Malawi is a landlocked country located in southern Africa, sharing its borders with Mozambique, Zambia and Tanzania. According to the 2018 Census, the country has an estimated population of 17.5 million, which is expected to double by 2038. Malawi is a generally peaceful country and has had stable governments since independence in 1964. One-party rule ended in 1993, and since then multi-party presidential and parliamentary elections have been held every five years.
Malawi has four major public universities, the University of Malawi (Chancellor College, The Polytechnic, The College of Medicine, and Kamuzu College of Nursing) Malawi University of Science and Technology in the Southern region, Lilongwe University of Natural Resources in the central region, and Mzuzu University in the Northern region. In addition, several private universities have a growing need for qualified academics to lecture and conduct research in areas such as business, gender studies, economics, education, journalism, law, and public policy. The academic year varies depending on the university. English language is required to facilitate interaction with students and for use in daily life.
The U.S. Embassy in Lilongwe , Malawi offers guidance on visa, housing and security issues. English language schools are available for dependent children in grades K-12 who accompany scholars. The U.S. Embassy in Lilongwe is committed to support Malawi achieve its own sustainable development, promote a more responsive, transparent, and accountable government and work together with the Malawi government to promote peace, prosperity, and security. Fulbright Scholars greatly contribute to achieving such goals and are encouraged to participate in our programs.