Botswana College Of Distance And Open learning Online Application Deadline

Application Deadline: 30th March

Before Applying

Make sure the following documents are readily available

  • Copy of Application fee receipt 
    (Prospective applicants are encouraged to pay their Application Fee online ( or at the Banks
  • Certified copy of Degree Certificate (s)
  • Certified Copy of Transcript
  • Two copies of completed Professional/Academic References
  • Certified copy of National Identity Card (Omang for citizens) and Passport for international applicants
  • Personal Statement of Intent for Masters and Proposal/Research Plan for MPhil/PhD
  • A copy of the current practicing certificate by Nursing and Midwifery Council of Botswana or the country of origin.
  • Copy of proof of change of surname (where applicable) 
  • N.B. All former UB students who have changed their surnames should use surnames they used while they were students at UB so that the system will easily map their student ID to their surname and to their previous record. The new surname could be captured through SGS offices once the applicant has been admitted.

     An e-mail address is required for one to apply online

Completing your Application

  • In order to apply online please follow the Graduate Online Application  – Step by Step  guide before completing an application
  • Make your online application here

Each applicant can submit two applications. Each application should have its own separate application fee, else one of them will be rejected.

Tracking your Application

  • Once you have applied and have received the acknowledgement letter, you may use the login details on such a letter to track the process of your application.

Making Changes

  • Applicants may make changes to their application any time before the closing date for applications, but that can only be through School of Graduate Studies Admissions Office.

General Information

Applications will be processed to determine eligibility, the outcome of which will be communicated to the applicants accordingly.

Applicants should ensure that they provide correct personal e-mail address and cell-phone numbers as the outcome of their applications will be communicated through such media.

Certificate in Research Methods(Research Methods)

Certificate in Public Relations(Public Relations)

Certificate in Human Resource Management(HRM)

Certificate in Business Law(Business Law)

Certificate in Human Resource Development(Human Resource Development)

Certificate in Taxation(Taxation

Certificate in Strategic Planning(Strategic Planning

Certificate for Distance Education Practioners

Certificate in English for Professional Purposes()

Certificate in Vocational Education and Training

Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

Certificate in Business Communication

Introduction to Computers

Foundation Certificate in Developing Entrepreneurship Skills

Certificate in Compensation and Reward Systems

Certificate in Leadership

Foundation Certificate in Curriculum Design

Certificate in Social Marketing

Certificate in Principles of Project Management

Certificate in Practitioner Research and Evaluation Skills Training in Open and Distance Learning

Certificate in Business Statistics

Intermediate Certificate in Small Scale Business Management

Certificate in Interactive Communication

Certificate in Transformational Leadership

Intermediate Certificate in Financial Management for Non Profit Making Organizations

Certificate in Economics 2

Certificate in Special and Inclusive Education for Practitioners

Certificate in Strategic Human Resources Management

Intermediate Certificate in Principles of Marketing

Certificate in Economics 1

Intermediate Certificate in Labour Relations

Intermediate Certificate in Guest House Management

Foundation Certificate in Customer Care()