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Recognition, Accreditation and Memberships

Recognition, Accreditation and Memberships

Internationally Recognised Qualifications

Unicaf’s partnerships with renowned academic institutions in the UK, the USA and Africa bring together the resources and capabilities of these organisations to provide innovative learning solutions. Cutting-edge study programmes of partner universities are delivered exclusively online via the state-of-the-art Unicaf Virtual Learning Environment or through a combination of online delivery and regular face-to-face instruction at Unicaf campuses and learning centres. 

By applying through Unicaf to study with reputable universities towards internationally recognised degrees, students develop specialised skills, which can help them to advance professionally in an international setting.

Unicaf and its partner institutions are registered and approved by several jurisdictions in countries around the world. All degree programmes offered by Unicaf and awarded by its partner universities are internationally recognised.

Unicaf University in Zambia and Unicaf University in Malawi are now proudly listed in the International Association of Universities (IAU) WHED portal (World Higher Education Database). All the universities included in this portal are officially accredited or recognised higher education institutions.

In collaboration with UNESCO, the portal serves as a unique online reference tool that provides authoritative information on recognised higher education institutions (HEIs) around the world, systems and credentials. Since its foundation in 1950, the IAU has been mapping the higher education landscape as one of its central tasks.

This is another significant milestone for Unicaf University that adds even greater value to its credibility as a leading provider of online, quality higher education.

The IAU number for Unicaf University in Malawi is IAU-024352 and for Unicaf University in Zambia, it is IAU-028638.


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

Unicaf University in Zambia is accredited by the Higher Education Authority (HEA). Unicaf University in Malawi is accredited by the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE). Unicaf University campuses in Zambia and Malawi are also accredited by the British Accreditation Council (BAC) as Independent Higher Education Providers.


Unicaf University is a member of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) and as a member of the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) the University is working towards making high quality education accessible for all. 

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 members in developing and sharing good practice 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, research in support of universal values of sustainability, responsibility, and ethics.

Unicaf and Unicaf University are both institutional members of the Advance HE organisation, which is dedicated to supporting leadership and effective governance, tackle inequalities, and enhance teaching and learning in the HE sector.  Furthermore, Unicaf organisation is a member of the European Distance and E-Learning Network – EDEN. Our campus in Malawi is also a member of  the Association of African Universities (AAU). 

Unicaf University in Zambia and Malawi are also proud members of the Southern African Regional Universities Association (SARUA).








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