University of Malawi: Statistics

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#3335 of 14,131 In the World
#78 of 1,104 In Africa
#1 of 21 In Malawi
#292 of 1,837 For Pediatrics
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Acceptance rate
83%
Type
Non-profit
Funding
Public-private
partnership
Highest Degree
Doctorate
Website
unima.mw
Languages
English

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate83%
Admissions RequirementsMalawi School Certificate of Education or equivalent
Academic CalendarAugust to May (August - December; January-May)

We've calculated the 83% acceptance rate for University of Malawi based on the ratio of admissions to applications and other circumstantial enrollment data. Treat this information as a rough guide and not as a definitive measure of your chances of admission. Different programs may have significantly varying admissions rates.

Research profile

University of Malawi has published 6,025 scientific papers with 121,939 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Medicine, Biology, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Pathology, Environmental Science, Sociology, Political Science, Law, Public Health, and Genetics.

Publications
6,025
Citations
121,939

University of Malawi majors

by publication & citation count

Medicine
4,525 / 104,274
Biology
4,018 / 98,388
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
3,896 / 65,376
Pathology
2,934 / 78,281
Environmental Science
2,752 / 55,816
Sociology
2,628 / 43,303
Political Science
2,174 / 30,890
Law
2,039 / 30,017
Public Health
1,937 / 38,942
Genetics
1,873 / 58,582
Economics
1,868 / 35,456
Psychology
1,844 / 31,657
Immunology
1,796 / 59,572
Computer Science
1,785 / 37,564
Chemistry
1,678 / 47,526
Geography and Cartography
1,630 / 28,604
Engineering
1,605 / 32,781
Mathematics
1,602 / 34,979
Development Studies
1,597 / 32,945
Demography
1,572 / 31,465
Statistics
1,408 / 33,432
Ecology
1,370 / 31,550
Nursing
1,354 / 24,545
Family medicine
1,259 / 24,249
Psychiatry
1,218 / 24,154
History
1,209 / 21,963
Biochemistry
1,179 / 38,891
Geology
1,157 / 28,935
Business
1,147 / 14,404
Surgery
1,113 / 26,483
Virology
1,082 / 29,534
Pediatrics
1,061 / 27,795
Philosophy
1,055 / 13,104
Physics
1,049 / 24,500
Archaeology
1,044 / 19,666
Paleontology
883 / 23,895
Anthropology
659 / 9,828
Healthcare Management (MHA)
654 / 12,978
Linguistics
587 / 7,661
Organic Chemistry
554 / 13,174

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 14 82
1991 25 79
1992 15 80
1993 26 87
1994 39 113
1995 41 113
1996 50 138
1997 56 196
1998 45 236
1999 43 327
2000 55 455
2001 49 584
2002 60 589
2003 54 734
2004 77 1003
2005 94 1194
2006 83 1296
2007 142 1720
2008 120 1820
2009 141 2305
2010 162 2796
2011 182 3339
2012 201 4158
2013 254 4996
2014 265 5949
2015 290 6633
2016 277 6941
2017 349 8122
2018 378 8279
2019 473 9911
2020 561 11345
2021 680 14414
2022 405 14705
Academic rankings

Tuition

The tuition table for University of Malawi gives an overview of costs but prices are approximate and subject to change and don't include accommodation, textbooks, or living expenses. The costs of programs might differ significantly for local and international students. The only source of truth for current numbers is the university's official website.

Program Tuition Cost (per year)
Bachelor of Arts 1,200,000 MWK
Bachelor of Science 1,500,000 MWK
Bachelor of Education 1,300,000 MWK
Master of Business Administration 3,000,000 MWK
Master of Science 2,500,000 MWK
Doctor of Philosophy 4,000,000 MWK

Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by University of Malawi.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design Yes Yes TBD
Biology Yes Yes TBD
Business Yes Yes TBD
Chemistry Yes Yes TBD
Computer Science Yes Yes TBD
Economics Yes Yes TBD
Engineering Yes Yes TBD
Environmental Science Yes Yes TBD
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes TBD
Mathematics Yes Yes TBD
Medicine Yes Yes TBD
Physics Yes Yes TBD
Psychology Yes Yes TBD
Bachelor's Degree Arts and Humanities, Communication Studies, Cultural Studies, Development Studies, Earth Sciences, Family Studies, Gender Studies, Human Resources, Humanities and Social Science Education, Law, Native Language Education, Natural Sciences, Nutrition, Public Administration, Science Education, Social Sciences, Social Work
Master's Degree African Studies, Applied Chemistry, Applied Linguistics, Biology, Chemistry, Commercial Law, Development Studies, Economics, Educational Psychology, Educational Testing and Evaluation, Environmental Studies, Geography, Human Resources, Humanities and Social Science Education, Industrial Chemistry, Information Technology, Labour and Industrial Relations, Linguistics, Literacy Education, Literature, Mathematics, Philosophy, Political Sciences, Public Administration, Science Education, Sociology, Theatre, Theology, Water Management
Doctor's Degree Applied Linguistics, Bible, Biology, Chemistry, Development Studies, Economics, Humanities and Social Science Education, Linguistics, Literature, Native Language Education, Public Administration, Science Education, Sociology, Theology

