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University of Botswana
Gaborone, Botswana
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
Budget Sheets Fall
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2014 05/09/2014 05/09/2014 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2015 05/09/2014 05/09/2014 TBA TBA
Spring 2015 10/17/2014 10/17/2014 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Level: Undergraduate Click here for a definition of this term Language Requirement: None
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.0 Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English
Program Advisor: Lauren Strange Click here for a definition of this term Type of Credit: Transfer
Click here for a definition of this term Open to non-UF students: No Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Affiliated Program
Program Description:

University of Botswana

Semester or Academic Year

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This program offers students the opportunity to earn credits toward their degree while spending a semester or academic year at the University of Botswana, located in the capital city of Gaborone.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Exclusive agreement between University of Florida and University of Botswana
  • Classes taught in English
  • Full spectrum of course offerings at all eleven colleges of University of Botswana
  • In-country orientation by U. Botswana upon arrival to Botswana




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UF in Botswana

The program was established to provide students with an opportunity to earn college credits for semester or academic year study in an African nation. From its initial origins as part of a multi-campus university for Basutoland, Bechuanaland and Swaziland, the University of Botswana (UB) came into existence in 1982. Just minutes from central Gaborone, UB is now one of the top universities in the region and has an enrollment of nearly 13,000. Most of these students are Botswana citizens whose full course of studies is sponsored by the government. Travel is possible during term breaks to additional sites in southern Africa, including Johannesburg, Pretoria, and Mapungubwe (South Africa), as well as Chobe National Park and Victoria Falls.

Housing

The program offers housing at university dormitories where two students are assigned to a room.

Academic Credits 

As this is a UF approved program, credits taken can satisfy major, minor, and university requirements with prior approval. Transfer credit will be granted for all courses taken at the University of Botswana.

Financial Aid

University of Florida students needing financial aid should apply through UF Student Financial Affairs (SFA). Non-UF students needing financial aid must apply to their home institutions.

Scholarships

For UFIC scholarship information, please click here.

Partial scholarships for UF students are available on a competitive basis through the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Honors program, as well as the International Center.


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Deadlines:

Students receiving financial aid may defer payment for up to 60 days after departure.

Application deadlines are: For Fall 2011 and A/Y 11-12:  March 1, 2011.

For more information, please contact:

Todd H. Leedy, Ph.D.
Associate Director and Lecturer
Center for African Studies
University of Florida
tel. 352.392.2183
fax 352.392.2435
P.O. Box 115560
427 Grinter Hall
Gainesville, FL 32611-55