Latest Ranking Of Top 50 Universities In Africa 2015


Pursuing a higher education is relevant but much more important is the source and quality of the information you receive which shapes your knowledge (all things being equal which is never so anyway). The world university rankings rate most of the major higher institutions across the globe. African Universities just like every other thing that can be ranked are highly subject to change, a few of the African universities have proven to be better than others in the same continent. Below is the list of top fifty universities in Africa. Please Use the “Up Next” button below to navigate to see more schools

Top 50 Universities in Africa 2015

50.  South Valley University – Egypt

International students Tuition Fee:  1,000-2,500 US$ (750-1,800 Euro). Local Students Tuition Fee: 0-1,000 US$ (0-750 Euro)

South Valley Uni

South Valley University better known as SVU is one of the best schools of higher education in Egypt and provides teaching and research facilities.

49.  Université Mohammed V – Souissi – Morroco

International students Tuition:  0-1,000 US$ (0-750 Euro). Local Students: 0-1,000 US$ (0-750 Euro)


Mohammed V University at Souissi is a non-profit Moroccan public institution of higher education and scientific research.

It was founded in December 21, 1957 by King Mohammed V after independence. From Inception, it has provided and continues to provide training of high level executive and administrative teaching to the country. The university was split into two independent universities in 1992.

48.  University of Zimbabwe

International students Tuition:  1,000-2,500 US$ (750-1,800 Euro). Local Students: 0-1,000 US$ (0-750 Euro)

uni Zimbabwe

The University of Zimbabwe in Harare, is the oldest and largest university in Zimbabwe. It was founded through a special relationship with the University of London and it opened its doors to its first students in 1952.

47.  Université d’Alger

Algiers uni

Université d’Alger was founded in 1909 and is organized into seven faculties. The University of Algiers stemmed out of various higher-education institutions created in the XIXth century under the French colonial rule : Medersas founded in 1850 to train the Muslim cadres of religion, justice and administration under Islamic law

46. Université de Batna – Algeria


The University of Batna is a public university in the city of Batna, Algeria. It was created in 1977 and is one of the largest universities in North Africa. It has eight faculties and over 31,000 students.

45. University of Swaziland – Swaziland

swaziland uni

The University of Swaziland is the national university of Swaziland. It was established by act of parliament in 1982.

44.  Université Mouloud Mammeri de Tizi Ouzou – Algeria


The Mouloud Mammeri University of Tizi-Ouzou is a university in Tizi Ouzou, Algeria. It is named after Mouloud Mammeri. The university has eight faculties and twenty-five departments.

43.  Covenant University – Nigeria

convenant uni

Covenant University is a Private Christian University and a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities. In January 2015, it was ranked as the best university in Nigeria according to Webometrics.

See Also: Top 10 Universities in Egypt (University Latest Ranking)

42.  Université Mentouri de Constantine – Algeria


The Université Constantine 1, formerly the University of Mentouri, is a university located in Constantine, Algeria.

41.  University of Ilorin – Nigeria


The University of Ilorin, also known as Unilorin was established by a decree of the Federal Military Government in 1975 and is a federal government-owned tertiary institution of education. In August 2014, the school was ranked as the best university in Nigeria by 4icu.

  • http://google Losene

    very fantastic university i wish to attend ok may god bless it

  • Mahla

    I wish to go to university of Cape Town

  • kalanzi jawadu

    what about makerere university in uganda even has more than 30,000 students

  • Given

    I am proud to be a Unisa student. Ranked number 7 thats an achievement on its own.

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  • Elias Lutaaya

    You’ve not done justice to Makerere Unversity in Uganda. Please look at your facts. otherwise thankx for the research.

  • Mark Henry

    Am in knust school of business Ghana.I wish to do my Masters in cape town university.I love this university

  • lesego

    i’m a Civil engineering student at UNIVERSITY OF WITWATERSRAND! it’s awesome!

  • Zweli

    What are these rankings based on? Rhodes University is the smallest university in South Africa, does not offer high demand degrees like Engineering, Science (including health sciences) etc. What makes Rhodes better than, say, The University of Johannesburg? I think UJ is even by far better that the Univesity of the Western Cape.
    If UWC gets the est ranking because of its history, why is Fort Hare left out.

  • Monday Versatile

    Am public admin student of Ahmadu Bello University zaria,i wish to do my master in cairo University.

  • Rad

    Where is Makerere University in Uganda? Eight of the best 10 are in SA? Really? Bogus ratings

  • Gary

    Please someone explain why the other article about the best universities in South Africa alone has a different order.

