How to Apply to Rhodes University

The Application Procedure

Please read this section carefully. An inaccurate or incomplete application form will hold up the processing of your application. Please note that if you provide any false information your application will be rejected immediately.


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

We 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.



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

The degrees which may be taken at Rhodes are listed under the Curriculum Selection section. ENROLMENT AT A PREVIOUS TERTIARY INSTITUTION If you have previously been or are currently registered at another institution a copy of a full academic transcript giving your final results is required. Midyear results may be considered but the Dean may defer his decision until your final results are available. Please submit a transcript from the institution ? not a Result Slip.

Page 3: Address Details

Please complete in detail. We cannot respond to your application if this information is incomplete.


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

DO YOU REQUIRE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FROM THE UNIVERSITY? (YES/NO) Answer ‘Yes’ only if you are not able to obtain funding elsewhere (e.g. a student loan at a bank).  Give us some additional information about yourself.


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.

Closing dates and application fees

All applications should be submitted before the end of September


Application Fee is R100