EB5 Affiliate Network is now offering a FREE international student guidebook specifically for students from Malawi: Studying in the U.S.A. – A Guidebook for Students from Malawi.
Our user-friendly guide will show prospective students how to navigate every step of the college process including finding the right institution, applying to universities, and the student visa process. The informative guide also gives invaluable advice on everything from U.S. medical care and banking to how to have an everyday conversation with an American. You will find document and packing lists to check off every step of the way, so you will never find yourself without the required documentation. It even breaks down key differences between the cultures of America and Malawi.
The number of students coming from Malawi to study in the United States is increasing every year. Our guide will make the process more streamlined and straightforward than ever before. Receiving a degree from a world-renowned American university is not just a previously thought unattainable dream; it is a reality for thousands of students from Malawi. With this free guide from EB5 Affiliate Network, we can help make your dream come true.
Background on International Students From Malawi
Malawi is one of the top Southern Africa countries for the number of students receiving a college or university education in the United States.
The number of Malawian students enrolled in U.S. higher education is larger than the majority of other countries in Southern Africa including Botswana, Madagascar, and Eswatini. According to the Institute of International Education, there were approximately 351 students from Malawi enrolled in U.S. higher education institutions during the 2019/2020 school year. Among all 14 Southern Africa nations, Malawi was ranked sixth in the number of students in the United States.
Malawi’s Presence in the Global Economy
Malawi ranks among the world’s least developed countries. The primarily rural population (80% of the estimated 2021 population of 20,308,502) is comprised of various tribes that migrated from other parts of Africa. According to its gross national income, Malawi is the poorest country in Africa. The economy is primarily agricultural which accounts for about one-third of GDP and 80% of export revenues. Malawi’s official language is English while Chewa is the most commonly spoken.
The Trend of Students From Malawi Studying Abroad in the United States
With a population of over 20 million, an estimated 315 students are currently studying in the United States which accounts for about 0.000015% of the Malawian population.
The number of students from Malawi enrolled has remained relatively high despite a significant expansion in higher education opportunities available on the island as well as online educational opportunities through higher learning platforms including Coursera.com, edx.org, and udemy.com. Universities in the capital city, Lilongwe, are even attracting their own international students from all over Southern Africa.
There is still one significant problem impacting the growth of international students from Malawi receiving a U.S. education and that is the cost of a U.S. education which has increased substantially over the past 20 years. According to the Wall Street Journal, U.S. university tuition has increased 500% since 1987. And the number of international students attending U.S. universities skyrocketed 85% from 2005 to 2015.
The average cost of a four-year undergraduate degree from a state college or university in the United States ranges from $22K per year for a public university to $50K for a private university. Both public and private institutions on average charge between 3-4 times tuition for international students compared to U.S. permanent residents (Green Card holders) and citizens.
The Path to Lower Tuition Costs for International Students from Malawi
With permanent residency (Green Card) status conferred by an EB-5 immigrant visa, international students from Malawi can see the cost of their U.S. education drastically decrease from the international tuition rates to the local “in-state” rates at both public and private universities.
Permanent residency (Green Card) status also provides Malawian students with substantially higher admission rates for undergraduate and graduate programs as well as more access to select scholarship awards and grants.
Students from Malawi should never give up their dream of receiving a world-class education in the United States. If they decide to apply for an EB-5 visa, EB5 Affiliate Network can help to make that dream come true.