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TOP UNIVERSITIES IN AFRICA – Part II

Continued from last week, here is the list of top Universities in Africa as per the QS World University Rankings® 2019

Eight universities are all ranked in the 801-1000 range* and are therefore joint 10th in Africa.

8.  Ain Shams University

The first of the top universities in Africa to be ranked 701-750 is the Egyptian Ain Shams University, which is ranked 17th in the QS Arab Region University Rankings 2018. Based in Cairo and established in 1950, Ain Shams is a very large institution, hosting approximately 180,000 students in 15 faculties.

Average fees: $2000
Accommodation:  OFF CAMPUS: $90 onwards per month
Cost of living: $300 onwards per month

Click here for more information
9. University Of Kwazulu-Natal

The South African University of Kwazulu-Natal is ranked 751-800 in the world this year and is another young university formed through a merger, this time in 2004. The university has five campuses around the KwaZulu-Natal province in the south east of the country.

Average fees: $1900 to $3200
Intake: February
Accommodation:   ON CAMPUS: $2200-$2499 per year
OFF CAMPUS: $100, $220 per month
Cost of living: $400 onwards per month

Click here for undergraduate prospectus
Click here for postgraduate prospectus
Click here for application process

10. Al Akhawayn University Ifrane

Based in Morocco, Al Akhawayn University Ifrane is another new entry this year and the last to be ranked 801-1000. A public, non-profit university located in Ifrane, in the midst of the Middle Atlas mountain range, it’s one of the younger institutions in this article, inaugurated by King Hassan II of Morocco in 1995.

Average fees: $5000
Intake: August, September, January
Accommodation:  ON CAMPUS: $500 to $1400 per month
Cost of living: $250 onwards per month

Click here for Undergraduate programs
Click here for application process

10. Al-Azhar University

Located in Cairo, Al-Azhar University is Egypt’s oldest degree-granting institution, dating back to the 10th century. It has strong links to Sunni Islam and the Al-Azhar Mosque and is considered one of the most prestigious Sunni Islamic universities.

Average fees: $2500
Accommodation:   OFF CAMPUS: $90 onwards per month
Cost of living: $300 onwards per month

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10.  Alexandria University

As well as featuring here, Alexandria University is also ranked 14th in the QS Arab Region University Rankings 2018. It was originally founded in 1938 as a branch campus of Cairo University, but became a separate institution in 1942, gaining its current name in 1952.

Average fees: $2000
Intake: September
Accommodation:  OFF CAMPUS: $75 onwards per month
Cost of living: $300 onwards per month

Click here for information on programs offered
Click here for procedures for registration of international students to the faculties of Alexandria University

10.  Assiut University

New to this year’s ranking, Egypt’s Assiut University was established in 1957 as the first university in Upper Egypt, and is located in an urban campus in the large city of Asyut. It offers courses both English and Arabic-taught courses.

Average fees: $4000 to $6000
Accommodation:  ON CAMPUS/OFF CAMOUS: $200 per month
Cost of living: $300to $500 per month

Click here for more information on programs offered
Click here for more information on application process

10.  North-West University

North-West University is another South African institution that was formed by the merger of previous universities in 2004. It’s a large university, with about 69,000 students spread across three campuses in the North West and Gauteng provinces.

Average fees: $2000 to $3000
Intake: February
Accommodation:  ON CAMPUS: $1800 to 2000 per year
Cost of living: $400 onwards per month

Click here for International Students admission requirements

10.  Rhodes University

Rhodes University, located in Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa, is named after British businessman Cecil Rhodes. The university is highly residential and relatively small, with around 8,000 students currently enrolled.

Average fees: $4000 to $5000
Intake: January
Accommodation:  ON CAMPUS: $1800 to 2000 per year
Cost of living: $400 onwards per month

Click here for courses offered at Rhodes University
Click here for entry requirements
Click here for the application form

10.  University of Nairobi

One of the largest universities in Kenya, the University of Nairobi was originally established as Royal Technical College in 1956, before becoming part of the University Of East Africa in 1963. This then split into three separate universities in 1970, including Makerere University.

Average fees: $5000 to $16000
Intake: September
Accommodation:  OFF CAMPUS: $300 to 5000 per year
Cost of living: $500 onwards per month

Click here Listing of Programs offered in UoN
Click here for admissions

10.  University of Western Cape

South Africa’s University of the Western Cape is located in the Bellville suburb of Cape Town. Founded in 1959, the university played a key role in the fight against discrimination and racial inequality in South Africa’s history.

Average fees: $2000 to $5000
Intake: January
Accommodation:  OFF CAMPUS: $1800 to 2000 per year
Cost of living: $400 onwards per month

Click here for the list of faculties
Click here for admissions

Notes:
For South African Universities; students coming from SADC countries, in order to study Health sciences, your respective country must not offer the health sciences program you wish to study.

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