All candidates interested in pursuing a course at MIJ must apply. If applying for a certificate program, they must be holders of a Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE), with strong English skills and an interest in writing and current events. On top of having a credit in English, they must also have at least 3 credits in any humanities subjects. Applicants have to enclose a copy of the Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE)/notification of results or its equivalent.

Those interested in a Diploma program should be holders of a tertiary qualification; either a certificate in journalism or a Degree or Diploma from a recognized institution. Those with at least two years work experience in the media or a media related field are also eligible for this programme.

Fees for both Certificate and Diploma in Journalism is K250,000.00 (Two hundred and fifty thousand kwacha) per semester that can be paid in three installments.

The modes of application are as follows:

Postal addresses:

The Course Manager
Malawi Institute of Journalism
P.O. Box 30165
Chichiri
Blantyre 3

The Administrator
Malawi Institute of Journalism
P.O. Box 2847
Lilongwe

The Administrator
Malawi Institute of Journalism
Chapita Building
P.O. Box 1142
Katoto, Mzuzu

All students must register and pay fees at the beginning of every semester. Registration and payment of fees are normally done concurrently. Students who fail to register within the first two weeks are subject to pay a fine and may be denied admission into the academic year.