Call for Applications 2017/18 Undergraduatie intake into Public Universities

The National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) was established by Act of Parliament No. 15 of 2011, with the primary purpose of promoting and coordinating education provided by Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). One of the NCHE mandates is to harmonize student selection into public higher education institutions.

The National Council for Higher Education is therefore inviting applications from suitably qualified candidates for selection into undergraduate programmes for the 2018/2019 academic year offered by the Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR), Malaŵi University of Science and Technology (MUST), Mzuzu University (MZUNI) and the University of Malaŵi (UNIMA).

The eligible applicants are as follows:

  1. Candidates who completed the MSCE, IGCSE or O level equivalent in the past three years (2015, 2016 and 2017).
  2. Candidates with an Advanced Subsidiary (AS) certificate or a National Senior Certificate (NSC) obtained in the past three years (2015, 2016 and 2017).
  3. Candidates who completed the Advanced Level, International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or A Level equivalent in the past three years (2015, 2016 and 2017).

General requirements for undergraduate students

Candidates must have at least six credit passes including English Language at MSCE, IGCSE, O levels or their equivalent. For purposes of selection, O level grades are interpreted as follows:

A*=1, A=2, B=3, C=5, D=7, EFG=8.

Candidates who failed to satisfy the entry requirements in the last two years but who have since improved their grades after re-sitting up to four subjects may use the supplementary statements for purposes of accumulating credits.

Candidates with A-level qualifications must have a minimum of three principal passes with an aggregate of at least 9 points obtained in 2015, 2016 or 2017. For purposes of selection, A-level grades are interpreted as follows: A*=6, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1. (Please note the difference in the interpretation for the O level grades). Furthermore, candidates must have passed the subjects relevant to their desired programme choice either at O level or Advanced Subsidiary (AS) Level.

Candidates with an International Baccalaureate must have a minimum of 30 points obtained in 2015, 2016 or 2017. Candidates with an Advanced Subsidiary (AS) certificate must have at least grade ‘C’ in four AS-Level subjects plus IGCSE obtained in the 2015, 2016 or 2017.

Candidates with a National Senior Certificate (SC) must have a minimum score of 60% (Achievement Level 5) in four designated subjects obtained in 2015, 2016 or 2017.

Candidates must also meet the specific University/Faculty/School requirements as specified. All those who are currently enrolled in the public universities and those who were withdrawn on academic grounds from the public universities are NOT eligible to apply.

APPLICATION FOR SELECTION CAN BE DONE THROUGH EITHER OF THE FOLLOWING TWO WAYS:

(i) You can apply through a physical paper application form which can be obtained from:

The National Council for Higher Education (NCHE), NCHE House, Area 47 Sector 2, Next to Chitukuko Petroda Filling Station.

All Public Universities:

  1. Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources,
  2. Malaŵi University of Science and Technology,
  3. Mzuzu University,
  4. University of Malaŵi Colleges –
  • Chancellor College,
  • College of Medicine,
  • Kamuzu College of Nursing and
  • The Polytechnic.

All District Assembly Offices and all District Education Managers Offices (DEMOs).

By downloading here and all websites of various public Universities:

www.nche.ac.mw
www.mzuni.ac.mw
www.must.ac.mw
www.luanar.ac.mw
www.unima.mw

www.poly.ac.mw
www.cc.ac.mw
www.kcn.unima.mw;
www.medcol.mw

(ii) You can apply through an ONLINE APPLICATION. The online application can be assessed through https://pus.nche.ac.mw. It can also be assessed through the above websites.

Follow the instructions on the online application properly and remember to submit the completed filled form with the proper requested documents. Make sure that you have the following scanned documents or image files when doing the online application: your photograph, the notification of results, the bank deposit slip and if you are physically challenged or handicapped, attach a certified medical report.

All applicants are required to DEPOSIT a non-refundable application fee of K10, 000.00 in cash for all Malaŵians and U$30.00 for international applicants into the following bank accounts:

Malaŵi kwacha deposits:

Bank Name National Bank of Malaŵi
Account Name NCHE Public University Selection Account
Account Type Current
Account Number 1001500291
Branch Capital City
Swift Code NBMAMWMW

 
United States dollar deposits:

Bank Name National Bank of Malaŵi
Account Name NCHE Public University Selection Account
Account Type Foreign currency denominated account
Account Number 1001224348
Branch Capital City
Swift Code NBMAMWMW

 
Note: A copy of the deposit slip bearing the name of the applicant, the year the candidate sat

the exams and the full examination number should be attached to the application form. Bank

deposits will be verified.

For more information, please contact:

The Policy, Research and Planning Specialist: Mr. John Sadalaki on 0880912714

The Public Relations Officer - Mrs Priscilla Namisikha on 0888 673 996


Or write to:

2017/18 PU Admissions, National Council for Higher Education, Private Bag B371, Lilongwe 3.

Physical Address: NCHE House, Area 47 Sector 2, Near Chitukuko Petroda Filling Station, Lilongwe.

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


THE CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIVING APPLICATIONS IS FRIDAY, 12TH JANUARY 2018.

 

 

 

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