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, Swaziland, 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 international students. The Admissions department is responsible for international student enrolment providing all assistance in this regard from application to registration as a student. SAAD is responsible for the processing of study permits for international students and providing all assistance required by after they enrol and arrive to study with Botho University in Botswana.
How to apply?
Botho University warmly welcomes applicants from across the region to apply. International students can download the application form from the Botho University’s website by clicking on the following link: https://www.bothouniversity.com/enquire
Depending on the programme of study, applicants will have to meet the admission criteria as specified for each programme and any pre-requisites required for specific programmes. For information on all our porgrammes, please visit the “Programmes” tab on our website www.bothouniversity.com.
In case the applicant’s country’s qualifications framework is not catered for in the admissions criteria, please contact the Admissions Department by clicking: https://www.bothouniversity.com/enquire
Fee details for all campus learning programmes are available by clicking on the following link: https://www.bothouniversity.com/pics/downloads/fee-structures-botswana-2018.pdf. The general fee policy is also applicable to international students.
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, cupboard and single bed. 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. There is also a 24-hour security guard to ensure that the occupants feel safe and secure at all times.
Accommodation is located is locations such that public transport in the form of minivans called ‘combis’ is easily available. The fares are nomina and in Botswana Pula (BWP) and it is a safe and reliable mode of transport. Another option is taxis which are also very popular but are a bit more expensive. Buses for travelling long distance and to remote villages are also available. The SAAD department can assist students with information on request including route maps, directions etc.
On Arrival in Botswana
On arrival in Botswana, an officer from the SAAD welcomes all international students. The department will ensure that international students settle in easily and quickly. It is the department’s responsibility that all international students feel at home and can fully concentrate on their studies.
Find out more about how you as an international student can study at Botho University, please contact our Admissions Department by clicking on the following link: https://www.bothouniversity.com/enquire