Commonwealth Master's Scholarship at the University of Botswana


The scholarship

  • One scholarship is available at the University of Botswana, starting in August 2017. For information on the university, visit
  • The scholarship provides full tuition fees, a return economy flight, an arrival allowance and a regular stipend (living allowance).
  • MSc Mechanical Engineering cannot be studied as a distance learning course.
  • The scholarship is for a new student only and cannot be used to fund a course you have already started.
  • No additional funding will be provided for applicants with families.
  • The scholarship is for a maximum of two years or the length of the course, whichever is shorter.


  • Applicants must be a citizen of a Commonwealth country other than Botswana.
  • Applicants must hold a Bachelors degree of at least upper second level.

How to apply

Complete the application form below in as much detail as possible and submit it by email to

As well as the application form, applicants must submit the following:

  • High school certificates
  • Undergraduate transcripts and graduation certificate
  • At least one academic reference
  • Scan of passport or national ID card
  • Proof of English language ability if English is not your first language
  • University offer letter for the course you have applied for if you already have one

Application form

Download the application form here.

Closing date

Applications close on 10 March 2017 at midnight GMT.

Further information

For any enquiries, please contact

Scholar profile

Christinah Matsuane, 2013 Commonwealth Scholar from Botswana

Christinah Matsuane is a 2013 Commonwealth Scholar from Botswana who studied for an MSc in Horticulture at the University of Swaziland. Read her profile here, or browse other scholar profiles here.