Malawi Assemblies of God University Admission Requirements
Basic Requirements for All Faculties
- Application for Admission: fully completed by the prospective student.
- Satisfactory evidence of a definite Christian conversion, sound moral character, and personal integrity. A written testimony is required and certified affidavit from a local church leadership
- Demonstrate a life-calling, commitment and passion to the vocation desired and the willingness of becoming a devoted follower of Christ and witness through the profession.
- The common regulations of the bachelor’s degree of the Malawi Assemblies of God University shall apply. Holder of Malawi School Certificate of Education, IGSCE “O” level or its equivalent with a minimum of 6 credits or equivalent of a “C” including English. Students who do not meet these requirements may be admitted upon obtaining a minimum of “B” grade in the bridging course to be offered by the Malawi Assemblies of God University. Ever prospective candidate should produce Secondary School Transcripts (Certificates). Holder of qualifications deemed to be equivalent to any of the above.
- A Medical Certificate: completed by a registered medical doctor, stating the applicant is in good health.
- Two reference forms: A pastor’s Reference Form and a Church Leader Reference Form. These forms should be completed by those who have known the applicant for at least one year and who are not a relative.
- Must be able to study and communicate in the English language.
- A non-refundable application fee as specified in the current fee schedule of the institution.
- Produce evidence of adequate financial support for his/her University studies
- Applicants transferring credits from another approved post-graduate program or applicants who have an earned post-graduate degree, they need a GPA of 2.5 to be admitted.
- All the graduate programs need a prerequisite of a completed undergraduate program (Bachelors degree).
- After all required documents have been submitted, reviewed and approved; applicants will be requested to come to the campus for an interview with the admissions committee before a decision can be made for acceptance.
Faculty of Theology and Ministerial Formation
- Satisfactory evidence of a definite Christian conversion, sound moral character, and personal integrity. Evidence of Spirit-filled and led life.
- Demonstrate a genuine calling and commitment to ministry. At least a year of demonstrable ministerial experience after conversion.
- For those seeking any Masters of Arts, (especially in the Faculty of Theology and Ministerial Formation) they must have a minimum of two-year active full-time ministry experience after B.A. or equivalent degree. Be at least 24 years of age. Hold a B.A. or equivalent degree from an accredited and/or recognized academic institution, and having an cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 80%, or 3.0 (B-) on a 4.0 grading scale
- Applicants from a non-biblical and ministerial background are required to have a minimum of 15 credit hours of undergraduate courses from Biblical and Theology departments.
- Depending on the concentrations, some graduate programs may demand additional courses despite one having an undergraduate qualifications
Acceptance into any program is granted on approval of your application. If you completed an application packet, submitted your application fee, met the admissions requirements, as well as, declared your intent to pursue a MAGU’S program you may be accepted with full admission. Under special circumstances and approval from the academic office, after a case by case
evaluation, a prospective graduate student who does not meet every academic requirement may be granted special student status, and may take a maximum of nine credits toward an MAGU M.A. degree before completing all requirements for a program student. Special student status may also be given to students who have already obtained an M.A. degree through MAGU or through another post-graduate school, but who desire to enroll for additional courses for personal and ministry reasons.
Graduate Probationary Admission
Probationary admission status can be granted on a case by case evaluation for certain students who demonstrate adequate proof of their ability to succeed academically on a post-graduate level even though their undergraduate GPA record was below the 80% (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) required for admission. Students admitted under this status must prove their academic ability by earning an 80% or above for all three of their first term courses enrolled at MAGU. Any student admitted under probationary status who does not meet these requirements will not be allowed to continue in the Master of Arts program.
Financial Payment (see: Financial Policies section): All students are required to make full payment of all fees acquired on the day of registration. Students, who need to make special arrangements for payment of their school fees, room & board, etc, will need to seek approval through the business office and from the Academic office. For a listing of all fees pertaining to a student’s program of study, please review the financial policies section of the student handbook or the ‘Estimated Cost Form’ distributed through the business office.
Student/Subject Enrollment Card: Each student is required to fill out a ‘Student/Subject Enrollment Card’ on the day of registration for each course which he/she intends to enroll. The student/subject enrollment card once completed list the name of student, contact information, name of course for which the student is enrolling, number of course, date of enrollment, mentor of course, and approval of Academic Office.
Course Materials: Students are required to purchase course materials, such as, textbooks, study guides, and supplemental readers used as part of the curriculum for courses offered in programs. Course materials are carefully chosen to enhance the knowledge of students in their program of study. MAGU places great stress for the need of all students to pre-read all course materials before attending class.
Room and Board: Students who intend to stay on campus during the
term and take their meals from the MAGU’S kitchen facilities will need to inform business
personnel on the day of registration in order for fees to be assessed. Rooms for lodging include
bedding and a desk for study (lodging does not include towels or toiletries). For the undergraduate,
the student is expected to come with linen; however, the graduate section provides clean linens
which are made available weekly. Laundry service for students’ clothes is not provided.
For Meals see the Cafeteria below.
Find full details in Student Handbook