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Top 5 Most Popular Universities In Africa You Can Study

Daniel Mutuva



Photo: University of Johannesburg in South Africa

Among more than 200 recognized universities in the Continent of Africa, there are major universities that occupies top 5 on the basis of being charted and accredited by the related education organization in the country, the courses it offers e.g undergraduate and post-graduate programs  and in delivering of course e.g face to face, predominantly or non distance format. Here are top five popular universities to study in Africa


1. University of Cape Town


Photo: University of Cape Town 

University of cape town is a non-profit higher education institution situated in metropolis setting in cape town in South Africa. The university was established in 1874. It’s a recognized University by higher education and training department of South Africa. According to unRank reports, the university enrollment ranges 20,000 to 24,999. It offers courses and programs recognized by higher education in degree such as pre-bachelor degrees, bachelor degrees, Masters degrees and doctorate degrees. It’s ranged position one in Africa and position 193 in world rank.


2. University of Pretoria


Photo: University Of Pretoria

The university of Pretoria is non-profit higher education institution situated in metropolis setting of Pretoria with population of 1M to 5M inhabitants. It’s officially recognized University by south African higer Education and training department. The institution was founded in 1908 and has enrollment range of over 45,000 students as unRank reports indicates. It offers recognized programs in degrees e.g pre-bachelor, bachelor, Masters and doctorate degrees.its ranged number 2 in Africa and position 206 in world rank.

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3. University of Withwatersrand


Photo:University of Withwatersrand

The university of Withwatersrand is found in South Africa. It was founded in 1922 situated in urban area with a population ranges 1Million to 5 million. Its a recognized institutions by Higher education and training in South Africa of university of Withwatersrand (WITS). The institution offers recognized courses in pre-bachelor, bachelor, masters and doctorate degrees. The 98 old university has organized organization and also with a number of international students.its the third most popular University in Africa and takes position 280 in world rank in the year 2020.


4. University of Stellenbosch ( Universiteit Stellenbosch)


Photo:University of Stellenbosch

University of Stellenbosch or universiteit Stellenbosch in a non profit- higher education located in suburban area of the city of Stellenbosch in South Africa with a population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants. The higher education institution was founded in 1918. It’s a recognized higher education institution the department of higher education and training of South Afrcaof the university. It offers courses and programes based on pre-bachelor, bachelor, masters and doctorate degrees. The institution has an enrollment range of 25,000 to 29,000 according to UnRank reports. It occupy position 4 in Africa and position 400 worldwide.

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Photo: University of Johannesburg


University of Johannesburg is found in South Africa established in 2005. It’s a non- profit higher education institution that’s situated at the Urban setting Johannesburg metropolis with a population range of 1,000,000 to 5,000,000 inhabitants. It’s a officially recognized higher education institution by the department of higher education and training of South Africa of the university. It Offers quality and recognized courses in degree in pre-bachelor bachelor, Masters and doctorate degrees. It’s enrollment rate is over 45,000 students and it takes position 5 in Africa with 509 in world rank.


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