Top 50 Universities in Africa 2021

There are over a thousand universities in Africa, but how many of them can be classified as a top-ranking university. The 2021 list of top-ranking universities in Africa has been released. You can as well check if your school ranking in Africa and which universities are ranking the most.

According to Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings data, the best universities in Africa span 9 countries, from Nigeria in the west to Kenya in the east, South Africa in the south and Egypt in the North.


Top Universities in Africa 2021

The list of top-ranking Universities in Africa 2021 has a total of 5 South African universities making the top 10. 2 Egyptian universities occupy the 4th and 7th positions while 2 Nigerian universities occupy the 6th and 9th positions.

Also, 3 more South African universities can be found between the 11th and 20th position bringing the total of South African universities in the top 20 to 8, followed by Egypt with 7. On the other hand, only 1 university in East Africa makes the top 20.

The ranking rates university performance using 13 different indicators measuring teaching, research, research impact, innovation and international outlook.

Top 50 Universities in Africa 2021

Use the table below to access the university ranking in Africa.

Position University Country City
1 University of the Witwatersrand South Africa Johannesburg
2 Stellenbosch University South Africa Stellenbosch
3 University of KwaZulu-Natal South Africa Durban
4 Aswan University Egypt Aswan
5 Durban University of Technology South Africa Durban
6 University of Ibadan Nigeria Ibadan
7 Mansoura University Egypt Dakahlia
8 Ferhat Abbas Sétif University 1 Algeria Sétif
9 Lagos State University Nigeria Lagos
10 North West University South Africa Potchefstroom
11 Suez Canal University Egypt Ismailia
12 Cairo University Egypt Cairo
13 University of Johannesburg South Africa Johannesburg
14 Kafrelsheikh University Egypt Kafrelsheikh
15 University of Lagos Nigeria Lagos
16 University of Nairobi Kenya Nairobi
17 University of Pretoria South Africa Pretoria
18 University of Western Cape South Africa Cape Town
19 American University in Cairo Egypt Cairo
20 Benha University Egypt Benha
21 Beni-Suef University Egypt Beni-Suef
22 Covenant University Nigeria Ota
23 University of Oran 1 Algeria Oran
24 Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University Morocco Fez
25 Sohag University Egypte Sohag
26 Ain Shams University Egypt Cairo
27 Al-Azhar University Egypt Cairo
28 Alexandria University Egypt Alexandria
29 Assiut University Egypt Assiut
30 University of Béjaïa Algeria Béjaïa
31 University of Biskra Algeria Biskra
32 Blida 1 University Algeria BLIDA
33 University of Botswana Botswana Gaborone
34 University of Carthage Tunisia Tunis
35 University of Constantine 1 Algeria Constantine
36 Fayoum University Egypt Fayoum
37 University of Ghana Ghana Accra
38 Université Hassan II de Casablanca Morocco Casablanca
39 Helwan University Egypt Cairo
40 Ibn Tofaïl University Morocco Kenitra
41 University of Manouba Tunisia Manouba
42 University of Marrakech Cadi Ayyad Morocco Marrakech
43 Menoufia University Egypt Menofia
44 M’Hamed Bougara University of Boumerdès Algeria Boumerdès
45 Minia University Egypt El-Minia
46 University of Monastir Tunisia Monastir
47 University of Nigeria Nsukka Nigeria Nsukka
48 Obafemi Awolowo University Nigeria Ife
49 Port Said University Egypt Port Said
50 University of Sciences and Technology Houari Boumediene Algeria Algiers


Top 50 Universities in Africa 2021


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