Admission Requirements of University of Botswana (UB)

Admission Requirements of University of Botswana (UB)

Please be informed that the University of Botswana undergraduate study programmes are all registered with the Botswana Qualifications Authority (BQA).

Former undergraduate students, who have been away from the University of Botswana for a period of less than 10 semesters (five academic years), are invited to apply in order to enrol. This includes former students who previously withdrew with/without due notice; failed and discontinued/excluded; enrolment terminated, and have been away from the University for at least one semester.


a. The general minimum ENTRY requirements to the University shall be the Botswana General Certificate of Secondary Education (BGCSE) / equivalent qualification with at least six subjects NOT below a grade of E.

b. For all programmes, English Language shall be one of the qualifying subjects.

c. 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.

d. For Degree programmes, at least five subjects shall be at a minimum of grade C obtained at one or two examination sittings.

e. 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.

f. The minimum entry BGCSE points shall be 34 points for all undergraduate Degree and 30 points for Diploma and Certificate programmes.

g. The stipulated length of relevant work experience, where required, must have been met at the time of submitting the application.
h. Any additional and/or special ENTRY requirements shall be specified under the programme offerings.

i. Applicants shall be considered only for the study programmes they have selected.

j. When applying for a programme which is offered by both full-time and distance learning mode, indicate whether the application is for full-time or distance learning, otherwise if not indicated it will be assumed the application is for a full-time programme.

k. Meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee admission. Admission will depend on the availability of space and the competitive strength of each applicant’s grades.

l. Applicants may make changes to their programme choices. Such changes should be communicated in writing to the undergraduate admissions office.

m. Applicants with BGCSE/equivalent with a minimum of grade E in English Language may be considered for admission into Bachelors Degree programmes.

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