Top 87 universities in Afghanistan: Rankings & Acceptance rate

Rank
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University name
Acceptance rate
Acc. rate
City & State
1The American University of Afghanistan45%Kabul
2Kabul UniversityKabul
3Kardan University65%Kabul
4Herat UniversityHerat
5Rana University65%Kabul
6Kabul Polytechnic UniversityKabul
7Gawharshad Institute of Higher Education25%Kabul
8Kateb University55%Kabul
9Mawlana UniversityMazar-i-Sharif
10Nangarhar UniversityJalalabad
11Avicenna University85%Kabul
12Balkh UniversityMazar-i-Sharif
13Kahkashan-e-Sharq Higher Education InstituteHerat
14Bamiyan UniversityBamyan
15Shaikh Zayed University, KhostKhost
16Dunya University of Afghanistan85%Kabul
17Eshrag Institute of Higher EducationHerat
18Aria University85%Mazar-i-Sharif
19Bakhtar UniversityKabul
20Karwan UniversityKabul
21Shaheed Rabani Education UniversityKabul
22Tabesh UniversityKabul
23Badakhshan UniversityFaizabad
24Kandahar University45%Kandahar
25Takhar UniversityTaloqan
26Al Beroni UniversityKesektan
27Baghlan UniversityPul-e Khomri
28Faryab University55%Maymana
29Ghazni UniversityGhazni
30Kunduz UniversityKunduz
31Paktia University55%Gardez
32Abourihan Higher Education InstituteKabul
33Afghan Swiss Medical Institute of Higher EducationKabul
34Ahlobait Institute of Higher EducationKabul
35Al-taqwa Institute of Higher EducationJalalabad
36Allameh Institute of Higher EducationKabul
37Ariana Institute of Higher EducationKabul
38Ashna Institute of Higher EducationKabul
39Azhar Higher Education InstituteKabul
40Benawa Institute of Higher EducationKandahar
41Danish Institute of Higher EducationCharikar
42Dawat University65%Kabul
43Esteghlal Institute of Higher EducationKabul
44Fanoos Institute of Higher EducationKabul
45Ghalib University65%Herat
46Islamic Azad University AfghanistanKabul
47Jahan E Noor Institute of Higher EducationKabul
48Jahan Institute of Higher EducationKabul
49Jawzjan UniversitySheberghan
50Kaboora Institute of Higher EducationKabul
51Kabul University of Medical Sciences5%Kabul
52Khana-e-Noor UniversityKabul
53Khatam Al Nabieen UniversityKabul
54Khurshid Institute of Higher Education95%Kabul
55Maihan Institute of Higher EducationKabul
56Maiwand institute of Higher Education65%Kabul
57Mashal UniversityKabul
58Mili Institute of Higher EducationKabul
59Moraa Female UniversityKabul
60Nayestan Institute of Higher EducationKabul
61Noman Sadat Institute of Higher EducationKabul
62Oruj Institute of Higher EducationKabul
63Pamir Institute of Higher EducationKhost
64Parwan UniversityCharikar
65Peshgam Institute of Higher EducationKabul
66Qalam Institute of Higher EducationKabul
67Rabia Balkhi Institute of Higher EducationKabul
68Rah-e-Saadat UniversityMazar-i-Sharif
69Saber Institute of Higher EducationKabul
70Sadat Institute of Higher EducationMazar-i-Sharif
71Salam University65%Kabul
72Sayed Jamaluddin Afghan Institute of Higher EducationAsadabad
73Sharq Institute of Higher Education55%Kabul
74Shifa Institute of Higher EducationKabul
75Taj Institute of Higher EducationMazar-i-Sharif
76Turkestan Institute of Higher EducationMazar-i-Sharif
77Zawul Institute of Higher EducationKabul
78Bost UniversityLashkargah
79Cheragh Medical Institute45%Kabul
80Edrak Institute of Higher EducationKabul
81Gharjistan UniversityKabul
82Helmand UniversityLashkargah
83Kawun Institute of Higher EducationMazar-i-Sharif
84Khurasan University55%Jalalabad
85Maryam UniversityKabul
86Rahnaward Institute of Higher EducationMazar-i-Sharif
87Tolo-e-Aftab Institute of Higher EducationKabul

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

Average cost of living for students in Afghanistan is $223 + $21-152 for rent (depends on where to live: dormitory, renting with a roommate or solo).