About

The University, established in 1904, is located in Grahamstown. This town is nestled in Eastern Cape. Rhodes is a small university that enjoys the distinction of having one of the best graduation rates in South Africa, an outstanding postgraduate success rate, and the best research output per academic staff member.

APPLICATION CLOSING DATES

Contact Rhodes University or visit their website for application closing dates.

APPLICATION FEES

  • R100
    *
    There is no application fee for Masters and Doctoral applicants.

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Remember to: Calculate your APS

Qualification Cost Range per Annum

Tuition costs at RU ranges anywhere from R29,500 to R50,700.

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HOW TO APPLY

Step 1:  Get your application form.

  • Online Application:
    Undergraduate and postgraduate applicants use the same online application process.  You will need to register with a username and password.
  • Hardcopy Application:
     There are separate application forms for undergraduate, honours, masters and doctoral applicants.
    You can post your application to:

STUDENT BUREAU
RHODES UNIVERSITY
PO BOX 94
GRAHAMSTOWN
6140

Step 2:  Complete your application form in full. 

*Remember you’ll need an email address.  Don’t have one?  Get an email address here.

Step 3:  Attach all supporting documents.

Step 4:  Complete a student accommodation form.  This is part of your academic application.

Please note: once you are accepted to Rhodes, you will need to pay R1000 residence deposit.

CONTACT DETAILS

Have questions about your application?

Email:S.Flanagan@ru.ac.za
Tel:
(046) 603 8889

General queries:
Email:registrar@ru.ac.za
Tel:
(046) 603 8111

Need to find the institution?

Physical Address:
Student Bureau
Eden Grove Building
Lucas Avenue
Rhodes University
Grahamstown
6139

QUALIFICATIONS ON OFFER

The university offers a wide variety of under- and post-graduate qualifications that fit into the following faculties:

  • Commerce
  • Education
  • Humanities
  • Law
  • Pharmacy
  • Science

Find out more information on these faculties here.

Don’t meet the minimum requirements?  There’s still hope.