List of Top 100 Universities in Africa 2021

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The list of top 100 universities in Africa is dominated by universities from South Africa, Algeria and Nigeria. University of Cape Town is ranked the best university in Africa followed by University of Pretoria.

Here’s a list of top 100 universities in Africa and the country they are located in;

RankUniversityCountry
1University of Cape TownSouth Africa
2University of PretoriaSouth Africa
3University of the WitwatersrandSouth Africa
4Universiteit StellenboschSouth Africa
5University of KwaZulu-NatalSouth Africa
6The American University in CairoEgypt
7North-West UniversitySouth Africa
8University of JohannesburgSouth Africa
9University of NairobiKenya
10Cairo UniversityEgypt
11University of the Western CapeSouth Africa
12Rhodes UniversitySouth Africa
13Addis Ababa UniversityEthiopia
14University of Ghanaghana
15Mansoura UniversityEgypt
16University of the Free StateSouth Africa
17University of BotswanaBotswana
18Makerere UniversityUganda
19Nelson Mandela UniversitySouth Africa
20University of ZambiaZambia
21Cape Peninsula University of TechnologySouth Africa
22University of Dar es SalaamTanzania
23Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime TransportEgypt
24Kenyatta UniversityKenya
25Durban University of TechnologyAlgeria
26Université Mohamed Boudiaf de M’silaAlgeria
27University of LagosNigeria
28Ain Shams UniversityEgypt
29Université de la ReunionReunion
30Tshwane University of TechnologySouth Africa
31Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and TechnologyGhana
32Covenant UniversityNigeria
33Université Cadi AyyadMorocco
34Namibia University of Science and TechnologyNamibia
35Universidade Eduardo MondlaneMozambique
36Université Frères Mentouri de Constantine 1Algeria
37Université Cheikh Anta DiopSenegal
38University of KhartoumSudan
39Africa UniversityZimbabwe
40Alexandria UniversityEgypt
41Université Abou Bekr Belkaid de TlemcenAlgeria
42University of NamibiaNamibia
43University of IbadanNigeria
44Université Mohammed VMorocco
45Sudan University of Science and TechnologySudan
46University of NigeriaNigeria
47Université Abderrahmane Mira de BéjaiaAlgeria
48University of TripoliLibya
49Strathmore UniversityKenya
50Université Al AkhawaynMorocco
51Université des Sciences et de la Technologie Houari BoumedièneAlgeria
52Jimma UniversityEthiopia
53Université Ferhat Abbas Sétif 1Algeria
54Central University of TechnologySouth Africa
55Kampala International UniversityUganda
56Université Mouloud Maameri de Tizi OuzouAlgeria
57Université Abdelhamid Ibn Badis de MostaganemAlgeria
58Rivers State UniversityNigeria
59University of Fort HareSouth Africa
60Al-Azhar UniversityEgypt
61The German University in CairoEgypt
62Université Ahmed Ben Bella d’Oran 1Algeria
63Assiut UniversityEgypt
64Benha UniversityEgypt
65University of RwandaRwanda
66Université Hassan II de CasablancaMorocco
67Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and TechnologyKenya
68Université Sidi Mohamed Ben AbdellahMorocco
69Université Mohamed Khider de BiskraAlgeria
70United States International University AfricaKenya
71Université Kasdi Merbah de OuarglaAlgeria
72Uganda Christian UniversityUganda
73Université Ibn TofailMorocco
74University of LimpopoSouth Africa
75University of ZimbabweZimbabwe
76Université Hassiba Ben Bouali de ChlefAlgeria
77Obafemi Awolowo UniversityNigeria
78University of Port HarcourtNigeria
79Université Badji Mokhtar de AnnabaAlgeria
80University of Cape Coastghana
81Université 8 Mai 1945 GuelmaAlgeria
82Ahmadu Bello UniversityNigeria
83Moi UniversityKenya
84Université Ibn ZohrMorocco
85Egerton UniversityKenya
86Université Hadj Lakhder de Batna 1Algeria
87Zagazig UniversityEgypt
88Université Benyoucef Benkhedda d’Alger 1Algeria
89University of IlorinNigeria
90University of BeninNigeria
91Helwan UniversityNigeria
92University of MauritiusMauritius
93Université des Sciences et de la Technologie d’Oran Mohamed BoudiafAlgeria
94Libyan International Medical UniversityLibya
95Vaal University of TechnologySouth Africa
96Tanta UniversityEgypt
97Misr University for Science and TechnologyEgypt
98Sokoine University of AgricultureTanzania
99Université Tahar Moulay de SaidaAlgeria
100Federal University of Agriculture, AbeokutaNigeria