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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