Undergraduate Applications

Application for Undergraduate Admission in August 2023

Prospective applicants are informed that there are vacancies in some of the undergraduate study programmes. Those who are interested in any of the undergraduate study programmes listed below are therefore invited to apply for entry in August 2023. The application period for supplementary admission is open until 30th July 2023.

All the undergraduate study programmes advertised here are registered with the Botswana Qualifications Authority (BQA).


Any applicant interested in studying a Bachelor’s degree or Diploma at University of Botswana (UB) must meet the following:

  1. General Minimum Entry Requirements:
    1. The general minimum ENTRY requirements to the University shall be the Botswana General Certificate of Secondary Education (BGCSE) or equivalent qualification with at least six subjects NOT below a grade of E.
    2. For all programmes, English Language shall be one of the qualifying subjects.
    3. English Language must at least be a minimum of grade C for non-science degree programmes and at least a minimum of grade D for science-based programmes.
    4. For Degree programmes, at least five subjects shall be at a minimum of grade C obtained at one or two examination sittings.
    5. For Diploma and Certificate programmes, at least a minimum of three grades of C with a minimum of grade E in English Language shall be required. Five subjects may be considered if the minimum cut-off point based on six subjects is met.
    6. The minimum entry BGCSE points shall be 34 points for all undergraduate Degree and 30 points for Diploma and Certificate programmes.
    7. Applicants with BGCSE/equivalent, with a minimum of grade E in English Language may be considered for admission into the Bachelor’s degree programmes.
  2.  Programme Specific Requirements and the 2023 Competitive Admission Cut-off points.

    Kindly Refer to the Application Package.


Those applicants who were unsuccessful in their initial study choices may apply for an additional programme by downloading and completing an Application Form, then send it by email to: admissions@ub.ac.bw.


Bachelor of Business Administration (Marketing)
Bachelor of Business Administration (Entrepreneurship & Enterprise Development.)
Bachelor of Business Administration (Tourism & Hospitality Management.)
Bachelor of Information Systems (Business Information Systems)


Bachelor Education (Life-Long Learning & Community Development)
Bachelor of Education (Family & Consumer Sciences)
Bachelor of Sport Science (Exercise Science & Wellness)
Bachelor of Sport Science (Recreation & sport Management)
Bachelor of Sport Science (Physical Education & Coaching)
Bachelor of Sport Science (Sport & Exercise Psychology)
Bachelor of Education (Computer Science)
Bachelor of Education (Business)
Bachelor of Education (Counselling)
Bachelor of Music Education
Diploma in Life-Long Learning & Community Development
Diploma in NGO Management
Post Graduate Diploma in Education


Bachelor of Industrial Design
Bachelor of Science (Urban and Regional Planning)


Bachelor of Science (Environmental Health)


Bachelor of Information Systems (Information Management Systems)
Bachelor of Information & Knowledge Management (Knowledge Management)
Bachelor of Information & Knowledge Management (Archives & Records Management)
Bachelor of Information & Knowledge Management (Library & Information. Studies)
Bachelor of Pastoral Care & Counselling
Bachelor of Arts (Humanities)
Bachelor of Media Studies
Bachelor of Digital Media
Bachelor of Arts (Chinese Studies)
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Theatre Arts)
Bachelor of Arts (Information and Knowledge Management)
Bachelor of Portuguese Language & Lusophone Studies
Bachelor of Public Relations & Integrated Communication
Diploma in Library and Information Studies
Diploma in Archives and Records Management


Bachelor of Science (Information Technology)
Bachelor of Information Systems (Computer Information Systems)


Bachelor of Arts (Social Sciences)
Diploma in Statistics
Diploma in Population Studies

On-line Application

Prospective applicants are expected to make their applications online through the STUDY link. 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 STUDY link.

Application Materials

The application materials are available as Application Package

Applicants with Disability

University of Botswana welcomes applicants with disability and considers their applications on academic merit like all other applicants.  Applicants are expected to state whether they have any disability or not when they apply.  Those with disability may contact the University’s Disability Support Services Unit at the following telephone numbers: (+267) 355 2768/4183/4990/4991 to explain the nature of their disability.  The declaration of such information helps the University in assessing the learning needs of every applicant. University of Botswana will, at all times, preserve the confidentiality of information about every prospect or student.

Application Fee

Prospective applicants are encouraged to pay their Application Fee on-line through the link https://www.ub.bw/ubpayments or at the Banks and should write their full names and IDs as reference on the deposit slip.  


Applicants may make changes to their study choices through a letter to:

Undergraduate Admissions,
Private Bag 0022,

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

Applications for August 2023 entry for both local and international prospects will close on 30th July 2023.


For any enquiries, kindly contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office at Main Campus in Gaborone at the following:

Tel:  +267 355 2912/2931/4625/2183/2047              
Email: admissions@ub.ac.bw

How to apply for admission

Before Applying

  • Make sure the following documents are readily available:
    • Application fee receipt (pay a non-refundable Application Fee listed under Schedule of Fees, View Schedule of Fees which is payable into the UB bank accounts listed under Financial Procedures or UB Cash Office)
    • Certified copy of the Senior Secondary School Certificate or Statement of Results (School Leavers)
    • Certified copies of Transcript(s) and or Certificate(s) for those applyinf for Upper Levels, Transfers and Re-Admission
    • Certified copy of National Identity Card (Omang) / Passport (Omang for citizens)

Completing your Application

  • Before you complete an application, please go over the Application Package
  • In order to apply On-line please follow the Step-by-Step Guide in the Application Package
  • An e-mail address is required for one to apply online

Tracking your Application

  • Once you have applied and have received the acknowledgement letter, you may use the login details on such a letter to track the process of your application. To do that navigate to the login screen and login using the details given on the acknowledgement letter. Navigate by clicking Main Menu, then Student Admissions, then Self Service and Student Centre.

Making Changes

  • Applicants may make changes to their study choice anytime before the closing date for applications, but that has to be done through Undergraduate Admissions, Recruitment and Liason office.

Application Package

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