Doctor of Philosophy Programs (PhD)

  1. PhD in Interprofessional Health Care Leadership.
  2. PhD in Nursing.
  3. PhD in Midwifery.

DURATION The PhD programs have a duration of 4 years each.

Entry Requirements

The applicant must have a background in nursing in addition to the individual requirements of the specific PhD program he/she is applying for

  • PhD in Inter-professional Health Care Leadership: The applicant must also have a Master of Science degree in Nursing, Child Health Nursing or other health-related programs (e.g. Master’s in Public Health).
  • PhD in Midwifery: The applicant must have a minimum of two years’ work experience after obtaining a Masters degree in a relevant field. The applicant must also have a background in Midwifery with the following:
    • A Master of Science Degree in Midwifery, Child Health Nursing or other health-related programs (e.g. Master’s in Public Health).
  • PhD in Nursing: The applicant must have a minimum of two years’ work experience after obtaining a Masters  degree in a relevant field or have
    • A Master of Science degree in Nursing and or Midwifery or other health-related programs (e.g. Masters in Clinical Medicine, Masters in Public Health).
    • A minimum of two years’ work experience after Master’s Degree in a relevant field.
Other Requirements

The following items should be submitted together with the application form

  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Official transcripts of graduate and postgraduate degrees.
  • References from one academic and two traceable professional referees attesting to the applicant’s academic and professional ability and potential.
  • Personal goal statement that is congruent with the program goals.
  • Description of research interest area that is congruent with the Malawi Health Research agenda.
  • A sample of scholarly work-preferably published work.

NOTE The documents listed above must be duly certified as true copies of the originals by a recognized Commissioner of Oaths.

Applicants are also required to include the following items in their application:

  • Original proof of availability of funds for training i.e. official sponsorship letter or bank statements of the applicant.
  • Copy of a bank deposit slip showing the name of the applicant and the amount of application fee paid.
  • Official reference letter(s) from the current and/or previous employer(s) showing proof of at least 2 years relevant work experience.

Qualifying candidates should obtain application forms from the registry at both Lilongwe and Blantyre campuses or download the application from Here

All applicants are required to pay a non-refundable application fee of MK14,000.00 for all Malawian applicants and $100.00 for all International applicants. The application fees must be deposited to KCN Main Account Number 321068, National Bank, Lilongwe Branch.

NOTE Details of fees requirements for each program can be obtained from the Registrar’s office.

Applications clearly marked on the envelope the program applied for, should be submitted not later than the Closing Date to the following address;

The Registrar

Kamuzu College of Nursing

Private Bag 1


Tel: 01 751 622

Fax: 01 750 506

To enquire further about the programme, please send an email to or

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