Catholic University Of Malawi Application for Intake 2017 Through Bridging Programmes

By | November 23, 2016

Catholic University Of Malawi Application for Intake 2017 Through Bridging Programmes

The Catholic University of Malawi invites suitably qualified candidates to apply for the Bridging
Programme it intends to run. The successful applicants will register for the Bridging Programme which
shall commence on 12th December 2016 and will finish on 27th January 2017. Names of shortlisted
applicants will be released by 21st November 2016. Upon successful completion of the bridging
programme, a person is eligible to enroll in one of the University programmes specified in this
announcement. The semester begins on 6th February 2017.
Eligibility for the Bridging Programme/ Who should apply?
1. The Bridging Programme is aimed at providing academic study opportunity to those who do not
meet the prescribed university normal entry requirements. Those with MSCE or its equivalent
plus credits in four subjects including English and an aggregate of not more than thirty-four
(34) points are in this category.
2. The Bridging Programme is also open to those with credits in six subjects including English
and qualify to write University Entrance Examinations but choose to gain pre-university
experience before admission.
3. In either of the two scenarios above, applicants should be those with Malawi School Certificate
of Education (MSCE) or its equivalent obtained in not more than two sittings in the recent past
two years.
4. The university interpretation of IGSCE and O-Level as an equivalent to MSCE is as follows:
IGSCE; A*=1, A=2, B=3, C=5, D=7, E=8, F=9
GCE O-Level; A=1, B=3, C=5, D=7; E=8
Bridging programme Outline
Successful applicants shall be enrolled and register for five courses which shall be examined at the end
of the programme. Only those who pass will be eligible for admission in one of the university
programme of study. The following courses are offered during the Bridging Programme:
1. Numerical Skills
2. Information and Computer Technology
3. Communication and Study Skills.
4. Introduction to Economics
5. Critical Thinking
Degree Programmes on offer after completion of bridging programme
Upon successful completion of the Bridging Programme candidates will be eligible to enroll in one of
the following degree programmes and will not be required to sit for university entrance examinations:
Faculty of Commerce
 Bachelor of Commerce (Accountancy)
 Bachelor of Commerce (Banking and Finance)
 Bachelor of Commerce (Business Administration)
 Bachelor of Commerce (Human Resource Management)
 Bachelor of Commerce Marketing
Faculty of Education
 Bachelor of Arts in Education
 Bachelor of Education (Geography)
 Bachelor of Education (Mathematics)
 Bachelor of Education (Special Needs)
Faculty of Social Sciences
 Bachelor of Social Sciences (Anthropology)
 Bachelor of Social Science (Community Development)
 Bachelor of Social Science (Development Studies )
 Bachelor of Social Science (Economics)
 Bachelor of Social Science (Political Leadership)
 Bachelor of Social Science (Social Work)
Faculty of Theology
 Bachelor of Arts in Theology
Admission into a university degree programme is subject to additional specific programme requirements
demanded by the various faculties. This means that upon successful completion of the Bridging
Programme, candidates will be guided by Deans of Faculties on the programme to study.
Bridging programme fee structure
Tuition Accommodation Medical Fee Students
Union Fee
Caution Fee
K90,000.00 K40,000.00 K5,000.00 K 3,000.00 K10,000.00 K 148,000.00
Catering – Catering Services are outsourced to Magic Apron, a private catering company, which offer
flexible payment terms. The total cost of three meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) for the entire course
period is MK75,600.00. Further information can be obtained by contacting the Magic Apron on
University Admission Policy
The Catholic University of Malawi is open to students of all faiths and respects freedom of thought and
expression within the Catholic ethos.
(a) Application Forms
Application forms are available at the University Campus, Nguludi-Chiradzulu; the Catholic Secretariat
(Area 11, Lilongwe); all Catholic Diocesan Education Offices (Mzuzu, Lilongwe, Dedza, Mangochi,
Zomba, Blantyre, Chikwawa and Karonga).
Application forms can also be downloaded through the internet by accessing the university website at
(b) Application fee
Applicants are required to pay a non-refundable application fee of K 5000. The application fee should
be deposited in one of the University’s bank accounts held at the following banks:
The Catholic University of Malawi, The Catholic University of Malawi
National Bank of Malawi, NBS Bank
Customs Road Branch, Limbe Branch
Account Number: 1928694 Account Number 14421707
Please ensure that the deposit slip is machine printed at the back.
(c) Deadline for Submitting application forms
Completed application forms, copies of certificates or notification of results together with the original
bank deposit slip (for application fee) should be sent to the following address not later than Friday 18th
November 2016 addressed to:
The University Registrar
The Catholic University of Malawi,
P.O. Box 5452,
For further inquiries you can call on the following numbers 0111625070/0111625071 or e-mail:


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