In blended and distance learning (BDL) at the Botho University, there are no fixed study times. Your online classroom is always open. This enables you to choose when and where to learn, making it much easier to fit your studies around your other commitments at home and at work. You can study anywhere, any time and take part in discussions in your virtual classroom (discussion forum), guided by your subject lecturer.
You will take part in the discussions asynchronously at your own time by posting well-thought out comments in the online classroom, reading the answers by fellow students and responding to their comments. This collaborative approach enables you to demonstrate your understanding of the subject, while also learning and sharing knowledge with your peers from all over. Throughout your course, you will be assessed on both the quality of your participation in the online discussions, and on your written assignments.
Currently we only have self sponsored students under this study mode. However this does not limit applicants from sourcing for private sponsorship from potential sponsors.
Bachelor's degree applicants are expected to have successfully completed secondary schooling. The typical minimum entry requirement is BGCSE, IGCSE, LGCSE or an equivalent secondary school leaving qualification with a minimum of five subjects passed with a grade of D or better.
The Admissions Department maintains a points table which indicates the points awarded to prospective students for a given grade for a given secondary school qualification. These points are used to determine a more detailed entry requirement per programme.
Applicants of a postgraduate diploma or masters degree are expected to have completed an undergraduate degree preferably up to honours level at a reputed institution. Specific programmes may have additional entry requirements.
You will need basic computer skills e.g. knowledge of the internet, MS Word, MS Excel and MS Powerpoint. You will also need regular access to a reliable internet connection because your studies will be done online through a virtual learning environment called Blackboard.
Our distance learning (DL) programmes are accredited by Botswana Qualifications Authority (BQA).
Online and On-campus learning are modes of study. The qualifications obtained are the same as both study modes have similar credits and learning outcomes to be achieved before graduation.