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About Unicaf University

Unicaf University is a pan-African, independent, internationally recognised university, combining the best elements of online learning through the offering of high-quality academic education.

Unicaf University pursues excellence in teaching and student achievement while ensuring a high degree of satisfaction in a dynamic online environment. Unicaf University is committed to setting high standards in Higher Education while working with relevant stakeholders to drive the evolution of online learning. Unicaf University aims to become the leading tertiary institution in Africa, recognised for its outstanding contribution to teaching, learning and research.


Unicaf University is a licensed university in Malawi and Zambia and is also approved to recruit students in Kenya.

Unicaf University in Malawi is accredited by the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) and Unicaf University in Zambia is accredited by the Higher Education Authority (HEA).

Unicaf University campuses in Zambia and Malawi are also accredited by the British Accreditation Council (BAC) as an Independent Higher Education Provider. The Unicaf University campus in Malawi is a full member of the Association of African Universities.


Unicaf University is a proud member of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), the Southern African Regional Universities Association (SARUA) in Zambia and Malawi, and the Advance HE, which is dedicated to supporting leadership and effective governance, tackling inequalities, and enhancing teaching and learning in the HE sector. Additionally, the university is a full member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), the world’s oldest international university network established in 1913 in the UK.  The Association provides avenues for collaboration and cooperation among its members to develop and share good practices for international higher education.

Unicaf University is a signatory of the UN’s Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative. It is committed to transforming its teaching and research in support of universal values of sustainability, responsibility, and ethics.

Unicaf University offers Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degrees in a wide range of subjects through its campus network. Students have the opportunity to earn high-quality internationally recognised qualifications at a low cost through exclusively online delivery or with the option of on-campus study. The University combines traditional face-to-face complementary tutorials with the active use of digital learning tools through an innovative blended learning approach.

Students can benefit from generous scholarships offered through Unicaf. The Unicaf Scholarship Programme has awarded more than $100 million worth of scholarships, enabling thousands of qualified students to study for internationally recognised degrees at a fraction of the cost and positively transform their lives.

The University has established state-of-the-art campuses in MalawiZambia and Uganda and it is in the process of expanding its university network. In addition to the Unicaf University campuses, students also have the modern facilities of the Unicaf learning centres around the world at their disposal.

Our Vision

To set the benchmark for accessible and flexible higher education, epitomizing innovation, inclusivity, and community engagement across Africa and beyond.

Our Mission

To nurture academic distinction and critical thinking, sparking innovation among students through a transformative education that is globally pertinent and culturally rich.

We are committed to empowering learners with essential 21st-century competencies, utilising state-of-the-art technology, exemplary teaching standards, and meaningful research to drive societal advancement and professional achievement.

Academic Quality



Unicaf University and its associated institutions are registered and approved by a number of different jurisdictions in countries around the world.


High Academic Standards

Unicaf University is committed to maintaining high academic standards, enhancing the quality of teaching and learning offered, and providing a high-quality learning experience for its students.


Outstanding Learning Experience

The professionalism and creativity of our faculty, individually and collectively, make a vital contribution to the enhancement of the learning experience through their continuous feedback, support and individual attention given to each student.


Unicaf University partners with the Unicaf Scholarship Programme, one of the most generous scholarship programmes available. The programme supports eligible students in Africa and provides opportunities for studies towards the degrees offered by Unicaf University at a fraction of the cost.

Unicaf Scholarship Programme