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International Students

Botho University’s strategic focus is to increase student diversity by attracting more international students to enroll. We have admitted into the BU campuses (both physical and distance learning campuses) students from across Africa. In addition to Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho and Eswatini our current vibrant community also includes students from South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Democratic Republic of Congo and Ethiopia. The list is continuously growing as we broaden our horizons through our Distance Learning programmes.

The Admissions Department is responsible for international student recruitment and enrollment while the Student and Alumni Affairs Department (SAAD) is dedicated to the general welfare of international students. They provide assistance in the following regard:

  • Visa and student permits processing
  • Medical aid and health insurance
  • Emergency assist contacts i.e. Botswana police and medics, etc.
  • Accommodation during their study at Botho University
  • Transport during their study at Botho University
  • Welcome at the airport/bus rank if required (needs to be arranged prior)
  • Campus tour on their first day on campus
  • General welfare matters
  • Student grievances and counselling
  • Student life at Botho including clubs and activities
  • Meeting the Student Representative Council (SRC) / Student Union