Notable alumni

  1. Lazarus Chakwera

    Lazarus Chakwera
    Born in
    Malawi Flag Malawi
    Years
    1955-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    teacherpoliticiantheologian
    Biography

    Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera is a Malawian theologian and politician who has served as President of Malawi since June 2020. He also serves as Minister of Defence per Malawian constitution, he has served as the leader of the Malawi Congress Party since 2013. He was President of the Malawi Assemblies of God from 1989 to 2013.

  2. Saulos Chilima

    Saulos Chilima
    Born in
    Malawi Flag Malawi
    Years
    1973-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    politicianeconomist
    Biography

    Saulos Klaus Chilima is a Malawian economist and politician who is the incumbent vice president of the Republic of Malawi. Chilima assumed office on 28 June 2020, winning the majority alongside presidential candidate Lazarus Chakwera. Chilima also served as the Minister of Economic Planning and Development, as well as Head of Public Sector Reforms, a position he also previously held under the administration of former president Peter Mutharika. Before joining politics, Chilima held key leadership positions in various multi-national companies including Unilever, Coca-Cola and Airtel Malawi, where he rose to become Chief Executive Officer.

  3. Catherine Gotani Hara

    Catherine Gotani Hara
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Catherine Gotani Hara is a Malawian politician who has been the Speaker of the National Assembly since June 2019, the first woman to hold the position.

  4. Frank Chipasula

    Frank Chipasula
    Years
    1949-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Frank Mkalawile Chipasula is a Malawian writer, editor and university professor, "easily one of the best of the known writers in the discourse of Malawian letters".

  5. Felix Mlusu

    Felix Mlusu
    Born in
    Malawi Flag Malawi
    Years
    1951-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    international forum participant
    Biography

    Felix Mlusu is a Malawian corporate executive and financier who served as the 22nd Minister of Finance in the Government of the Republic of Malawi from 2020 to 2022. Prior to his role in the Treasury he was Managing Director and Group Chief Executive Officer of NICO Holdings from 1994 until his retirement on 31st December 2016.

  6. Ken Lipenga

    Ken Lipenga
    Born in
    Malawi Flag Malawi
    Years
    1952-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Ken Diston Lipenga is a Malawian politician, journalist, and writer. He was the Member of Parliament for Phalombe East from 1997 to 2014. He has served in various ministerial positions.

  7. Sosten Gwengwe

    Sosten Gwengwe
    Years
    1977-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Sosten Gwengwe is a Malawian politician currently serving as Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs of the Republic of Malawi since January 30, 2022. He previously served as Minister of Trade from June 2020 until his appointment as Finance and Economic Affairs Minister. He was elected to Parliament in 2009 as a member of the Malawi Congress Party, but announced on August 31, 2011 that he was switching to the Democratic Progressive Party because the MCP "had nothing to offer to the country" and the DPP under President Bingu wa Mutharika had a "clear vision of developing the country". Following the death of President Mutharika, he joined the People's Party.

  8. Shemu Joyah

    Shemu Joyah
    Years
    1959-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    film directorfilm producer
    Biography

    Charles Shemu Joyah is a producer and director from Malawi. He was born in Zimbabwe. His third movie, The Road to Sunrise, was selected as the Malawian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 91st Academy Awards.

  9. Francis Moto

    Francis Moto
    Years
    1952-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    diplomatpoet
    Biography

    Professor Francis P. B. Moto is a Malawian writer, academic, and diplomat. His home is Golomoti in the Dedza District of Malawi. He attended secondary school in Chichiri in Blantyre and was admitted to the University of Malawi in 1972, obtaining a degree in linguistics in 1977.

University of Malawi faculties and divisions

Faculty : Humanities African Studies, Arts and Humanities, Bible, Communication Studies, Development Studies, Theatre, Theology
Faculty : Law Commercial Law, Law
Faculty : Science Applied Chemistry, Applied Linguistics, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environmental Studies, Geography, Industrial Chemistry, Information Technology, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Nutrition, Water Management
Faculty : Social Science Communication Studies, Cultural Studies, Development Studies, Economics, Family Studies, Gender Studies, Human Resources, Labour and Industrial Relations, Political Sciences, Public Administration, Social Sciences, Social Work, Sociology
School : Education Educational Psychology, Educational Testing and Evaluation, Environmental Studies, Humanities and Social Science Education, Literacy Education, Native Language Education, Science Education

General information

Alternative names UNIMA
Founded 1964
Accreditation Ministry of Education, Science and Technology; National Council for Higher Education (NCHE)

Location and contacts

Address P.O. Box 278
Zomba
Malawi
City population 101,000

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