Rhodes University looks to the future with confidence, secure that as indawo yolwazi (a place of knowledge) and through the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research and community engagement it produces outstanding graduates that are sought after and makes a vital contribution to human and social development.
Our graduates perform well in an increasingly competitive job market and are highly regarded by employers around the world. During your time here, we will help you prepare for your chosen career. The employability of our graduates continues to increase and rates up there with the very best the world has to offer. Our degree offering prepares students for the job market by ensuring they develop the skills employers want, whether through work experience, volunteering or social activities.
Application to Rhodes University
When you apply for admission to the University you are admitted to a particular Faculty of the University and this is determined by the degree for which you wish to read. Your first step in applying for admission to the University is to decide which degree you wish to take. Refer to the Curriculum Selection section and the Faculty information to see which degrees are offered.
*Late applications may be accepted from South African applicants
Closing dates and application fees
All applications should be submitted before the end of September
Application Fee is R100
Rhodes University Online Application
Rhodes University Application Form
Do not forget to include the relevant application fee.
• If you intend to apply for exemptions on the ground of courses completed at a university outside South Africa, the syllabi and course content, certified by that university, must be submitted with your application. If the syllabi are not in English, it is your responsibility to provide a sworn translation.
• If you have completed courses at another South African university, you may apply for credit for such courses when submitting your application form. (Enclose a letter giving full details of credits you would like considered.) Credits will only be granted on receipt of an official transcript of results provided by the other university.
Rhodes University Registration
Rhodes University Online Registration usually takes place in January or February of every year
How to Apply
Please read this section carefully. An inaccurate or incomplete application form will hold up the processing of your application. Please note that if you provide any false information your application will be rejected immediately. Read more on How to Apply to Rhodes University
Rhodes University Admission Requirements
Your application will only be considered for admission to the University if you qualify for Bachelor’s degree study AND you satisfy the faculty requirements. To qualify for with a Bachelor’s pass status, learners are required to take seven subjects, four of which are compulsory (two languages, Life Orientation and either Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy) and three of the learner’s own choice from the subjects on offer at the school. Read more on Admission Requirements here
Rhodes University Courses Offered
BACHELOR OF BUSINESS SCIENCE
BACHELOR OF COMMERCE
Bachelor of Economics (BEco)
Bachelor of Education Foundation phase (BEd)
Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)
BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE
BACHELOR OF FINE ART DEGREE
BACHELOR OF JOURNALISM DEGREE
BACHELOR OF MUSIC DEGREE
BACHELOR OF SOCIAL SCIENCE
BACHELOR OF LAWS (LLB)
BA, BCOM, BSC CURRICULUM: (3 YEARS)
Bachelor of Science (BSc)
Rhodes Contact Details
P. O. Box 94
Tel: (046) 603 8276
Fax: (046) 603 8300