How to apply to Rhodes University

Rhodes University Online Application for 2025 Intake

Rhodes University has officially commenced its applications for the academic year 2025. Aspiring students are encouraged to seize this opportunity and apply now, as the application window will close on September 30th.

Rhodes University stands as one of South Africa’s esteemed research-intensive institutions, distinguished notably as the sole research-intensive university situated outside a major urban center. This unique positioning significantly enhances the learning journey for students. Notably, many undergraduate courses integrate ‘service-learning’ components, enabling students to apply their academic knowledge through community engagement initiatives and projects.

How to Apply:
To initiate your application process to Rhodes University, simply click here and choose the ‘Admission (not yet enrolled at Rhodes)’ option. Prior to applying online, you’ll need to register as a user.

All new applications must include the following documents:

  • Certified copy of the latest high school report/Grade 12 or N3 certificate
  • Certified copies of the learner’s ID
  • Certified copies of the parent/guardian’s ID
  • One ID-size photo of the learner
    If you have already completed matriculation or your O levels/A levels, it’s imperative to include a certified copy of the certificate.

Additionally, an application fee of R100 is required.

Rhodes University offers a range of formative degrees, equipping students with comprehensive knowledge and skills across two disciplinary areas, thus enabling them to pursue diverse career paths. The university specializes in six faculties:

  1. Commerce: Offering programs such as Bachelor of Business Science, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Economics, Postgraduate diploma in Accountancy, and Postgraduate Diploma in Enterprise Management.
  2. Education: Providing degrees like BEd (Foundation Phase Teaching), BEd (in-service), Postgraduate Certificate in Education, Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education, Bachelor of Education Honours, Masters in Education, and PhD (Education).
  3. Humanities: Offering Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Journalism, Bachelor of Music, and Bachelor of Social Sciences.
  4. Law: Providing LLB and PhD programs.
  5. Pharmacy: Offering Bachelor of Pharmacy.
  6. Science: Providing Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science (Information Systems), and Bachelor of Science Foundation Programme.

Your application will only be considered for admission to the University if you meet the Bachelor’s degree study requirements and satisfy the specific faculty requirements.

To qualify for a Bachelor’s pass status, learners must take seven subjects, including four compulsory subjects (two languages, Life Orientation, and either Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy), along with three subjects of their choice from the school’s offering.