Entry Requirements

As a public university, application to our undergraduate programmes is done through the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) which advertises for applications annually. University of Malawi programmes start with UMA- code. For further details visits NCHE’s web page:

Recognised Certifications

The University of Malawi accepts applicants with international certification such as GCSE, IGCSE and GCE. The grades from the certificate are converted to MSCE equivalents, where one is supposed to have obtained a minimum of six credit passes, including English. The conversion is indicated in the table below:

GCSE/IGCSE/GCE or equivalent MSCE
A*1 1
A 1 or 2
B 3 or 4
C 5 or 6
D 7
E,F,G 8


You need a minimum of 3 principal (relevant subjects) passes with an aggregate of at least 9 points. You may be requested to either start in first or second year of the programme depending on the assessment of your background. The A-level letter grades are interpreted as follows:

A-Level Grade MSCE
A 5
B 4
C 3
D 2
E 1

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