Top Universities in Africa 2019 – 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 2019 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 in Africa 2019 has a total of 7 South African universities making the top 20. 3 Egyptian universities occupy the 6th, 7th and 8th positions while 2 Nigerian universities occupy the 9th and 10th 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
4University of KwaZulu-NatalSouth AfricaDurban
5Makerere UniversityUgandaKampala
6American University in CairoEgyptCairo
7Benha UniversityEgyptBenha
8Beni-Suef UniversityEgyptBeni-Suef
9Covenant UniversityNigeriaOta
10University of IbadanNigeriaIbadan
11University of JohannesburgSouth AfricaJohannesburg
12Kafrelsheikh UniversityEgyptKafr el-Sheikh
13Mansoura UniversityEgyptDakahlia
14University of PretoriaSouth AfricaPretoria
15Suez Canal UniversityEgyptIsmailia
16University of the Western CapeSouth AfricaCape Town
17Alexandria UniversityEgyptAlexandria
18University of BéjaïaAlgeriaBéjaïa
19Cairo 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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