Botho University

country rank  4
world rank  10372

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University Overview

Established in 1997, Botho University is a for-profit private higher education institution located in the large town of Gaborone (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants). This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Francistown, Maseru, Windhoek, Mbabane. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Education and Skills Development, Botswana, Botho University (BU) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 4,000-4,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Botho University (BU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 23 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Acronym BU
Founded 1997
Motto Excellence, Leadership, Innovation
Colours Maroon, navy blue and white

University Location

Address Botho Education Park, Kgale
Gaborone (population range: 50,000-249,999)
T +267 363 5421
F +267 391 318 7858
Other locations Francistown, Maseru, Windhoek, Mbabane

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Not reported
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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 4,000-4,999
Academic Staff 100-199
Control Type Private
Entity Type For-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Not reported
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Botho University's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes


Institutional Accreditation

Ministry of Education and Skills Development, Botswana

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Botswana Qualifications Authority BQA
  • AAT
  • ACCA
  • CIMA
  • BICA

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Association of African Universities

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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Errors and Update

Site last updated: Monday, 18 May 2020