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Student Exchange

25 September 2019, 3:09 pm Written by
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Botho University believes in providing as many opportunities for international exposure to its students. The institution currently has two international student exchange programmes. The first one is with the University of Venda in South Africa which started in 2015 . The exchange programme allows 5 students from the Faculty of Computing at Botho University to study at the University of Venda for one entire semester (6 months). In return, Botho University also receives 5 students from University of Venda to study with us for the same duration. Exchange students are provided with accommodation, transport and a living allowance. Their visas and study permit costs are also covered as part of the benefits of the exchange programme. Since this exchange programme started, 29 students have visited University of Venda in South Africa and Botho University has hosted 26 students from University of Venda. Students have immensely benefited from this exchange and gained international exposure and developed their leadership and academic skills. In 2019, this exchange programme has been extended to students from the Botho University campus in Lesotho as well. The number of students on exchange has also been increased from five to ten students every year due to the tremendous success of this exchange programme between the two institutions.

Botho University Students flying the flag high at University of Venda, South Africa

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University of Venda Organized a sendoff ceremony for Botho University students on completion of the exchange Programme

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The second exchange programme is with KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm Sweden. This exchange programme is for our students from the Faculty of Computing and Faculty of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Students have to apply for the programme and meet certain eligibility criteria in order to be shortlisted. Selected students travel to Stockholm, Sweden for an entire semester and while they are at KTH they get an opportunity to learn the concept of Challenge driven Education where students work on societal problems and also get the opportunity to study other modules as approved by the universities. All expenses of these students including flights, visas, study permits, accommodation and living allowances are taken care of as part of this exchange programme. The student exchange programme with KTH started in 2018 and up to now a total of 9 Botho University students have visited Stockholm. From Jan 2020, KTH Royal Institute of Technology will also start sending few Swedish students to spend an entire semester at Botho University, Botswana.

Botho University Student being received by a student from KTH Royal Institute of Technology on his arrival in Stockholm, Sweden

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Another set of Botho University Students leaving for KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm

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Student Exchange

25 September 2019, 3:09 pm Written by
Published in Students

Botho University believes in providing as many opportunities for international exposure to its students. The institution currently has two international student exchange programmes. The first one is with the University of Venda in South Africa which started in 2015 . The exchange programme allows 5 students from the Faculty of Computing at Botho University to study at the University of Venda for one entire semester (6 months). In return, Botho University also receives 5 students from University of Venda to study with us for the same duration. Exchange students are provided with accommodation, transport and a living allowance. Their visas and study permit costs are also covered as part of the benefits of the exchange programme. Since this exchange programme started, 29 students have visited University of Venda in South Africa and Botho University has hosted 26 students from University of Venda. Students have immensely benefited from this exchange and gained international exposure and developed their leadership and academic skills. In 2019, this exchange programme has been extended to students from the Botho University campus in Lesotho as well. The number of students on exchange has also been increased from five to ten students every year due to the tremendous success of this exchange programme between the two institutions.

Botho University Students flying the flag high at University of Venda, South Africa

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University of Venda Organized a sendoff ceremony for Botho University students on completion of the exchange Programme

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The second exchange programme is with KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm Sweden. This exchange programme is for our students from the Faculty of Computing and Faculty of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Students have to apply for the programme and meet certain eligibility criteria in order to be shortlisted. Selected students travel to Stockholm, Sweden for an entire semester and while they are at KTH they get an opportunity to learn the concept of Challenge driven Education where students work on societal problems and also get the opportunity to study other modules as approved by the universities. All expenses of these students including flights, visas, study permits, accommodation and living allowances are taken care of as part of this exchange programme. The student exchange programme with KTH started in 2018 and up to now a total of 9 Botho University students have visited Stockholm. From Jan 2020, KTH Royal Institute of Technology will also start sending few Swedish students to spend an entire semester at Botho University, Botswana.

