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Prospective Students



Online Applications

Unless other specific instructions are given, applications are availed and submitted online through the “STUDY AT UB” link on the University of Botswana Website: www.ub.bw.

Each Application shall consist of:
  1. The online application form to be completed by the prospective applicant.
  2. Certified copy of Omang (for citizens) or Passport (non-citizens)
  3. Applications will not be considered until the University has received the application form, relevant academic transcript(s) and certificate(s), application fee receipt and Omang/Passport.
Paper Application shall consist of:
  1. The application form to be completed by the applicant himself/herself, in ink, clearly and in capital letters;
  2. Academic transcripts;
  3. Certified copy of Secondary School certificate;
  4. Appropriate application fee.
  • In addition, an applicant who has attended another university or other post-secondary institution must submit a certificate of good conduct, and a transcript, duly signed by the competent officer of the issuing University.
  • Unless an applicant is notified to the contrary, the closing date for the receipt of completed application forms and accompanying documents will be the last working day of March immediately preceding the commencement of the academic year for which application is made. (The Academic Year starts in August.)
Graduate Degrees
  • Application procedures are as for undergraduate study above
  • Admission to a programme leading to a graduate degree must be approved by the School of Graduate Studies
  • Registration for Master’s Degree programmes by coursework and dissertation shall normally take place at the beginning of the first semester of each academic year but may, in special circumstances, and on the recommendation by the Graduate Studies Board, take place at the beginning of the semester following that in which the application is approved by the Senate.
  • MPhil and PhD applicants may be accepted and registered anytime during the Academic Year with permission of the relevant department/unit
Payment of Application Fees
Candidates or Prospective students who wish to apply for admission may pay application fees at the following banks:
  • ·         First National Bank of Botswana to University of Botswana bank account number 62130787601
  • ·         Barclays Bank of Botswana to University of Botswana bank account number 3761645
  • ·         Standard Chartered Bank of Botswana to University of Botswana bank account number 0100110109604
For payment of application fees from outside Botswana please deposit the fees into the following account;
Account name:        University of Botswana
Account number:    0100110109604 
Branch code:           662167 
Swift Code:              SCHBBWGX2
A copy of the deposit slip with your name & ID written on it should be attached to the application forms when they are submitted or sent to the Admissions Section of the Academic Services Department. Applicants who pay fees in this manner need not queue at University Cashier’s Office for payment before submitting application forms. This method of payment also avoids acquisition of post office Postal Orders for onward transmission to the University as a form of payment.
Notification of Acceptance
  • The Admissions Office for undergraduate applicants and the School of Graduate Studies for graduate applicants shall notify each applicant whether or not he/she has been accepted for admission to the University.
  • No applicant should come to the University of Botswana unless he or she has received a formal offer of admission.


Admissions Contacts

Admissions Office
Tel: 355 2003/2913/2001/2002
Email: admissions@mopipi.ub.bw
School of Graduate Studies
Admissions Office
Tel: 3552960/2861/2862/4690
Email: sogras@mopipi.ub.bw 


Contact Details :
Student Centre Building, Block 139, Office 127