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Malawi

The university has a long history of accepting students from Malawi on to a range of courses.

Students who join Northumbria University will enjoy teaching that is both research informed and practice led, with strong links to industry and professional bodies. Many of our programmes are professionally accredited and give students opportunities to directly engage with real world projects and challenges. Our campuses are designed to provide you with a vibrant and friendly environment in which to study and live so that you have the support you need in order to make the most of your time with us.

Entry Requirements and Scholarship Information

For details on our English Language Requirements and Pre-Sessional Courses visit our English Language Centre pages.

Although some courses have specific requirements for entry, Northumbria will consider any qualification for entry to its courses.

For entry to: You will need: Grade Required:

Grade Required for £2500 Scholarship

International Foundation Programme Senior High School Certificate MCSE: Pass Overall  
Undergraduate Cambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate As per course A Level requirements  AAB
Bachelor Degree 60%  75%
Postgraduate Programmes Masters from Mzuzu University and University of Malawi 60-69% / pass with credit for courses requiring a UK 2:2 equivalent

70-74% / pass with marginal distinction for courses requiring a UK 2:1 equivalent
 75%
Graduate Certificate Masters from Mzuzu University and University of Malawi 50%  

Please note these are general entry guidelines. Actual requirements may vary depending on your chosen course of study and certain courses may have specific or additional entry requirements, full details can be found on our course directory. Decisions for entry will also be based on personal statements, previous study information and not just your final course grading.

Malawi Country Bursary

From September 2018, students from Malawi who do not meet the requirements for an Academic Scholarship will receive an automatic Country Bursary of £1000 for their first year of study at Northumbria.

Please note there are a number of restrictions:

  • If you receive any discount on the full published overseas tuition fee (with the exception of Alumni Discount and/or Early Payment Discount) you will not be eligible for a Country Bursary.
  • You cannot be in receipt of both an Academic Scholarship AND a Country Bursary.
  • The Bursary is only available to students who are new to Northumbria. Northumbria alumni who return to take another degree programme would not be eligible for a second country bursary, however, they would qualify for the alumni discount.

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