Botho University Student being received by a student from KTH Royal Institute of Technology on his arrival in Stockholm, Sweden

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Another set of Botho University Students leaving for KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm

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Roll of Honour

8 July 2018, 11:13 pm Written by
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FESTUS MOGAE AWARD FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE IN UNDERGRADUATE STUDY

  • 2017  - Bradley Ncube
  • 2016  - Ellen K. Nshakazhogwe
  • 2015 - Ms. Patricia Nkwane
  • 2014 - Mr. Thatayaone Tapson Sekwenyane
  • 2013 - Ms. Kebone Molefe
  • 2012 - Mr. Derrick Khupe
  • 2011  - Ms. Lebogang Nchingane

LT. GEN. SERETSE KHAMA IAN KHAMA SPIRIT OF BOTHO AWARD

  • 2017 - Lawrence Mxekwa
  • 2016 - Pearl Koloka
  • 2015 - Ms. Patricia Nkwane
  • 2014 - Mr. Leo Lefika Hailey
 
 

International Students

8 July 2018, 11:13 pm Written by
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Botho University aspires to be the regional hub of academic excellence. In this regard the University has started attracting students beyond Botswana borders from countries such as Zimbabwe, Zambia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Liberia and Namibia. International students bring uniqueness to the student community at Botho University. An international student complement allows for cross-cultural enrichment producing a truly global graduate. At Botho University, the Student and Alumni Affairs Department (SAAD) is dedicated to the general welfare of international students. The Admissions department is responsible for international student recruitment and enrolment providing all assistance in this regard from application to registration as a student. Once an international student has been successfully enrolled, they can read the FAQs below for any further information. In addition, the SAAD can provide information to them for the following:

  1. Visa and Student Permits Processing
  2. Medical aid and Health insurance
  3. Emergency Assist Contacts i.e Botswana Police,Medics, e.t.c
  4. Accommodation during their study at Botho University
  5. Transport during their study at Botho University
  6. Welcome at the Airport/Bus Rank if required (needs to be arranged prior)
  7. Campus tour on their first day on campus
  8. General Welfare matters
  9. Student Grievances and Counselling
  10. Student Life at Botho including Clubs and Activities
  11. Meeting the Student Representative Council (SRC) / Student Union


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

  • How can I apply to Botho University?

           https://botswana.bothouniversity.com/


         International students applying to study in Lesotho:

         https://lesotho.bothouniversity.com/


         International students applying to study in Eswatini:

        https://swaziland.bothouniversity.com

  •  Where can I find information about the Fees for the various programmes?

           Fee details for all campus learning programmes are available by clicking on the following links. The fees given here are applicable for international students:

          For International students applying to study in Botswana:

          http://www.botswana.bothouniversity.com/images/Botswana_Campus_Learning_Fees_Structure.pdf

           For International students applying to study in Lesotho:

           http://www.bothouniversity.com/pics/downloads/Lesotho%20Fees%20Structure%202018.pdf

           For International students applying to study in Eswatini:

           https://swaziland.bothouniversity.com/files/documents/Fee%20Structure-Eswatini%202019-FINALAug13%20-1-.pdf

  • Do I need a visa to enter your country?

         Depending on your passport, you may or may not need a visa to enter the country but please check the following links:

         For Visa requirements to Botswana:

         http://www.gov.bw/en/Ministries--Authorities/Ministries/Ministry-of-Labour--Home-Affairs-MLHA/Tools--Services/Services--Forms/Requirements-for-VISA-application/

         For Visa Requirements to Lesotho:

         http://evisalesotho.com/

          For Visa Requirements to Eswatini:

         http://www.thekingdomofeswatini.com/visa-guide/

  •  Will I be provided accommodation at Botho University as an international student? For international students applying to study in Botswana: International Students to our Campus in Botswana have the option of staying at our student accommodation. Botho University is committed to providing international students safe and clean and comfortable accommodation. The institution is currently able to provide accommodation to a very limited number of students on first-come, first-serve basis. The University has taken up a residential complex comprising of two bedroom houses to cater for the accommodation requirements of those who may apply for the same. There is 24-hour power and water supply provided. The rooms are provided on a sharing basis with other students to enable cross-cultural learning. Each room is furnished with a table, chair, a built in cupboard and single bed. There is limited access to internet facilities at the student accommodation and occupants are encouraged to utilise the internet facilities on campus. The occupant is expected to bring his or her own mattress, pillows and sheets for personal hygiene requirements. There is a kitchen, which the occupants of each house are expected to share. The kitchens are furnished with a gas stove and connection for basic cooking; no utensils are provided. There is a warden for the student accommodation for general administration and welfare of occupants. There is also a 24-hour security guard to ensure that the occupants feel safe and secure at all times. To apply for student accommodation, please enquire with the Admissions department at the time of application.

