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University of Malawi

3.6 out of 5 (149 ratings / 139 reviews) Zomba, Malawi
The University of Malawi mission is to advance knowledge, promote wisdom and understanding and provide services by engaging in teaching and research and by facilitating the dissemination, promotion, and preservation of learning responsive to the needs of Malawi and the world.

Master's Programmes


The idea that Malawi should have a University was first conceived soon after the country got its independence in 1964. In October 1964, the University of Malawi was founded under the University of Malawi (Provisional Council) Act which was later replaced by the University of Malawi Act of 1974. The Act was further amended in 1998.

Teaching started on 29th September 1965 at the newly established campus which used to be an Asian Secondary School in Blantyre. Only 90 students had been enrolled. By 1967, the then Institute of Public Administration at Mpemba, the Soche Hill College of Education, the Polytechnic, all these in Blantyre, and Bunda College in Lilongwe were incorporated as constituent colleges of the University of Malawi.

Except Bunda College and the Polytechnic, the other colleges moved to Zomba in 1973 to form the now Chancellor College campus.

Kamuzu College of Nursing became the fourth constituent college in September 1979 and the College of Medicine in Blantyre became the fifth constituent college when it was established in 1991. At present 7, 371 students are enrolled in various degree, diploma and certificate programmes.

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Student Reviews

College Experience
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The overall experience has been fine taking into consideration of my performance which has been good though with hiccups due to the pandemic. I joined the college as a mature student, and I was suppose to finish June 2021 but due to COVID-19 the whole calendar of events changed. Coming to my grades every academic year I maintain a GPA of above 3.00. That's what I can say

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Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

Online learning wasnt suitable ,plus other lectures methods of taking classes.

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Anonymous rated 2 out of 5 stars

My experience at this university was good however financial issues was my barrier of my studies


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