Botho University International Students

By | January 26, 2017

Botho University International Students

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 International Development Department is dedicated to international students. The Office is responsible for spreading awareness about Botho University and its programes in the neighbouring countries. The department is also responsible for international student enrolment providing all assistance in this regard from application to processing of study permits to liaison with relevant departments for services required by them 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


or obtain the same from the International Development Department. Depending on the programe of study, applicants will have to meet the admission criteria as specified in this prospectus and any pre-requisites required for specific programes. In case the applicant’s country’s qualifications framework is not catered for in the admissions criteria, please contact the International Development Department for assistance.

Fees Details

Applicants are requested to contact the International Development Department for fee details relevant to their country and programe of study. The general fee policy is also applicable to international students.


Botho University is committed to providing international students safe and clean and comfortable accommodation. Currently the University has taken up two and three bedroom houses in central locations to cater to the accommodation requirements of its international students.

There is 24-hour power and water supply provided. The rooms are provided on a sharing basis with other international 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. 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 for international students is located in central locations such that public transport in the form of minivans called ‘combis’ is easily available. The fares are nominal 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. For international students, the International Development Department assists with all information in this regard including route maps, fares etc.

On Arrival in Botswana

On arrival in Botswana, an officer from the International Development Department welcomes all international students. The Office along with the Student Services Department and 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.

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Find out more about how you as an international student can study at Botho University, Botswana.
International Development Department
Tel: +267 3635453
Office Timings: 8 am to 5 pm
Email: international.development@