University of Botswana

country rank  1
world rank  2501

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University Overview

Established in 1964, University of Botswana is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Gaborone (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants). This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Francistown, Maun. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Education and Skills Development, Botswana, University of Botswana (UB) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. University of Botswana (UB) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details.

University Identity

Acronym UB
Founded 1964
Motto Thuto Ke Thebe
Education is a shield
Colours Brown and blue

University Location

Address Private Mailbox 0022
Gaborone (population range: 50,000-249,999)
T +267 (31) 352 252
F +267 (31) 584 747
Other locations Francistown, Maun

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student Not reported Not reported
Int'l student Not reported Not reported

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Not reported
Admission Rate Not reported
Admission Office


Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 15,000-19,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 2,500-2,999
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to University of Botswana's Library
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Not reported
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition

Ministry of Education and Skills Development, Botswana

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
  • Association of African Universities (AAU)

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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Errors and Update

Site last updated: Thursday, 7 March 2019