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. 

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 – Morocco

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.