Top 10 Universities In Africa 2022

Know Africa Official is here with the top 10 universities in Africa according to African Booth, one of the fastest-growing YouTube channels in Africa.

Top 10 Universities in Africa 2022 is here and today we are presenting it to you as African Booth presented it. It’s a well-known fact that education in Africa suffers from many angles. But what might surprise some of you is that Africa has some of the best universities in the world.

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We are starting from the number 10 spot and we have Northwest University from South Africa

Northwest University came into existence in 2004 after two universities agreed to merge. Throughout the years, Northwest earned its place to be recognized internationally. And it’s considered one of the best for its high standard of excellence in teaching, learning and research.

It operates under the motto “Innovation through Diversity”, boasting of students from over sixty countries around the world.

And it’s best known for excelling in economic and management Sciences, business and governance, industrial psychology, and tourism.

Mansoura University Egypt is number 9 on our list

Located in the Nile Delta of Egypt, Mansoura University was established in 1972 as East Delta University, until it changed its name in 1973.

It’s one of the largest institutions, contributing to Egypt’s cultural and scientific life. The university covers many major disciplines and has excellent medical facilities.

And it’s earned its place as part of the top research-oriented institutes in Africa, committed to creating a more optimistic world. You can choose from many subjects and a range of degree programs, including diplomas, bachelor’s, master’s, and PhDs.

Number 8, University of Pretoria – South Africa

The University of Pretoria is a top public university for research and learning, established in the early twentieth century. The university is home to a business school, nine different faculties, and it offers over 1800 academic programs.

And it has earned numerous awards and achievements in research at international and local levels.

The university focuses on attaining successful innovations that can contribute to South Africa’s economy and other neighboring countries. Students can choose from many majors, minors, specializations, and graduate degree programs.

Number 7 on our list is the University of Ibadan, Nigeria.

Located in Oyo State, Nigeria, and founded in 1963, the University awards postgraduate and undergraduate degrees in a wide range of study areas, including arts, medicine, among others. It has been ranked as one of Nigeria’s leading research-intensive universities.

And it was the first institution to award an academic degree in Nigeria and has contributed immensely to its economic, political, and social growth.

At Number 6 on our list is The University of Johannesburg South Africa

The University of Johannesburg is famous for being one of South Africa’s research capabilities, bolstering students’ careers in business and economics, engineering, health sciences, and other fields. Founded in 2005, it has been empowering students with essential technical skills since its founding.

The university offers world-class academic programs at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. It has over 50,000 students and offers several learning options for different programs.

At Number 5 on our list is Cairo University, Egypt

It is situated in the heart of Egypt’s beautiful capital city, Cairo. It’s become one of Egypt’s best public universities after its establishment in the early twentieth century. It houses 20 faculties and 3 institutions and has its place among the top 50 centers for higher education in the world.

Its School of Medicine is amongst the first schools of medicine to exist in a center for higher education in Africa, and its school of Law stands out as being among the best on the continent.

(rerecord) At Number 4 on our list is, The University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Located in a province called KwaZulu-Natal, it was founded in 2004 after it was merged with the University of Durban-Westville. It has five campuses and four colleges. These colleges house many schools. The University of KwaZulu-Natal offers both postgraduate and undergraduate degrees and is friendly to international students.


Number 3 on our list is, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

Located in the heart of Western Cape, South Africa, it’s a public university for research and the oldest university in Africa which has remained famous for its academic excellence.

Having four campuses, the University awards both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in a wide range of studies, including Law, Medicine, Surgery, among others. It houses up to 150 departments, shared between 10 faculties.


Number 2 on our list is, The University of Witwatersrand, South Africa

Commonly referred to as the University of Wits, it is located in Johannesburg, South Africa, and comprises many campuses. It is a University for Research and awards both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.

It was founded in 1896 and has produced great personalities who influenced the world in outstanding capacities. The great leader, Nelson Mandela, for example, is one of them.

Number 1 on our list is, The University of Cape Town, South Africa

The University of Cape Town is one of the oldest universities in South Africa. It consists of 57 departments and 6 faculties, over 1000 academic staff, and over 3000 non-academic staff.

It has six campuses and offers degrees, including a master’s degree, doctorate degrees, and others. You can study a number of courses, including medicine and Surgery, and engineering.

And there you have it, our top ten universities in Africa.  Watch the video here


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