Application for Undergraduate Admission in August 2018

Applications from all those who seek admission into undergraduate study programmes at University of Botswana (UB) for August 2018 entry will be received from 12th February 2018 to 31st March 2018. Former students who previously withdrew or discontinued or have been away from the University for at least one semester but not more than 10 semesters may also apply to enrol in August 2018. Applications will also be open to those who wish to transfer from their current institutions to UB.

In processing applications for the August 2018 intake, the University will require that the following be observed:

On-line Application:

University of Botswana has an on-line application system whereby prospective applicants can apply on-line wherever they are. All prospective applicants are therefore expected to make their applications online through the “APPLY TO STUDY” link on the University of Botswana website: as soon as the application receiving period opens. Prospective applicants may use any Internet facility available to them to apply. A guide in the form of a booklet, entitled “ONLINE APPLICATION: A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE”, on how to complete an application online is provided through the “APPLY TO STUDY” link.

Application Materials:

All Application materials are available as Application Package and can be accessed through the “APPLY TO STUDY” link on the University of Botswana website:

Applicants with Disability:

University of Botswana welcomes applicants with disability, and considers their applications on academic merit like all other applications. All applicants are expected to state whether they have any disability or not when they apply, so that the University’s Disability Support Services Unit can contact them to understand the nature of their disability. Prospective applicants with any disability may contact the University’s Disability Support Services Unit at the following telephone numbers: +267355 4540/2768/4183/4991. The declaration of such information helps the University in assessing the learning needs of all applicants. The University will; at all times preserve the confidentiality of student information.

Submission of Applications:

Applicants are expected to submit their applications online. Such applications will be received by Undergraduate Admissions Office at Main Campus in Gaborone, Centre for Continuing Education (CCE) in Francistown, Okavango Research Institute (ORI) in Maun. Applicants are advised to go to these Centres for their application advisement. Service will be open from 8:00am to 4:30pm during week days at UB Francistown (CCE), Okavango Research Institute (ORI) in Maun and UB Main Campus in Gaborone. Applicants are encouraged to pay their Application Fee at the Banks and should write their full names and IDs as reference on the deposit slip. Applicants may use any Internet facility available to them to submit their applications online anytime of the day during the application period.


Applicants may make changes to their study choices during the application period through a letter to Undergraduate Admissions Office. No changes will be allowed after the closing date.

Admission Processing:

Applicants who meet the set programme entry requirements will be admitted based on academic merit depending on the availability of space. Meeting the minimum entry requirements therefore does not guarantee admission.

Closing date:

The Application processes for August 2018 entry for both local and international applicants closes on 31st March 2018.


For any enquiries on the application process and admission into undergraduate programmes, kindly contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office at Main Campus in Gaborone at the following:

Tel: +267 355 2912/2003/2183

Mailing Address:

Undergraduate Admissions Office
University of Botswana
Private Bag 0022