Top 50 Universities in Africa 2021 – 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 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.

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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.

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 5th and 9th positions while only 1Nigerian university occupies the 7th.

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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 6. On the other hand, only 1 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.

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Top Universities in Africa 2021

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

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PositionUniversityCountry
1University of Cape Town South Africa
2University of the WitwatersrandSouth Africa
3Stellenbosch University South Africa
4University of KwaZulu-NatalSouth Africa
5Aswan University Egypt
6Durban University of Technology South Africa
7University of Ibadan Nigeria
8Makerere University Uganda
9Mansoura University Egypt
10Ferhat Abbas Sétif University 1 Algeria
11Lagos State University Nigeria
12Suez Canal University Egypt
13Cairo University Egypt
14University of Johannesburg South Africa
15Kafrelsheikh University Egypt
16University of Lagos Nigeria
17University of Nairobi Kenya
18University of Pretoria South Africa
19University of the Western Cape South Africa
20American University in Cairo Egypt
21Benha University Egypt
22Beni-Suef University Egypt
23Covenant University Nigeria
24University of Oran 1 Algeria
25Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University Morocco
26Sohag University Egypt
27Ain Shams University Egypt
28Al-Azhar University Egypt
29Alexandria University Egypt
30Assiut University Egypt
31University of Béjaïa Algeria
32University of Biskra Algeria
33Blida 1 University Algeria
34University of Botswana Botswana
35University of Carthage Tunisia
36University of Constantine 1 Algeria
37Fayoum University Egypt
38University of Ghana Ghana
39Université Hassan II de Casablanca Morocco
40Helwan University Egypt
41Ibn Tofaïl University Morocco
42University of Manouba Tunisia
43University of Marrakech Cadi Ayyad Morocco
44Menoufia University Egypt
45M'Hamed Bougara University of Boumerdès Algeria
46Minia University Egypt
47University of Monastir Tunisia
48University of Nigeria Nsukka Nigeria
49Obafemi Awolowo University Nigeria
50Port Said University Egypt
51University of Sciences and Technology Houari Boumediene Algeria
52University of Science and Technology of Oran Mohamed-Boudiaf Algeria
53University of Sfax Tunisia
54University of Sousse Tunisia
55University of South Africa South Africa
56South Valley University Egypt
57Tanta University Egypt
58University of Tlemcen Algeria
59Tshwane University of Technology South Africa
60University of Tunis El Manar Tunisia
61Zagazig University Egypt

Source: https://www.timeshighereducation.com/student/where-to-study/study-in-africa

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