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Top Universities in Africa 2021 – Did Your School Make the League?

2020 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 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.

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, 2 from Egypt, 1 from Nigeria, Algeria and Uganda consecutively make the list. A total of 9 South African universities make top 20. 3 more Egyptian universities can be found occupying the 11th – 20th position bringing the total of Egyptian universities in top 20 to 5, ahead of Nigeria, Algeria and Kenya, all of which have universities occupying the top 20 position.

Remarkably, more universities from Eastern Africa make top 20 this year which is an improvement from last year where only one Eastern university smelt 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

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PositionName of UniversityCountry
1University of Cape TownSouth Africa
2University of the WitwatersrandSouth Africa
3Stellenbosch UniversitySouth Africa
4University of KwaZulu-NatalSouth Africa
5Aswan UniversityEgypt
5Durban University of TechnologySouth Africa
5University of IbadanNigeria
5Makerere UniversityUganda
5Mansoura UniversityEgypt
10Ferhat Abbas Sétif University 1Algeria
10Lagos State UniversityNigeria
10North-West UniversitySouth Africa
10Suez Canal UniversityEgypt
14Cairo UniversityEgypt
14University of JohannesburgSouth Africa
14Kafrelsheikh UniversityEgypt
14University of LagosNigeria
14University of NairobiKenya
14University of PretoriaSouth Africa
14University of the Western CapeSouth Africa
21American University in CairoEgypt
21Benha UniversityEgypt
21Beni-Suef UniversityEgypt
21Covenant UniversityNigeria
21University of Oran 1Algeria
21Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah UniversityMorocco
21Sohag UniversityEgypt
27Ain Shams UniversityEgypt
27Al-Azhar UniversityEgypt
27Alexandria UniversityEgypt
27Assiut UniversityEgypt
27University of BéjaïaAlgeria
27University of BiskraAlgeria
27Blida 1 University Algeria
27University of BotswanaBotswana
27University of CarthageTunisia
27University of Constantine 1Algeria
27Fayoum UniversityEgypt
27University of GhanaGhana
27Université Hassan II de CasablancaMorocco
27Helwan UniversityEgypt
27Ibn Tofaïl UniversityMorocco
27University of ManoubaTunisia
27University of Marrakech Cadi AyyadMorocco
27Menoufia UniversityEgypt
27M'Hamed Bougara University of BoumerdèsAlgeria
27Minia UniversityEgypt
27Mohammed V University of RabatMorocco
27University of MonastirTunisia
27University of Nigeria NsukkaNigeria
27Obafemi Awolowo UniversityNigeria
27Port Said UniversityEgypt
27University of Sciences and Technology Houari BoumedieneAlgeria
27University of Science and Technology of Oran Mohamed-BoudiafAlgeria
27University of SfaxTunisia
27University of SousseTunisia
27University of South AfricaSouth Africa
27South Valley UniversityEgypt
27Tanta UniversityEgypt
27University of TlemcenAlgeria
27Tshwane University of TechnologySouth Africa
27University of Tunis El ManarTunisia
27Zagazig 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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