Botswana

International scholarships

To reward outstanding achievement the University of Plymouth offers scholarship schemes to help towards funding your studies. You could get up to 50% off your tuition fees in your first year.

Find out more about the scholarships available

Entry requirements


Undergraduate

We require applicants taking the Botswana General Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (BGCSE) to successfully complete an international international foundation year (PUIC) or equivalent.

Applicants who have successfully completed a Bachelor Degree Part 1 (First Two Years of Study) with good grades (C or 60% or above), can be considered for admission to the first year of a relevant Bachelor degree course.

Applicants who have completed the Botswanan Diploma awarded by the University of Botswana or accredited by the Botswana Qualifications Authority (BQA) can be considered for admission to the first year of a relevant Bachelor degree programme.


Postgraduate

We require applicants to have completed a good bachelor degree (between 5 and 6 years) or a master’s degree or a Postgraduate Diploma from a recognised institution with the following classification:

Botswana Degree Classification  Alternative Name  Percentage UK Degree Equivalent 
1st Class A Average  80% 1st 
 2nd Class 1st division B Average 70% 2:1
 2nd Class 2nd division C Average 60% 2:2


English language requirements

A recognised English language qualification (e.g. IELTS) would be required, or successful completion of one of the university's pre-sessional English Language courses.