Rhodes University Admission Requirements 2022/2023

By | January 28, 2022

Rhodes University Admission Requirements 2022/2023

Rhodes University Admission Requirements – Read full details below:

Overview

Your journey to Rhodes University starts here. The future belongs to those with the curiosity and determination to shape it for the better. At Rhodes University, you can be one of them. We are here to help make each step towards becoming a Rhodes University student a smooth experience.

Admission as a freshman takes into account a number of factors. This includes specific courses you completed in high school and your grades in those courses.

Please review all applicable requirements prior to applying for admission and pay the required fees.

Entry requirements

Minimum Faculty Requirements:

Subject Required Extended Studies Dean’s Discretion Points
Commerce:
Mathematics 34 – 37 38 – 44 45+
Education:
Two languages at level 4 (50 – 59%)

 

Maths/Maths Lit  level 4 (50% – 59%) level 3 (40 – 49%)

 

 

 

32 – 39

 

 

 

40+

Humanities:
English Home Language

65% and above

 

English First Additional Language

70% and above

30 – 34 34 – 44 45+
Pharmacy:
Mathematics, Life and Physical Sciences

65% and above

 

40 – 44

 

45

Science:
Mathematics, Physical Science or Life Science  

 

 

38 – 44

 

45

Law:
English Home Language

60% and above

 

English First Additional Language

70% and above

 

Mathematics

50% and above

 

Mathematics Literacy

60% and above

Your application will only be considered for admission to the University if you qualify for Bachelor’s degree study AND you satisfy the faculty requirements. To qualify for with a Bachelor’s pass status, learners are required to take seven subjects, four of which are compulsory (two languages, Life Orientation and either Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy) and three of the learner’s own choice from the subjects on offer at the school.

To qualify for degree studies at Rhodes University, learners must pass:

  • English language at an achievement rating of 4 (50 – 59%) or above.
  • At least four of the seven subjects must be from the list of recommended subject list set out below and sutdents must have obtained an achievement rating of 4 (50 – 59%) or above.
  • Meet Faculty requirements:  subject requirements and percentage required.

PLEASE NOTE:  Obtaining the minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance!

Recommended subject list:

Accounting, Agricultural Science, Business Studies, Consumer Studies, Dramatic Arts, Engineering Graphics & Design, Economics, Geography, History, Information Technology, Languanges, Life Sciences, Mathematics / Mathematical Literacy, Music, Physical Science, Religion Studies, Visual Arts.

The minimum entry requirements for admission to Rhodes University in 2022 are set out in the following table below. Note (a) the point levels that are required (b) the differences in the achievement levels that are needed for Mathematical Literacy, (c) the need for Life and/or Physical Sciences for degrees in Science or Pharmacy.

HOW TO CALCULATE YOUR ADMISSION POINT SCORE (APS)

The percentages achieved in National Senior Certificate examinations (preliminary and final examinations) will be allocated an admissions score using the percentage obtained for each subject. The sum of six subject scores, excluding Life Orientation but including English and any other required subject(s) for the relevant programme is considered when deciding on admission. Results below 40% for any subject do not attract a score. Mathematics Paper 3 does not contribute to the APS score but the results will be captured for the Dean to note when making an admission decision.

EXAMPLES OF POINTS CALCULATIONS
English Home Language 78% 7.8 points
Afrikaans/isiXhosa first/Additional  Language 73% 7.3 points
Mathematics 69% 6.9 points
Life Sciences 70% 7.0 points
Dramatic Arts 89% 8.9 points
Accounting 73% 7.3 points
Life Orientation 90% 0 points
Additional Mathematics 60% 0 points
TOTAL POINTS 45.2 points

Make sure to review all applicable requirements prior to applying for admission. The admission requirements apply to all students who are interested in pursuing a program or course at the Rhodes University.

Applicants who have passed A levels are eligilble for full exemption provided the passes in approved subjects meet the following requirements:

A-level:  symbols A-E (minimum of 2 subjects)

AS-level: symbols A-D (4 subjects and 1 at O-level)

O-level:  symbols A-C (maximum of 3 subjects)

At least 2 subjects at A-level and 3 different subjects at O-level or 3 subjects at A-level and 2 at O-level

HIGCSE/IGCSE qualification:

HIGCSE:  symbols 1-3 (4 subjects)

IGCSE:  symbols A-C (1 subject)

International Baccalaureate (B)

3 High level (HL) subjects:  Grade 4

4 Standard Level (SL) subjects:  Grade 5

Points rating
Symbol/Result/ Grade Points Awarded
A, O & IGCSE HIGCE IB A Level AS Level HIGCSE O Level & IGCSE  

IB

HL     SL

 A  1  7  10  9  8 5  10 7
 B  2  6  9  8  7  4  9  6
 C  3  5  8  7 6  3  8  5
 D  4  4  7  6  7  4
 E  3  6 6  3

If you are applying for Pharmacy your A Levels or AS Levels must include Mathematics, Science and Biology. If you are applying for Science your A Levels, AS Levels or O Levels should include Mathematics, Science and Biology.

For candidates who offer A and O levels and HIGCSE and IGCSEs five different subjects are counted.  An additional one fifth of the total is added to this total.  Zimsec students only deduct three points for a final count.

With at least 1 subject from each of the following groups:
Group I English
Group II Afrikaans, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Latin, Nederlands, Portuguese or

any other language approved by HESA

Group III Biology, Botany, Chemistry, General Science, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Physics & Chemistry, Zoology or any of the following if not offered under Group II – Afrikaans, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Latin, Portuguese, Netherlands or any other language approved by HESA

Please note that Psychology, Sociology, Physical Education, General Paper and Thinking Skills are not recognized subjects for entry to a South African University.

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