OIEP was established in 2006 with a mandate to implement the Internationalization Policy of the University of Botswana.
UB’s Internationalization Goals
Policy on Internationalization (2006)
- To expand international student and faculty exchange
- To expand international research cooperation
- To enhance the internationalization of all curricula
Services offered by the International Office are:
- Coordination of study abroad and visiting scholar programs.
- Facilitation of applications for residence permits and visas for students.
- Assistance to international students in obtaining accommodation.
- Orientation for incoming and outgoing international students.
- Cultural excursions for international students each semester.
- Transportation for new exchange and full-time students from the airport and bus terminals to campus on the day of arrival.
- Answering questions, concerns and requests for information from prospective and admitted international students.
- Advise to students on a variety of issues and making referrals to appropriate professionals /officers on campus or in the community.
- Liaison with the Academic Services unit to ensure that transcripts and certificates are sent to graduates.
- Advice to students on general travel information and safety tips locally and internationally.
- Provision of ongoing support to students while enrolled at the university.
- Provision of overall welfare of students while on campus.
Internationalization Activities at UB
- 40 active partnerships with universities in 18 countries around the world
- Special emphasis on Africa and Asia for new partnerships
- Student exchange and study abroad programmes to Europe, North America and Asia
- 4% full time students are international
- Ongoing faculty exchanges and visiting scholars
- Collaborative research programmes
- Curriculum development emphasizing cross-cultural fluency – including language and cultural studies in new areas, such as Portuguese and Chinese
Why Partner with UB
- Internationally oriented institution
- Reputable academic programmes
- Strong African studies focus
- Excellent research opportunities
- Opportunities to experience and learn about African cultures
- High quality facilities
- Situated in a rapidly developing and stable society