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Entry Requirements

The University considers and assesses every application on its own merits, considering the relevance of qualifications and experience each student has. For students with a Botswana General Certificate of Secondary Education (BGCSE) or equivalent, the following minimum requirements will apply for undergraduate degree programmes:

  • A credit in at least six subjects in BGCSE or equivalent. These subjects must include a minimum of Pass (D) in English and at least a Credit (C) in Mathematics plus two Science subjects.
  • BGCSE holders or equivalent should possess a minimum of 20 points from any of Mathematics, and Physics and/or Chemistry and/or Biology, or Science double award. 
  • A minimum combined point score for admission from the six subjects (including Mathematics, English, two science subjects, or Science Double Award, must be above 38 points based on the points scores in the following table:

Admission Point Scores

      
Grade PointsA*,ABCDE
87654
Points for Science Double Award are doubled E.g.
Grade AA= 16 Points
  •  Students with other qualifications (i.e. nonBGCSE and its equivalents) including international students, will be considered on their own merits and equivalency to BGCSE

Direct entry into second year

  • The University will consider A-level holders and those who have already completed year one (1) BSc General at any accredited University for direct entry into the second year.
  • Furthermore, applicants in possession of year one (1) BSc General or equivalent, are required to have attained at least 40 BGCSE points or equivalent and must have obtained an average of at least 65% without re-sits or retakes in their BSc transcript.
  • A-level holders are required to possess at least 2 A-level grades with a C or better in Mathematics, and one in either Physics, Chemistry, or Biology.
  • Diploma holders will also be considered on the relevance of their prior programmes of study to their programmes of interest.
  • The University reserves the right to ask prospective students to sit pre-admission exam if required.
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Entry Requirements Point System

            
POINTSGCEGCSESENIOR CERTIFICATEIB
A LEVEL/HSCASCOSCNSSC OL/
SGCSE/LGSE
IGCSEBGCSENSCHGSGHGSG
12A7
11B6
10CA7A57
9DB6B46
8ECAAA*,AA*,A5CA35
7DBBBB4DB24
6ECCCC3EC3
5DDDD2D2
4EEEE1E
0FFFFF

Grades

    
GradesA*,A,B,CDE,F,U
CREDITPASSFAIL
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Key

A LEVEL/HSCAdvanced Level/ High School certificate
HGHigher Grade
SGStandard Grade
IGCSEInternational General Certificate of Secondary School
BGCSEBotswana General Certificate of Secondary School
O-LEVELOrdinary Level
COSCCambridge Overseas School Certificate
GCEGeneral Certificate of Education
GCSEGeneral Certificate of Secondary Education
HIGSEHigher International General Certificate of Secondary School Education
ASAdvanced Subsidiary
NSCNational Senior Certificate
IB-HGInternational Baccalaureate- Higher
IB-STDInternational Baccalaureate- Standard
NSSCNamibia Senior Secondary Certificate
LGCSELesotho General Certificate of Secondary Education
SGCSESwaziland General Certificate of Secondary

Due to the limited number of places available, meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee a place. Final selection is made subject to the availability of places, academic results and other entry requirements where applicable.

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