Botswana

Every year the RAU welcomes students from across Africa who come to the UK to receive a world-class education. The International Team at RAU are always keen to help and support International students seeking education opportunities in the UK

At the RAU we offer a variety of Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Research programmes.

The RAU holds a Student Visa Sponsor License No: VT0Q9ERW3

Fees & Scholarships 

Tuition fees

Standard international tuition fees apply for most of our courses but there are some that may vary. For more details on standard and non-standard fees visit our undergraduate fee and postgraduate fee pages.

You can also check your chosen course page to see if a non-standard fee applies to your course. Find the course page by searching our undergraduate course and postgraduate course listings.

Scholarships

The Royal Agricultural University offers a number of scholarships for both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes across a range of subject areas. In addition to this, a number of external organisations grant awards which may be of interest to RAU applicants. 

Please click for details of the funding opportunities available to international undergraduate students.

Please click for details of the funding opportunities available to international postgraduate students.

Entry Requirements 

Entry requirements will vary from course to course and the information on this page is only intended to be a general guide. For individual course requirements, please refer to the course pages.

International Foundation Year

We run an International Foundation Year programme in partnership with our partner, INTO London World education Centre based in London

To enquire about the programme please get in touch with our admissions team: ​admissions@rau.ac.uk

English language courses

Students wishing to pursue an English Language programme in the UK prior to commencing their academic programme at the Royal Agricultural University can do so with our partner INTO, based in London.

For further information please contact our admissions team: admissions@rau.ac.uk.

Undergraduate (Bachelor's degree)

Applicants with secondary school qualifications (Botswana General certificate of Secondary Education) will need to undertake an International Foundation Year to be considered for entry to undergraduate courses at the RAU.

Applicants who have completed successfully the Diploma from the University of Botswana will be considered for admission to the first year of our Bachelor degree courses.

Alternatively, applicants with IB, EB, UK or US qualifications will require:

  • BSc (Honors) degree programmes: International Baccalaureate min. 26 points, A-levels or USA or other international equivalent qualifications for bachelor degree programmes
  • Foundation degree programmes: International Baccalaureate min.24 points, A/AS levels or equivalent international qualifications

IELTS and other accepted English language qualifications

  • IELTS band score 6.0 overall or above with no less than 5.5 in each component of the ‘academic’ IELTS test.The test must have been taken within two years of the start date of the course
  • BGCSE English - grades 3-6 (Credit) or grade C and higher satisfies the English language requirement for entry to Bachelor degree programmes

*Applicants for Foundation degree courses must provide a Secure English Language Test (i.e. IELTS SELT). Please see more information on SELT providers.

Transfer into Year 2 or Year 3

  • Academic transfers to RAU into Years 2 and 3 are possible. Contact admissions@rau.ac.uk to find out more

Foundation Degrees

  • International Baccalaureate min.24 points, A/AS levels or equivalent international qualifications.IELTS band score 6.0 overall or above with no less than 5.5 in each component of the 'academic' IELTS test. (The test must have been taken within two years of the start of the course. Applicants for Student Visa will require the UKVI IELTS test)

Postgraduate Taught (MSc and MBA)

Masters degree from a Botswana recognised Higher Education Institution or the equivalent of a 2:1 UK Honours degree.

IELTS and other accepted English language qualifications

  • IELTS band score 6.5 overall or above with no less than 5.5 in each component of the ‘academic’ IELTS test.
  • The test must have been taken within two years of the start of the course.

Postgraduate Research

For entry to a PhD programme we would require applicants to hold the equivalent of a UK Masters degree.

Mature candidates with significant relevant work experience and lower academic qualifications may also be considered for entry, following personal interview with the Director of Research.

IELTS and other accepted English language qualifications

  • IELTS band score of minimum 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in Writing and no less than 5.5 in any other component. (The test must have been taken within two years of the start of the course)

Applying to the RAU

Undergraduate

All students intending to study an undergraduate degree in the UK are required to apply through UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service). To learn more about UCAS, application deadlines and the support we provide to help you make your application see:

Postgraduate

You can apply for postgraduate taught and research programmes directly to us via our online application form. These forms can be found on the relevant postgraduate course pages:

Representatives 

Meet us

Our international team regularly travels to countries around the world, attending conventions and fairs and visiting schools and colleges. For further information and to view upcoming trips, visit our international events page

Representatives in your country

We work with a small number of approved international representatives who can help you apply and enrol on your chosen programme. Please email us if you would like to contact a country representative: international@rau.ac.uk