List of 87 best universities in Afghanistan

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EduRank

Top 87 universities in Afghanistan ranked by EduRank based on research outputs, non-academic prominence, and alumni influence. The rankings are determined by analyzing 4.39K citations received by 1.16K academic publications made by 87 universities from Afghanistan, the popularity of 55 recognized alumni, and the largest reference database available.

1. Kabul University

#1993 in Asia
#5467 in the World
Enrollment
22,000
Founded
1932

2. Bakhtar University

#3278 in Asia
#8461 in the World
Enrollment
1,044
Founded
2005

3. American University of Afghanistan

#3461 in Asia
#8867 in the World
Acceptance Rate
46%
Enrollment
1,700
Founded
2006

7. Kateb University

#4327 in Asia
#10677 in the World
Acceptance Rate
56%
Founded
2007

8. Nangarhar University

#4356 in Asia
#10742 in the World
Enrollment
14,004
Founded
1962

9. Kabul University of Medical Sciences

#4569 in Asia
#11185 in the World
Acceptance Rate
9%
Founded
1932

10. Avicenna University

#4573 in Asia
#11193 in the World
Acceptance Rate
81%
Enrollment
2,000
Founded
2010

11. Kardan University

#4647 in Asia
#11345 in the World
Acceptance Rate
64%
Enrollment
4,000
Founded
2003

12. Rana University

#4905 in Asia
#11879 in the World
Acceptance Rate
64%
Enrollment
10,000
Founded
2009

14. Balkh University

#5099 in Asia
#12332 in the World
Enrollment
22,000
Founded
1988

15. Gawharshad Institute of Higher Education

#5249 in Asia
#12683 in the World
Acceptance Rate
25%
Enrollment
5,000
Founded
2010

16. Kandahar University

#5284 in Asia
#12769 in the World
Acceptance Rate
46%
Enrollment
10,000
Founded
1991

17. Mawlana University

#5313 in Asia
#12855 in the World
Acceptance Rate
14%
Enrollment
7,000

18. Salam University

#5321 in Asia
#12874 in the World
Acceptance Rate
64%
Founded
2009

19. Helmand University

#5370 in Asia
#12984 in the World
Enrollment
6,000
Founded
2006

20. Eshrag Institute of Higher Education

#5382 in Asia
#13005 in the World
Acceptance Rate
71%
Enrollment
2,000
Founded
2009

21. Maiwand institute of Higher Education

#5393 in Asia
#13029 in the World
Acceptance Rate
64%
Enrollment
2,000
Founded
2007

22. Bamiyan University

#5412 in Asia
#13082 in the World
Enrollment
6,000
Founded
1996

23. Ghalib University

#5444 in Asia
#13173 in the World
Acceptance Rate
63%
Founded
2010

25. Shaheed Rabani Education University

#5456 in Asia
#13208 in the World
Acceptance Rate
60%
Enrollment
15,000
Founded
2003

28. Bost University

#5477 in Asia
#13248 in the World
Acceptance Rate
21%
Enrollment
5,000
Founded
2012

29. Dunya University of Afghanistan

#5479 in Asia
#13258 in the World
Acceptance Rate
81%
Enrollment
3,000
Founded
2009

30. Aria University

#5505 in Asia
#13327 in the World
Acceptance Rate
81%
Enrollment
3,368
Founded
2008

37. Mashal University

#5578 in Asia
#13531 in the World
Acceptance Rate
90%

38. Paktia University

#5583 in Asia
#13543 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Founded
2004

42. Ariana Institute of Higher Education

#5637 in Asia
#13703 in the World
Enrollment
4,150
Founded
2004

44. Ghazni University

#5658 in Asia
#13759 in the World
Enrollment
4,000
Founded
2009

45. Takhar University

#5661 in Asia
#13765 in the World
Enrollment
7,000
Male:Female
71:29
Founded
1995

47. Khurshid Institute of Higher Education

#5672 in Asia
#13793 in the World
Acceptance Rate
82%
Founded
2014

49. Sharq Institute of Higher Education

#5698 in Asia
#13830 in the World
Acceptance Rate
56%
Founded
2012

51. Parwan University

#5703 in Asia
#13844 in the World
Enrollment
7,000
Founded
1999

52. Faryab University

#5714 in Asia
#13868 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
4,000
Founded
1977

57. Pamir Institute of Higher Education

#5722 in Asia
#13887 in the World
Enrollment
3,000
Founded
2011

61. Cheragh Medical Institute

#5736 in Asia
#13915 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Founded
2007

62. Dawat University

#5737 in Asia
#13916 in the World
Acceptance Rate
63%
Enrollment
3,000
Founded
2009

66. Khurasan University

#5755 in Asia
#13958 in the World
Acceptance Rate
56%
Founded
2006

69. Mili Institute of Higher Education

#5784 in Asia
#14042 in the World
Enrollment
2,500
Founded
1972

75. Maryam University

#5792 in Asia
#14056 in the World
Enrollment
3,000
Founded
2007

86. Noman Sadat Institute of Higher Education

#5821 in Asia
#14117 in the World
Enrollment
4,000
Founded
2014

The best cities to study in Afghanistan based on the number of universities and their ranks are Kabul, Herat, Kesektan, and Jalalabad.

Average cost of living for students in Afghanistan is $223 + $30-218 for rent (depends on where to live: dormitory, renting with a roommate or solo).