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Registration and Accreditation


Registration is the process or act of granting a higher education institution authority to operate as a higher education institution. For a full list of registered institutions click here



Accreditation is the process or act of recognising that a higher education institution, or a programme offered by such an institution, meets all formal requirements of academic excellence. For a full list of accredited institutions and programmes click here


Latest News and Events

Public Universities hail National Council for Higher Education on successful 2018/19 public Universities selection clinics
Officials representing the country’s four public Universities (PUs) have hailed efforts by the National Coun...
NCHE has new Council
The National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) has a new set of Councilors who took over from the previous C...
NCHE for Strengthened quality assurance systems in higher education institutions
The National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) has stressed the need for the establishment and functioning o...

Harmonized Public Universities Selection

 2018-19 Public University Selection Results download here

NCHE's role in Public University Selection

NCHE Act was enacted in 2011 to address harmonization of selection of students to all public universities in Malawi. Harmonized first took place during the 2014/2015 intake

Registration of new private higher education institutions

Registration of private of higher education institutions is guided by section 19 of the
National Council for Higher Education Act.

Minimum standards for higher education institutions

The aim  of the  minimum  standards  is  to  guide on  minimum  requirements that  are needed for the provision of quality higher education with focus on both operational and academic

Recruitment of Reviewers

In the exercise of its mandate the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) is sup-ported by teams of peer experts from the high-er education sector.

Understanding the Accreditation process

Accreditation is a process of recognizing programmes offered by higher education institutions. World over, accreditation implies institutional and programme compliance

Our Service Charter

The National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) is dedicated to the provision of a high level of service to our clients in the higher education sector

Recent Events through the Lens