University of Botswana MPhil and PhD Scholarships in the Faculty of Health Sciences


Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time MPhil (2 years) and PhD (3 years) offered by the University of Botswana. Candidates who meet eligibility criteria will receive full sponsorship through the “Tackling of Infectious Disease to Benefit Africa (TIBA)” research project grant through the School of Nursing. The TIBA project recognizes the challenges brought about by the neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) specifically, schistosomiasis in Botswana and is being managed through a collaboration between the University of Botswana and the University of Edinburgh.


Only candidates whose academic achievements meet the following University of Botswana General Requirements are eligible to apply:

50.1 Admission into the Master of Philosophy Degree Programme

  1. (i) Applicants must have obtained a single major or Honors Bachelor’s degree with a First or Upper Second Class (overall A or B average; GPA of 3.5 on 5 points scale) from a recognized University or equivalent Institution of Higher Education or a Master’s degree.

  2. (ii) Applicants who have obtained an appropriate combined major degree with a First or Second (Overall A or B average) may be considered provided that at least an Upper Second Class performance B average) is achieved in the intended field of study.

  3. (iii) A degree in the health sciences (nursing, medicine, medical laboratory sciences etc.) will be an added advantage

  4. (iv) Preference will be given to candidates:

  5. In possession of a degree in health sciences (nursing, medicine, medical laboratory

sciences etc.)

  1. who are citizens of Botswana

50.2 Admission into the Doctor of Philosophy Degree Programme

Applicants who have obtained an appropriate Master’s Degree (MSc, MA, Med, MPhil or equivalent) with course work and research are eligible to apply.


The scholarship will cover tuition, costs of field research including equipment, and a monthly stipend to cover living expenses including accommodation.