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Top Universities in Africa 2020 – Did Your School Make the League?

2019 is coming to a close and it’s that time again where we find out Universities in Africa and how they have fared.

Last year, the top 10 were made up of universities in South Africa, Egypt, Tanzania and Nigeria with 4 from South Africa, 3 from Egypt, 1 from Tanzania, while 2 universities were in Nigeria. In previous years, only Universities in South Africa and Egypt made up the top 10 list.

This year’s top 10 sees 5 universities from South Africa, 3 from Egypt and 2 from Nigeria make the list. A total of 7 South African universities make top 20. 4 more Egyptian universities can be found occupying the 11th – 20th position bringing the total of Egyptian universities in top 20 to 7, ahead of Nigeria, Algeria and Morocco, all of which have universities occupying the top 20 position.

Remarkably, one university from Eastern Africa makes top 20 this year which is an improvement from last year where no Eastern university smelled top 20 on the table.

Interesting, isn’t it?

Find out how your university ranks this year below.

Watch this Interesting Animated Video of the Top 10 Universities in Africa

Sort the list by:

  • Position – to see the Top universities in ascending or descending order
  • Name of Universities
  • Country – to see the number of universities from each country

Also search for a particular university or country with the search box to the right

University Ranking 2020UniversityCountry
University of Cape TownSouth Africa
University of the WitwatersrandSouth Africa
Stellenbosch UniversitySouth Africa
Aswan UniversityEgypt
Covenant UniversityNigeria
University of KwaZulu-NatalSouth Africa
Mansoura UniversityEgypt
University of IbadanNigeria
North-West UniversitySouth Africa
Suez Canal UniversityEgypt
11 Beni-Suef UniversityEgypt
11 Cairo UniversityEgypt
11 Ferhat Abbas Sétif University 1Algeria
11 University of JohannesburgSouth Africa
11 Kafrelsheikh UniversityEgypt
11 Makerere UniversityUganda
11 University of PretoriaSouth Africa
11 Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah UniversityMorocco
11 University of the Western CapeSouth Africa
20 Ain Shams UniversityEgypt
20 American University in CairoEgypt
20 University of BéjaïaAlgeria
20 Benha UniversityEgypt
20 University of GhanaGhana
20 University of LagosNigeria
20 University of NairobiKenya
20 Tanta UniversityEgypt
20 Tshwane University of TechnologySouth Africa
29 Al-Azhar UniversityEgypt
29  Alexandria UniversityEgypt
29  Assiut UniversityEgypt
29  University of BiskraAlgeria
29  University of CarthageTunisia
29  University of Constantine 1Algeria
29  University of Dar es SalaamTanzania
29  Fayoum UniversityEgypt
29  Université Hassan II de CasablancaMorocco
29  Helwan UniversityEgypt
29  University of ManoubaTunisia
29  University of Marrakech Cadi AyyadMorocco
29  Menoufia UniversityEgypt
29  M'Hamed Bougara University of BoumerdèsAlgeria
29  Minia UniversityEgypt
29  Mohammed V University of RabatMorocco
29  University of MonastirTunisia
29  University of Nigeria NsukkaNigeria
29  University of Sciences and Technology Houari BoumedieneAlgeria
29  University of Science and Technology of Oran Mohamed-BoudiafAlgeria
29  University of SfaxTunisia
29  Sohag UniversityEgypt
29  University of SousseTunisia
29  University of South AfricaSouth Africa
29  South Valley UniversityEgypt
29  University of TlemcenAlgeria
29  University of Tunis El ManarTunisia
29  Zagazig UniversityEgypt

University Ranking is provided by Times Higher Education – an international higher education search engine and directory reviewing accredited Universities and Colleges in the world.

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