Top 200 best universities in Africa 2023

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Here is the list of top 200 best universities in Africa. Ranked at number 1 is the University of Cape Town, followed by       University of the Witwatersrand

Below is the full list of top 200 universities in Africa 2023:

rankingWorld Ranksort descendingUniversityDet.CountryImpact Rank*Openness Rank*Excellence Rank*
1246University of Cape Townbandera284235293
2398University of the Witwatersrandbandera657379408
3438Stellenbosch Universitybandera696350471
4450University of Pretoriabandera633470511
5548Cairo Universitybandera1546628334
6584Alexandria Universitybandera879754599
7598University of Kwazulu Natalbandera1322548514
8653University of Johannesburgbandera1774679450
9795University of South Africabandera1234913884
10927University of the Western Capebandera12289351152
11934Mansoura Universitybandera3902639538
12992Ain Shams Universitybandera3811702616
131066Makerere Universitybandera180512001135
141076University of Nairobibandera10837451690
151078Zagazig Universitybandera5054823554
161106University of the Free Statebandera25391073973
171109University of Ghanabandera21467771194
181129University of Ibadanbandera22287371223
191132American University in Cairobandera97711311793
201138Rhodes Universitybandera152511711427
211155Benha Universitybandera35981051842
221215Université Cadi Ayyad Marrakechbandera250516241110
231219Assiut Universitybandera5320732720
241295Addis Ababa Universitybandera317711451187
251317Obafemi Awolowo Universitybandera153310211925
261343Al Azhar Universitybandera63981141681
271357Covenant University Otabandera286711061407
281391University of Port Harcourtbandera57314042988
291425Tanta Universitybandera7028843768
301431Egypt Japan University of Science & Technologybandera121522752130
311438University of Nigeriabandera37268241418
321489Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technologybandera39839801393
331560University of Lagosbandera30659511812
341589Menoufia Universitybandera83701056771
351593Cape Peninsula University of Technologybandera120716332714
361609Future Universitybandera96821802807
371622Université Mohammed V de Rabatbandera75531101906
381648Kafr El Sheikh Universitybandera79981129879
391668North West Universitybandera21126553732
401675Helwan Universitybandera634511571155
411717Tshwane University of Technologybandera539116871278
421749Suez Canal Universitybandera712712331115
431776Minia Universitybandera79581314995
441788University of Khartoumbandera250616732279
451840Ladoke Akintola University of Technologybandera177813042926
461856Durban University of Technologybandera358317831990
471868Beni Suef Universitybandera9893991933
481899Université Hassan II de Casablancabandera884214871008
491932Université Amar Telidji de Laghouatbandera143523323081
501970Arab Academy for Science & Technology and Maritime Transportbandera445315622010
511985University of Dar Es Salaambandera332114572473
521987South Valley Universitybandera642914561584
532002Ahmadu Bello Universitybandera455111612174
542021British University in Egyptbandera496624271764
552056University of Cape Coastbandera518712522104
562064Kenyatta Universitybandera198313793337
572104Federal University of Technology Akurebandera763711271631
582118Kampala International Universitybandera75217384425
592123University of Zimbabwebandera495121672056
602152Sudan University of Science & Technologybandera132528723588
612154Fayoum Universitybandera887716201376
622189Université des Frères Mentouri Constantine 1 (Ex Université Mentouri)bandera516812412361
632202Université Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah Fesbandera873913271537
642220Université de M’Silabandera273214213238
652264Jimma Universitybandera532020002221
662272Université des Sciences et de la Technologie Houari Boumedienebandera789313851781
672283Landmark Universitybandera561519952186
682302Bahir Dar Universitybandera601021292080
692308University of Zambiabandera521814742496
702312Université de Sfaxbandera51196553886
712316Federal University of Technology Minnabandera418213582869
722320University of Mauritiusbandera606321652088
732339University of Fort Harebandera545517562396
742351Aswan Universitybandera1024418551368
752378Egerton Universitybandera174128273705
762380Universidade Eduardo Mondlanebandera102764572701
772383Mohammed VI Polytechnic Universitybandera702017332056
782386Sokoine University of Agriculturebandera467112262855
792426Université Abou Bekr Belkaid Tlemcenbandera571719202433
802466Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technologybandera466114292961
812490Moi Universitybandera403417913128
822512Université Ibn Tofail Kénitrabandera1020819471576
832565Université d’Oran 1 Ahmed Ben Bellabandera461027812777
842578Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakarbandera155565532413
852587Bayero University Kanobandera868714912095
862598University for Development Studiesbandera569219582714
872611University of Rwandabandera506635872544
882619Université Ibnou Zohr d’Agadirbandera920017711979
892653Mekelle Universitybandera865221942063
902677Université Moulay Ismail Meknèsbandera1051219981773
912685University of Botswanabandera495638802635
922705Djillali Liabes university of Sidi Bel Abbesbandera942720761998
932710University of Limpopobandera634520982733
942715Nelson Mandela Universitybandera372165531679
952728Damietta Universitybandera981816212080
962731University Ferhat Abbas Setifbandera904316082247
972735Université 08 Mai 1945 Guelmabandera710119682596
982736German University in Cairobandera607621412826
992753Adekunle Ajasin Universitybandera193926544357
1002771Nile Universitybandera684432852413
1012807University of Benghazi (University of Garyounis)bandera357428293623
1022842Université Kasdi Merbah Ouarglabandera525822363272
