Best and Top 20 universities in Africa 2019

Africa as continent has turned out to be an epitome of knowledge.The continent prides itself with 17 great universities that were featured in QS World University Rankings 2019.

Among the top ranked African universities, South Africa takes the largest number. Out of 17 universities, eight are from SA. Egypt takes position two with 7 of its universities appearing among top 17.

The following factors are considered when ranking universities:

  • Being chartered, licensed and/or accredited by the appropriate South Sudanese higher education-related organization
  • Offering at least four-year undergraduate degrees (bachelor degrees) or postgraduate degrees (master or doctoral degrees)
  • Delivering courses predominantly in a traditional, face-to-face, non-distance education format.
No. University Country
1. University of Cape Town South Africa
2. University of the Witwatersrand South Africa
3. Stellenbosch University South Africa
4. The American University in Cairo Egypt
5. Cairo University Egypt
6. University of Johannesburg South Africa
7. University of Pretoria South Africa
8. Ain Shams University Egypt
9. University of Kwazulu-Natal South Africa
10. AL Akhawayn University Ifrane Morocco
11. Al-Azhar University Egypt
12. Alexandria University Egypt
13. Assiut University Egypt
14. North West University South Africa
15. Rhodes University South Africa
16. University of Nairobi Kenya
17. University of the Western Cape South Africa