Bunda Campus

   

 
  • Bunda College Hall
  • Bunda Mountain
  • Fish Ponds at Bunda Farm
  • Home Economics
  • College Library
  • Bunda Farm

 

 

 

 

Previous Next
Call Proposal
There is a call for proposal by the Gates Foundation for research grants for agricultural research. May those  that are interested to collaborate on developing a research proposal indicate your interest through an email to me? I plan to hold a brainstorming session sometime next week . This is a multidisciplinary research opportunity.

 

Read more
Mature2014
MATURE ENTRY AND POSTGRADUATE ADMISSIONS FOR 2014/2015  ACADEMIC YEAR

 The Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources is inviting applications from interested and qualified persons for enrolment into the 20014/2015 academic year in the following mature entry and postgraduate programmes:

A. MATURE ENTRY UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES

    • Bachelor of Science in Agriculture
    • Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine*
    • Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Extension*
    • Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering
    •  Bachelor of Science in Agronomy
    • Bachelor of Science in Soil Science
    • Bachelor of Science in Crop Protection
    • Bachelor of Science in Seed Systems
    • Bachelor of Science in Crop Improvement
    • Bachelor of Science in Human Sciences and Community Services
    • Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Technology
    • Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology
    • Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Enterprise Development and Microfinance
    • Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Development Communication
    • Bachelor of Science in Forestry
    • Bachelor of Science in Horticulture
    • Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Food Science
    • Bachelor of Science in Irrigation Engineering
    • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences
    • Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources Management(Wildlife and Ecotourism)
    • Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources Management(Land and Water)
    • Bachelor of Science in Animal Science
    • Bachelor of Science in Aquaculture and Fisheries Science
    • Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Education
    • Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness Management
    • Bachelor of Science in Agricultural and Applied Economics
    • Diploma in Seed Science and Technology
    • Diploma in Gender and Development
    • Diploma in Youth Development
    • Diploma in Dairy Science and Technology

 GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must have the following:

·         MSCE/or equivalent certificate with at least four credits including English

·         Diploma from an accredited institution

·         A minimum of two years working experience in a field related to the desired program.

*SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS

a.      Those applying for Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Extension must also meet the following requirements, in addition to the above;

                                                i.            Applicant’s current employer must be willing to give the employee study leave

                                             ii.            Applicant’s current employer must be willing to take their employee on attachment, during vacation, whilst pursuing their studies

                                        iii.            Applicant’s current employer must be willing to assist in co-supervising the student with staff from the College.

 

b. Those applying for Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine should have A-level passes in Biology/Zoology, Chemistry, and Physics or Mathematics (or equivalent).

OR be university students, studying biological sciences, who have completed at least first year or those that have completed the Premed qualifying year at any Medical University/College and have passed Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics.

OR should have a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences.

OR should have a Diploma in Veterinary Sciences/Medicine plus O-level credit passes in at least four of the following subjects:English, Physical Science/Physics, Biology/Zoology, Chemistry, and Mathematics

B. POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES

·         PhD in Animal Science

·         PhD in Environmental Science

·         PhD in Rural Development and Extension

·         PhD in Aquaculture and Fisheries Science

·         PhD in Agricultural and Resource Economics

·         Master of Science in Animal Science

·         Master of Science in Horticulture

·         Master of Science in Crop protection

·         Master of Science in Agricultural & Applied Economics (Collaborative programme)

·         Master of Science in Social Forestry

·         Master of Science in Rural Development and Extension

·         Master of Science in Soil Science

·         Master of Science in Seed Science

·         Master of Science in Environment and Climate Change

·         Master of Science in Agribusiness Management

·         Master of Science in Agro-Forestry

·         Master of Science in Aquaculture

·         Master of Science in Fisheries

·         Master of Science in Agriculture Education

·         Master of Science in Biotechnology

·         Master of Science in Food Science and Technology

·         Master of Science in Human Nutrition and Food Science

·         Master of Science in Agronomy (Plant Breeding and Agronomy)

·         Postgraduate Diploma in Seed Science and Technology

·         Postgraduate Diploma in Social Forestry

·         Postgraduate Diploma in Horticulture

 

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

Applicants for Master of Science programmes must have a Bachelor of Science  Degree in Agriculture or any relevant field from a recognized  training institution. All programmes are for 2 years except for Postgraduate Diploma Courses which are for one year. Those applying for PhD programmes must have a relevant Masters degree. The PhD programmes are for a period of 3 - 4 years.

