List of 50 Best Universities in Egypt for 2023

List of 50 Best Universities in Egypt for 2023

Ferdinand | EducationGhana |May 03| List of 50 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 50 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 50 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 50 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

  21. Fayoum University

  22.  Nile University
  23. Misr University for Science and Technology
  24.  Misr International University
  25. Sohag University
  26. Kafrelsheikh University
  27. Aswan University
  28. Future University in Egypt
  29.  Port Said University
  30. Damietta University

  31. Damanhour University

  32.  Modern Sciences and Arts University
  33.  University of Sadat City
  34. Nahda University
  35. Pharos University in Alexandria
  36. Suez University
  37. Delta University for Science and Technology
  38. Sinai University
  39. French University of Egypt
  40. Egyptian Russian University

  41. October 6 University

  42.  University of Science and Technology at Zewail City
  43.  Heliopolis University
  44. New Giza University
  45.  Badr University in Cairo
  46.  Arab Academy for Management, Banking and Financial Sciences
  47.  Deraya University
  48.  Egyptian Chinese University
  49. Arish University
  50. Alamein University


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

21. Fayoum University

#158 in Africa
#4961 in the World
Fayoum University logo
Acceptance Rate 76%
Founded 2005

22. Nile University

#160 in Africa
#5006 in the World
Nile University logo
Acceptance Rate 90%
Enrollment 500
Founded 2006

23. Misr University for Science and Technology

#164 in Africa
#5075 in the World
Misr University for Science and Technology logo
Enrollment 19,670
Male:Female 56:44
Founded 1996

24. Misr International University

#165 in Africa
#5079 in the World
Misr International University logo
Acceptance Rate 21%
Founded 1996

25. Sohag University

#173 in Africa
#5209 in the World
Sohag university logo
Acceptance Rate 75%
Founded 2006

26. Kafrelsheikh University

#175 in Africa
#5228 in the World
Kafrelsheikh University logo
Acceptance Rate 80%
Founded 2006

27. Aswan University

#180 in Africa
#5323 in the World
Aswan University logo
Enrollment 1,898
Founded 2012

28. Future University in Egypt

#215 in Africa
#6085 in the World
Future University in Egypt logo
Enrollment 9,085
Founded 2006

29. Port Said University

#222 in Africa
#6208 in the World
Port Said University logo
Founded 2010

30. Damietta University

#224 in Africa
#6224 in the World
Damietta University logo
Acceptance Rate 76%
Enrollment 20,000
Founded 2012

31. Damanhour University

#227 in Africa
#6246 in the World
Damanhour University logo
Founded 2010

33. University of Sadat City

#267 in Africa
#6713 in the World
University of Sadat City logo
Enrollment 29,702
Founded 2013

34. Nahda University

#271 in Africa
#6754 in the World
Nahda University logo
Enrollment 10,000
Founded 2006

35. Pharos University in Alexandria

#274 in Africa
#6778 in the World
Pharos University in Alexandria logo
Acceptance Rate 75%
Founded 2006

36. Suez University

#277 in Africa
#6811 in the World
Suez University logo
Founded 2012

37. Delta University for Science and Technology

#305 in Africa
#7188 in the World
Delta University for Science and Technology logo
Enrollment 7,480
Founded 2007

38. Sinai University

#325 in Africa
#7405 in the World
Sinai University logo
Founded 2006

40. Egyptian Russian University

#340 in Africa
#7702 in the World
Egyptian Russian University logo
Founded 2006

41. October 6 University

#455 in Africa
#9463 in the World
October 6 University logo
Founded 1996

43. Heliopolis University

#507 in Africa
#10400 in the World
Heliopolis University logo
Enrollment 1,077
Founded 2012

44. New Giza University

#560 in Africa
#11095 in the World
New Giza University logo
Enrollment 3,000
Founded 2016

45. Badr University in Cairo

#586 in Africa
#11259 in the World
Badr University in Cairo logo
Enrollment 15,000
Founded 2014

47. Deraya University

#736 in Africa
#12337 in the World
Deraya University logo
Founded 2010

48. Egyptian Chinese University

#782 in Africa
#12600 in the World
Egyptian Chinese University logo
Acceptance Rate 89%
Enrollment 2,000
Founded 2013

49. Arish University

#796 in Africa
#12665 in the World
Arish University logo
Founded 2016

50. Alamein University

#1100 in Africa
#14111 in the World
Enrollment 5,000
Founded 2011

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 50 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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