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The information below is about our full-time, campus-based degrees. If you are searching for a distance learning course, please see our distance learning course pages.

Entry requirements


If you have completed year 1 of a Bachelors degree at the University of Botswana you will need to complete a Foundation Year to be eligible for admission to the first year of an undergraduate degree at Leicester. For information about the International Foundation Year please see the International Study Centre website.

Undergraduate (Bachelors degrees)

  • If you are studying A-levels or the International Baccalaureate (IB) then you can begin from the first year of a Bachelors degree. Please see individual course pages for entry requirements.
  • You may be considered for entry to the first year of a Bachelors degree after completing two years at the University of Botswana.

For more information about available degrees please see individual course pages.

Postgraduate (Masters) degrees

If you hold a First Class Bachelors degree (four or more years in duration) from the University of Botswana you may be considered for entry to a Masters degree. For some Leicester Masters degrees, a Masters degree from the University of Botswana is required.

For more information about available degrees please see the individual course pages

PhDs and other research degrees

To apply for a PhD (or other postgraduate research qualification, such as MPhil, DClinPsy, DSocSci, EdD or MD) you must have a First Class undergraduate (Bachelors) degree from the University of Botswana, usually in a related subject area (depending on the subject that you wish to study) which is equivalent to a UK Upper Second Class Honours degree (also known as a 2:1).

You must also be able to demonstrate practical knowledge of appropriate research methodologies. Research degrees are demanding and intensive: to succeed at this level you must be highly motivated, be able to work independently, and have an appropriate familiarity with the discipline and its associated research techniques/methodologies.

Where a Masters degree is required, this is indicated in the relevant description on our Postgraduate Research webpages, together with further information about requirement.

English language requirements

Please see details of our English language requirements.

Scholarships and funding opportunities

The University of Leicester offers a number of scholarships for new international students. You should also check in your own country whether scholarships are available for study overseas, from your government or other organisations.


The Government of Botswana provides scholarships for undergraduate studies overseas. The University of Leicester has welcomed a number of sponsored students for degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Actuarial Sciences, and Geology with Geophysics. Please contact the International Office for further information


Visits to your country

No visits planned at present.

Agents and Representatives

The University of Leicester works with a representative in Botswana. For further information, please contact the International Office.

Student Societies

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