Botswana Open University

Botswana Open University

Discover the Courses Offered by Botswana Open University (BOU) and the Admission Criteria. In this post, we provide you with an overview of the admission requirements and a step-by-step guide on applying for admission at BOU.

Botswana Open University Documents Requirements

To be eligible for admission to BOU, you need to meet the following documents 

  • The original copy of your national identity card or passport
  • A certified copy of your senior secondary school certificate or equivalent qualification
  • Two recent passport-sized photographs
  • Any other relevant documents that support your application, such as work experience certificates, academic transcripts, etc.

Botswana Open University General Requirements

To be eligible for admission to BOU, you need to meet the following general requirements

  • You must have a Botswana General Certificate of Secondary Education (BGCSE)
  • Or equivalent qualification with at least five credits, including English and Mathematics
  • Have a minimum of two years of relevant work experience or a diploma in a related field from a recognized institution
  • You must pass an entrance test and an interview conducted by the university
  • If you meet these requirements, you can apply online or visit any of our regional campuses to submit your application

Related Link: How to Check Your BGCSE Results 2024

How To Apply For Botswana Open University Admission 2024

To apply for admission to BOU, you need to follow the steps below

  • Visit the BOU website via www.bou.admissions
  • Click on Online Services
  • Click on New Applicant
  • Complete the application form
  • Upload all required documents
  • Submit and Print your application form
  • Attach the required documents, such as certified copies of your academic certificates, identity card or passport, and proof of payment of the application fee
  • Submit your application form and documents to any BOU regional office or mail them to the BOU Admissions Office
  • Wait for the confirmation of your admission status from BOU via email or SMS

Related Link: Botswana Open University Courses and Fees

List of Botswana Open University Schools

  • School of Education
  • School of Science and Technology
  • School of Business and Management
  • School of Social Sciences

Botswana Open University Courses 2024

Below are the BOU School and the courses BOU offer

School of Education

BED Primary (BED-PRI)
BED Integrated Early Childhood Development (Bed IECD)
BED – Special & Inclusive Education (Bed-Sie)
MED Educational Leadership (Med-El) in BED – Special & Inclusive Education (BED-SIE)
MED Educational Leadership (MEd-EL)
Diploma In Integrated Early Childhood Development (DIECD) Certificate For Distance Education Practitioners (CDEP)
Diploma In Integrated Early Childhood Development (DIECD)
Certificate for Distance Education Practitioners (CDEP)
Post Graduate Certificate in Quality Assurance in Education (PGCQAE)

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School of Science and Technology

Bachelor Of Technology in Information Systems (B Tech – IS)
Huawei ICT Academy
Huawei Certified ICT Associate Course

School of Business and Management

Bachelor In Business Administration-Leadership and Change Management – BBA (LCM)
Bachelor Of Business and Entrepreneurship (BBE)
Bachelor Of Commerce in Human Resources Management and Industrial Relations – BCOM HR&IR
Diploma In Business Management (DBM)
Diploma In Human Resources Management – DHRM
Certificate: English for Professional Purposes (Epp)
Certificate In Basic Computing Skills
Certificate In Small Scale Business Management- SSBM
Certificate In Disaster Management – CDM
Postgraduate Certificate in Practitioner Research and Evaluation Skills Training in Open and Distance Learning – Prest

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School of Social Sciences

BSC In Youth Development Work (YDW)
BSC Public Health
Commonwealth Executive Masters in Public Administration– CEMPA
Master Of Science in Climate Change and Sustainable Development (MSC. CCSD)
Certificate In Community-Based Work with Children and Youth (CBWCY)

Deadline For BOU Admission 2024/2025

The deadline for the Botswana Open University next intake is 31 August 2024

Botswana Open University Contact Information

Phone: (+267) 364 6000


Garamotlhose Junction,

Western Bye-Pass,

Block 6, Plot 39972 Gaborone,


Email: [email protected]
Fax: (+267) 319 1089

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