Best Art & Design Schools in Africa

Below is the list of best universities in Africa ranked based on their research performance in Art & Design. A graph of 89.5K citations received by 21.4K academic papers made by 69 universities in Africa was used to calculate publications' ratings, which then were adjusted for release dates and added to final scores.

We don't distinguish undergraduate and graduate programs nor do we adjust for current majors offered. You can find information about granted degrees on a university page but always double-check with an official site as it's constantly changing data.

Please note that our approach to topical rankings is based on scientific outputs and therefore prefers institutions researching arts through computer science.

  1. For Art & Design

    University of Pretoria logo
    Enrollment
    56,483
    Male:Female
    42:58
    Founded
    1908
  2. For Art & Design

    University of Cape Town logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1874
  3. For Art & Design

    University of South Africa logo
    Enrollment
    420,000
    Male:Female
    36:64
    Founded
    1873
  4. For Art & Design

    University of the Witwatersrand logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1922
  5. For Art & Design

    University of Stellenbosch logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1918
  6. For Art & Design

    North-West University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    96%
    Enrollment
    26,439
    Male:Female
    42:58
    Founded
    2004
  7. For Art & Design

    University of KwaZulu-Natal logo
    Enrollment
    42,500
    Founded
    2004
  8. For Art & Design

    University of Education, Winneba logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1992
  9. For Art & Design

    University of Johannesburg logo
    Enrollment
    49,910
    Founded
    2005
  10. For Art & Design

    University of the Free State logo
    Enrollment
    37,000
    Founded
    1904
  11. For Art & Design

    • #11 in Africa
    • #1 in Mozambique
    • #722 in the World
    Pedagogical University logo
    Enrollment
    42,500
    Founded
    1985
  12. For Art & Design

    University of the Western Cape logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    18,720
    Male:Female
    40:60
    Founded
    1959
  13. For Art & Design

    Rhodes University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    8,200
    Founded
    1904
  14. For Art & Design

    Nelson Mandela University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    2005
  15. For Art & Design

    Cairo University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    257,200
    Founded
    1908
  16. For Art & Design

    Ain Shams University logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1950
  17. For Art & Design

    American University in Cairo logo
    Acceptance Rate
    47%
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    1919
  18. For Art & Design

    Helwan University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1975
  19. For Art & Design

    University of Sfax logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    42,500
  20. For Art & Design

    University of Nigeria logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    42,500
    Founded
    1960
  21. For Art & Design

    Cape Peninsula University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    2005
  22. For Art & Design

    University of Ghana logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    42,000
    Founded
    1948
  23. For Art & Design

    University of Ibadan logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1948
  24. For Art & Design

    Tunis University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    27,500
  25. For Art & Design

    Tshwane University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    2003
  26. For Art & Design

    • #26 in Africa
    • #1 in Botswana
    • #1513 in the World
    University of Botswana logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1964
  27. For Art & Design

    Alexandria University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    150,642
    Founded
    1942
  28. For Art & Design

    University of Calabar logo
    Enrollment
    24,000
    Male:Female
    58:42
    Founded
    1975
  29. For Art & Design

    University of Lagos logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1962
  30. For Art & Design

    University of Fort Hare logo
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1916
  31. For Art & Design

    • #31 in Africa
    • #1 in Ethiopia
    • #1738 in the World
    Addis Ababa University logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1950
  32. For Art & Design

    Obafemi Awolowo University logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1962
  33. For Art & Design

    • #33 in Africa
    • #1 in Tanzania
    • #1795 in the World
    University of Dar es Salaam logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    24,000
    Founded
    1970
  34. For Art & Design

    Makerere University logo
    Enrollment
    40,000
    Founded
    1922
  35. For Art & Design

    Mohammed V University logo
    Enrollment
    67,415
  36. For Art & Design

    University of Zimbabwe logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    18,040
    Founded
    1955
  37. For Art & Design

    Mansoura University logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1972
  38. For Art & Design

    University of Nairobi logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1970
  39. For Art & Design

    British University in Egypt logo
    Enrollment
    9,228
    Founded
    2005
  40. For Art & Design

    University of Zululand logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    1960
  41. For Art & Design

    • #41 in Africa
    • #1 in Mauritius
    • #2006 in the World
    University of Mauritius logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1965
  42. For Art & Design

    University of Ilorin logo
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1975
  43. For Art & Design

    Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1951
  44. For Art & Design

    Covenant University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    98%
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    2002
  45. For Art & Design

    Al-Azhar University logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1961
  46. For Art & Design

    National University of Science and Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1991
  47. For Art & Design

    German University in Cairo logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    2003
  48. For Art & Design

    Kenyatta University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1985
  49. For Art & Design

    Midlands State University logo
    Enrollment
    14,000
    Founded
    2000
  50. For Art & Design

    University of Venda logo
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1982
  51. For Art & Design

    University of Sousse logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
  52. For Art & Design

    Nnamdi Azikiwe University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1991
  53. For Art & Design

    Durban University of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    2002
  54. For Art & Design

    Assiut University logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1957
  55. For Art & Design

    Hassan II University of Casablanca logo
    Enrollment
    99,300
  56. For Art & Design

    Benha University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    88,016
    Founded
    1976
  57. For Art & Design

    University of Port Harcourt logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1975
  58. For Art & Design

    University of Carthage logo
    Acceptance Rate
    68%
    Enrollment
    31,410
  59. For Art & Design

    University of Malawi logo
    Acceptance Rate
    86%
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1964
  60. For Art & Design

    Ahmadu Bello University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    49,436
    Founded
    1962
  61. For Art & Design

    Minia University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1976
  62. For Art & Design

    University of Limpopo logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1959
  63. For Art & Design

    University of Benin logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    42,500
    Founded
    1970
  64. For Art & Design

    Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1972
  65. For Art & Design

    Ibn Tofail University logo
    Enrollment
    22,270
    Male:Female
    52:48
  66. For Art & Design

    Tanta University logo
    Founded
    1972
  67. For Art & Design

    Moi University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    90%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1984
  68. For Art & Design

    University of Cape Coast logo
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1962
  69. For Art & Design

    Menoufia University logo
    Enrollment
    80,000
    Founded
    1976