1032851Nnamdi Azikiwe Universitybandera797212142820
1042869Université Mohamed Khider Biskrabandera816717052669
1052884Université de Tébessabandera665826742807
1062902University of Calabarbandera757611503035
1072924Université de Bejaiabandera882417632596
1082930University of Gondarbandera1159623481915
1092941University of Vendabandera711823342869
1102960Zewail City of Science and Technologybandera1144927621894
1112982Olabisi Onabanjo University (Ogun State University)bandera346616934283
1122993Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciencesbandera851425212582
1132998Port Said Universitybandera1261418111954
1143014Sohag Universitybandera622065531502
1153034Mbarara University of Science and Technologybandera583934553096
1163054Université Badji Mokhtar de Annababandera1188723262059
1173057Haramaya University (Alemaya)bandera908031712408
1183070Université de Tunis El Manarbandera99666553963
1193087Botswana International University of Science & Technologybandera838425542771
1203119Université d’Abomey Calavibandera871629902635
1213146Federal University Oye Ekiti Ekiti Statebandera494018494025
1223156Université Chouaib Eddoukalibandera1114424532331
1233157Université de Dschangbandera1080431162250
1243185MISR University for Science & Technologybandera651426343420
1253198Vaal University of Technologybandera589535663369
1263201Université M’Hamed Bougara de Boumerdesbandera1078518792620
1273215University of Ilorinbandera615165531785
1283258Hawassa University (Debub University)bandera1013530942534
1293268Namibia University of Science and Technology (Polytechnic of Namibia)bandera463434003900
1303270Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences Universitybandera1011733342501
1313280University of Zululandbandera791530013081
1323290Federal University of Technology Owerribandera771216123562
1333311Université Sultan Moulay Slimane Beni Mellalbandera730455522501
1343336Ekiti State University Ado Ekiti (University of Ado Ekiti)bandera589915814139
1353367Pharos University in Alexandriabandera660630593588
1363382Lagos State Universitybandera824919233484
1373401University of Uyobandera912015703420
1383418University of Josbandera768914203820
1393451University of Sadat Citybandera1194819482755
1403470Université des Sciences et de la Technologie d’Oran Mohamed Boudiafbandera1093822212950
1413475Maseno Universitybandera448820354654
1423486Al Akhawayn University Ifranebandera380137544489
1433495October University for Modern Sciences and Arts MSAbandera887127283305
1443498Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administrationbandera725536273484
1453520Federal University Dutse Jigawa Statebandera1242629802544
1463536Université Mohammed Premier Oujdabandera1019665531449
1473560University of Education Winnebabandera816729183562
1483570Central University of Technologybandera697532073774
1493572University of Namibiabandera484265532726
1503576Université de Carthage (7 de Novembre)bandera1239265531187
1513593Université Abdelhamid Ibn Badis Mostaganembandera743720673992
1523604Strathmore University Nairobibandera301241474850
1533620Institution de la Recherche et de l’Enseignement Supérieur Agricolesbandera1150033922771
1543635Université Saad Dahlab Blidabandera1207428312820
1553641University of Bueabandera1038332583068
1563681Université Hassiba Benbouali de Chlefbandera1062424323316
1573684(3) Université de Tunis el Manar Ecole Nationale d’Ingénieurs de Tunisbandera1415538812226
1583702Université de Monastirbandera1294365531246
1593740Kwara State Universitybandera717524864193
1603761Walter Sisulu Universitybandera812330993837
1613764Technical University of Kenyabandera529026404728
1623789Université Internationale de Rabatbandera927734823537
1633810Université Abdelmalek Essaadibandera801465532226
1643814Midlands State Universitybandera587630164550
1653830Ecole Mohammadia d’Ingenieursbandera1063238583178
1663839University of Abujabandera896718074111
1673847Delta University for Science & Technologybandera1159640652935
1683860Arba Minch Universitybandera1234932363024
1693867Damanhour Universitybandera1040265531838
1703879University of Tripoli (Al Fateh University)bandera1338319823197
1713887Université de Bouirabandera724430114283
1723893Université de Skikdabandera1218326973256
1733918Redeemer’s Universitybandera1001226593774
1743927Université de Yaounde Ibandera1223165531618
1753931Université de Jijelbandera1321425963165
1763944Université Larbi Ben Mhidi de Oum El Bouaghibandera1179423903562
1773946Usmanu Danfodiyo Universitybandera1111318173837
1784027Misurata University (Misrata University)bandera911736083935
1794082Université Ibn Khaldoun Tiaretbandera1468827313096
1804082Université de Soussebandera1346465531641
1814085Université de Mascarabandera1542424303035
1824086Ebonyi State Universitybandera1211919103837
1834089École Nationale Polytechnique d’Algerbandera1328831463284
1844098Université de Ngaoundérébandera1026653703227
1854132MISR International Universitybandera980133594049
1864144Federal University of Petroleum Resources Effurunbandera937032484193
1874198Kyambogo Universitybandera924939784111
1884241Osun State Universitybandera1075819534425
1894270Université de Batna 2bandera1583623253337
1904277October 6 Universitybandera1070228394250
1914278University of Dodomabandera1045027014357
1924285Université de Tunisbandera1254965532122
1934318Gezira Universitybandera1308132283760
1944320Delta State University Nigeriabandera1054416774690
1954347Military Technical Collegebandera1566136913178
1964359University of Malawibandera1468864252117
1974376Copperbelt Universitybandera1120637384111
1984384Nahda Universitybandera1295940743669
1994384Universidade de Cabo Verde (ex-ISE)bandera295356395468
2004407National University of Science & Technologybandera1008429344615