Choose to study in Africa, and you’re likely to end up learning a lot more than just the topics on your course curriculum. Your experience will vary entirely, depending on which part of this huge continent you settle in, but regardless of your location, you’re likely to encounter opportunities to explore a mixture of different cultures, political perspectives, languages, natural landscapes and urban spaces.
Most of the region’s highest-ranked universities are found either in the north, in Egypt, or at the far south, in South Africa – but a growing number of other African nations are also attaining greater visibility in the higher education world.
Click on the country guides below for more detailed information:
The two highest African entries in the QS World University Rankings® 2016-2017 are both South African: the University of Cape Town (joint 191st in the world) and the University of the Witwatersrand (joint 359th). Seven more South African universities are featured, including Stellenbosch University (joint 395th) and the University of Pretoria (551-600).
Egypt’s highest entry is the American University in Cairo, in 365th place. Other internationally ranked universities in Egypt include Cairo University, Al Azhar University, Ain Shams University and Alexandria University.
Apart from South Africa and Egypt, other African countries which feature in the QS World University Rankings are Uganda, Ghana and Kenya.
Read our country guides (listed above) for more detailed information about studying in Africa.