Botho University was established in 1997 and has rapidly evolved over the years to become a leading multidisciplinary high-quality tertiary education provider. Botho University currently offers programmes through six faculties namely Faculty of Business & Accounting, Faculty of Computing, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Faculty of Health and Education, Faculty of Hospitality and Sustainable Tourism and Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research.
All our programmes have been developed with inputs from industry thus our graduates are ready to hit the ground running.
We currently offer qualifications from certificate level to Master’s degree level with plans in place for doctoral programmes to be rolled out very soon. With over 6000 students and almost 500 staff members and growing, Botho University is a dynamic and exciting place to be. We are currently located in four different campuses located in Gaborone, Francistown and Maun in Botswana and Maseru in Lesotho including the Blended and Distance Learning Campus. Botho University’s strategic focus is to increase student diversity by attracting international students. We already have several students from other countries in the region such as Lesotho, South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Ethiopia amongst others. Botho University also has several international partnerships with well-known international institutions such as University of Venda in South Africa, Ohio University, Black Hills State University and Wayne State University in the USA, Indian School of Mines, and Manipal University in India. Students studying with Botho University have an immense opportunity to take advantage of these international partnerships through our student exchange programmes. Our students have embarked on ground breaking internship projects in India and travelled to the USA and the UK gaining international exposure, all being part of our immense focus on graduate employability.
Botho University firmly believes in providing its students with a superior learning environment. We have continually invested in excellent infrastructure and latest technology driven learning resources. Our campus in Gaborone is well known for being of international standards and many national and international events such as the prestigious African Youth Games in 2015 have been held on our premises due to the quality of the facilities. Our new state-of-the art campus in Francistown sits on the banks of Tati River and it is fitted with LED lights to conserve energy. Academic rigor combined with excellence in all extracurricular activities, ensures that Botho University graduates possess a potent combination of skills. We are one of the top ranked sporting institutions in Botswana having won all the top accolades and championships in the country. This is not surprising because we have extensive sporting facilities for basketball, netball, volleyball, soccer, and chess.
The core values of excellence, leadership, and innovation drive Botho University, and aims to become a centre of excellence in higher education and a driver for positive social change. Our focus on quality has resulted in Botho University becoming the only University in Botswana with a BOS ISO 9001:2008 certification. With an impeccable reputation for quality in the market, Botho University graduates are leading the way in transforming the economy.