2025 Applications Now Open at Rhodes University

By Karabo · Apr 22, 2024
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Calling future scholars! Applications for 2025 are officially open. Whether pursuing an undergraduate or postgraduate studies, apply now at Rhodes University to further your education and build your career. 

Rhodes University (RU) - 2025 Applications

Rhodes University, located in the heart of the Eastern Cape province of South Africa, is a premier academic institution that has become synonymous with excellence. Established in 1904, Rhodes University has consistently been recognized for its commitment to academic excellence. Rhodes University offers a diverse range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes across various disciplines including, law, science, humanities, education and commerce.  

Rhodes University (RU) Required Documents

Your application need to be accompanied by the following documents for the 2025 applications:

  • certified copy of your identity document
  • Certified copy of your Senior Certificate/National Senior Certificate or equivalent
  • Certified Grade 11 report (if you are currently in grade 12)
  • Your grade 12 June report (if you are currently in grade 12)


Rhodes University (RU) Requirements:

Your application will only be considered for admission to the Rhodes University if you have passed with a bachelor in grade 12 and you meet other requirements. Note that Rhodes has a unique way of calculating APS. To calculate APS and to check admission requirements, click HERE

 How to Apply at Rhodes University (RU) - 2025 

For 2025 you can apply online or by using a form at Rhodes University. The preferred method is to apply online through the "ROSS" (Rhodes Online Student System). This user-friendly platform guides you through the application process step-by-step. However, if online application isn't feasible, you can download a paper-based application form from the website.


Here are easy steps to apply at Rhodes University online:

Begin your online application HERE at Rhodes University for 2025.

  • Page 1: Population Group e.g. Indian, Coloured, White

They ask this question because some donors have stipulated that their bursaries may only be awarded to a particular race. The Government also requires this information for statistical purposes.

Indicate any physical disability: 

Examples of a disability would be blindness, cerebral palsy, deafness, paraplegia, partial hearing, wheelchair use. We need this information in order for us to assist you with your needs; it will not jeopardise your application. However, if you do not disclose a disability in your application, you will not be able to claim any concessions in this regard during your registration at Rhodes University (e.g. extra time in examinations, etc.)

  • Page 2: Choices of Degree/Diploma

Choose the course you want to apply for, for the 2025 academic year. The degrees which may be taken at Rhodes are listed under the Curriculum Selection section

  • Page 3: Address Details

Please complete in detail. Incomplete applications will not be considered. 

Details of person responsible for fees:

Please ensure that this information is supplied. Do not list a Bursary or Government sponsor. This must be the person who will take care of ensuring that your fees are paid. They are also the person who will liaise with bursary or Government Department to ensure that your fees are paid.

  • Page 4: Examination Results

If you have already  matriculated or completed your O levels / A levels it is essential that you enclose a certified copy of the certificate.


Please do not use Tippex on your results or alter them in any way. Make sure that the Principal of your school completes this section. Also remember that if you do not have the required points for admission, a positive report from the Principal will assist the University in assessing your potential. If you have left school this section need not be completed.

  • Page 5: Current year's activity

You will be asked if you require financial assistance from the university.

Current Year's Activity

Choose one of: Grade 12 pupil at school (i.e. upgrading your results), university student, technikon student, technical college student, technical institute student, teachers’ training college or labour force (i.e. working). If you have been working or travelling, a letter detailing your activities would be of great assistance.

  • Page 6 & 7 

Complete Section Two of the form fully, giving as much detail as possible. The Deans will read this section when assessing your application. It is particularly important if you do not have the required number of points for admission.

  • Page 8: Declaration and agreement

Make sure that both you and your parent/guardian sign this page of the form - if this is not done, the form will be returned to you.


  • Do not forget to include the relevant application fee.
  • If you intend to apply for exemptions on the ground of courses completed at a university outside South Africa, the syllabi and course content, certified by that university, must be submitted with your application. If the syllabi are not in English, it is your responsibility to provide a sworn translation.
  • If you have completed courses at another South African university, you may apply for credit for such courses when submitting your application form. (Enclose a letter giving full details of credits you would like considered.) Credits will only be granted on receipt of an official transcript of results provided by the other university.

Here are easy steps to apply at Rhodes University using a form:

  • Download the Rhodes University Application Form HERE
  • Fill in the application form accurately
  • Sign the declaration form
  • Attach the required documents including the application fee slip
  • Return the completed form to the following address:



Rhodes University (RU) Application Fee

Rhodes University has a non refundable application fee of R100. If you do not pay the application fee your application will not be processed. For more details on how to pay the application fee, visit the RU official website


Rhodes University (RU) Closing Dates

Rhodes University is open from 19 April 2024 to 30 September 2024. Please note that applications submitted after this date will not be considered for admission. Don't wait- Apply today!!


Rhodes University (RU) Contact Details  

If you have any questions or need assistance with your application, contact Rhodes University via: 

Tel:  046 603 8104/046 603 8288 

Email: [email protected]

Applicants may monitor application outcomes for 2025 on the Rhodes university website. Status may be available after 8 weeks of submitting an application. Know someone who might be interested in applying at Rhodes University? share this post with them.


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