NEWS:

9 Apr, 2019


The Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR) is inviting applications from suitably qualified persons for admission into its undergraduate and postgraduate programmes for the 2019/2020 academic year which will commence in August 2019.

1. Preliminary information for interested applicants
a. Programme structure and minimum entry requirements for admissions

Diploma (Generic):
• Four credit passes including English Language, Biology, Mathematics and Physical Science/Chemistry at MSCE or any comparable O-Level qualification.
• Alternatively, three passes with at least grade ‘C’ in Biology, Mathematics and Chemistry at A-Level or any comparable qualification.

Bachelor’s (Generic):
• Six credit passes including English Language, Biology, Mathematics and Physical Science/Chemistry at MSCE or any comparable O-Level qualification obtained in the current year or the previous two years.
• Alternatively, three passes with at least grade ‘C’ in Biology, Mathematics and Chemistry at A-Level or any comparable qualification obtained in the current year or the previous two years.

Bachelor’s (Mature Entry):
An MSCE certificate and a relevant University Diploma (that also covered basic science courses) obtained from an accredited institution of higher learning.

Masters:
A relevant bachelor’s degree with a minimum of a strong pass of a cGPA of 2.6 obtained from an accredited institution of higher learning.

PhD
A relevant master’s degree obtained from an accredited institution of higher learning. Candidates should also demonstrate the ability to conduct independent research.

2. Programmes offered

a. Postgraduate Programmes

i. All postgraduate applicants are required to submit their application using the PGMP-2019/2020 Application Form for the 2019-2020 Academic Year.

1. PhD in Agricultural and Resource Economics
2. PhD in Rural Development and Extension
3. PhD. in Crop and Soil Science
4. PhD in Animal Science
5. PhD in Aquaculture and Fisheries Science
6. PhD in Environmental Science
7. PhD. in Forestry
8. Master of Science in Agriculture Education
9. Master of Science in Agribusiness Management
10. Master of Science in Irrigation Engineering
11. Master of Science in Agronomy (Plant Breeding)
12. Master of Science in Agronomy (Crop Protection)
13. Master of Science in Animal Science
14. Master of Science in Horticulture
15. Master of Science in Soil Science
16. Master of Science in Seed Systems
17. Master of Science in Environment and Climate Change
18. Master of Science in Environmental Forestry
19. Master of Science in Forestry
20. Master of Science in Social Forestry
21. Master of Science in Agroforestry
22. Master of Science in Aquaculture
23. Master of Science in Fisheries
24. Master of Science in Natural Resources Management
25. Master of Science in Gender and Development
26. Post-Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dietetics

b. Undergraduate programmes

i. All applicants for diploma and bachelors degree programmes are required to submit their applications using the UGCDB-2019/2020 Application Form for the 2019-2020 Academic Year.

ii. All applicants for mature entry bachelors programmes are required to submit their applications using the UGME-2019/2020 Application Form for the 2019-2020 Academic Year.

1. Diploma in Agriculture
2. Diploma in Agriculture Education
3. Diploma in Animal Health and Production
4. Diploma in Environmental Management
5. Diploma in Food, Nutrition and Livelihood Security
6. Diploma in Horticulture
7. Diploma in Irrigation Technology
8. Diploma in Land Administration
9. Diploma in Agro-Food Processing
10. Diploma in Dairy Science and Technology
11. Diploma in Gender and Development
12. Diploma in Youth Development
13. Bachelor of Science in Food Technology
14. Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering
15. Bachelor of Science in Irrigation Engineering
16. Bachelor of Science in Animal Science
17. Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine
18. Bachelor of Science in Agronomy
19. Bachelor of Science in Agriculture
20. Bachelor of Science in Soil Science
21. Bachelor of Science in Seed Systems
22. Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology
23. Bachelor of Science in Horticulture
24. Bachelor of Science in Human Sciences and Community Services
25. Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Technology
26. Bachelor of Science in Aquaculture and Fisheries Science
27. Bachelor of Science in Forestry
28. Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science
29. Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources Management (Land and Water)
30. Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources Management (Wildlife and Ecotourism)
31. Bachelor of Science in Gender and Development
32. Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics
33. Bachelor of Science in Development Economics
34. Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness Management
35. Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Enterprise Development and Microfinance
36. Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Extension
37. Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Education
38. Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Development Communication


3. Other relevant information

a. Additional requirements for admission
Candidates must also meet the specific entry requirements for each Faculty/programme as outlined under the programme details section of the application form.

b. Exclusion
Candidates who were withdrawn from any public university on academic grounds and those already registered with any public university are not eligible for admission.

c. International students
International students are admitted using the same criteria for Malawian candidates. Successful international candidates are required to submit police clearance reports from their countries of origin and pay a USD100.00 processing fee for a study permit during their registration at LUANAR.

4. Application procedure

a. Address for obtaining and submitting application forms is
The University Registrar, LUANAR, P.O. Box 219, Lilongwe, (Attention Admissions Office). The application forms can also be downloaded from www.luanar.ac.mw or www.nrc.ac.mw.

b. A complete application package must include:
i. An appropriate application form as indicated under sections two a and b above.
ii. Copies of all relevant degrees/diplomas/certificates/academic transcripts which have been indicated on the application form. These must be duly certified as true copies of the originals by a recognised Commissioner of Oaths.
iii. Original proof of availability of funds for training
iv. Proof of payment of an appropriate application fee bearing the name of the applicant and the amount of application fee paid.
v. Curriculum vitae (CV) with names and contact details of three traceable referees (only for postgraduates and mature entry applicants).
vi. Two academic reference letters for postgraduate applicants.
vii. 1-page research concept note for postgraduate applicants.
viii. Proof of English Language proficiency for international candidates whose first language is not English.

c. All applicants are strictly required to deposit a non-refundable application fee of K10,000.00 for Malawian and USD30.00 for international applicants to one of the following bank accounts:

NATIONAL BANK OF MALAWI
Account Name LUANAR Student Rentals Account
Account Type Current
Account Number 1000969806
Branch Lilongwe Branch
Swift Code NBMAMWMW008

THE CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIVING APPLICATIONS IS FRIDAY, 31 MAY 2019.

For more details, please refer to the attached document.



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