International Students

Eswatini, officially known as the Kingdom of Eswatini and formerly known as Swaziland before being renamed in 2018, is a landlocked country in Southern Africa. Despite being one of Africa’s smallest countries, Eswatini has a diverse climate and topography, ranging from a cool and mountainous highveld to a hot and dry lowveld. The ethnic Swazis make up the majority of the population. Swazi is the most widely spoken language (siSwati in native form).

For International Students, Botho University aspires to be the regional hub of academic excellence. We strongly believe International students bring uniqueness to the student community at Botho University. An international student complement allows for cross-cultural enrichment producing a truly global graduate. At Botho University, the Student and Alumni Affairs Department (SAAD) is dedicated to international students. The Admissions department is responsible for international student enrolment providing all assistance in this regard from application to registration as a student. SAAD is responsible for processing study permits for international students and providing all assistance required after they enrol and arrive to study with Botho University in Eswatini.

How to apply?

Botho University warmly welcomes applicants from across the region to apply. International students can download the application form from the Botho University website by clicking on the following link: Depending on the programme of study, applicants will have to meet the admission criteria as specified for each programme and any pre-requisites required for specific programmes. For information on all our programs, please visit the website:

Fee Details

Fee details for all campus learning programmes are available in our website under the Admissions tab. The general fee policy is also applicable to international students.


Currently Botho University does not provide accommodation facilities.


Public transport in the form of taxis is easily available. The fares are nominal and in EHS (Emlangheni) and taxis are a safe and reliable mode of transport. Buses for traveling long distance and to remote villages are also available. The SAAD department may assist students with information on request, including route maps, directions etc.

On arrival to Eswatini

On Arrival in Manzini, Eswatini a Botho University staff welcomes all international students. The department will ensure that international students settle in easily and quickly. It is the department’s responsibility that all international students feel at home and can fully concentrate on their studies. Find out more about how you as an international student can study at Botho University