The University of Malawi wishes to inform graduands and the general public that its fourth Congregation will be held on Wednesday, 14th November, 2018 at Bingu International Convention Centre (BICC) in Lilongwe from 7:30 a.m. The State President and Chancellor of University of Malawi, Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika will preside over the ceremony. Academic awards shall be conferred to graduands in the following programmes:


 A. Chancellor College

1. Diploma in Law;

2. Bachelor of Education (Language);

3. Bachelor of Education (Science);

4. Bachelor of Arts Humanities;

5. Bachelor of Arts (Media for Development);

6. Bachelor of Social Science;

7. Bachelor of Arts (Public Administration);

8. Bachelor of Science;

9. Master of Science in Informatics;

10. Master of Science in Biostatistics;

11. Master of Arts in Human Resources Management and Industrial Relations;

12. Master of Public Administration;

13. Master of Arts in Development Studies;

14. Master of Arts in Economics;

15. Master of Arts in Literature;

16. Master of Arts in Philosophy

17. Master of Education (Sociology of Education);

18. Master of Education in Policy, Planning and Leadership;

19. Master of Education in Curriculum and Teaching Studies (Language Education);

20. Master of Education in Curriculum and Teaching Studies (Science and Mathematics Education);

21. Master of Laws (Commercial Law);

22. Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry;

23. Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Teaching Studies (Science and Mathematics).


B. College of Medicine

1. Master of Medicine in Obstetrics and Gynaecology;

2. Doctor of Philosophy in Public Health-Medical Anthropology;

3. Doctor of Philosophy in Epidemiology and Infectious Diseases;

4. Doctor of Philosophy in Public Health;


C. Kamuzu College of Nursing

1. Master of Science in Child Health Nursing;

2. Master of Science in Community Health Nursing;

3. Master of Science in Nursing and Midwifery Education;

4. Master of Science in Midwifery.


D. Polytechnic

1. Diploma in Civil Engineering;

2. Diploma in Mechanical Engineering;

3. Diploma in Biomedical Engineering;

4. Diploma in Electrical and Electronics Engineering;

5. Diploma in Industrial Laboratory Technology;

6. Bachelor of Business Administration;

7. Bachelor of Accountancy;

8. Bachelor of Arts in Journalism;

9. Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Science (Renewable Energy);

10. Postgraduate Diploma in Infrastructure Development and Management;

11. Postgraduate Diploma in Sustainable Engineering Management;

12. Master of Science in Infrastructure Development and Management;

13. Master of Science in Water Resources and Supply Management;

14. Master of Science in Environmental Protection and Management;

15. Master of Science in Environmental Health;

16. Master of Philosophy in Applied Sciences (Renewable Energy).


Dress rehearsals for the Congregation will be held on Tuesday, 13th November, 2018 from 8:00 am at Bingu International Convention Centre (BICC) in Lilongwe. Graduands are required to come in their graduation attire and are asked to be punctual. Only those that attend rehearsals shall be allowed to graduate.

Academic dress for the Congregation shall be available for hire from Wednesday 7th November, 2018 from graduands’ respective Colleges. The hiring charges for the graduation attire are as follows:

(a) Diploma Set K8,000

(b) Bachelors Set K10,000

(c) Masters Set K30,000

(d) PhD Set K40,000

All candidates must return their academic dress immediately after the graduation. Any unreturned academic dress shall attract a penalty fee of K5, 000 for the first day of delay and K2, 000 for each subsequent day of delay payable before the release of the certificate. Candidates who owe the College money shall not be allowed to graduate. Candidates who require photography services shall be informed about the details of accredited photographers during rehearsals. Candidates should contact their respective Colleges for invitation cards of their guardians.

All photographers shall be required to pay K25, 000 to the Cashier on the day of rehearsals.

For inquiries, please contact: The University Registrar on the following numbers 01 526 622 /01524456

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