How do I Apply Online at the University of Botswana

Applications for all master’s degree programmes for the August 2022 intake can be made online from 14th February to 31st May 2022.

Applications for MPhil and Ph.D. programmes are continuous. Prospective MPhil/Ph.D. applicants can make their application below.

How to apply for admission

Before Applying

Make sure the following documents are readily available

  • Copy of Application fee receipt 
    (Prospective applicants are encouraged to pay their Application Fee online ( or at the Banks
  • Certified copy of Degree Certificate (s)
  • Certified Copy of Transcript
  • Two copies of completed Professional/Academic References
  • Certified copy of National Identity Card (Omang for citizens) and Passport for international applicants
  • Personal Statement of Intent for Masters and Proposal/Research Plan for MPhil/PhD
  • A copy of the current practicing certificate by the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Botswana or the country of origin.
  • Copy of proof of a change of surname (where applicable) N.B. All former UB students who have changed their surnames should use surnames they used while they were students at UB so that the system will easily map their student ID to their surname and to their previous record. The new surname could be captured through SGS offices once the applicant has been admitted.

     An e-mail address is required for one to apply online

Completing your Application

Each applicant can submit two applications. Each application should have its own separate application fee, or else one of them will be rejected.

Tracking your Application

  • Once you have applied and have received the acknowledgment letter, you may use the login details on such a letter to track the process of your application.

Making Changes

  • Applicants may make changes to their application any time before the closing date for applications, but that can only be through the School of Graduate Studies Admissions Office.

General Information

Applications will be processed to determine eligibility, the outcome of which will be communicated to the applicants accordingly.

Applicants should ensure that they provide correct personal e-mail addresses and cell phone numbers as the outcome of their applications will be communicated through such media.

For any inquiries, kindly contact the School of Graduate Studies Admissions office at telephone numbers (00267) – 3552960/2861/4712/4690/2862; or email:

How can I apply for Botswana Open University?

Certified scanned copies of Academic certificates, valid ID, and or Passport for Non-Citizens in PDF Format. To create your biographical information, log on to and click on Online Services, then go to New Applications.

What is needed for online university application?

You will need to upload your academic qualifications (Academic Record of all your previous qualifications, Graduation Certificates for these as well as any other required document relevant to the program you have applied for.

How do I know if I am accepted into the University of Botswana?

All applicants who have queries regarding their application status should contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office by calling; +267 3552912/2003/4625/2183/2047 or emailing:

What courses are offered at Botswana Open University?

Also under this School

  • Bachelor In Business Administration-Leadership And Change Management – BBA (LCM)
  • Bachelor Of Business And Entrepreneurship (BBE)
  • Bachelor Of Commerce In Human Resources Management And Industrial Relations – BCom Hr&Ir.
  • Certificate In Basic Computing Skills.
  • Certificate In Disaster Management – CDM.