         For International Students studying to apply in Lesotho:

         Botho University currently does not offer student accommodation in Lesotho.

  •  What is the mode of transport available locally?

For international students in Botswana: Mini vans called “combis” are the most common mode of transport for the public. These are very reasonably priced and are quite frequent on all the common routes. There are also cab services available which need to be booked and can be much more expensive. Buses are available for long distance travel. On arrival, the Student and Alumni Affairs Department can assist international students with the common routes and information required for their day to day transport to campus.

For international students in Lesotho: Cabs and taxis are the most common forms of transport and are reasonably priced.. Buses are available for long distance travel. On arrival, the Student and Alumni Affairs Department can assist international students with the common routes and information required for their day to day transport to camp

  •  What is the language of instruction at Botho University?

            English is the main language of instruction at all Botho University campuses.

Are international students provided any welcome on their arrival in the country?

Depending on the mode of travel (whether air/road), international students can arrange beforehand by sending an email to the Student and Alumni Affairs Department for being received on their arrival. Once an international student is successfully enrolled, the Admissions department can provide the contact information for the Student and Alumni Affairs Department (SAAD) representative who can assist with all these arrangements.

What is the local currency?

For Botswana: The currency is called Botswana Pula (BWP). 1 USD = 11 BWP (approx.)
For Lesotho: The currency is called Lesotho Maloti (LSL). 1 USD = 15 LSL (approx.)

Can international students get sim cards and cellphone airtime on arrival?

All airports have local cell phone providers that provide you with information and easy cellphone airtime packages and sim cards. Local shops and road side vendors also provide Sim cards and airtime packages for easy recharge.

Do International Students receive an orientation on arrival to campus?

The Student and Alumni Affairs Department (SAAD) is responsible for welcome and general welfare of international students at any Botho University campus. The SAAD representative will contact you and organise for an orientation, campus tour and answer any queries you may have. On arrival at campus, you can also drop into the SAAD office and seek help in person. SAAD also organises an International Students Open day where the relevant embassies, consulates and other important stakeholders are also invited to welcome and brief our international students on local regulations, services and facilities available to them.

Do you offer programmes in Distance Learning mode?

Yes. For more information please visit https://online.bothouniversity.com/

 

Student Representative Council (SRC)

8 July 2018, 11:12 pm Written by
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The Student Representative Council (SRC) is an elected body of student leaders whose day to day mandate is to represent the interests of students according to the dictates of the SRC constitution. The Botho University SRC currently has 11 Ministers headed by the SRC President deputised by the Vice President. Current ministries include: Secretary General, Admin Secretary, Minister of Public Relations, Minister of Academic Affairs, Minister of Sports,Culture and Recreation, Minister of Entertainment, Minister of Finance, Minister of Gender and Social Welfare and Minister of Justice and Infrastructure

SRC at Botho University is responsible for organising all student activities with the support of the Students Services Department - the department are divided into two - Placement, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Department (PIED) and Student Life and Outreach Department (SLOD)

The SRC at Botho University is responsible for organising all student activities with the support of the Students Services Department. In the SRC is also the Chief-Election Officer responsible for the running of all Botho University students’ elections. The SRC also, working with the Students Services Department, is responsible for coming up with the students activitiy calendar (SRC events calendar) for each year as well as the implementation programes tabled in the calendar.

Other activities which the SRC organises include Fresher's Ball, Welcome Bash and Mr. and Miss Botho University, clubs, community development activities, internal sports, Independence celebration, sponsored walks. SRC is also involved in the Staff-Students Consultative Committee (SSCC) responsible for building a working relationship between staff and students in improving the quality of education at Botho University.

