International Students

Botho University aspires to be the regional academic hub by providing cutting-edge programmes in higher education. The university attracts students from Zimbabwe, Zambia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Liberia, and Namibia, and the list is growing. International students add diversity to the Botho University student body while also allowing for cross-cultural enrichment. The Student Affairs and Alumni Department (SAAD) at Botho University is dedicated to the welfare of international students. In collaboration with other departments, the department is also in charge of assisting international students with their applications for study permits and housing.

How to apply?

International students can apply online by visiting the BU website for application or by speaking to an Admissions Department representative +267 71980145/+267 71980152. Depending on the programme of study, applicants must meet the admission criteria as specified in the prospectus and any programme-specific criteria. In case the applicant’s country qualifications framework is not catered for in the admissions criteria, please contact the Admissions Department for assistance.

Fee Details

Fee details are provided on the website:
Please note that fees for International Students may vary from the regular fees due to various additional requirements. Applicants are requested to contact the Admissions Department +267 71980145/+267 71980152 for more information.


Botho University is committed to providing safe, clean, and comfortable housing for international students. Botho University, in collaboration with Acumen Property Group, offers limited housing to international students based on availability. Interested applicants should contact our Students and Alumni Affairs Department at +267 72567202 or The residence halls have a 24-hour power and water supply. The rooms are shared with other international students to allow for a cross-cultural experience. Each apartment has a table, chair, cupboard, and a single bed. Each occupant of the house is expected to share the kitchen. The kitchen is equipped with an electric stove and a basic cooking connection. There is also a 24-hour security guard to make sure the residents are safe.

Local Transport

Accommodation for international students is available in central locations near public transportation, such as “combis” (minivans). The fares are low, and it is a safe and dependable mode of transportation. Taxis/cabs/InDrive services are another popular option, but they are slightly more expensive. Buses are also available for long-distance travel and travelling to remote villages. The Student Affairs and Alumni Department (SAAD) assists international students with all transportation information, including route maps and fares.For more information contact +267 72567202 &

On Arrival in Botswana

On arrival in Botswana, an officer from the Student Affairs and Alumni Department (SAAD) welcomes all international students. The Office along with the Office of Campus and Student Housing Management 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 Contact: Student Affairs and Alumni Department (SAAD)
Phone Number:+267 3635482