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How to Apply (Undergraduate)

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Undergraduate Applications

Apply as early as possible to give yourself maximum preparation and processing time of your application, application fees & tuition payment, travel and accommodation arrangements (if applicable).

Late applications may be accepted and processed, but the University cannot guarantee that a decision will be made in time for admitted applicants to make the necessary arrangements to start their studies at BIUST.

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  • Familiarise yourself with the content and career prospects of the programme you are interested in BEFORE you apply for admission.
  • Check that the programme and the course offered by the relevant academic department will meet your academic objectives.
  • Please view the relevant department/programme here for further information.
  • Some programmes have specific application requirements and/or an additional application process.
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Please READ CAREFULLY. To ensure that your application is processed efficiently, it is essential that we can accurately interpret the information you provide, particularly your name, contact details, email and postal address details. All sections in the application form must be completed. Incomplete applications will not be processed. All application forms must be received by the closing date.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all documents are attached upon submission of the application form. Submit a copy of your Senior Secondary School Certificate, Diploma, A-Levels etc, and transcript (where applicable) with the Application Form. Official result slips may be accepted at first in lieu of a certificate. However, a copy of the certificate should be submitted as soon as it is available. Applicants with certificates written in a language other than English must attach a certified official English translation.

INSTRUCTIONS AND INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS

Change of Names/Surnames: Kindly provide proof of change of name(s) if your School Certificates and/or other official documents bear different names. The onus is on the applicant to submit all required documents with the application form. Any application form that does not have all the required documents will not be processed.

Applicants must submit the following where applicable:

  1. Completed application form
  2. Full application fee or proof of application fee payment receipt
  3. A copy of the senior secondary school certificate or equivalent, accompanied (if not in English) by a certified official English translation
  4. Certified copies of additional official documents (e. post-school certificate, transcript, professional registration certificates, certifying letters from examining bodies, proof of change of name, etc) where appropriate.

Selection Procedure: The Enrolment and Admissions Office will review and process all applications immediately after the closing date.

Return the completed application form to the Admissions Office at:

Botswana International University of Science and Technology
Private Bag 16
Palapye
Botswana

Once you have submitted your application form you will be issued with an acknowledgement letter. Contact the Undergraduate Admissions for any query at the following number +267 4931480/81/89 or email admissions@biust.ac.bw

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Application Guidelines

Applicants are required to apply only if they meet the minimum entry requirements. However, applicants must note that meeting the minimum entry requirements is not a guarantee for admission. Due to the limited number of places available, the final selection is made subject to the availability of places, academic results and other entry requirements where applicable.

Prospective students may check the website for programme information or visit the University campus in Palapye to seek facetoface career advice and complete applications.

Applicants must submit only one application. The application form allows an applicant to choose three (3) programmes. It is in the applicant’s best interest to seek advice about his or her programme choices prior to submitting an application since the order of programme choices affects an applicant’s chance of admission.

Change of programme choice

Applicants should note that a change of programme choice is possible but must be done within the application period. Therefore, applicants who decide to change the programme of study applied for may do so no later than the stated closing date of receiving applications.

Applicants are advised to apply caution when selecting a programme of study, that is when indicating a first, second, or third choice or making any other changes to the initial submitted application. Furthermore, applicants are advised to be realistic about whether they are likely to qualify for admission, and whether the chosen programme matches their interests and aptitude. 

Applicants are also encouraged to consult an Enrolment and Admissions or Programme Lecturer for career counseling to determine an appropriate career path and consequently an appropriate qualification.  

All requests for a change of programme should be done in writing and be emailed to  admissions@biust.ac.bw.

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