SCHOLARSHIPS

Selection and admission of students into the University is through the LUANAR’s University Council and the process is free from political interests. The key measure undertaken to ensure that academic governance remains free from political or ‘special interest’ influence, LUANAR has put in place statutes and conditions of service that govern all appointments. The statutes are legally binding and are enforced at all times.


There are more than 10,000 students from different countries currently studying at the Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

AquaFish ACE then awards either full or partial scholarships to those who have been already given admission letters, based on merit and at the same time ensuring gender representation.


There are Several programmes under offer at The Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Aquafish provide Partial of full scholarships under the following programmes

Both Local and International Students benefiting from ACE II Scholarships

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Candidates for Masters Programs must have a Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field from a recognized training institution with a credit pass/GPA of at least 3.00 or equivalent. Candidates with a mere pass/GPA of not less than 2.60 or equivalent but with vast relevant work experience may also be considered. All programs are for a period of 2 years. Those applying for PhD program must have a relevant Master’s degree from a recognized training institution. The PhD programs are for a period of 3 - 4 years.
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LUANAR Programmes

Our Programmes


1. Master of Science In Aquaculture

The MSc in Aquaculture produces highly skilled professionals with the ability to design, or operate, or manage aquaculture facilities, and provide relevant policy recommendations for the advancement of aquaculture in Malawi, the region and beyond. Therefore, the programme aims at training graduates from Malawi, the region and beyond to utilize different experiences drawn from across the globe geared at tackling global challenges faced in aquaculture as a fast-developing food industry vis a vis population growth, increased food and nutrition needs, declining fisheries resources and climate change.


2. Master of Science In Fisheries

The MSc in Fisheries programme’s main aim is to produce highly skilled professionals with the ability to manage fisheries resources for regeneration and sustainable exploitation through development, assessment, implementation and recommendation of appropriate strategies and policies in Malawi, the region and beyond. Therefore, the programme aims at training relevant graduates from Malawi, the region and beyond to utilize different experiences drawn from across the globe geared at tackling global challenges faced in fisheries as a fast-developing food industry vis a vis population growth, increased food and nutrition needs and climate change.


3. Master of Science In Agriccultural Economics

The MSc in Agricultural and Applied Economics programme provides a theoretical foundation in Economics and its application for almost all other courses in the program. Specifically, the programme is intended to enable students to: Acquire and use the language and logic of microeconomic theories of the consumer and the firm, Apply microeconomic theories to problems of agriculture, rural development and the environment, Acquire knowledge of the practical uses of microeconomics in research and management


4. Master of Science In Food Science and Technology

The MSc in Food Science and Technology programme offers high quality training in food science, food processing, food technology, and food safety and quality assurance management. The programme allows a more comprehensive and holistic approach to investigations and research in food processing. This is helping to meet the demand for high caliber technical personnel by the food processing sector in Malawi and surrounding countries.


5. Master of Science in Agribusiness Management

The MSc in Agribusiness Management programme is developing and enhancing managerial capacity of the agribusiness sector of Malawi and sub-Saharan Africa to be able to transform the production oriented agricultural sector into a competitive and market oriented agribusiness sector. The curriculum for the Agribusiness Management has been designed to equip students with adequate research skills to address problems and from such research generate information and technology for advancement of the agribusiness sector.


6. Master of Science in Rural Development and Extension

The MSc programme is a two years programme offered by the department of extension. In the first-year students are oriented to advanced theories informing the disciplines of extension, rural development and agrarian transformation. The students are also equipped with apropos research methodologies in their first year. Upon completing the first year, the MSc candidates are expected to conceptualize and present a research proposal to the faculty members in the department. Second year of their studies is dedicated to data collection, analysis and writing of their thesis. The thesis is examined by the supervisors, internal and external assessors before it can be subjected to a viva.


7. PhD in Aquaculture and Fisheries Science

The PhD in Aquaculture and Fisheries Science was introduced to develop and build capacity in order to support economic advancement of the RUFORUM region, especially in the Aquaculture and Fisheries Sector, to equip students with a deeper understanding of the theoretical framework underlying aquaculture and fisheries sciences and practices, to equip students with skills in articulating aquaculture and fisheries issues for public and private sectors, as well as, for international and non-governmental organizations and to strengthen regional collaboration while rationalizing the use of existing resources(human and physical) in the region.


8. PhD in Agricultural and Resource Economics

The program is designed to meet regional as well as international demands for highly qualified and relevant professionals. These professionals will assist in guiding policy on the critical regional problems such as food insecurity, poverty and deterioration of the environment through provision of services, teaching and training, research, outreach, consultancy and sound management.