Top 10 Best Universities in Africa
Egypt, Nigeria, Ghana, Ethiopia and South Africa all have universities in the top 500 of the global ranking
The World Economic Forum has given the country a score of 69.3 in terms of education. It is also the only African country whose education system is ranked in the top 50 in the world. According to UNESCO, the Seychelles government spent 11.72 percent of its total budget on education in 2016

What is the number 1 university in Africa?

University of Cape Town

‘ It has been ranked the number one university in Africa and has a global score of 109, as per US News.com best colleges ranking

1. University of Cape Town🇿🇦S. Africa
2. University of KwaZulu-Natal🇿🇦S.Africa
3. University of the Witwatersrand🇿🇦S.A
4. Stellenbosch University🇿🇦S. Africa
5. Cairo University🇪🇬 Egypt
6. University of Ibadan🇳🇬 Nigeria
7. Mansoura University🇪🇬 Egypt
8. The American University in Cairo🇪🇬
9. Makerere University🇺🇬 Uganda
10. University of Nairobi 🇰🇪 Kenya
Source: Across the Web

If you decide to study in Africa, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to explore different cultures, landscapes, sights and general adventures in this huge and diverse continent.

A total of 11 African universities are featured in the QS World University Rankings® 2021, with the majority (seven) of these found in South Africa.

Read on for an overview of the top universities in Africa this year, including information on each university’s location and other details. The first four universities are all ranked in the 801-1000 range* and are therefore joint eighth in Africa.

Top 10 Best Universities in Africa

QS World University Rankings 2021 – Top Universities in Africa
Africa rank Global rank University Location
1   220= University of Cape Town South Africa
2   403= University of The Witwatersrand South Africa
3   411= The American University in Cairo Egypt
4   439= University of Johannesburg South Africa
5   456= Stellenbosch University South Africa
=6 561-570 Cairo University Egypt
=6 561-570 University of Pretoria South Africa
=8   801-1000 Ain Shams University Egypt
=8   801-1000 Alexandria University Egypt
=8   801-1000 Rhodes University South Africa
=8   801-1000 University of Kwazulu-Natal South Africa