Undergraduate entry requirements by region


Undergraduate entry requirements for students from Malawi.

The guidance on this page is specifically for applicants in Malawi.

Students from Malawi are admitted to the University of Edinburgh with a range of international qualifications: GCE A Levels, the IB, Standardised Tests (SAT, ACT or AP) and other recognised regional systems.

Applicants with the Malawian School Certificate of Education (MSCE) will usually be required to complete a foundation year. In addition, all applicants are required to demonstrate proficiency in English language.

Other qualifications

College of Science and Engineering

Applicants with an overall average of 2 in the Malawian School Certificate of Education (MSCE), including required subjects, will be considered for entry on successful completion of internal admissions tests.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences does not currently accept the Malawian School Certificate of Education (MSCE) for entry. The College’s International Foundation Programme offers a route into an Edinburgh degree.

Find out more about the programme:

International Foundation Programme

Further guidance on academic entry requirements

Each course may have further specific entry requirements. All applicants must meet these requirements. Staff in the Admissions Offices will be able to provide further guidance.

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English Language requirements

All applicants are required to demonstrate a level of English language competency, regardless of their nationality or country of residence. These requirements are listed by programme.

English Language advice

Specific English language requirement by programme

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There are 23 students from Malawi currently studying with the University of Edinburgh.