Rhodes University Online Application 2024/2025 | Apply Online

Rhodes University has opened applications for 2025. If you want to apply, do it now to secure your spot. You need internet access and a regularly checked email address to use the Online Application System. After submitting your online application, a student number (EMPLID) will be sent to this email as confirmation. Check the list of closing dates below to submit your application on time.

Rhodes University Online Application 2024/2025

Rhodes University has opened applications for 2025, so apply now! Applications close on 30 September.

About Rhodes University

Rhodes is one of the few research-intensive universities in South Africa and the only one located outside a major city. This location enhances the learning experience, with many undergraduate courses including ‘service-learning’ where students engage with local communities through various projects.

How to Apply for Rhodes University Application For 2024/2025?

To start your application to Rhodes University, click here and select ‘Admission (not yet enrolled at Rhodes)’. First, register as a user before you can apply online.

All new applications must include:

  • Certified copy of the latest high school report/Grade 12 or N3 certificate
  • Certified copy of learner’s ID
  • Certified copies of ID of the Parent/Guardian
  • One ID-sized photo of the learner
  • If you have already matriculated or completed your O levels/A levels, include a certified copy of the certificate.

You will need to pay an application fee of R100.

Faculties and Courses

Rhodes University offers general formative degrees providing in-depth knowledge and skills across two disciplinary areas, preparing students for a wide range of careers. The university has six faculties:

  • Commerce: Bachelor of Business Science, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Economics, Postgraduate Diploma in Accountancy, Postgraduate Diploma in Enterprise Management.
  • Education: BEd (Foundation Phase Teaching) Degree, BEd (in-service) Degrees, Postgraduate Certificate in Education, Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education, Bachelor of Education Honours, Masters in Education Degrees, PhD (Education) Degrees.
  • Humanities: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Journalism, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Social Sciences.
  • Law: LLB, PhD.
  • Pharmacy: Bachelor of Pharmacy.
  • Science: Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science (Information Systems), Bachelor of Science Foundation Programme.

Admission Requirements

Your application will only be considered if you qualify for a Bachelor’s degree and meet the faculty requirements. To qualify with a Bachelor’s pass, learners must take seven subjects: four compulsory (two languages, Life Orientation, and either Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy) and three elective subjects.

Online Application Portal

The Rhodes University admission application portal is open to prospective students for Undergraduate, Diploma, Postgraduate, Certificate, Master’s, and PhD programs, regardless of color, race, ethnic identity, religion, gender, or national origin, as long as entry requirements are met.

You can access the Rhodes University Online Application Portal 24/7 from any location with internet access using a desktop computer, laptop, notebook, tablet, or smartphone.

Rhodes University Online Application Portal: https://www.ru.ac.za/

How to Change/Reset Rhodes University Portal Password

If you have forgotten your password, follow these steps to reset it:

  1. Go to the Portal Login screen.
  2. Click on the Forgot/Change Password link.
  3. Enter the required details.
  4. Click on the submit button.

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