  • Paula Tsotetsi

    Im sad that UJ(University of Johannesburg) is not in the list, but anyway we are #2

  • Bongile Langa

    I wish they can specify on what basis are stats based on. for instance UCT is the best in AFRICA, but STELLEBOSCH is the best in SA and far exceeds UCT on world rankings. i’m just making an example on these two universities not offense meant

  • Dadzie Bassey

    Please, take it easy. You’re too harsh. The best university in my own country which a five star is not in the list.

  • Selma N

    university of kwazulu-natal…….. yeboo! here I come

  • Academic

    I think they are based on the university standards such as laboratory standards, pass rates, admission requirements and etc. However, the results of rankings vary. According to my experience Stellenbosch cnat be better than UKZN. UKZN is ranked number 3 in Africa and in South Africa with UCT and Wits in their respective positions. check ARWU 2013 Press release

  • [email protected]

    I’m surprise that not even in the list hmmmmmmm

  • Simmy

    Universities like UNISA cannot be better than even the Univdersity of Free State. Those ranking are otherswise classified for puposes of dishonest9ng efforts and true academic standards.

  • Dismas

    Where is the University of Dar es Salaam?

  • Siyazi

    I am a South African but I honestly have serious problems with the rankings. First and foremost, I am a graduate (also PhD candidate) in IPE, economics and management from the ‘best 10′ ranked universities in my country and the United States. I find these ranking distasteful in that they promote and encourage stereotyping and do not encourage cooperation amongst Africans. What makes matters worse is that most of these former white only institutions do not help black South Africans to overcome problems created by apartheid. They exorbitantly expensive, and continuously exclude black children for not being able to pay tuition fees.

  • Best by what standards , White ? Really so South Africa has the best you mean rest of Africa doesn’t ? Do your research right .

    No way

  • petrus

    i think the ranks it based with good outlook building

  • Adebare

    I am a Nigerian and I wanna study in any university in south africa but cape town university to b precise but I don’t know much about the universities. I want a university ranking 1-19 in south africa also a university that is cheap and which doesn’t need entry test for admission. I wish to study English language

  • JSRJ

    Brightest students in these Universities are Zimbabwean and Nigerian students …l wonder why you ddnt realize their universities considering they offer more challenging examz than these in SA.Aurthors of this are from SA

  • Mirza Mujezinovic

    Thank you for research, but I must say that there are some of Universities on this list that do not deserve their place and definitely should not be in front of Al Azhar University, Makerere University or Jo’burg University.

  • mcjoe

    false ranking.
    is it only unis in sa and egypt day are best,ur ranking is biased.



  • Joseph Agunbiade

    It is not surprising that Nigerian university could not make the list. If America is behind the ranking, South Africa will definitely be on top. There is a fundamental dislike for Nigeria by America for Americans. It is all Nigeria’s fault, anyway. Corruption and impervious to change. For a typical American, before knowing your name, ‘fraudster’ may be a good appellation. No wonder, America refers to Russia as Nigeria covered in snow. That is referencing both countries corruption. Nigeria needs to wake up.

  • Sbu

    where is UJ or TUT???
    Any way Unisa is the best like it or not. In fact I am shocked why it was not considered to be number 1.

  • http://+254711522764 Dokata kosi

    Am a Kenyan boy aged 17 years and still in high school.Congrats to University of Cape Town, my dream university. I wish to be there comes 2016,may God help.

  • patie

    no justice for University of Zimbabwe. Crap ,,We have the best brains on earth and the highest learning standards. Our ZIMSEC is by far more challenging than Cambrigde that’s why our high school graduates amass straight As for Cambridge GCE exams and get lower grades in our local ZIMSEC exams, Testimony!!!! Your rankings are cheap politics. University of Zimbabwe belongs to the top 10 if you ask me. Come and spent 1 day in any University of Zimbabwe lecture and you will tell the world. Our graduates always leave a mark wherever they go. You did not do justice

  • patie

    those Zimbabwean students who dominate those South African Universities that you consider BEST even fail to make it at the University of Zimbabwe because we enroll only cream de lla creame. One thing you can never take away from US ZIMBABWEANS is our IQ, University of Zimbabwe in #1. people flee away from it because it demands standard. Your ranking are a complete wishful thinking fallacy. I will study at UZ till I die and I wont attend any of your cheap univesrities that are taught by average lectures. We might not have the best infrastructure but WE,, HAVE,, THE,, BIGGEST,, BRAINS,, EVER.. TRUST ME. SSSOOO we are definitely not number 48

  • Billal

    Wits University will always be the best University.
    Its standards are far grater than any other.
    You have professors from MIT, CALTECH and Havard lecturing at that University. The standard to pass at Wits puts you on the World Map