Botswana International University of Science & Technology - BIUST


The University considers and assesses every application on its own merits, taking into account the relevance of qualifications and experience each student offers. For students with a Botswana General Certificate of Secondary Education (BGCSE) or equivalent, the following minimum requirements will apply for undergraduate degree programmes:

A pass in at least six subjects in the BGCSE orĀ  equivalent. These subjects must include a minimum of Pass (D) in English and atleast a Credit (C) in Mathematics plus two science subjects. BGCSE holders should possess a minimum of 20 points from any of maths, and physics and/or chemistry and/or biology or science double award (integrated science). Applicants with BGCSE or equivalent should have attained 38 points and above, calculated from best 6 subjects.

A minimum combined points score for admission from the six subjects (including Mathematics, English, two science subjects or Science Double Award (Integrated Science), shall normally be above 38 points based on the points scores in the following table:

Grade letterPointsGrade Descriptor
A*, A 8 Credit
B 7 Credit
C 6 Credit
D 5 Pass
E 4 Pass

Students with other qualifications (i.e. non-BGCSE and its equivalents) including international students, will be considered on their own merits and equivalency to the minimum standards and should contact the Admissions Office directly.

Direct Entry into Second Year

The University will consider A-level holders and those who have already completed a BSc year one (1) at another University for direct entry into second year. A-level holders are required to possess, in addition to the general minimum entry requirements, 2 A-level grades with a C or better in Maths, and in one of Physics or Chemistry or Biology.

For those with a BSc year one (1) or equivalent, applicants are required to possess at least 40 BGCSE points or equivalent and must have obtained an average of at least 65% without resits or retakes in their BSc transcript.

The University reserves the right to ask prospective students to sit a pre-admission exam if required.

These are the minimum entry requirements and programmes may have additional entry requirements. Information on additional requirements is available from the admissions office.


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