Top 50 Universities in Africa 2024 – Check Your School Ranking in Africa

There are over a thousand universities in Africa, but how many of them can be classified as top-ranking universities? The 2024 list of top-ranking universities in Africa has been released. You can also check if your school ranks 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 nine countries, from Nigeria in the west to Kenya in the east, South Africa in the south, and Egypt in the north.

The list of top-ranking universities in Africa 2024 has a total of 5 South African universities making the top 10. Two Egyptian universities occupy the 5th and 9th positions, while only one Nigerian university occupies the 7th.

Also, 3 more South African universities can be found between the 11th and 20th positions, bringing the total of South African universities in the top 20 to 8, followed by Egypt with 6. On the other hand, only one university in East Africa makes the top 10.

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

Top Universities in Africa 2024

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

1University of Cape TownSouth Africa
2University of the WitwatersrandSouth Africa
3Stellenbosch UniversitySouth Africa
4University of KwaZulu-NatalSouth Africa
5Aswan UniversityEgypt
6Durban University of TechnologySouth Africa
7University of IbadanNigeria
8Makerere UniversityUganda
9Mansoura UniversityEgypt
10Ferhat Abbas Sétif University 1Algeria
11Lagos State UniversityNigeria
12Suez Canal UniversityEgypt
13Cairo UniversityEgypt
14University of JohannesburgSouth Africa
15Kafrelsheikh UniversityEgypt
16University of LagosNigeria
17University of NairobiKenya
18University of PretoriaSouth Africa
19University of the Western CapeSouth Africa
20American University in CairoEgypt
21Benha UniversityEgypt
22Beni-Suef UniversityEgypt
23Covenant UniversityNigeria
24University of Oran 1Algeria
25Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah UniversityMorocco
26Sohag UniversityEgypt
27Ain Shams UniversityEgypt
28Al-Azhar UniversityEgypt
29Alexandria UniversityEgypt
30Assiut UniversityEgypt
31University of BéjaïaAlgeria
32University of BiskraAlgeria
33Blida 1 UniversityAlgeria
34University of BotswanaBotswana
35University of CarthageTunisia
36University of Constantine 1Algeria
37Fayoum UniversityEgypt
38University of GhanaGhana
39Université Hassan II de CasablancaMorocco
40Helwan UniversityEgypt
41Ibn Tofaïl UniversityMorocco
42University of ManoubaTunisia
43University of Marrakech Cadi AyyadMorocco
44Menoufia UniversityEgypt
45M'Hamed Bougara University of BoumerdèsAlgeria
46Minia UniversityEgypt
47University of MonastirTunisia
48University of Nigeria NsukkaNigeria
49Obafemi Awolowo UniversityNigeria
50Port Said UniversityEgypt
51University of Sciences and Technology Houari BoumedieneAlgeria
52University of Science and Technology of Oran Mohamed-BoudiafAlgeria
53University of SfaxTunisia
54University of SousseTunisia
55University of South AfricaSouth Africa
56South Valley UniversityEgypt
57Tanta UniversityEgypt
58University of TlemcenAlgeria
59Tshwane University of TechnologySouth Africa
60University of Tunis El ManarTunisia
61Zagazig UniversityEgypt


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