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Universities in Afghanistan

Higher Education in Afghanistan

2022 Ranking of Afghanistan Universities

What are Afghanistan’s most famous universities? Topuniversitieslist has published the 2022 Afghan University Ranking, which includes 97 Afghan higher-education institutions that fulfill the Topuniversitieslist selection criteria:

offering at least four-year undergraduate degrees (bachelor degrees) or postgraduate degrees (master or doctoral degrees) delivered primarily in a conventional, face-to-face, non-distance education format and being chartered, certified, or approved by the relevant Afghan higher education-related institution

Explore the Topuniversitieslist League Table and University Rankings of Afghanistan’s 97 universities.

2022 Sub-rankings by provinces and territories

Afghanistan’s Islamic Republic is split into 34 provinces (Arabic: wilayah), each of which is further divided into districts (Arabic: wuleswali). The Kabul Province, which is located in the east of the world and hosts Afghanistan’s capital Kabul, is home to the overwhelming majority of higher education institutions that follow the Topuniversitieslist selection criterion. Both provinces with at least two Afghan higher education institutions that fulfill the Topuniversitieslist selection criterion are included in the following Topuniversitieslist sub-rankings or league tables.


Balkh (10)
Helmand (2)
Herat (4)
Kabul (57)
Kandahar (2)
Khost (2)
Nangarhar (3)
Parwan (2)