Rhodes University (RU)

Rhodes University is a public research university located in Makhanda in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. It is one of four universities in the province and was established in 1904.


Rhodes University

Qualification Offered At RU

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

  • Academic Faculties

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

    List of Departments

    • Accounting
    • Afrikaans and Netherlandic Studies
    • African Languages
    • Anthropology
    • Biochemistry, Microbiology
    • Biotechnology Innovation Centre
    • Botany
    • Business School
    • Centre for Higher Education Research, Teaching and Learning
    • Chemistry
    • Chinese
    • Classical Studies
    • Computer Science
    • Drama
    • Economics and Economics History
    • Education
    • English Language and Linguistics
    • Environmental Science
    • Extended Studies Unit
    • Fine Art
    • French
    • Geography
    • Geology
    • German
    • History
    • Human Kinetics and Ergonomics
    • Ichthyology and Fisheries Science
    • Information Systems
    • Journalism & Media Studies
    • Law
    • Literary Studies in English
    • Management
    • Mathematics (Pure and Applied)
    • Modern Fiction
    • Music & Musicology
    • Pharmacy
    • Philosophy
    • Physics and Electronics
    • Political and International Studies
    • Psychology
    • School of Languages
    • Sociology
    • Statistics
    • Zoology and Entomology

View the list of courses offered at Rhodes University here.



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, honors, master’s, and doctoral applicants.
    You can post your application to:



Step 2:  Complete your application form in full.

*Remember you’ll need to calculate your APS. Find out about APS 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 an R1000 residence deposit.

View Full detail on how to apply to Rhodes University here.

Application Fees

Please note:

  • R100
    There is no application fee for Master’s and Doctoral applicants.

Remember to: Calculate your APS.

Application Closing Dates

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

Contact Info And website

(046) 603 8889

General queries:
(046) 603 8111

Need to find the institution?

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


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Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT) 

Durban University of Technology (DUT)

Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT)

Tshwane University of Technology (TUT)

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