Chancellor College at a Glance

Established - 1964

Location - Zomba, Malawi

Faculties - Humanities, Law, Education, Science, Social Science

Acting Vice Principal - Prof. Samson Sajidu

Acting Vice Principal - Dr. Mervis Kamanga


Chancellor College is the largest among the constituent colleges of the University of Malawi. In the year 1973, the college was relocated from Blantyre to Zomba, where it rests in the shadow of the majestic Zomba Mountain, home to flora, fauna and myth.

The college prides itself on its commitment to the achieving of sustainable social, economic and technological development in Malawi. This is an objective that is met through the continued – and ever increasing – supply of the society with well-educated graduates in a variety of disciplines, as well as through innovative research relevant to Malawi and the neighbouring region.

Ever since its establishment, the college has produced graduates who have gone on to become leaders in various sectors of Malawian society.

University Shield

The symbol associated with Chancellor College and the whole of the University of Malawi.

University of Malawi Shield 


The college has an average of 5000 students in a variety of undergraduate programmes. Students are drawn from all over the country, as well as from beyond Malawi’s borders. 


Chancellor College prides itself on a staff complement that is highly committed to teaching, research and community service.

The Acting Principal

Prof. Samson Sajidu

Prof. Samson Sajidu

Faculties and Departments

The college comprises five faculties: The Faculty of Humanities, the Faculty of Law, the Faculty of Science, the Faculty of Social Science, and the Faculty of Education. Taken together, these faculties house a total of 25 academic departments


The college offers various undergraduate studies and a selection of highly competitive postgraduate programmes – at Masters and PhD levels.


Chancellor College is located in Zomba, the old capital city of Malawi. It is about 2kms from Zomba's main trading centre at a location called Chirunga.

Getting to Chancellor college is simple, apart from driving yourself you can use any of the modes below.

  • Walking - see map
  • Taxi from town
  • Hired Bicycles (Kabaza) from towm

Chancellor College Aerial View