Home Academics Check Out Top 25 Universities in South Africa – 2020 Ranking (Latest)

Check Out Top 25 Universities in South Africa – 2020 Ranking (Latest)


Check Out the Top 25 Universities in the South Africa – 2020 Ranking. South Africa is the home to some of the world’s best universities. It is counted among the top in the world, according to uniRank’s World University Rankings 2020.


Check Out Top 25 Universities in South Africa - 2019 Ranking (Latest)


Many of South Africa’s universities are renowned for promoting a global outlook by recruiting international students, faculty and encouraging international collaborations, so you can expect an accommodating atmosphere as well as diversity on campus.


Universities in South Africa have always gained a wide reputation for good teaching and excellent research. South Africa universities are highly ranked among international schools and institutions worldwide, and they continue to attract the smartest people to their highly respected and prestigious degree programmes. All these top ranked colleges, universities, law schools, medical schools, and engineering schools have a wide, global reputation and continue to be the top-ranked schools for international students. To go to some of the best universities in the world for your Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Ph.D, you should certainly consider Africa as your destination for the best rankings and widest reputation.


uniRank tries to answer this question of the top universities in South Africa by publishing the 2020 South Africa University Ranking of 25 recognized South African higher-education institutions meeting the following uniRank selection criteria:

  • being chartered, licensed and/or accredited by the appropriate  higher education-related organization
  • offering at least four-year undergraduate degrees (bachelor degrees) or postgraduate degrees (master or doctoral degrees)
  • delivering courses predominantly in a traditional, face-to-face, non-distance education format


University Town
1 University of Pretoria Pretoria
2 University of Cape Town Cape Town
3 University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg
4 University of Johannesburg Johannesburg
5 University of KwaZulu-Natal Durban …
6 Universiteit Stellenbosch Stellenbosch …
7 North-West University Potchefstroom …
8 University of the Western Cape Bellville
9 Rhodes University Grahamstown
10 Universiteit van die Vrystaat Bloemfontein …
11 Cape Peninsula University of Technology Cape Town …
12 Tshwane University of Technology Pretoria …
13 Nelson Mandela University Port Elizabeth …
14 Durban University of Technology Durban …
15 Vaal University of Technology Vanderbijlpark …
16 University of Fort Hare Alice
17 Central University of Technology Bloemfontein …
18 Walter Sisulu University Mthatha …
19 University of Venda Thohoyandou
20 University of Zululand Kwadlangezwa …
21 University of Limpopo Mankweng …
22 Mangosuthu University of Technology Durban …
23 Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University Pretoria
24 University of Mpumalanga Nelspruit …
25 Sol Plaatje University Kimberley
Don’t miss out on current updates, kindly like us on Facebook & follow us on OR leave a comment below for further inquiries

Leave a Reply