Top 10 Universities in Africa 2020 – Check Your School Ranking in Africa


There are over a thousand universities in Africa, but how many of them can be classified as a top ranking university. The 2020 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 10 countries, from Nigeria in the west, to Uganda in the east, South Africa in the south and Morroco in the south.

The list of top-ranking Universities in Africa 2020 has a total of 5 South African universities making the top 10. 3 Egyptian universities occupy the 4th, 7th and 10th positions while 2 Nigerian universities occupy the 5th and 8th positions.

Also, 6 more Egyptian universities can be found between the 11th and 20th position bringing the total of Egyptian universities in the top 20 to 9, ahead of South Africa 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 Universities in Africa 2019

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

1University of Cape TownSouth AfricaCape Town
2University of the WitwatersrandSouth AfricaJohannesburg
3Stellenbosch UniversitySouth AfricaStellenbosch
4Aswan UniversityEgyptAswan
5Covenant UniversityNigeriaOta
6University of KwaZulu-NatalSouth AfricaDurban
7Mansoura UniversityEgyptDakahlia
8University of IbadanNigeriaIbadan
9North-West UniversitySouth AfricaPotchefstroom
10Suez Canal UniversityEgyptIsmailia
11University of JohannesburgSouth AfricaJohannesburg
12Beni-Suef UniversityEgyptBeni-Suef
13Cairo UniversityEgyptCairo
14University of PretoriaSouth AfricaPretoria
15Suez Canal UniversityEgyptIsmailia
16University of the Western CapeSouth AfricaCape Town
17Alexandria UniversityEgyptAlexandria
18University of BéjaïaAlgeriaBéjaïa
19Helwan UniversityEgyptCairo
20Fayoum UniversityEgyptFayoum
21Ferhat Abbas Sétif University 1AlgeriaSétif
22University of GhanaGhanaAccra
23University of Marrakech Cadi AyyadMoroccoMarrakech
24Mohammed V University of RabatMoroccoRabat
25University of SfaxTunisiaSfax
26Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah UniversityMoroccoFez
27Sohag UniversityEgyptSohag
28Tanta UniversityEgyptTanta
29Tshwane University of TechnologySouth AfricaPretoria
30Ain Shams UniversityEgyptCairo
31Al-Azhar UniversityEgyptCairo
32Assiut UniversityEgyptAssiut
33Badji Mokhtar University – AnnabaAlgeriaAnnaba
34University of Constantine 1AlgeriaConstantine
35Helwan UniversityEgyptAin Helwan
36Menoufia UniversityEgyptMenoufia
37Minia UniversityEgyptMinya
38University of MonastirTunisiaMonastir
39University of NairobiKenyaNairobi
40University of Nigeria NsukkaNigeriaNsukka
41University of Sciences and Technology Houari BoumedieneAlgeriaBab-Ezzouar
42University of South AfricaSouth AfricaPretoria
43South Valley UniversityEgyptQena
44University of TlemcenAlgeriaTlemcen
45University of Tunis El ManarTunisiaTunis
46Université Hassan II de CasablancaMoroccoCasablanca
47Zagazig UniversityEgyptZagazig


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