Admission Requirements For Catholic University of Malawi

Admission Requirements For Catholic University of Malawi


The Catholic University of Malawi is open to students of all faiths and respects freedom of thought and expression within the Catholic ethos. All persons of the requisite academic standard, shall be eligible for admission to the University without the distinction of colour, race, ethnicity, sex, and religion.

(A) Malawi Schools Certificate or its Equivalent

Those with MSCE or its equivalent plus credits in six subjects including English and an aggregate score of not more than thirty (30) points.

  1. Those with IGSCE and O-Levels should use the following intepretation: IGSCE results are reported on an 8-point scale of grades, the following is the Catholic University of Malawi interpretation of IGCSE  results for admission purposes: A* = 1; A = 2; B = 3; C = 5; D = 7; E = 8; F & G; = 9, GCE O-level results are reported on a 5-point scale of grades and the Catholic University of Malawi interpretation of the grades is as follows: A=1; B = 3: C = 5; D = 7; E = 8.
  2. Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE) or its equivalent should be obtained in not more than two sittings in the recent past three years

University Entrance Examinations

Qualified and shortlisted candidates write the University Entrance Examinations in the following papers:

  • Language and Communication Skiils
  • Reasoning Skills
  • Numerical Skiils
  • Social and Development Skills

(B) “A” Level Qualification

Candidates with A-Level qualification must have a minimum of three principal passes with an aggregate of at least 9 points.  For purposes of selection, A-Level is interpreted as follows: A=5, B=4, C= 3. Such candidates do not write the university entrance examinations.

(C) Other Qualifications

The University also considers those with other recognized higher certificates and diplomas in relevant areas of study. Candidates who apply using other qualifications are vetted by respective Faculties on a case-by-case basis. Such candidates are not required to write the University Entrance Examinations but are admitted based on the strength of the additional qualifications. For mor details click this link to download admission procedure document