University of Malawi

University of Malawi Ranking

country rank: 1
world rank: 7109

University Overview

The University of Malawi, founded in 1964, is a non-profit public higher-education school situated in the suburbs of Zomba (population range of 50,000-249,999), in Malawi’s Southern Region. There are additional branch campuses for this school in the following cities: Lilongwe, Blantyre University of Malawi (UNIMA) is a small (Topuniversitieslist enrolment range: 5,000-5,999 students) coeducational Malawian higher education institution that is officially accredited by the National Council for Higher Education of Malawi. The University of Malawi (UNIMA) provides courses and programs leading to legally recognized higher education degrees in a variety of fields, including pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, and doctoral degrees. For further information, see the degree levels and fields of study matrix below from Topuniversitieslist. This 56-year-old Malawian university has a rigorous admission process based on entrance exams and students’ previous academic records and ratings. Applicants from all around the world are welcome to apply. Students may use UNIMA’s library, sports facilities, study abroad and exchange programs, and administrative services, among other academic and non-academic facilities and services.

University Identity

Acronym UNIMA
Founded 1964

University Location

Address PO Box 278 Zomba Southern Region Malawi
Tel +265 (1) 524 282
Fax +265 (1) 524 760
Other locations Blantyre, Lilongwe

Yearly Tuition Range

Undergraduate Postgraduate
0-1,000 US$ (0-750 Euro) 5,000-7,500 US$ (3,700-5,500 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$ (1,800-3,700 Euro) 5,000-7,500 US$ (3,700-5,500 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Not reported
Admission Office University of Malawi, PO Box 278 Zomba (1) 524 456

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 5,000-5,999
Academic Staff 2,000-2,499
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported
Academic Counseling Not reported
Career Services Not reported
Institutional Hospital Not reported


Memberships and Affiliations

Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) Association of African Universities (AAU)

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