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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

NCHE geared to implement new 5-year Strategic Plan - An interview with the NCHE Acting CEO Dr. Ambumulire Phiri
After completing implementation of its first five-year Strategic Plan (2015-2020), the National Council for Hi...
NCHE successfully launches the Model Gender and Anti-Sexual Harassment Policy for Higher Education Institutions in Malawi
In a colorful event which took place in Lilongwe recently, the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE), s...
NCHE applauds the Universities and Colleges Association of Malawi for organizing the second annual International Higher Education Conference
As part of boosting collaboration with stakeholders in the higher education sector, the National Council for H...

Harmonized Public Universities Selection

NCHE's role in Public University Selection (PUS)

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

NCHE Council led by Chairperson Professor Beatrice Mtimuni, sitting third from the right
Applicants and guardians of applicants submitting PUS application forms at NCHE offices
NCHE Management from left, QAMA, CEO, QAMO, PRPM and CSM at Council briefing meeting in Mangochi
Group photo at the Validation of Higher Education Quality Assurance Systems (HEQAS) Workshop
NCHE staff posing in a group photograph outside NCHE house in Lilongwe, smilling, ready and eager to work
Professor Chomola Mikeka and Mr. Bob Maseko of Chancellor College interact with prospective students at the Public University Selection clinics
NCHE solar system set up to deal with persistent hydro-electricity power cuts and conserve energy
Some of the representatives from Higher Education Institutions discuss the ODEL framework during the Validation of ODEL Framework workshop