Best Medical Schools in Africa

Below is the list of best universities in Africa ranked based on their research performance in Medicine. A graph of 4.75M citations received by 290K academic papers made by 262 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.

  1. For Medicine

    University of Cape Town logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1874
  2. For Medicine

    University of the Witwatersrand logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1922
  3. For Medicine

    Cairo University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    257,200
    Founded
    1908
  4. For Medicine

    University of Stellenbosch logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1918
  5. For Medicine

    University of Pretoria logo
    Enrollment
    56,483
    Male:Female
    42:58
    Founded
    1908
  6. For Medicine

    Ain Shams University logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1950
  7. For Medicine

    University of KwaZulu-Natal logo
    Enrollment
    42,500
    Founded
    2004
  8. For Medicine

    Mansoura University logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1972
  9. For Medicine

    Alexandria University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    150,642
    Founded
    1942
  10. For Medicine

    Makerere University logo
    Enrollment
    40,000
    Founded
    1922
  11. For Medicine

    University of Ibadan logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1948
  12. For Medicine

    Assiut University logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1957
  13. For Medicine

    University of Nigeria logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    42,500
    Founded
    1960
  14. For Medicine

    University of Nairobi logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1970
  15. For Medicine

    Al-Azhar University logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1961
  16. For Medicine

    Zagazig University logo
    Enrollment
    117,299
    Founded
    1974
  17. For Medicine

    Addis Ababa University logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1950
  18. For Medicine

    Obafemi Awolowo University logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1962
  19. For Medicine

    University of the Western Cape logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    18,720
    Male:Female
    40:60
    Founded
    1959
  20. For Medicine

    University of Ghana logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    42,000
    Founded
    1948
  21. For Medicine

    Ahmadu Bello University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    49,436
    Founded
    1962
  22. For Medicine

    Tanta University logo
    Founded
    1972
  23. For Medicine

    University of the Free State logo
    Enrollment
    37,000
    Founded
    1904
  24. For Medicine

    University of Benin logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    42,500
    Founded
    1970
  25. For Medicine

    University of Lagos logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1962
  26. For Medicine

    University of Zimbabwe logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    18,040
    Founded
    1955
  27. For Medicine

    North-West University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    96%
    Enrollment
    26,439
    Male:Female
    42:58
    Founded
    2004
  28. For Medicine

    University of Khartoum logo
    Enrollment
    41,030
    Founded
    1956
  29. For Medicine

    University of Gondar logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    46,627
    Founded
    1954
  30. For Medicine

    Suez Canal University logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1976
  31. For Medicine

    University of Malawi logo
    Acceptance Rate
    86%
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1964
  32. For Medicine

    University of Limpopo logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1959
  33. For Medicine

    Minia University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1976
  34. For Medicine

    University of Ilorin logo
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1975
  35. For Medicine

    University of South Africa logo
    Enrollment
    420,000
    Male:Female
    36:64
    Founded
    1873
  36. For Medicine

    Menoufia University logo
    Enrollment
    80,000
    Founded
    1976
  37. For Medicine

    Jimma University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1983
  38. For Medicine

    University of Zambia logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1965
  39. For Medicine

    University of Johannesburg logo
    Enrollment
    49,910
    Founded
    2005
  40. For Medicine

    Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1951
  41. For Medicine

    Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    3,530
    Founded
    2007
  42. For Medicine

    University of Calabar logo
    Enrollment
    24,000
    Male:Female
    58:42
    Founded
    1975
  43. For Medicine

    Benha University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    88,016
    Founded
    1976
  44. For Medicine

    Rhodes University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    8,200
    Founded
    1904
  45. For Medicine

    Tunis University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    27,500
  46. For Medicine

    Nnamdi Azikiwe University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1991
  47. For Medicine

    Lagos State University logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1983
  48. For Medicine

    University of Maiduguri logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1975
  49. For Medicine

    Beni-Suef University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    42,500
    Founded
    2005
  50. For Medicine

    University of Port Harcourt logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1975
  51. For Medicine

    University of Botswana logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1964
  52. For Medicine

    Pedagogical University logo
    Enrollment
    42,500
    Founded
    1985
  53. For Medicine

    University of Cape Coast logo
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1962
  54. For Medicine

    Bayero University Kano logo
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1975
  55. For Medicine

    Sohag university logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    42,500
    Founded
    2006
  56. For Medicine

    Cheikh Anta Diop University logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1918
  57. For Medicine

    Moi University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    90%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1984
  58. For Medicine

    University of Fort Hare logo
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1916
  59. For Medicine

    Mbarara University of Science and Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1989
  60. For Medicine

    University of Education, Winneba logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1992
  61. For Medicine

    University of Monastir logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
  62. For Medicine

    Sokoine University of Agriculture logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1984
  63. For Medicine

    University of Yaounde I logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1962
  64. For Medicine

    University of Jos logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    24,169
    Male:Female
    54:46
    Founded
    1975
  65. For Medicine

    University of Sfax logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    42,500
  66. For Medicine

    Helwan University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1975
  67. For Medicine

    Tshwane University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    2003
  68. For Medicine

    Hawassa University logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1976
  69. For Medicine

    University of Dar es Salaam logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    24,000
    Founded
    1970
  70. For Medicine

    University of Buea logo
    Founded
    1992
  71. For Medicine

    Bahir Dar University logo
    Enrollment
    57,852
    Founded
    2001
  72. For Medicine

    Haramaya University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1954
  73. For Medicine

    Usmanu Danfodio University logo
    Founded
    1975
  74. For Medicine

    South Valley University - Qena logo
    Enrollment
    42,500
    Founded
    1995
  75. For Medicine

    Olabisi Onabanjo University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1982
  76. For Medicine

    Ladoke Akintola University of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1990
  77. For Medicine

    Nelson Mandela University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    2005
  78. For Medicine

    Kenyatta University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1985
  79. For Medicine

    University of Kinshasa logo
    Enrollment
    26,000
    Founded
    1954
  80. For Medicine

    University of Abomey-Calavi logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    86,694
    Male:Female
    73:27
    Founded
    1970
  81. For Medicine

    Eduardo Mondlane University logo
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1962
  82. For Medicine

    Founded
    2011
  83. For Medicine

    University of Venda logo
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1982
  84. For Medicine

    University of Uyo logo
    Founded
    1991
  85. For Medicine

    Ebonyi State University logo
    Enrollment
    19,753
    Male:Female
    46:54
    Founded
    2000
  86. For Medicine

    Mohammed V University logo
    Enrollment
    67,415
  87. For Medicine

    Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University logo
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    2014
  88. For Medicine

    Fayoum University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    2005
  89. For Medicine

    National University of Science and Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1991
  90. For Medicine

    Cape Peninsula University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    2005
  91. For Medicine

    • #91 in Africa
    • #1 in Mauritius
    • #2090 in the World
    University of Mauritius logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1965
  92. For Medicine

    Mekelle University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1991
  93. For Medicine

    Kafrelsheikh University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    2006
  94. For Medicine

    Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1994
  95. For Medicine

    University of Dschang logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1993
  96. For Medicine

    University for Development Studies logo
    Founded
    1992
  97. For Medicine

    Durban University of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    2002
  98. For Medicine

    Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta logo
    Acceptance Rate
    50%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1988
  99. For Medicine

    University of Zululand logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    1960
  100. For Medicine

    • #100 in Africa
    • #1 in Namibia
    • #2198 in the World
    University of Namibia logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1992