 Université Mohammed Premier Morocco ma
172 University of Jos Nigeria ng
173 Lagos State University Nigeria ng
174 Africa Nazarene University Kenya ke
175 The University of Dodoma Tanzania tz
176 Université Larbi Tebessi de Tébessa Algeria dz
177 Université de Dschang Cameroon cm
178 Université Mohammed VI Polytechnique Morocco ma
179 University for Development Studies Ghana gh
180 University of Malawi Malawi mw
181 Université Ibn Khaldoun de Tiaret Algeria dz
182 Arba Minch University Ethiopia et
183 Université Mohamed Ben Ahmed d'Oran 2 Algeria dz
184 Sinai University Egypt eg
185 Federal University, Oye-Ekiti Nigeria ng
186 Université Internationale de Rabat Morocco ma
187 Ahfad University for Women Sudan sd
188 Mangosuthu University of Technology South Africa za
189 Elsheikh Abdallah Elbadri University Sudan sd
190 Nahda University Egypt eg
191 The International University of Management Namibia na
192 Université Ahmed Draia d'Adrar Algeria dz
193 Skyline University Nigeria Nigeria ng
194 Université Chouaib Doukkali Morocco ma
195 Université Akli Mohand Oulhadj de Bouira Algeria dz
196 Valley View University Ghana gh
197 Université Mohamed-Chérif Messaadia de Souk Ahras Algeria dz
198 University of Science and Technology at Zewail City Egypt eg
199 Federal University of Technology, Owerri Nigeria ng
200 Nile University of Nigeria Nigeria ng

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