Rhodes University Undergraduate Online Application

By | January 28, 2022

Rhodes University Undergraduate Online Application – Apply Now

Rhodes University Undergraduate Online Application – Apply Now:

Undergraduate Admissions

Admission as a freshman takes into account a number of factors. For instance, specific courses you completed in high school and your grades in those courses. Our Course offerings may vary each semester. Click here to read the detailed comprehensive list of current and recent courses at Rhodes University scheduled for the  2022/2023 academic year…

Everyone wanting to start a new qualification must apply for admission. This includes:

  • First-time Rhodes University applicants.
  • Rhodes University students changing to a new qualification and / or specialization.
  • Students completing a higher certificate or any other program and who wish to continue with further undergraduate studies.

Rhodes University Undergraduate Admission Requirements 2022/2023

The following requirements apply to all students who are interested in pursuing a program at the Rhodes University. Depending upon what type of applicant you are, you may also have to meet additional requirements. The minimum requirements for Rhodes University admission are outlined below:

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.

Rhodes University Online Application Process – How to Apply?

The following steps will guide you to successfully go through your application process:

Apply online visit:  www.ru.ac.za/admissiongateway

1.  Register on the online system at https://ross.ru.ac.za/ using your email address and creating a password

2.  You will then be sent an email with a link to activate you on the system.

3.  Click the link to activate your registration.

4.  This process will take you back to ROSS where you need to click the Admission/Other button (clicking the right button here is important)

5.  You will then be allowed to enter your login and password created in step one.

6.  Once you have completed your application you need to tick the button accepting the terms and conditions and submit.

7.  When you have submitted you are required to pay the R100 application fee.  Various options are provided by the system.

8.  If you pay your application fee to the bank you need to use your application number as the reference and email the deposit slip to us.

9.  Once you have completed the process above we will process the application and you are provided a student number and login.

Make sure you upload all the required documents and pay the required fees. Click here to learn all about Rhodes University fees such as application feeadmission fee, tuition, and scholarships for Rhodes University Programs.

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, Nederlands 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.

 

Online Application Closing date at Rhodes University

The 2022 Rhodes University Admission Closing date is scheduled as follows:

Undergraduate Admissions

Applications for admission to undergraduate qualifications (higher certificates, advanced certificates, diplomas, advanced diplomas & degrees) for the 2022 academic year are closed.

Postgraduate Diplomas and Honors Degrees admissions

Applications for admission to honors degrees and postgraduate diplomas for the 2022 academic year are closed.

NB: All applicants who have successfully submitted their application forms should constantly check their  online application status for more updates on their application.

 

 

Online Application Status Frequently Asked Questions

How do I access my Application Status Page?

When the college receives your application, you will receive an email from Rhodes University with a username and PIN to log in to the application status page.

I did not receive the email to access my Application Status Page?Please contact the Admissions Office

How do I apply for a program offered at the Rhodes University?

To make an application for the courses offered at the TVET college, please visit the official website of the college to register and follow the steps to make your application.

I got a new email address, how do I update it?

Log in to the application status page. Click on “Change Email Address”. Then enter your new email address and click “Request Change”

I forgot my password for my Application Status Page, how do I retrieve it?

Check the Application Status page and follow the link to reset your password.

Contact Address of Rhodes University

For more information and enquiries, contact the Rhodes University below:

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