Best Universities for Physics in Africa

Below is the list of best universities in Africa ranked based on their research performance in Physics. A graph of 1.9M citations received by 112K academic papers made by 183 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 Physics

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

    University of Cape Town logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1874
  3. For Physics

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

    Ain Shams University logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1950
  5. For Physics

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

    • #6 in Africa
    • #1 in Mozambique
    • #797 in the World
    Pedagogical University logo
    Enrollment
    42,500
    Founded
    1985
  7. For Physics

    University of Stellenbosch logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1918
  8. For Physics

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

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

    Mansoura University logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1972
  11. For Physics

    University of Johannesburg logo
    Enrollment
    49,910
    Founded
    2005
  12. For Physics

    Zagazig University logo
    Enrollment
    117,299
    Founded
    1974
  13. For Physics

    Al-Azhar University logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1961
  14. For Physics

    Assiut University logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1957
  15. For Physics

    Tanta University logo
    Founded
    1972
  16. For Physics

    University of Sfax logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    42,500
  17. For Physics

    University of KwaZulu-Natal logo
    Enrollment
    42,500
    Founded
    2004
  18. For Physics

    University of the Free State logo
    Enrollment
    37,000
    Founded
    1904
  19. For Physics

    Tunis University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    27,500
  20. For Physics

    Benha University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    88,016
    Founded
    1976
  21. For Physics

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

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

    Helwan University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1975
  24. For Physics

    Minia University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1976
  25. For Physics

    American University in Cairo logo
    Acceptance Rate
    47%
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    1919
  26. For Physics

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

    University of Monastir logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
  28. For Physics

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

    Menoufia University logo
    Enrollment
    80,000
    Founded
    1976
  30. For Physics

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

    Tshwane University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    2003
  32. For Physics

    South Valley University - Qena logo
    Enrollment
    42,500
    Founded
    1995
  33. For Physics

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

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

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

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

    Mohammed V University logo
    Enrollment
    67,415
  38. For Physics

    Cadi Ayyad University logo
    Enrollment
    29,703
  39. For Physics

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

    Sohag university logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    42,500
    Founded
    2006
  41. For Physics

    Obafemi Awolowo University logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1962
  42. For Physics

    Ibn Tofail University logo
    Enrollment
    22,270
    Male:Female
    52:48
  43. For Physics

    Hassan II University of Casablanca logo
    Enrollment
    99,300
  44. For Physics

    Cape Peninsula University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    2005
  45. For Physics

    Kafrelsheikh University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    2006
  46. For Physics

    University of Carthage logo
    Acceptance Rate
    68%
    Enrollment
    31,410
  47. For Physics

    Gabes University logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
  48. For Physics

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

    University of Science and Technology of Oran logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    22,500
  50. For Physics

    University of Biskra logo
    Enrollment
    32,500
  51. For Physics

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

    Covenant University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    98%
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    2002
  53. For Physics

    Federal University of Technology, Akure logo
    Acceptance Rate
    60%
    Enrollment
    17,672
    Founded
    1981
  54. For Physics

    University of Ilorin logo
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1975
  55. For Physics

    University of Annaba logo
    Enrollment
    8,443
  56. For Physics

    Ferhat Abbas Setif University 1 logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    37,500
  57. For Physics

    Fayoum University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    2005
  58. For Physics

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

    University of Oran 1 logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
  60. For Physics

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

    University of Bejaia logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
  62. For Physics

    University of Blida 1 logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    45,000
  63. For Physics

    University of Batna 1 logo
    Enrollment
    32,500
  64. For Physics

    Addis Ababa University logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1950
  65. For Physics

    British University in Egypt logo
    Enrollment
    9,228
    Founded
    2005
  66. For Physics

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

    University of Khartoum logo
    Enrollment
    41,030
    Founded
    1956
  68. For Physics

    University of Jijel logo
  69. For Physics

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

    University of Boumerdes logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
  71. For Physics

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

    Aswan University logo
    Enrollment
    1,898
    Founded
    2012
  73. For Physics

    Port Said University logo
    Founded
    2010
  74. For Physics

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

    Suez University logo
    Founded
    2012
  76. For Physics

    University of Uyo logo
    Founded
    1991
  77. For Physics

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

    Federal University of Technology, Minna logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    15,000
    Founded
    1982
  79. For Physics

    Federal University of Technology, Owerri logo
    Enrollment
    21,039
    Founded
    1980
  80. For Physics

    Abdelmalek Essaadi University logo
    Enrollment
    36,000
  81. For Physics

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

    University of Tunis El Manar logo
    Enrollment
    32,500
  83. For Physics

    • #85 in Africa
    • #1 in Mauritius
    • #2600 in the World
    University of Mauritius logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1965
  84. For Physics

    University of Botswana logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1964
  85. For Physics

    University of Dschang logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1993
  86. For Physics

    Damietta University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    2012
  87. For Physics

    German University in Cairo logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    2003
  88. For Physics

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

    Vaal University of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1966
  90. For Physics

    University of Cape Coast logo
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1962
  91. For Physics

    Bayero University Kano logo
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1975
  92. For Physics

    University of Nairobi logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1970
  93. For Physics

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

    University of Sousse logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
  95. For Physics

    Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1972
  96. For Physics

    Cheikh Anta Diop University logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1918
  97. For Physics

    University of Fort Hare logo
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1916
  98. For Physics

    University of Laghouat logo
    Enrollment
    23,000