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To process your application we need:

  • A completed MBA Application Form ‌for Rhodes Business School
  • A non-refundable R400 application fee regardless of whether or not you are a past Rhodes Student (payable directly to Rhodes University in cash, postal order or electronic banking). Our Bank details are as follows: First National Bank, Grahamstown, Branch Number: 210-717, Account Number: 62145503076, Ref: Student Number, Initials, Surname. For International Payments: Bank SWIFT Address: FIRNZAJJ.Kindly send us the Proof of Payment.
  • Two passport sized photographs
  • All applicants are required to sit the NMAT‌ test. Register at http://nmat.org/  
  • Four essays that respond to questions found on page 4 of the Application Form
  • Your CV
  • Personal recommendations from two referees (including one from your current or most recent employer and, where realistic, one from the last academic institution you attended). You should contact both referees yourself and ask them yourself to complete a Reference Form ‌and return it directly to the Rhodes Business School.
  • A certified copy of your ID book (or passport in the case of an international student)
  • A certified copy of your degree (or professional qualification) certificate
  • Please fax a copy of your deposit slip to: RU Fees Office, Fax Number: +27 (0) 46 622 2770


The course fee for the entire MBA programme in today’s money is approximately R140 000, which is payable as follows:

Part-time Students:

R56 000 in 2018, R56 000 (plus inflation) in 2019 and R28 000 (plus inflation) in 2020.

Accelerated programme Students: R112 000 in 2018 and R28 000 (plus inflation) in 2019.

This covers tuition, course material, textbooks and examination fees. In addition to this, you will have to bear the cost of transport to and from Grahamstown, your accommodation for the duration of the teaching blocks as well as subsistence for the time you are in Grahamstown.


Option 1

10% of year's fees payable before the end of the previous year. 

40% of the year's fees payable before the programme commences.

50% of the year's fees payable before 1 May 2018.

Option 2

10% of year's fees payable before the end of the previous year. 

90% of the year's fees payable before the programme commences.

*This option qualifies one for a 3% discount. 

Option 3

10% of year's fees payable before the end of the previous year. 

The balance of the fees is settled with a monthly debit order commencing 1 February 2018. The debit order must be approved by 15 December 2017. The debit order instruction form is available on the University Fees Office website Rhodes University's Fees payment 

Please fax your deposit slip with student number as reference, to 046 603 8613 .

For further information, please contact us Tel: 046 603 8617 or email mba@ru.ac.za

Please note that the fees for 2017 and 2018 will be adjusted by the prevailing rate of inflation (cpi).


Last Modified: Thu, 31 May 2018 11:34:39 SAST