DTEF Sponsorship 2024/2025 Online Application Form

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DTEF Sponsorship Application Form 2024… Are you looking for a way to apply for the Department of Tertiary Education Financing (DTEF) Sponsorship 2024? If yes, then this informative article is for you. We have provided the necessary information in this article to be a guide for you on how to apply for the DTEF Sponsorship 2024/2025.

The Department of Tertiary Education Financing under the Ministry of Education & Skills Development invites applications from qualified citizens of Botswana for Tertiary Education Government Sponsorship for the 2024/2025 Intake.

All applicants are therefore advised to adhere to the terms and conditions for applying for sponsorship as stated in this notice to ensure compliance with set requirements. Applicants are expected to have an email account/address to apply for sponsorship. The applicants will be allowed a maximum of three (3) choices of programmes.

Prospective students will submit their tertiary education financing application for the 2024/2025 sponsorship cycle online.

The system will validate your citizenship, age, secondary school results, admission at the University/College, and accreditation status of the programme applied for before awarding a sponsorship.

All applicants who fall under the Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC), Remote Area Communities (RAC), and Special Educational Needs (SEN) categories should confirm their status with the respective administrative offices managing the programmes and subsequently log on to the system to apply for sponsorship within the time scheduled for students in this category of sponsorship.


Applicants should be

  • Be a citizen of Botswana
  • Be able to complete the programme of study before turning thirty-five (35) years of age
  • Have obtained a minimum cut off points of 36 points or better in BGCSE or equivalent for Mainstream and 31 points for OVC/RAC/SEN applicants
  • Have a minimum of 36 points or better in BGCSE or equivalent even if they have upgraded their results.
  • Not have benefitted from Government sponsorship before.

Required Application Documents

The following documents should be uploaded into the system:

  • Copy of Statement of Results/BGCSE or equivalent
  • Copy of National Identity Card (Omang) OR Birth certificate where one is below 16 years or doesn’t have OMANG
  • Copy of admission letter from the institution of your choice stating programme of study and duration
  • Affidavit from Commissioner of Oaths in case your names are different as contained in the academic certificate, Birth Certificate, and National Identity Card (Omang).
  • An official confirmation of change of surnames if surnames in the academic certificate and Omang are not the same.

How To Apply

The online applications will be open from Tuesday 7th May, 2024 to Sunday 16th June, 2024 on DTEF website https://tef.gov.bw, updates will also be posted on DTEF Facebook page: ‘Department of Tertiary Education Financing’.

The system shall not accept any application after the closing date. The applicant is expected to upload supporting documents, therefore keep ready scanned copies of such supporting documents in pdf, jpeg, png or jpg format for uploading.

  • Admission at Tertiary Institution is not a guarantee for Government sponsorship.
  • Meeting the minimum requirements of the advert does not guarantee sponsorship.
Application Inquiries:

For any information, applicants are advised to contact the Department from 0730hrs to 1630hrs on weekdays only through the under-listed lines:

  • Toll Free No: 0 800 600 185
  • Call Centre: 3719364/3719439/3719441/3719473.
  • Publicity Office: 3719319/3719320/3719321/3719322.

For more information, visit the DTEF official website

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