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2011/2012 University of Malawi Admissions

The University of Malawi is pleased to announce results of the 2011 University Entrance Examinations (UEE) and names of candidates who have been selected to pursue various programmes for the 2011/2012 academic year.

This year's selection of government sponsored students was done using the equitable system of admitting candidates into public institutions of higher learning. Under this arrangement, the top ten candidates from each district were offered places first and the rest were selected based on both merit and the size of the population of their districts.

The University wishes to inform the general public that all the selected candidates have been admitted on non-residential basis. However, all government sponsored year 1 candidates shall be paid a monthly allowance each semester of an academic year on pro rata basis to be used for renting their accommodation (which they are expected to find on their own) and for meals.

Candidates who would like to stay on campus shall have to apply for accommodation and, if accepted, they shall pay the College for the same including meals. Because Colleges shall not have the capacity to accommodate all the government sponsored students on campus, allocation of bed space shall be based on individual college criteria which can be sought from the offices of Deans of Students.

The public should further note that in 2011, a total of 7791 candidates wrote the University Entrance Examination (UEE) and of these, 2407 were females and 5384 were males representing 31% and 69% respectively. 6615 candidates passed the 2011 UEE (i.e. reached a combined aggregate of UEE and MSCE pass mark of 50% and above), representing 85% pass rate. Of the candidates that passed, 1837 were females and 4778 males. From these, a total of 2379 candidates have been selected to continue their studies at the University of Malawi. The gender distribution for the selected candidates is 1117 females and 1262 males representing 47% and 53% respectively.

The public may wish to note from the above figures that, this year UNIMA has selected more candidates than it has ever done before. Secondly, unlike in the past when UNIMA had selected on average 25% of those that qualified for admission, this year 36% of the eligible candidates have been offered places. Although this is far from being ideal, it still represents a significant improvement. Thirdly, the percentage of female candidates being admitted into UNIMA continues to rise.

The University also wishes to inform all successful candidates that the date for reporting to their respective Colleges shall be announced in due course by each constituent College of the University of Malawi.

The list of successful candidates is available (here), on all official notice boards of our constituent Colleges, the University of Malawi website - and on SDNP website -

University Registrar
Friday, 28th October, 2011

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