D.        FOREIGN APPLICANTS

All foreign applicants for both mature and postgraduate programmes MUST include an English proficiency certificate from an internationally recognized institution.

E. FEES REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Application fees for all programmes is K4,500.00 (Nationals) and US$ 300.00 (Foreigners)
  2. Tuition fees for all Mature entry programmes is MK300,000.00 per academic year
  3. Tuition fees for all Master of Science programmes is US $2700.00 per academic year
  4. Tuition fees for all PhD programmes is US $4000.00  per academic year
  5. Accommodation (limited space available for masters and PhD students) in shared flats at K15,000.00 per month i.e there is no accommodation for mature entry students  
  6. Medical fee for all students/programmes (mandatory) K12,000.00 per academic year
  7. Students Union membership (mandatory) K2400.00 per academic year

NOTE:

  1. All applications MUST be accompanied with copies of certificates, application fee bank deposit receipts and academic transcripts. 
  1. Interested applicants should note that the College has no Scholarships, hence successful candidates should be prepared to find own sponsorship. Application forms can be obtained from the office of the University Registrar or download from our Website: http://www.bunda.luanar.mw
  1. Applicants are strictly required to DEPOSIT application fees (non-refundable) to the following bank account:

National Bank of Malawi    

Lilongwe Branch

Account Name: Bunda Fees Account

Account Number: 2175762

Swift Code: NBMAMWMW008 

OR

NBS BANK

Account Name: LUANAR Fees Account

Account Type: Current

Account Number: 0050886475017

Branch: Lilongwe Branch

Swift Code: NBSTMWMW

 

  1. Applications without meeting all the above requirements shall not be processed.

All applications should be sent to:

            The University Registrar

            Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources

            P. O. Box 219

Lilongwe.

Closing date for receiving applications is Friday 30th May, 2014.

Read more
NORMAL ENTRY PROGRAMMES FOR THE 2014/2015 ACADEMIC YEAR FOR GOVERNMENT SPONSORED AND SELF SPONSORED STUDENTS

NORMAL ENTRY PROGRAMMES FOR THE 2014/2015 ACADEMIC YEAR FOR GOVERNMENT SPONSORED AND SELF SPONSORED STUDENTS

Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR) was established by an Act of Parliament No. 22 of 2011.  It was created by delinking Bunda College of Agriculture from the University of Malawi.  Bunda College was established in 1967 as a constituent college of the University of Malawi.

Read more
40 Chances Fellows Application
The 40 Chances Fellows program will fund four 40 Chances Fellows with the most innovative social enterprise plans that use strategies built on the principles of 40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World.  These social enterprises must seek to address issues of hunger, conflict, or poverty and may be established in any one of the following four countries where the Africa Governance Initiative has a strong presence: Rwanda, Liberia, Sierra Leone, or Malawi.
 
Each strategy must involve local leadership and management into the operations of the social enterprise by integrating local place-based ownership and relying on locally driven design, development, and deployment in its programs or services.  In addition, these enterprises should fill gaps in existing value chains, or otherwise combine a variety of complementary and existing efforts into a comprehensive and integrated approach to solve the intended challenge.
 
The application timeline for the fellowship runs from October 17, 2013, to May 31, 2014.  Applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 39 on the date the application closes (May 31, 2014).  Winners will be selected by a blue ribbon panel of judges and formally announced at the 2014 World Food Prize Borlaug Dialogue in Des Moines, Iowa.  Each of four fellows will receive $80,000 in start-up funds and $70,000 for living and transportation expenses (a total of $150,000) for one year.
 
During their first year of activity, fellows will be required to submit quarterly update reports to the World Food Prize.
 
Applicants should take into account the 40 Chances Principles when constructing their applications. Be prepared to have your full profile and contact information available.  Also, you will be asked for supporting material such as a short statements about the organization’s intended impact, the use of funds (such as a line-item budget), and a strategic plan for your social enterprise. The final section of the application will ask a series of questions related to the type of impact you hope to achieve with your activities.
 
Read more