Application Form Process
The following form is for use by prospective students who wish to apply to
Rhodes University to study undergraduate degrees.
1. Download the appropriate form
2. Print it out
3. Post it to us along with the required supporting documents
1. You cannot submit the form electronically.
2. You are required to print it out and post it to the University with:
- the School Principal Report (if necessary),
- the Declaration and Agreement and
- the Application Fee as indicated on the checklist.
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.
POPULATION GROUP e.g. Asian, 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.
PLEASE INDICATE ANY PHYSICAL DISABILITY
Examples of a disability would be blindness, cerebral palsied, deafness, paraplegic,
partial hearing, wheelchair. 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.)
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).
CHOICES OF DEGREE/DIPLOMA
The degrees and diplomas which may be taken at Rhodes, are listed under each
Faculty on Rhodes website available here.
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. Mid-year
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.
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.
If you have already matriculated or completed your O-levels/A-levels it is essential
that you enclose a certified copy of the certificate.
TO BE COMPLETED BY YOUR SCHOOL PRINCIPAL(only if you are currently at school).
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.
PAGES 5 AND 6
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.
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
The closing date for applications is 31 October and the application
fee is R100.
Late applications (i.e. 1 October or later) will be accepted but the fee for late
applications is R175.