Botswana Student Visa

Cost of Living
Talent Migration


A Student visa is required by a non-Botswana national in order to study in one of Botswana’s learning institutions.

Applications for a residency permit will only be processed after the student has completed on-campus registration

Please note that Botswana does not issue a Study Permit, therefore your residence permit is your study permit.

Processing time may take up to 8 week(s) from filing the application.

You can bring spouse and kids with you.

The general application process is ;

  1. Find a course in an approved educational institution of Botswana

  2. Contact the university and initiate your application process.

  3. Find out the requirements from the university to get the acceptance/admission letter.

  4. Get the acceptance/registration letter from the university in Botswana

  5. Prepare your visa application and gather other required documents for it.

  6. Apply for a student visa online and prepare to move to Botswana



12 months



120 Month(s)





Processing time

6 - 8 weeks




What are eligibility requirements for the Botswana Student Visa?

4 Eligibility Requirements

  • You must have a valid passport.
  • You must have financial means to support your studies or a scholarship to fund your tuition fees.
  • You must be accepted in a course of an educational institution of Botswana.
  • Additional requirements might be present on case basis.

Which documents do I need to apply for the Botswana Student Visa?

6 Document Required

  • Valid passport and Copy.
  • Admission letter from the educational institution.
  • Financial confirmation (source of income for the school fees).
  • Passport size photographs.
  • Application form filled.
  • Additional documents if required, will be notified to you by the institution.

Talent Migration data for Botswana

Talent gain & drain map of 2015-2019 data. Sourced from World Bank Digital Development Data.

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