Muzu University 2016/2017 Intake
National Council for Higher Education
HARMONISED STUDENT SELECTION INTO PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES FOR 2016/2017 INTAKE
The National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) was established by Act of Parliament No. 15 of
2011, with the primary purpose of promoting and coordinating education provided by Higher
Education Institutions (HEI).
One of the NCHE aims is to harmonize student selection into public
higher education institutions.
The National Council for Higher Education is therefore inviting applications from suitably qualified
candidates for selection into undergraduate programmes for the 2016/17 academic year offered by
Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR), Malawi University of Science
and Technology (MUST), Mzuzu University (MZUNI) and University of Malawi (UNIMA).
The eligible applicants are as follows:
Candidates who completed the MSCE, IGCSE or O level equivalent in the past three years
(2013, 2014 and
Candidates with an Advanced Subsidiary (AS) certificate or a National Senior Certificate (NSC)
obtained in the past three years (2013, 2014 and 2015).
Candidates who completed the Advanced Level, International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or A
Level equivalent in the past three years (2013, 2014 and 2015).
General requirements for undergraduate students
Candidates must have at least six credits including English at MSCE, IGCSE, O levels or their
equivalent. For purposes of selection, O level grades are interpreted as follows: A*=1, A=2, B=3, C=5,
Candidates who failed to satisfy the entry requirements in the two last years but who have since
improved their grades after re-sitting up to four subjects may use the supplementary statements for
purposes of accumulating credits.
NCHE /December, 2015
Candidates with A level qualifications must have a minimum of three principal passes with an
aggregate of at least 9 points obtained in the current year or the last two years. For purposes of
selection, A level grades are interpreted as follows: A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1. (
Please note the
difference in the interpretation for the O level grades)
. Furthermore, candidates must have passed
the subjects relevant to the programme either at O level or Advanced Subsidiary (AS) Level.
Candidates with an International Baccalaureate must have a minimum of 30 points obtained in the
current year or the last two years. Candidates with an Advanced Subsidiary (AS) certificate must have
at least grade ‘C’ in four AS
-Level subjects plus IGCSE obtained in the current year or the last two
years. Candidates with a National Senior Certificate (NSC) must have a minimum score of 60%
(Achievement Level 5) in four designated subjects obtained in the current year or the last two years.
Applicants who were previously withdrawn on academic grounds from any public university in
Malawi shall not be allowed to apply for admission.
Candidates must also meet the specific University/Faculty/School requirements specified on the
Application forms can be obtained from
The National council for Higher Education, HB House, along Paul Kagame Road, Lilongwe
All Public Universities (UNIMA, MZUNI, MUST, and LUANAR)
All District Assemblies Offices
All District Education Office
Forms can also be downloaded from the NCHE website and all websites of various public