Botswana Defence Force Online Application Form

Botswana Defence Force Online Application Form

Access the Botswana Defence Force (BDF) Online Application Form and apply for the latest vacancy. Botswana Defence Force (BDF) is pleased to announce to the general public that latest vacancies exist for  OFFICER CADET Posts.


Potential Candidates should possess the following;

  1. A Levels with a minimum of grade B in Mathematics, Sciences and English Language
  2. BGCSE or Equivalent with a minimum of 42 points and a minimum of grade B in Mathematics, Sciences and English Language.

Botswana Defense Force Entry Requirements

  • Botswana Citizens are both male and female (with no dual citizenship).
  • Should be in possession of a valid National ID card (Omang).
  • Candidates must be 18 years and not yet 23 years on 1st July 2023.
  • Be physically and mentally fit.
  • No adverse criminal records
  • Minimum height of 160 cm for males and 155 cm for females
  • Minimum body weight of 55 Kg for males and 45 Kg for females.
  • Female candidates must not be pregnant at recruitment.
  • Candidates should be unmarried with no dependents or legal obligation to support a child or children.

Key Personal Attributes

High sense of Duty, Integrity, Esprit de Corps, Courage, Discipline, and Loyalty.

Remuneration, Benefits and Opportunities

BDF offers competitive remuneration and benefits packages commensurate with qualifications over and above the following;

  • Free accommodation and subsidized utilities
  • Professional and academic growth
  • Local and international exposure
  • 20% BDF X-factor allowance
  • Free advanced medical cover

Selection Process

All candidates shall undergo a selection process which includes: Physical fitness assessment and comprehensive medical exam, aptitude tests, oral interviews and group tests.

Mandatory Training:

Successful candidates shall undergo a requisite Officer Cadet Training and a 4-year Military degree programme in the United States of America at the prestigious Air Force Academy. On completion of training, officers must be ready to serve in various geographic locations and environmental conditions.

How to Apply for Botswana Defence Force Online

To get started, access the Botswana Defence Force Online Application Form and attach a certified copies of relevant educational certificates/documents, transcripts and National Identity Card (Omang). CV and references must be attached and forwarded to the link below:

  1. Access
  2. Navigate and tap on Apply Now
  3. URL redirect you to BDF e-Recruitment Portal
  4. Fill in all required details
  5. Preview and Submit

Only applicants with constraints in using the link above are allowed to send their application to the address below:

The Commander

Botswana Defence Force

Private Bag X06


Reference: O/CDT: VAC 2/2022

NB: Kindly ensure that your contact details especially mobile phones are valid as they will be used for the invitation to the selection process.

Deadline and Schedules

Closing date: 18 November 2022

Hand deliveries will not be allowed. Only shortlisted candidates will be responded to.

Contact Details

For Enquiries call 3662135/71373483