5 Best Universities In Africa For Medicine Currently

Hi there, today I came with a list that will surely interest you as an African or international student who wants to study in the best universities in Africa. Here is a list of the best universities in Africa for medicine. These Universities accepts students from anywhere around the world if only such student can meet up with there admission criteria.

Medicine is one among the many courses that are very demanding because society understands what it means to confide their lives into the hands of a certain man/woman who possibly is possed to be a “Doctor”.

Doctors are usually thoroughly trained not just on academics but also on behaviour.

It is because of the nature of the job that medical personnel do, that intending medical students seek the best medical universities in any location before applying for enrollment.

In Africa, the search for good medical universities is on the rise as people are now putting more attention on the training background of doctors and it’s on this ground that they decide how much trust to give these doctors.

As an intending medical student from Africa, it could be beautiful to seek to study abroad but honestly, you can still receive a good medical education here in Africa.

It could be very costly studying medicine abroad, though a scholarship can help you cut cost, there is a lot of competition for the little available scholarships so I advise it would be better to always have a plan B.

Some of these international scholarships are even one-off, that is to say, you are only given the money once. So what happens to your tuition fees the next year? This is why it is better to analyse scholarship opportunities properly to make sure you can carry on or better still, look towards some of the best medical universities in Africa where you are sure of taking care of the tuition fees as they are far cheaper.

Anyway, if you are lucky to secure a fully-funded scholarship abroad, congratulations! Studying abroad possibly would expose you more to the field.

Earlier, I wrote on the 10 best universities in Germany to study medicine, you may want to take a look at the article to broaden your options more.

Here, for those who have more interest or maybe are also considering studying in China, I have a list of the best universities in China for medicine.

Cutting the list down to country-specific rating, I have an article on medical schools in South Africa so should your interest be found more in South Africa then you can take a look at the list.

There are also several medical scholarships for both current and intending medical students and we usually put these opportunities together in a list like the medical scholarships for international students in Canada and the more homely list of medical scholarships for African students abroad.

Here, I want to talk about the best universities in Africa for medicine and I believe this would help you in decision making if you want to study in one of the best medical schools in Africa.


Best Universities In Africa For Medicine
( Best Medical Universities In Africa )

  • Makerere University
  • The University Of Ghana
  • University Of Nairobi
  • University Of Ibadan
  • University Of Botswana

Makerere University

Makerere University is the best university in Africa for medicine. Though this list is not arranged in any order yet I intentionally put Makerere University at the top for a reason.

Makerere University, Kampala is Uganda’s largest and third-oldest institution of higher learning, first established as a technical school in 1922. In 1963, it became the University of East Africa, offering courses leading to general degrees from the University of London.

If you want to learn more about Makerere University, you can check more about the university online or maybe visit the admission application instruction page.

The University Of Ghana

The University Of Ghana as one of the best medical universities in Africa is the oldest and largest of the thirteen Ghanaian public universities. It was founded in 1948, in the British colony of the Gold Coast, as the University College of the Gold Coast but currently is known as the University of Ghana.

The university charges an undergraduate tuition fee of just 1,525 GHS for Ghanaian students and 3,850 GHS for international students.

You can check out the University of Ghana admission page for more information.

The University of Nairobi

The University of Nairobi is one African university that has good records in medical education. The university has raised many medical practitioners who have been operating with wonderful results so far.

The University is a collegiate research university based in Nairobi. It is one of the largest universities in Kenya and has remained a symbol of pride for the country. The University of Nairobi made it to the list of best universities in Africa for its academic prowess.

The University of Ibadan

The University of Ibadan is one of the best universities in Africa for medicine. Located in Nigeria, the university has stood tall as the best university in the country over time, this explains why it has much international attention.

The University of Ibadan is the oldest Nigerian universities and it is located five miles from the centre of the major city of Ibadan in Western Nigeria. It is popularly known as Unibadan or UI.

The university accepts international students but according to Study Nigeria, the university require that these students must seat and pass an internal exam by the Nigerian Joint Admission and Matriculation Board before they can be considered for admission considering their overall performance.

University of Botswana

University of Botswana is counted among the best medical universities in Africa that accept international students and has affordable tuition fees too.

The university popularly known as UB was established in 1982 as the first institution of higher education in Botswana. The university has three campuses: one in the capital city Gaborone, one in Francistown, and another in Maun.

There are many good universities in Africa for medicine but these five top the list as of the time of this article. If you have any question a regards this, you can use the comment box below.



  1. Your list is not credible as there were no criteria on which it is based. You simply picked them based on your own preferences or personal knowledge. There is not a single university on this list from any of the top schools in North Africa. What about South Africa…no medical top schools there?

    So you should change the headline of your article to “My Personal List of Med Schools in Africa”. They are actually good suggestions, but please do not call them the Top 5 as if you did some kind of scientific study.


    1. Hi Angelo.

      The schools listed here were drawn from the list of the best schools in Africa. We chose the first five schools on the list that offer medicine.

      If you have contrary suggestions, you can go ahead and make them so we look into that.

    2. Angelo dear believe it or not, MakCHS (MAKERERE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES) is the best Medical school in Africa.

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