List of Universities and Colleges in Malawi

List of Universities and Colleges in Malawi

List of Universities and Colleges in Malawi – Check Below:

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As a means to assist the promotion and further development of education in the country, Malawi government aims to pay severe attention to Education, Science and Technology across all universities in the region. Tertiary education includes schooling at Universities, Teacher Training Colleges and Technical Education Colleges. Formal education at all the three levels is offered by different groups including Government, Non-Governmental, and private organisations.

The University of Malawi is the largest tertiary education institution and has five constituent colleges: Bunda College of Agriculture, Kamuzu College of Nursing, Chancellor College, College of Medicine, and The Malawi Polytechnic. At present the university has more than 5,000 students. Malawi has three other universities: Mzuzu University, University of Livingstonia and Catholic University of Malawi. There is ongoing consultation to establish a new institution of higher education in the capital Lilongwe, the Lilongwe University of Science and Technology (LUSTECH). LUSTECH’s mission will be to focus on local industrial development by providing high quality training and research in science, technology and innovation.

Public universities

There are four public universities in Malawi namely:

  1. Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  2. Malawi University of Science and Technology
  3. Mzuzu University
  4. University of Malawi

Private universities

Private universities are universities not operated by governments, although many receive tax breaks, public student loans, and grants. Depending on their location, private universities may be subject to government regulation. This is in contrast to public universities and national universities. Some universities are non-profit and some are for-profit.

Currently, there are 21 Private universities in Malawi namely:


A college an institution for vocational, technical, or professional instruction, as in medicine, pharmacy, agriculture, or music, often a part of a university. OR a constituent unit of a university, furnishing courses of instruction in the liberal arts and sciences, usually leading to a bachelor’s degree.

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Agricultural and Veterinary

Nursing and Health Sciences

Teachers Training[edit]

Technical Training