Top 100 Universities in Africa

Interested in learning more about Africa’s top universities? What African Universities are the Best Recognised Higher Education Institutions in Africa?

The continent has many universities, but in this post, we will highlight the finest universities.

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Continue reading to learn about the top 100 universities in Africa, from first to last.

The Criteria of Selection

  • Delivering courses primarily in a traditional, face-to-face, non-distance education format
  • Being chartered, licenced, and/or accredited by the appropriate higher education-related organisation in each country
  • Offering at least four-year undergraduate degrees (bachelor’s degrees) or postgraduate degrees (master’s or doctoral degrees)

Interested in getting enlightened about the top universities in Africa? African Universities are Ranked as the top Recognized Higher-education Institutions in Africa?

The continent has a long list of universities lined up, but we shall provide you with the top Universities in this article.

Keep reading to discover the first to the last of the 100 top universities in Africa.

The Criteria are:

  • delivering courses predominantly in a traditional, face-to-face, non-distance education format
  • being chartered, licensed and/or accredited by the appropriate higher education-related organization in each country
  • offering at least four-year undergraduate degrees (bachelor’s degrees) or postgraduate degrees (master’s or doctoral degrees)
N/OList of Universities
1University of KwaZulu-NatalSouth Africa za
2University of PretoriaSouth Africa za
3University of the WitwatersrandSouth Africa za
4University of Cape TownSouth Africa za
5University of JohannesburgSouth Africa za
6North-West UniversitySouth Africa za
7Universiteit StellenboschSouth Africa za
8University of NairobiKenya ke
9University of the Western CapeSouth Africa za
10Cairo UniversityEgypt eg
11Rhodes UniversitySouth Africa za
12The American University in CairoEgypt eg
13Universiteit van die VrystaatSouth Africa za
14Universidade Católica de AngolaAngola ao
15University of IbadanNigeria ng
16Cape Peninsula University of TechnologySouth Africa za
17Nelson Mandela UniversitySouth Africa za
18Tshwane University of TechnologySouth Africa za
19University of Fort HareSouth Africa za
20University of NigeriaNigeria ng
21Durban University of TechnologySouth Africa za
22Mansoura UniversityEgypt eg
23University of LagosNigeria ng
24Ahmadu Bello UniversityNigeria ng
25University of KhartoumSudan sd
26Obafemi Awolowo UniversityNigeria ng
27Université Mohammed VMorocco ma
28Namibia University of Science and TechnologyNamibia na
29University of GhanaGhana gh
30Kenyatta UniversityKenya ke
31Alexandria UniversityEgypt eg
32University of Dar es SalaamTanzania tz
33Central University of TechnologySouth Africa za
34Addis Ababa UniversityEthiopia et
35Universidade Metodista de AngolaAngola ao
36University of IlorinNigeria ng
37Ain Shams UniversityEgypt eg
38Makerere UniversityUganda ug
39Université de la ReunionReunion re
40Université Cadi AyyadMorocco ma
41Université Frères Mentouri de Constantine 1Algeria dz
42Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and TechnologyGhana gh
43University of BotswanaBotswana bw
44University of NamibiaNamibia na
45Universidade Eduardo MondlaneMozambique mz
46Université Kasdi Merbah de OuarglaAlgeria dz
47Jimma UniversityEthiopia et
48The German University in CairoEgypt eg
49Université Abou Bekr Belkaid TlemcenAlgeria dz
50Covenant UniversityNigeria ng
51Universidade Técnica de AngolaAngola ao
52Benha UniversityEgypt eg
53Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime TransportEgypt eg
54Université Mohamed Khider de BiskraAlgeria dz
55Vaal University of TechnologySouth Africa za
56Universidade Independente de AngolaAngola ao
57Egerton UniversityKenya ke
58Université Cheikh Anta DiopSenegal sn
59Assiut UniversityEgypt eg
60Sudan University of Science and TechnologySudan sd
61The International University of ManagementNamibia na
62Zagazig UniversityEgypt eg
63Université Abderrahmane Mira de BéjaiaAlgeria dz
64Helwan UniversityEgypt eg
65University of ZambiaZambia zm
66University of RwandaRwanda rw
67Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and TechnologyKenya ke
68Landmark UniversityNigeria ng
69University of TripoliLibya ly
70Université Sidi Mohamed Ben AbdellahMorocco ma
71Université Ibn ZohrMorocco ma
72Université des Sciences et de la Technologie Houari BoumedièneAlgeria dz
73University of BeninNigeria ng
74Al-Azhar UniversityEgypt eg
75University of LimpopoSouth Africa za
76Federal University of Technology, AkureNigeria ng
77Federal University of Technology, MinnaNigeria ng
78Modern Sciences and Arts UniversityEgypt eg
79Walter Sisulu UniversitySouth Africa za
80Université Ferhat Abbas de Sétif 1Algeria dz
81Strathmore UniversityKenya ke
82Moi UniversityKenya ke
83University of Education, WinnebaGhana gh
84University of MauritiusMauritius mu
85Federal University of Agriculture, AbeokutaNigeria ng
86United States International University AfricaKenya ke
87Universidade PedagógicaMozambique mz
88Université Hassiba Ben Bouali de ChlefAlgeria dz
89University of ZimbabweZimbabwe zw
90Universidade Óscar RibasAngola ao
91Uganda Christian UniversityUganda ug
92Mount Kenya UniversityKenya ke
93Sokoine University of AgricultureTanzania tz
94Misr University for Science and TechnologyEgypt eg
95Babcock UniversityNigeria ng
96Université Al AkhawaynMorocco ma
97University of ZululandSouth Africa za
98Kwara State UniversityNigeria ng
99Université Ibn TofailMorocco ma
100University of Port Harcourt


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