Commonwealth Master's Scholarship at the University of Botswana

Why study at the University of Botswana?

University of Botswana

The university says:

  • World-class science and engineering laboratories, equal in quality to those at many European and North American universities.
  • There is a major research station on the Okavango Delta, the largest inland delta in the world spreading over 15,000km² of the Kalahari Desert.
  • Safe and secure campuses.
  • An on-campus clinic, providing free medical service and referrals is available to all registered students.
  • Extensive recreation facilities, including indoor and outdoor sports courts, Olympic-size swimming pool, sports stadium and exercise facilities.

For information on the university, visit


All Master's courses. For information on courses offered please see the University of Botswana website

The scholarship

  • One scholarship is available at the University of Botswana, starting in August 2018
  • The scholarship provides full tuition fees, a return economy flight, an arrival allowance and a regular stipend (living allowance).
  • 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.

Support for Commonwealth Scholars

The university supports international students with visa advice, airport pick-ups, accommodation support, mentoring and social events.

All Commonwealth Scholars have a dedicated contact person at the ACU who can be contacted by email and phone.


  • 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

Application form

Download the application form here.

Closing date

Applications close on 11 March 2018 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.