BIUST is a new University poised to widen international, national and regional opportunities for higher education in Science, Engineering and Technology as well as provide opportunities for applied research.

BIUST is an international University whose focus is on applied research and producing industry-ready graduates. The University was founded to produce Science, Engineering and Technology graduates, the key areas the Government of Botswana has identified as key to economic diversification. The University boasts of world class learning, sporting facilities and highly skilled academics.

BGCSE/IGCSE or equivalent is required for admission into Undergraduate study. All programmes require a minimum of Pass (D) in English and a Credit (C) in Mathematics plus two Science subjects: Physics and Chemistry; BGCSE/IGCSE holders should possess a minimum of 20 points from any of Mathematics, and Physics and/or Chemistry and/or Biology or Science Double Award (Integrated Science Award). Applicants with BGCSE/IGCSE should have attained 38 points and above, calculated from best 6 subjects.

  • A-Level holders and BSc year one graduates are considered for direct entry into second year.
  • A-Level holders are required to possess 3 A Level grades with a C or better in Mathematics and Physics, Chemistry or Biology (one Science subject).
  • BSc common first year holders are required to possess at least 40 BGCSE points and must have obtained at least 65% without resits or retakes as recorded in their BSc transcript.
  • Diploma holders will be considered for related and/or relevant programmes.

BIUST usually starts accepting applications from the month of October and the deadline is the last working day of April.

When applying, you need to have first met the minimum entry requirements. Applicants must complete an application form, attach certified copies of supporting documents such as transcripts and certificates, a copy of national identity/passport, and a copy of proof of payment for the application fee. Should you have any other question regarding submitting an application, you can send an email to

Currently BIUST does not offer part time study.

An application will be considered incomplete and the decision to offer/admissions cannot be made on incomplete applications.

BIUST semester one commences in November while semester two commences in early July.

While the University encourages early applications, decisions on acceptance will be made after closing date of applications.

BIUST is still in the process of arranging student exchanges opportunities. However students studying programmes at BIUST can expect to start and complete their programmes in Botswana.

Yes, it is possible to transfer into BIUST from recognized Universities.

On-campus accommodation is limited, therefore it is not guaranteed. Students are encouraged to apply for on-campus accommodation and also keep their options open for off-campus accommodation. The University will advise all new students to apply for accommodation on time

BIUST programmes are designed to train industry-ready graduates. BIUST plays a key role in preparing students for the world of work through services like career advising, placements and internships.

All students sponsored by Department of Tertiary Education Financing (DTEF) to pursue tertiary education at BIUST will earn the same allowance as other institutions.

Currently BIUST does not offer any financial aid or scholarships to its students.

All self-sponsored students are required to have paid at least part of the semester fees prior to registration at the beginning of the semester. Should the student experience problems beyond his/her control, please refer to the Finance Office.

BIUST Finance Office can give you information about tuition costs and related university fees.

Yes, prospective students are encouraged to visit the Palapye BIUST campus, school going students can contact their School career guidance offices to arrange school visits.

The University encourages applicants to use the admissions email address and the BIUST mail box (Private Bag 16, Palapye) to send their applications. BIUST will advise prospective students when it has a presence in Gaborone and Francistown.

All current students will be issued with their academic record at the end of every semester, and thereafter academic records will be issued at a cost, on a case by case basis.

If a prospective student has changed his/ her personal information such as a mailing address or cell number, please contact Admissions Office to update your records. If you are a current student please visit the Student Records Office, along with evidence of change of data.

The University offers Student health services including a fully equipped 24hr clinic with a resident nurse and an ambulance.

All bonafide students in the University are free to access counselling services.

The university offers academic and personal life related counselling services. Counselors consult with students to assist with a wide range of issues. It could be academic difficulties, anxiety, depression, homesickness, sexual abuse, relationship problems, family problems and many others.

Counselling is free for BIUST bonafide students.

Counsellors are guided by strict Code of Ethics which regulates the conduct of counsellors. Every discussion in the counselling session is kept confidential. The counsellor may divulge client’s issues to someone with their written consent, through a court order or if there is clear evidence that someone including the client may be at risk.

No, there are some problems that are best handled by experts in specific areas. Should a student present a problem that a counselor cannot handle, the student counselor will refer the student to external facilities for further assistance.

Yes, students are encouraged to volunteer in the student support services and outside the university through registered clubs and societies. See Student Services Office for futher assistance.

Botswana International University of Science & Technology