Mzuzu University

Mzuzu University was established by an Act of Parliament of July 1997 as the country’s second national university. The idea was to address the issue of limited access to tertiary education in Malawi.

The Mission of the University aims to provide high quality education, training, research and complementary services to meet the technological, social and economic needs of individuals and communities in Malawi. Visualizing as a premier provider of tertiary education, adaptive research and outreach in Malawi and the World.

Mzuzu University established the Centre for Open and Distance Learning (CODL) in July 2006 to plan, prepare and coordinate offering of programmes through the open and distance learning delivery mode. The idea is to give opportunity to those qualified but not enrolled in the residential and face-to-face delivery mode to access tertiary education.  Mzuzu University is planning to use a range of instructional systems including, print media, radio, television, multimedia, Internet-based media, and web-technology in delivering programmes through open and distance learning.

Mzuzu University Academic Programs

Undergraduate Programmes Generic,

  • Bachelor of Education (Arts) – 4 years,
  • Bachelor of Education (French) – 4 years,
  • Bachelor of Education (Languages) – 4 years,
  • Bachelor of Education (Sciences) – 4 years,
  • Bachelor of Arts (Theology and Religious Studies)- 4 years,
  • Bachelor of Education (Information and Communication Technology)- 4 years,
  • Bachelor of Arts (Communication Studies) – 4 years,
  • Bachelor of Library and Information Science – 4 years,
  • Bachelor of Science (Forestry and Environmental Management) – 4 years,
  • Bachelor of Science (Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences) – 4 years,
  • Bachelor of Science (Renewable Energy Technologies) – 4 years,
  • Bachelor of Science Land Management (Estate Management) – 4 years,
  • Bachelor of Science Land Management (Physical Planning) – 4 years,
  • Bachelor of Science Land Management (Land Surveying) – 4 years,
  • Bachelor of Science (Water Resources Management and Development) – 4 years,
  • Bachelor of Science (Value Chain Agriculture) – 4 years,
  • Bachelor of Science (Transformative Community Development) – 4 years,
  • Bachelor of Science ( Information and Communication Technology) – 4 years,
  • Bachelor of Science (Biodiversity and Conservation Management) Honors – 5 years,
  • Bachelor of Science (Parasitology and Disease Vector Control) Honors – 5 years,
  • Bachelor of Science (Nursing and Midwifery) – 4 years,
  • Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Sciences) – 4 years,
  • Bachelor of Science (Optometry) Honours – 5 years,
  • Bachelor of Science (Tourism) – 4 years,
  • Bachelor of Science (Hospitality Management) – 4 years,
  • Bachelor of Arts (Culture Heritage Tourism) – 4 years,
  • Bachelor of Culinary Arts – 4 years,
  • Bachelor of Arts in Security Studies – 2 years,
  • Diploma in Security Studies – 2 years,
  • Certificate in Security Studies – 1 year,
  • University Certificate in Education – 1 year,
  • Diploma in Library and Information Science – 2 years,
  • Diploma in Information and Communication Technology – 2 years

Undergraduate upgrading degree programmes offered include:

  • Theology,
  • Tourism,
  • Hospitality Management,
  • Library and Information Science,
  • Renewable Energy, Forestry,
  • Biomedical Sciences, Postgraduate Programmes,
  • Admission Requirements,
  • Master of Arts (Theology and Religious Studies),
  • Master of Education (Teacher Education),
  • Master of Education (Leadership and Management),
  • Master of Science (Information Theory, Coding & Cryptography),
  • Master of Library and Information Science,
  • Master of Science (Transformative Community Development),
  • Master of Science (Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences),
  • Master of Science (Forestry), Master of Science (Sanitation),
  • Master of Science (Water Resources Management and Development),
  • Master of Science (Urban and Regional Planning),
  • Master of Science (Geographical Information Systems),
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Theology and Religious Studies),
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Transformative Community Development),
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Water and Sanitation),
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Geographical Information Systems),
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences),
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Information Theory, Coding & Cryptography)

Offering Programs: The vision of the Centre for Open and Distance Learning is to increase and broaden access to quality tertiary education in order to create an open, inclusive and informed society necessary for engaging with the numerous development challenges of Malawi.

The mission of the Centre is to offer quality tertiary education, training, research and outreach; and professional development programmes to a wider population in Malawi, while at the same time responding to changing needs and emerging issues as ushered in by a rapidly changing society.

  • Bachelor of Education (Arts) – 5 years
  • Bachelor of Education (French) – 5 years
  • Bachelor of Science (Tourism) – 4 years
  • Bachelor of Education (Sciences) – 4 years

Mzuzu University Admission and Requirements:

All public higher learning institutions (Including Mzuzu University), generic enrolment applications are channeled through the National council for Higher Education (NCHE). And upgrading plus ODEL applications are handled by the Mzuni Selection committee. The list details requirements for each Program. Download the corresponding admission application form by selecting the matching button title in the Admissions Requirements Section https://www.mzuni.ac.mw/?page_id=191

Mzuzu University Fees structure details:

Most Institutions’ School fees are paid via the Student Portal, this may not be the case in this particular institution. Anyways, check the link to the student portal of the University below to make the school fees payment online.

For more information and inquiries, you can contact the Mzuzu University (MZUZNI) by visiting the official website or Contact the School Portal.

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