Entry requirements for students from Malawi

We have been welcoming students from Malawi for many years and our staff are very familiar with the Malawi education system and qualifications.

High entrance requirements for our degree programmes at Sheffield reflect the quality of the University.

All applicants are required to have an internationally recognised English language qualification such as IELTS. The minimum score that is accepted for entry, in line with UKBA regulations, is IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. Please note that some departments may require a higher score.

English language entry requirements 


Undergraduate Programmes e.g. BSc, BA, BEng/ MEng

A variety of qualifications can be considered for direct admission to undergraduate bachelor degree programmes.

A Levels

Applicants with a minimum of 3 A-Levels in Malawi or the Cambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate can be considered for direct entry to undergraduate programmes. Required scores and subjects vary from course to course and can be found in our online prospectus.

International Baccalaureate

International Baccalaureate diploma holders will be considered for direct admission to undergraduate programmes. Required scores and subjects vary from course to course and can be found in our online prospectus.

If you don't meet the entry requirements:

Holders of the Malawi School Certificate of Education would need to complete a recognised foundation programme.

The University of Sheffield International College provides undergraduate foundation programmes specifically designed for students seeking entry into the University of Sheffield.


Postgraduate Taught Programmes e.g. MA, MSc

Masters Degree

Holders of a good Masters degree (generally an upper second class) from The University of Malawi or The University of Mzuzu will be considered for admission to postgraduate diploma or masters programmes.

MBA Applicants

As well as suitable qualifications (as per the information above) at least 3 years post-graduation work experience in a relevant position will be necessary for direct admission to our triple accredited MBA.

Applicants with the equivalent of a lower class second degree and considerable work experience may be considered.

Why not visit our MBA web pages?

If you don't meet the entry requirements:

The University of Sheffield International College provides pre-Masters programmes specifically designed for students seeking entry into the University of Sheffield.

Visit the University of Sheffield International College website to find out more


Postgraduate Research Programmes e.g. MPhil, PhD

Holders of a good Masters degree (generally an upper second class) from The University of Malawi or The University of Mzuzu will be considered for admission to postgraduate research programmes.

Upcoming applicant events

We're running a series of advice and information sessions before you apply.