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Entry requirements for Botswana

Our entry requirements will vary depending on your level of study, the course you are interested in and your English language proficiency.

Foundation courses

If you have graduated from the national high school system, you will be required to successfully complete a one-year International Foundation Programme before entering our undergraduate courses.

You will be required to successfully complete the Cambridge Overseas School Certificate with an overall average of 3 and at least 2 in key subject areas to be considered for admission onto our International Foundation Programme.

Some subjects, such as healthcare allied professions, will require higher grades. Please contact the Foundation Office for more information.

Undergraduate courses

Academic requirements may vary between our Academic Schools. In general we would be looking for a strong performance, as evidenced by transcripts, in your UoB exams and coursework. A minimum percentage will apply for most subject areas, usually a combination of A and B grades in your UoB first year exams / projects.

Postgraduate courses

We welcome postgraduate applicants from Botswana.

Students interested in studying a Masters degree at Cardiff University should typically have a Master's degree from Botswana with a minimum of 70%/ B/ 'very good'.

You are advised to contact us with information about qualifications to discuss your eligibility for a course.

English language

If you have studied at the University of Botswana (i.e. through the medium of English), it is unlikely that you will be asked to sit an IELTS exam, though this does vary between academic subjects. When applying, please provide a reference from your tutor to note that you studied through the medium of English, and completed all your exams in this way, to comment upon your proficiency.

If you are working, then please provide a reference from your current employer, commenting on your use of the English language.

Contact us

If you are unsure of your qualifications or entry requirements please contact us.