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University of Malawi

Address: Zomba, Malawi

Description University of Malawi

  • Established: 1964
  • Location: Zomba, Malawi
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Type: state.

The University of Malawi was founded in 1964 - a few months after the country's independence.

The educational institution consists of five colleges:

  • Bund College, Lilongwa. Here students can get a bachelor, master or doctorate in agriculture. Located 35 km from the capital.
  • Chancellor's College, Zomba - University’s largest college, consisting of five faculties
  • Medical College. In order to become a student at a medical college, you need to take one-year courses. The school works closely with the Medical School of the University of St Andrews in Scotland.
  • College of Nursing, Lilongwa. College graduates are nurses and midwives.
  • Polytechnic Institute of Malawi offers 15 departments with various specialties in the technical industry.

Among the honorary graduates of the University of Malawi:

  • Kassim Chulumfa - Vice President of Malawi
  • Steve Chimombo - writer
  • Charles Chuka - Reserve Bank Manager, Malawi
  • Ken Kendodo - Minister of Finance
  • Samuel Mpasu - Speaker of the National Assembly of Malawi
  • Steve Dick Tennyson Mathieu - Permanent to introduce UN
  • Benedicto Kondove - Commissioner for Human Rights Society
  • Maxwell Mkwezalamba is African Union Commissioner.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in University of Malawi

Program name


  • Age: 18+
  • Duration of study: 4 years
  • Forms of study: full-time, part-time
  • Language of instruction: English.


  • Agriculture
  • African language
  • Linguistics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth sciences
  • Psychology
  • Political science
  • Sociology
  • Surgery
  • Laboratory science
  • Nursing
  • Architecture
  • Physiotherapy
  • Pharmacology
  • Resource management.


  • Age: 22+
  • Duration of study: 2 years
  • Forms of study: full-time, part-time
  • Language of instruction: English.


  • Accounting
  • Business administration
  • Management
  • Medicine and Surgery
  • art
  • French
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer science
  • Philosophy
  • Theology and Religious Studies
  • Communication skills
  • Story.
from 7 000 $ / year

Doctoral studies

  • Age: 23+
  • Duration of study: 3 years
  • Forms of study: full-time
  • Language of instruction: English.

Accommodation, housing and food

All students in need are provided with a place in the hostel.


  • The involvement of students in the political life of the country
  • Opportunity to participate in international exchange programs
  • Wide range of study specialties
  • Qualified teaching staff
  • The university has created conditions for the training of people with disabilities
  • Internships at Zombie enterprises and beyond
  • Encouraging Successful Students
  • Active student life.

Equipment University of Malawi

The forces of students and teaching staff are scientific units:

  • Educational Research and Training Center
  • Gender Studies unit
  • Language Studies Center
  • Malaria Alert Center
  • Reproductive Health Center
  • Social Research Center
  • Water, Sanitation, Health and Appropriate Technology Development.

The university’s library consists of the main building and the branch: its fund consists of printed materials, periodicals, CDs and DVDs , computer equipment, in which each student has access to an identification number.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

Bachelor's programs begin in September and consist of two semesters. Most of the master's and doctoral programs, preparatory medical courses and language classes can be started year-round.

Additional expenses:

  • Payment for accommodation and meals
  • Use of laundry
  • Medical insurance.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

To enroll, an applicant must provide:

  • Certificate of general secondary education with translation into English or equivalent
  • Certificate confirming English proficiency at the required level.

Before submitting documents, you need to fill out an application for admission in the form available on the university’s website.

The applicant must pay for medical insurance, have a valid visa and be over 18 years old.

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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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