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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 for gender equality in the higher education sector
The National Council for Higher Education (NCHE), has expressed commitment to ensure gender equality is promot...
In a continuous quest to ensure Malawians are accessing quality higher education, the National Council for Hig...
NCHE trains Reviewers for registration and accreditation of higher education institutions
Chief Executive Officer for the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE), Dr. Ignasio Jimu, has underscore...

Harmonized Public Universities Selection

2019- 20 Public University Selection List download here

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

Minister of Education Dr. William Susuwele Banda, handing over an accreditation certificate to DMI University
Progress on the Chancellor College Science Laboratory under the World Bank funded Skills Development Project coordinated by NCHE
Higher education qualifications framework consultative meeting for professional regulatory bodies
NCHE Deputy CEO Professor Dixie Maluwa-Banda interacts with students at the National College of Information Technology (NACIT) in Blantyre
NCHE CEO Dr. Ignasio Malizani Jimu speaking at the opening of the 2018-19 Public University Selection meeting
Tracer studies dissemination workshop under the World Bank funded Skills Development Project (SDP)
Professors Al Mtenje and Jonathan Makuwira, Co- Chairs of Public University Selection Technical Working Group
Dr Gama Bandawe of Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST) interacts with prospective university students at a Public University Selection clinic