International students


The University of Leicester welcomes students from Botswana.

You can find country specific information here including entry requirements for our courses, and information about the Botswana student community.

The Future Students Office

The Future Students Office can provide you with more information about studying in the UK at Leicester.

Please visit our contact us page for details.

Useful information

Entry requirements

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.

If you do not meet the entry requirements for one of our courses, you can apply for an International Foundation Year run by the Global Study Centre. The GSC provides academic support to help you progress to your chosen undergraduate degree at the University of Leicester.

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 individual course pages.

PhDs and other research degrees

If you have completed your higher education in Botswana and wish to apply for a PhD (or other postgraduate research qualification) you must have a Masters degree from the University of Botswana, usually in a related subject area (depending on the subject you wish to study).

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.

Agents in your region

We work with the following agent in Botswana: 

Scholarships and funding opportunities

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 Future Students Office for more information. 

The University of Leicester also offers a number of scholarships for new international students. For more information, please visit our scholarships page.

Student Societies

Other sources of information

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