In Africa, there are many universities and colleges which offer high -quality education at little to no cost. Africa is home to many of the world’s oldest and most prestigious universities – and many of the most exciting and attractive student cities.
Explore our combined list below to find out more about studying in a range of African countries, including details of top universities, student cities, costs, visas, applications and more.
University of Cape Town
The University of Cape Town is a public research university. It is the oldest University. The University offers bachelor and professional degree programs Business, Accounting, Chemical Engineering, Finance and Tax. The University has 57 departments and 6 faculties. It University has six campuses. The University also provides various types of funding opportunities for all students.
University of Witwatersrand
Established in 1896, the University of Witwatersrand is the third oldest University. The University offers undergraduate and postgraduate programs in management, law, accountancy and economics, Commerce, Management, Engineering, Environment, Health Sciences, Humanities and Science. The University has two main libraries. The on-campus living cost for students is USD 481-792/Month.
Founded in 1864, the Stellenbosch University offers degrees in Medicine, Health Sciences, Arts & Social Sciences, Engineering and law. The University has 150 departments and ten faculties. The University provides scholarships for international students. The University offers internship programs undergraduate and postgraduate students in many areas.
University of KwaZulu Natal
Charted on 1 January 2004, the University of KwaZulu offers academic degrees in Nursing, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Humanities, Philosophy and Management Studies. The University has five campuses in Howard College campus, Pietermaritzburg campus, Nelson Mandela medical school, Westville campus and Edgewood campus. It is home to various student organizations.
Ranking: 401-500 in the world
Tuition & Fees Approximately: Local tuition 31,710 ZAR
Finance and Admission Office Contact: +27 31 260 1111
University of Johannesburg
The University of Johannesburg is one of the largest University. The University offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs in various fields. The University gives scholarships for international students. The on-campus living cost for students is $481-792 USD/Month. The University provides internship programs every year. It is considered as the most prestigious global ranking system in the world.
Ranking: 601-800 in the world
Tuition & Fees Approximately: R102, 280 – R110, 330
Finance and Admission Office Contact: +27 83 227 5966
The University of Cairo is a public research university. The University offers graduate degree programs in a variety of subjects. It is usually ranked among the top universities in Egypt, and one of the top universities in Africa. The annual living cost for go to the University is 395.11$ (6,238.63EG£). It is the first group of female students enrolled at the University.
Ranking: 668 in the world
Tuition & Fees Approximately: 1,000 USD/year
Finance and Admission Office Contact: +20 2 35676105
University of Pretoria
The University of Pretoria is a multi-campus public research university. The University provides undergraduate and master’s degree programs. It is organized into nine faculties and a business school. There are more than 100 student clubs, and organizations operate on the university campus. It ranked the University as the 2nd in South Africa and Africa.
Ranking: 471-480 in the world
Tuition & Fees Approximately: 36,000 ZAR
Finance and Admission Office Contact: +27 12 420 4111
University of Casablanca Hassan 2
Charted in 1975, the University of Casablanca Hassan offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in Law, economic, Pharmacy, Medicine and Mechanical Engineering. The on-campus living cost for students is USD 273-532/Month. The University gives career opportunity and internship programs. It has a world ranking of 2091, 6th in Morocco, and 36th in North Africa.
Ranking: 6041 in the world
Tuition & Fees Approximately: $273-532 USD/Month
Finance and Admission Office Contact: +212 5224-33032
Makerere University, Kampala is Uganda’s largest and oldest institution. The University offers undergraduate, masters, diplomas and certificate programs. The University gives scholarships for undergraduate students. The annual living cost for students is USD 370-640/Month. It is ranked as the eighth-best University in Africa and the 569th best University worldwide.
Ranking: 601 in World
Tuition & Fees Approximately: varies
Finance and Admission Office Contact: +256 41 4542803
Addis Ababa University
Addis Ababa University is large and the oldest University. The University offers academic degrees in Humanities, Language Studies, Journalism, Communication, Business, Economic and Natural Sciences. The University has thirteen campuses. The University offers internships and career opportunities in many areas.
Ranking: 1422 in the world
Tuition & Fees Approximately: 214ETB/ ECTS. 50USD/ECTS 80USD
Finance and Admission Office Contact: +251 11 123 9706