The Best Universities Where You Can Study Abroad in Africa

Africa is a developing continent that attracts a lot of interest and investments. For example, there are conferences and events related to higher education which take place in African countries and researchers have begun to be involved in international projects.

If you want to study in Africa, there are over 900 Bachelor’s and 1,200 Master’s degrees on our portals. Additionally, both the number of students who apply for degree courses in African universities and the public investment in the field of higher education are growing.

According to the most popular international rankings, created by TopUniversities, Times Higher Education, and U.S. News, these are the best universities in Africa:

QS World University Rankings 2020 by TopUniversities

World University Rankings 2020 by Times Higher Education

Best African universities according to U.S. News rankings

  • University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • University of Witwatersrand, South Africa
  • Stellenbosch University, South Africa
  • University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
  • University of Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Cairo University, Egypt
  • University of Pretoria, South Africa
  • University of Casablanca Hassan 2, Morocco
  • Makerere University, Uganda
  • Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

Studying a Master's degree in Africa

Higher education has support from the Association of African Universities, which focuses on strengthening the link between industries and educational institutions, the ACU Graduate Employment for PhD degree holders and the British Council’s Africa Knowledge Transfer Partnerships programme that focuses on the industry. The 26 public universities of South Africa are members of a national organisation that offers them support, as well as promotion.

There is diversity among African universities; some of them have a heritage of over 100 years, such as the University of Kwazulu-Natal. Others are rich in scholarships, like the Suez Canal University or are pioneers in innovation, like the Alexandria University. Makerere University defines itself as “a reservoir of the country’s intellectual elite with the obligation to champion social, political and economic change in society”, according to its website.

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You can also read several student reviews for some of these universities:

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