Office of International Education and Partnerships

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.

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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