University of Botswana

Gaborone, Botswana

About the University of Botswana

Established in 1982, the University of Botswana is located in Gaborone (Southern Africa), the largest city and capital of the country, and one of the fastest growing cities in Africa. The institution is a leading academic center of excellence across the African continent. It currently has a student enrolment of over 16,000, distributed across the faculties of the Humanities, Social Sciences, Education, Business, and many more. Its motto is "Thuto Ke Thebe", meaning 'education is a shield'. Campus life offers many amenities, including an Olympic-sized swimming pool, an entertainment arena, and sports courts (basketball, tennis, handball, netball, volleyball). The university is also adjacent to the National Stadium, which is available for university use. The practice fields outside the stadium are the location for university intramural sports. The university also provides a free medical clinic and counseling services. The new main library is one of the largest university libraries in Africa with five floors and a large and more modern computer network. The official language of Botswana and the medium of instruction at the university is English although Setswana is widely spoken across the country.

Since 2005, the exchange programme between Landau and Botswana has been funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD); generally the DAAD aims to establish stable and in the long run self-supporting working relationships between German and foreign universities. In this programme groups of highly qualified German and foreign students study a fully acknowledged part of their degree course at the respective partner university, usually for a period of 4 months.

Information on funding

The exchange programme is funded by ISAP (DAAD)


Funding rates (period of 4 months)
flight:EUR 1650.00 (Frankfurt-Johannesburg-Gaborone)
scholarship:EUR 1150.00 per month
health insurance:EUR 35.00 per month


General information on ISAP


How to apply

Applications (attached to your mail as one pdf file) should include

(i) a cover sheet (please download  here),

(ii) a CV (Lebenslauf) in English or German with a passport photograph,

(iii) a letter of motivation in English explaining why you are applying for this particular university and which courses you are intending to take during your semester abroad, and

(iv) a printout of your academic transcript (Bescheinigung über bisher erbrachte Studienleistungen in allen Fächern) from KLIPS


The application deadline (usually by mid-January) will be announced during our international eveningin December, where all the exchange programs are introduced and options for funding are presented.


Exchange coordinator:

Prof. Dr. Frank Polzenhagen

Institut für fremdsprachliche Philologien

Fach Anglistik

Marktstrasse 40

76829 Landau

Phone: +49 6341 280 33304

Email: polzenhagen at


Project Assistant

Dr. Neele Mundt

Institut für fremdsprachliche Philologien

Fach Anglistik

Marktstrasse 40

76829 Landau

Phone:: +49 6341 280 33207

Email: mundt at

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