Top 100 Best Universities in Africa 2018: See Where Nigeria Falls

This post contains information on the top 100 Universities in Africa 2018. Africa is the home of many top universities you can think of. It will interest you to know that some of these universities rank highly when compared with other institutions of higher learning around the world. 


Africa can boast of universities that were established earlier than 100 B.C, some of which are still functioning today. Below, we have put together the very best universities in Africa. Carefully go through it to see where the institution in your country falls.

Top 100 universities in Africa in 2018 according to

1. University of Cape Town – South Africa

2. University of South Africa- South Africa

3. University of Pretoria- South Africa


4. University of the Witwatersrand- South Africa

5. Universiteit Stellenbosch- South Africa

6. University of KwaZulu-Natal- South Africa

7. University of Johannesburg- South Africa

8. University of Nairobi – Kenya

9. The American University in Cairo- Egypt

10. University of the Western Cape- South Africa

11. Rhodes University- South Africa

12. Cairo University- Egypt

13. North-West University- South Africa

14. Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University- South Africa

15. Universiteit van die Vrystaat za- South Africa

16. Universidade Eduardo Mondlane- Mozambique

17. Makerere University – Uganda

18. University of Ibadan- Nigeria

19. Cape Peninsula University of Technology- South Africa

20. Mansoura University- Egypt

21. University of Ghana- Ghana

22. Kenyatta University- Kenya

23. Université de la Reunion- Reunion

24. Université Cheikh Anta Diop- Senegal

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25. Egerton University- Kenya

26. Moi University- Kenya

27. Durban University of Technology- South Africa

28. University of Dar es Salaam- Tanzania

29. University of Lagos- Nigeria

30. Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology- Ghana

31. The German University in Cairo- Egypt

32. Ain Shams University -Egypt

33. Tshwane University of Technology- South Africa

34. University of Botswana -Botswana

35. Obafemi Awolowo University- Nigeria

36. University of Khartoum- Sudan

37. Université Mohammed V- Morocco

38. Strathmore University- Kenya

39. Addis Ababa University- Ethiopia

40. Université Abou Bekr Belkaid Tlemcen- Algeria

41. Al Akhawayn University – Morocco

42. Namibia University of Science and Technology- Namibia

43. Université des Frères Mentouri de Constantine 1- Algeria

44. Zagazig University- Egypt

45. Université des Sciences et de la Technologie Houari Boumediène – Algeria

46. Ahmadu Bello University – Nigeria

47. Université Kasdi Merbah de Ouargla- Algeria

48. University of Zimbabwe – Zimbabwe

49. University of Fort Hare – South Africa

50. Assiut University- Egypt

51. Benha University- Egypt

52. Alexandria University- Egypt

53. University of Namibia- Namibia

54. University of Ilorin- Nigeria

55. Covenant University -Nigeria

56. University of Nigeria, Nsukka- Nigeria

57. Université Cadi Ayyad- Morocco

58. Université Mohamed Khider de Biskra- Algeria

59. Sudan University of Science and Technology- Sudan

60. Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology- Kenya

61. Ndejje University- Uganda

62. University of Mauritius- Mauritius

63. The British University in Egypt- Egypt

64. Central University of Technology- South Africa

65. United States International University- Kenya

66. Vaal University of Technology- South Africa

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67. Université Mouloud Maameri de Tizi Ouzou – Algeria

68. University of Rwanda- Rwanda

69. Université Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah- Morocco

70. Jimma University- Ethiopia

71. University of Benin- Nigeria

72. University of Zululand- South Africa

73. Université Batna 1- Algeria

74. Université d’Alger 1- Algeria

75. Sokoine University of Agriculture- Tanzania

76. University of Zambia- Zambia

77. Université Ferhat Abbas de Sétif 1- Algeria

78. Helwan University- Egypt

79. Université Abdelhamid Ibn Badis Mostaganem- Algeria

80. Université Abderrahmane Mira de Béjaia- Algeria

81. University of Abuja- Nigeria

82. University of Port Harcourt- Nigeria

83. Mzumbe University- Tanzania

84. University of Swaziland- Swaziland

85. Modern Sciences and Arts University- Egypt

86. South Valley University- Egypt

87. Federal University of Technology, Minna- Nigeria

88. Jaamacada Kismaayo- Somalia

89. Misr International University- Egypt

90. University of Venda- South Africa

91. Misr University for Science and Technology- Egypt

92. Université Abdelmalek Essadi -Morocco

93. Université Hassiba Ben Bouali de Chlef- Algeria

94. Uganda Christian University- Uganda

95. Université Ibnou Zohr- Morocco

96. Université de Yaoundé I- Cameroon

97. University of Limpopo- South Africa

98. Université Djillali Liabès de Sidi-Bel-Abbès- Algeria

99. Université Badji Mokhtar de Annaba- Algeria

100. University of Malawi- Malawi



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