List of 20 Best Universities in Egypt for 2023

List of 20 Best Universities in Egypt for 2023

Ferdinand | EducationGhana |May 03| List of 20 Best Universities in Egypt for 2023


Education is a fundamental part of any society and Egypt is no exception. With a population of almost 100 million people, Egypt is the most populous country in the Middle East and North Africa region. It is home to a number of world-renowned universities that are renowned for their quality of education and research. In this article, we will be taking a look at the 50 best universities in Egypt for 2023, as well as their ranking methodology.

Egypt is home to some of the oldest universities in the world, with the University of Cairo founded in 1908 and the University of Alexandria founded in 1942. In recent years, Egypt has seen a surge in the number of universities, with more than 50 universities now operating in the country. These universities offer a variety of programs, ranging from traditional academic disciplines to specialized fields such as engineering and medicine.

Ranking Methodology

Top 20 universities in Egypt for 2023 ranked by EduRank based on research outputs, non-academic prominence, and alumni influence.

The rankings are determined by analyzing 2.85M citations received by 222K academic publications made by 30 universities from Egypt, the popularity of 540 recognized alumni, and the largest reference database available.

About Edurank is an independent metric-based ranking of 14,131 universities from 183 countries.

We use a proprietary database with an index of 44,909,300 scientific publications and 1,237,541,960 citations to rank universities across 246 research topics.

In the overall rankings, we add non-academic prominence and alumni popularity indicators. Always check official university websites for the latest enrollment information.

List of 30 Best Universities in Egypt for 2023

The following is a list of the top 50 universities in Egypt for 2023, based on the Edurank World University Rankings:

  1. Cairo University
  2. Ain Shams University
  3. Alexandria University
  4. American University in Cairo
  5. Mansoura University
  6. Al-Azhar University
  7. Assiut University
  8. Zagazig University
  9. Helwan University
  10. Suez Canal University
  11. Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport

  12. Tanta University
  13. Menoufia University
  14. British University in Egypt

  15. German University in Cairo

  16. Minia University
  17. Benha University
  18. Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology
  19.  South Valley University – Qena
  20.  Beni-Suef Universit


1. Cairo University

#5 in Africa
#592 in the World
Acceptance Rate 90%
Enrollment 257,200
Founded 1908

2. Ain Shams University

#17 in Africa
#1143 in the World
Founded 1950

3. Alexandria University

#18 in Africa
#1154 in the World
Alexandria University logo
Acceptance Rate 89%
Enrollment 150,642
Founded 1942

4. American University in Cairo

#20 in Africa
#1274 in the World
American University in Cairo logo
Acceptance Rate 42%
Enrollment 6,500
Founded 1919

5. Mansoura University

#21 in Africa
#1408 in the World
Mansoura University logo
Founded 1972

6. Al-Azhar University

#33 in Africa
#1917 in the World
Al-Azhar University logo
Acceptance Rate 75%
Founded 1961

7. Assiut University

#38 in Africa
#2217 in the World
Assiut University logo
Founded 1957

8. Zagazig University

#48 in Africa
#2603 in the World
Zagazig University logo
Enrollment 117,299
Founded 1974

9. Helwan University

#49 in Africa
#2667 in the World
Helwan University logo
Acceptance Rate 90%
Founded 1975

10. Suez Canal University

#52 in Africa
#2815 in the World
Suez Canal University logo
Enrollment 40,317
Founded 1976

12. Tanta University

#61 in Africa
#3010 in the World
Tanta University logo
Founded 1972

13. Menoufia University

#76 in Africa
#3335 in the World
Menoufia University logo
Enrollment 80,000
Founded 1976

14. British University in Egypt

#81 in Africa
#3464 in the World
British University in Egypt logo
Enrollment 9,228
Founded 2005

15. German University in Cairo

#85 in Africa
#3579 in the World
German University in Cairo logo
Acceptance Rate 71%
Founded 2003

16. Minia University

#86 in Africa
#3620 in the World
Minia University logo
Acceptance Rate 90%
Founded 1976

17. Benha University

#97 in Africa
#3806 in the World
Benha University logo
Acceptance Rate 90%
Enrollment 88,016
Founded 1976

19. South Valley University – Qena

#153 in Africa
#4906 in the World
South Valley University - Qena logo
Founded 1995

20. Beni-Suef University

#155 in Africa
#4942 in the World
Beni-Suef University logo
Acceptance Rate 75%
Founded 2005

The best cities to study in Egypt based on the number of universities and their ranks are GizaCairoAlexandria, and New Cairo.

The average cost of living for students in Egypt is $278 + $20-140 for rent (depending on where to live: dormitory, renting with a roommate or solo).


Egypt is home to some of the world’s best universities, and this list of the top 20 universities in Egypt for 2023 is proof of that. These universities offer a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs in various disciplines, and their commitment to quality education and research is evident. Whether you’re looking for a traditional academic program or a specialized field, there’s sure to be a university in Egypt that’s right for you.



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