Study in Africa

If you want to study in Africa, then you need to know which of its universities are right for you. Times Higher Educations World University Rankings take the top institutions in the world, and look at their performance across all of their core objectives: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

Africa has 26 universities in the overall Times Higher Educations World University Rankings. The highest-ranking university in Africa is University of Cape Town, which is ranked at number 148.

Choosing where to study for a degree in Africa is one of the biggest decisions you will ever make. THE’s student resources are here to help you make the right choice, particularly if you want to study abroad. Explore the universities of Africa below - we’ve pulled together some information that we hope will help you to decide where to study.

Use the map to see where Africa’s top universities are located, and if any institutions are of particular interest, you can click on their name, or the “explore” button, to find out more. We’ve also pulled in information about how much Africa is investing in its higher education, and also how many people live there.

Our World University Rankings were founded in 2004 and our data are trusted by governments and universities across the world.