For more information and for prospective partnerships reach out to: +267 3635484 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 
 

Botho university alumni Association

8 July 2018, 11:11 pm Written by
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The Botho University Alumni Association exists to keep graduates connected to the Institution. The Association operates under the Career Services Department and led by the Botho University Alumni Executive Committee, a volunteer organization of fellow alumni.

Goal

To introduce the Association and its mandate. To bring together all Botho University Alumni for networking and information sharing.

Objectives

  • To establish Botho University Alumni Association
  • To create a platform for information sharing
  • To create links between Botho University Alumni and the institution.
  • To retain and strengthen friendship made on the campus by keeping graduates and former students in lifelong contact with each other.
  • To involve the graduates, former students and special friends in the ongoing growth and development

Stay connected with Botho University

Once you successfully complete your degree or diploma, you become a Botho University Alumni, and you are encouraged to join the Botho Universrity Alumni Association (BUAA) The association is run by an executive committee

which comprises of the Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Secretary, Vice Secretary, Treasurer, and four additional members. And it is managed by, Student and Alumni Affairs Department.

Update your contact details

Alumni are encouraged to update their contact details.

By doing so they will ensure that the alumni office can:

  • keep them informed about developments at the office and Botho University
  • maintain an up-to-date database
 
Gaborone campus Francistown Campus Lesotho Campus
Physical Address:
Botho Education Park, Kgale,
Baratani office 4
Telephone:
+267 363 5484.
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Physical Address:
Plot 6434, Tati River Plots,
Telephone:
+267 244 0686.
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Physical Address:
Maseru Mall, West Wing, Thetsane
Telephone:
+266 28310 5742.
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About the Botho University eLab

8 July 2018, 11:10 pm Written by
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The Botho University eLab was successfully launched in June 2016 by CEDA CEO, Mr Thabo Thamane with intentions to provide a space where students across the curricular spectrum will come together to share ideas, access resources, and come up with innovative approaches to problem solving. The launch was graced by stakeholders from the industry including banks, the government, and business owners.

The Entrepreneurship Lab was established with the following in mind:

  • To encourage students and alumni to develop ideas into innovative solutions that can in the short or long run be turned into entrepreneurial ventures. This is as a result of a growing demand from the community of student-entrepreneurs to create a space to collaborate and turn their bursts of genius into something tangible. The eLab is an initiative that meant to assist the Botho University students, the alumni to identify practical applications to current issues, problems, and needs.
  • To identify, mentor, incubate, connect and support outstanding student/alumni-entrepreneurs and facilitate their success beyond Botho University, into the community

The eLab was established with intentions of offering the following 5 major activities:

  • Incubation: (Experiential Training)
  • Secretarial Services
  • Expert Coaching/Trainings/Workshops
  • Office Space
  • Business Consultancy

Fast forward to January 2017

The eLab hosts 4 teams of students with 5 outstanding ideas and were chosen after a careful selection process by seasoned business people and experts from the industry:

  • Rose Tatedi ( Symphony Health)
  • Benjamin Raletsatsi (Samsung RetailStores)
  • Callistus Phologolo ( Cally Clothing)
  • Otto Von Rudloff (DAI)
  • Lynda Kgasoane (DAI)

Four (4) Teams that were selected after a Pitching Session held on the day of the Launch include the following students:

  • Neo Lefela (3rd Year Student)
  • Edmore Jackson (Botho University Alumnus)
  • Baalora Onkarabile & Maikano Rabakwena (2nd Year Students)
  • Leandra Bowden, Bakang Madisa, Bakang Legodi and Daniel Ncube (1st Year Students)

The eLab has since July hosted the following activities d:

