Rhodes University

Rhodes University


Rhodes University is a leading research-intensive university in South Africa, in Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape province. Established in 1904, RU has a rich history of academic excellence, social engagement, and a strong commitment to diversity and transformation. The university is known for its beautiful campus setting, vibrant arts and culture scene, and commitment to producing well-prepared graduates for the global workforce.


Rhodes University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs across six faculties:

  • Faculty of Commerce and Law
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Faculty of Pharmacy
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Social Sciences


Rhodes University provides a variety of scholarships for both domestic and international students to support their academic pursuits. These scholarships are based on merit, financial need, or specific academic disciplines. Undergraduate scholarships are typically awarded based on academic achievement, while postgraduate scholarships may consider additional factors such as research potential and leadership experience.


Tuition fees at RU vary depending on the program and nationality of the student. However, fees are generally competitive with other South African universities. For international students, additional costs may include accommodation, health insurance, and travel expenses.

Admission Time

The application deadlines for undergraduate and postgraduate programs at Rhodes University vary depending on the program. Generally, the application period for undergraduate programs is from September to October, and for postgraduate programs, it is from October to November.

Admission Requirements

Admission requirements for both national and international students vary depending on the program. However, general requirements typically include:

  • National Senior Certificate (NSC) or equivalent with good grades in relevant subjects
  • A strong academic record in previous studies
  • Meeting the English language proficiency requirements

Benefits for International Students

International students at Rhodes University enjoy a range of benefits, including:

  • A welcoming and multicultural campus environment
  • Access to world-class academic resources and facilities
  • Opportunities to participate in international research and exchange programs
  • Support from the International Office and other student support services
  • A location in Grahamstown, a historic and vibrant town known for its arts and culture scene

Varsity Website Address

The official website of Rhodes University is https://www.ru.ac.za/

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