The Catholic University of Malawi

country rank  5
world rank  10333

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University Overview

Founded in 2006, The Catholic University of Malawi is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the small city of Limbe (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Southern Region. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the National Council for Higher Education, Malawi, The Catholic University of Malawi (CUNIMA) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 4,000-4,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Catholic religion. The Catholic University of Malawi (CUNIMA) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 14 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 70-80% making this Malawian higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Acronym CUNIMA
Founded 2006
Motto Centre of Excellence for Quality Holistic Education
Colours Sky Blue and Yellow

University Location

Address PO Box 5452
Limbe (population range: 250,000-499,999)
Southern Region
T +265 8860 74600
F +265

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations
Admission Rate 70-80%
Admission Office The Registrar, The Catholic University of Malawi, Box 5452
+265 886074600

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 4,000-4,999
Academic Staff 100-199
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Catholic Christian-Catholic

Facilities and Services

Library Yes
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Not reported
Distance Learning Yes


Institutional Accreditation

National Council for Higher Education, Malawi

Year of first Accreditation


Memberships and Affiliations

  • Association of Private Universities in Malawi

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Monday, 18 May 2020