Malawi, officially the Republic of Malawi, is a landlocked country in Southeastern Africa that was formerly known as Nyasaland. The university sector in Malawi is composed of four public universities and several private universities. The private institutions are mainly religious and focused on theology, with some of them being seminaries. More information can be found on the government website of the educational department: https://web.archive.org/web/20081108102928/http://www.malawi.gov.mw/Education/Home%20%20Education.htm.
There is a large focus on tertiary education in Malawi, and pupils are getting access to an increasing quality of pre-university schools, with the growth of its private school system. The universities themselves are large, with the larges being University of Malawi, that has several campuses in different cities, including Zomba, Blantyre, and Lilongwe. Universities follow the college model, whereby the university is split into several parts. Education itself follows the Bologna model closely and has three cycles. To gain admission, one must contact the universities directly. Currently, there are 200 US citizens studying in Malawi. The country’s official language is English, making access into their higher education system easier.
Fees, for citizens are around 5000$. For international students, the fees increase to about 8000$ per annum.
Information for International Students
Malawi has an average cost of living. A one-bedroom apartment, for example, will cost about 450$ a month. A total monthly budget of around 800$ is needed for a student to live comfortably.