Entry requirements for students from Botswana

We have been welcoming students from Botswana for many years and our staff are very familiar with the Botswanan education system and qualifications.

High entrance requirements for our degree programmes at Sheffield reflect the quality of the University.

All applicants are required to have an internationally recognised English language qualification such as IELTS. The minimum score that is accepted for entry, in line with UKBA regulations, is IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. Please note that some departments may require a higher score.

Currently the Botswana BGCSE English Grade C or above is currently sufficient to be considered in place of IELTS or equivalent.

English language entry requirements - find out more

The information below is for guidance only - if you would like further advice please contact The Botswana Team. Please be aware, however, that final decisions can only be made upon receipt of an official application.

For Entry to Undergraduate Programmes e.g. BSc, BA, BEng/ MEng

A variety of qualifications can be considered for direct admission to undergraduate bachelor degree programmes.

A Levels Applicants with a minimum of 3 A levels will be considered for direct admission to undergraduate programmes. Required scores and subjects vary from course to course and can be found in our online prospectus.
International Baccalaureate International Baccalaureate diploma holders will be considered for
direct admission to undergraduate programmes. Required scores and subjects vary from course to course and can be found in our online prospectus.
Other Qualifications If you have other qualifications such as the Higher Certificate (Part 1), Higher Certificate (Part 2) or Certificates or Diplomas from The University Of Botswana then we may also be able to consider you for degree level entry.  You should contact The Botswana Team for further advice.

If you don't meet the entry requirements:

Sheffield International College provides undergraduate foundation programmes specifically designed for students seeking entry into the University of Sheffield.

Visit Sheffield International College website to find out more

For Entry to Postgraduate Taught Programmes e.g. MA, MSc

Masters Degree Holders Holders of a good Masters degree from the University of Botswana will be considered for direct admission to postgraduate diploma or masters programmes.
MBA Applicants

As well as suitable qualifications (as per the information above) at least 3-5 years' post-graduation work experience will be necessary for direct admission to our triple accredited MBA.

Why not visit our MBA web pages or visit our virtual MBA open day?

If you don't meet the entry requirements:

Sheffield International College provides pre-Masters programmes specifically designed for students seeking entry into the University of Sheffield.

Visit Sheffield International College website to find out more

For Entry to Postgraduate Research Programmes e.g. MPhil, PhD

Holders of a good Masters degree from the University of Botswana will be considered for direct admission to postgraduate research programmes.