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University of Botswana

The University of Botswana was established on 1st July 1982 by an Act of Parliament. The University campus consists of that part of the two former universities (UBLS and UBS – see Historical Note) which was situated in Botswana and was sometimes referred to as the Gaborone Campus.

Distance Learning Courses



The opening of the University of Basutoland, Bechuanaland and Swaziland (UBBS) on January 1, 1964 was the outcome of an agreement reached in the mid-1962 between the High Commission Territories and the Oblate of Mary Immaculate of Pius XII Catholic University, Roma, Lesotho.


The University of Botswana offers a wide range of undergraduate study programmes, which are offered on the collection of Full-Time, Part-Time, and Distance modes. Our particularly broad portfolio of Full-Time degree programmes covers Business, Engineering, Education, Humanities, Health Sciences, Science, Social Sciences and Medicine



  • Phosphorus Biogeochemistry in Surficial sediments in the Okavango Delta, Botswana .
  • Socio-economic and environmental impacts of Jatropha cultivation and biodiesel production in Botswana
  • Soils, Science and the Politics of knowledge: Perspectives from Scientists and Ngamiland Smallholders on Integrated soil Fertility Management in North-western Botswan
  • Sanitation in Primary SchoolsOkavango Research Institute
  • Ecological Health in Eastern and Southern Africa (ECOHESA).
  • Documentation and Validation of medicinal plants used for managing reproductive health and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in Ngamiland and North-Eastern Botswana


Student services

The Campus Services is a department within Finance and Administration division with a mission to support the University Vision by creating a conducive learning and teaching environment through the provision of professional, effective and efficient services to the University community.For ease of management, the Department is split into four sections

  • Estates and Maintenance
  • Security Services
  • Domestic Services
  • General Services

Housing services

The Department of Student Welfare is responsible over accommodation matters at UB. Most of the information on accommodation processes can be found in the Accommodation manual. The halls of residence at UB are divided into undergraduate and graduate halls of residence, with the latter housing only undergraduates and the former dedicated to graduate students. The capacity for the halls of residence is 4130 beds for undergraduates and 240 beds for graduates.

Library services

The University Library, which is an oasis of information resources and services, whose mandate is to support learning, teaching and research.

ICT services

The Department of Information Technology (IT) provides Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) services to support teaching, learning, research and administrative business activities of the University. The IT Department serves both staff and students of the University.

Student Life

Sports facilities

Campus amenities, include an Olympic-sized swimming pool, an entertainment arena, and sports courts (basketball, tennis, handball, netball, volleyball). The university is adjacent to the National Stadium, which is available for university use. The practice fields outside the stadium are the location for university intramural sports.