Top 10 Best Universities in Africa

1. University of Cape Town

The University of Cape Town is one of the oldest universities in South Africa. Its motto, in English, simply reads: “Good Hope”.

It was ranked the top university in Africa and has an overall score of 109, according to US News.com’s Best Colleges Ranking. It is obviously the first university in South Africa.

The University of Cape Town comprises 57 departments and 6 faculties, 1208 academic staff and 3179 non-academic staff.

It has six campuses, some of which are urban, others suburban. It also offers degrees including masters, doctorate, and others.

Here you can study a number of courses including medicine and surgery, engineering, etc.

The university is friendly even to foreigners.

2. University of the Witwatersrand

The University of the Witwatersrand, commonly referred to as the University of the Wits, is located in Johannesburg, South Africa, and consists of numerous campuses. It is a research university and awards undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.

This university is ranked 212th best university on the list of best universities in the world. And it is the second best university in Africa and South Africa.

The University of the Witwatersrand offers up to 3,600 courses. Postgraduate and undergraduate courses included.

True to its name, since its founding in 1896, Wits University has produced great personalities who have influenced their world in exceptional ways. The great leader, Nelson Mandela, for example, is an alumnus of the University of the Witwatersrand.

If you are looking for a university to study at, the University of the Witwatersrand is a great choice. It welcomes local and international students.

3. University of Stellenbosch

Located in Stellenbosch, in the heart of the Western Cape, South Africa, is the University of Stellenbosch. It is a public research university and the oldest university in Africa that has remained famous for its academic excellence.

Having four campuses, its motto reads: “A good education strengthens the spirit”. It is ranked the 317th best university in the world and the third best in Africa.

Stellenbosch University offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in a wide range of studies, including law, medicine, surgery, etc. It houses up to 150 departments, shared between 10 faculties.

It is open to all, regardless of race. There are hostels for students who prefer to live on campus. You should check it out if you are planning to study in Africa.

4. University of KwaZulu-Natal

This South African university is located in a province called KwaZulu-Natal. It appeared in the year 2004 after its merger with another university, the University of Durban-Westville.

It is a public university and has five campuses, one of which is the former University of Durban-Westville.

The motto of the University of KwaZulu-Natal is: “Inspiring Greatness”. Its colors are red and black.

At the University of KwaZulu-Natal, there are four colleges. These colleges are home to many schools. There, for example, is the College of Health Sciences, which houses the School of Clinical Medicine, etc.

The University of KwaZulu-Natal offers postgraduate and undergraduate degrees and is friendly to international students.

Recently, the Times Higher Education University Rankings ranked it fourth in South Africa.

The environment around this university is kept clean and serene, and the students participate in many activities, including cinema, art, writing, etc.

This university was formerly known as Egyptian University and later known as King Fuad I University. It is located in the heart of the beautiful Egyptian capital, Cairo, and is one of the best public universities in Egypt .

Cairo University was established around 1908. It houses 20 faculties and 3 institutions. It is among the top 50 higher education centers in the world.

Its School of Medicine is among the first medical schools to exist in a higher learning hub in Africa, and its School of Law stands out as being among the best on the continent.

The University of Ibadan, commonly referred to as U. I (You eyee) by the locals, is a center of higher learning located in Oyo State, Nigeria. It became a full university in 1963.

The University of Ibadan awards postgraduate and undergraduate degrees in a wide range of fields of study including arts, medicine, etc.

Its motto is: “Recte Sapere Fons”, which reads: “Thinking straight is the source of knowledge”.

It was the first institution to award a university degree in Nigeria and contributed immensely to the economic, political and social growth of the country.

Some of its most renowned alumni are Chinua Achebe, the great novelist, and Wole Soyinka, the playwright.

This Ugandan university, located in the country’s capital, Kampala, is the oldest university in the country. Makerere University was recognized as a university in 1970.

It offers postgraduate and undergraduate degrees. Makerere University’s motto is: “We build for the future”.

8. Addis Ababa University

Addis Ababa University is located in Addis Ababa, central Ethiopia, and is considered the national university of the country. It is the oldest university in Ethiopia.

The campuses of this university are 13 in number and offer a number of courses, awarding undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.

9. Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology is located in Kumasi, Ghana, West Africa. It is a public university. In English, its motto reads: “The knot of wisdom is untied only by the wise.”

It has a number of notable colleges including College of Medicine, College of Art and Built Environment, etc.

This university offers study programs and offers degrees to its scholars.

10. Mohammed Premier University of Oujda:

This university, located in Morocco, was founded in 1978. It is made up of six faculties and four schools. It offers postgraduate and undergraduate degrees.

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