  • Idea Generation & Refinement Workshop supported by EOH Consulting
  • Elevator Pitching Workshop facilitated by Yame Nkgowe of Seriti UAS Data & Intergration
  • Introduction to the Business Model Canvas with Dennis Maswabi of Enterprise Botswana
  • Training on Importance of Markert Research for Start Ups with Kabelo Binns of Hotwire PRC
  • Training on Company Registration & Intellectual Property by CIPA
  • Entrepreneurship Activation Session with Percy Raditladi: Topic: Rewards of Perseverance in the Entrepreneurship Journey
  • 3 Day Entrepreneurship BootCamp in partnership with Udugu Institute & other supporting Stakeholders
  • Public Lecture on Innovation & Social Entrepreneurship with Kojo Parris

In addition to this, the eLab Resident Entrepreneurs have had “one on one” sessions with Mr Percy Raditladi, Thabo Monthe (Owner of the Braii Place) and Kabelo Binns (Hotwire PRC) to get insights of establishing start-ups and seeing them to maturity.

The eLab team comes back fresh and reinvigorated and is looking forward to so much growth in 2017. Botho University plans to establish and nurture fruitful partnerships for the growth of the initiative. We also look forward to more enriching trainings, and reaching out to the community to impart Entrepreneurship Development awareness. In order for the eLab to have a bold print and wider impact on communities across the country, more industry should come on board to partner with University with a view to assist with skills transfer to trainees and sprouting small and medium industries country wide. We are confident that the Public and the relevant Stakeholders will support us in this initiative.

For more information and for prospective partnerships reach out to:

  • +267 3635484 or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
 

Academic Calendar

8 July 2018, 11:09 pm Written by
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*These dates are estimated as they are dependent on external organisation's examination and results release dates and thus are subject to change without notice.
 
**Some holidays are dependent on nationally declared public holidays and thus are subject to change without notice.
 
 

Rules and Regulations

8 July 2018, 11:08 pm Written by
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Students are advised to familiarize themselves with the rules, regulations and policies of Botho University through the University website and any other information provided to student either as a document or through the notice boards on campus. Botho University reserves the right to amend the rules, regulations and policies. It is the responsibility of the student to update oneself with the related documents. Students must note that ignorance of these very important policies and rules and regulations is not an acceptable excuse for non-compliance.

The rules, regulations and policies are applicable to all students of Botho University regardless of their programme of study. Students may find additional information specific to their programme of study on the websites of the awarding bodies relevant to their programme. In the case of any conflict between the various rules, regulations and policies of the University and the awarding body the Academic Board shall decide on the correct applicable policy.

All students will need to abide by the Botho University rules, regulations and policies and also by the rules and regulations for each programme as stipulated by the awarding institution.

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Please download the Botho University Student Rules & Regulations

 
 

General Admissions Information

8 July 2018, 11:07 pm Written by
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1. Applying to Botho University

Before applying to Botho University, students are encouraged to take time out to familiarise themselves with all the programmes on offer. Applicants must meet all the relevant minimum requirements for the programme of study they wish to study. It is also important for applicants to assess whether the programme they choose interests them and that they want to make a career out of it. Our friendly Admission Team Counselors will provide all the information needed about our programmes and also assist applicants to make an informed choice.

2. How to calculate points

The admission point system is used to measure your academic achievement based on your school-leaving results. Your school leaving subject grades or percentages are converted into points as per the table (see page 24) and based on your qualification. These points are added up to arrive at the number of points you have obtained.

 
POINTS GCE GCSE   SENIOR CERTIFICATE IB
A-LEVEL/ HSC AS COSC HIGCSE IGCSE BGCSE LGCSE NSC HG SG HL SL
12 A                   7  
11 B                   6  
10 C a   1       7 A   5 7
9 D b   2       6 B   4 6
8 E c A 3 A*,A A*,A A*,A 5 C A 3 5
7   d B   B B B 4 D B 2 4
6 0/S e C 4 C C C 3 E C   3
5     D   D D D 2   D   2
4     E   E E E     E    
0         F F       F    

3. Important points to remember when applying

  • All students can apply in person or using our online application form available on our website. Please read the “Steps to Apply” document available on our application portal before applying.
  • Clear certified copies of all relevant educational certificates.
  • Clear certified copies of Omang/passport/identity card.
  • Please read our Fee Structure and Policy document available on our website before applying.