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Minimum Initial Payment (MIP) clearance – 17 January 2014

The 2014 Fees booklet will be sent to you early in December 2013. Please ensure this booklet is forwarded to the person responsible for your fees and that they are made aware of the deadline.

Ensure that your MIP is cleared by the person paying your fees or that your sponsor has confirmed renewal of your sponsorship.  You can check your MIP clearance through ROSS or by contacting the Student Bureau (046) 6038276 or the Student Fees Office (046)6038153.  Or if you would like written confirmation email student-fees@ru.ac.za or registrar@ru.ac.za and expect a response within 24 hours.

If you have problems meeting the MIP deadline, please contact the Student Fees Office telephonically or in writing.  Please note that the Fees Office is the only office that can authorise extensions to the MIP deadline.

Residence Allocations (where relevant)

Residence Allocations can be checked on ROSS from Friday 24 January 2014.  If you have missed the MIP deadline your residence allocation will automatically be cancelled and you will be charged the relevant residence cancellation fee.

Administrative Registration

Administrative registration takes place on the concourse in Eden Grove, and is open from Monday 10 February to Friday 14 February from 09h00 to 16h00 and on Saturday 15 February 2014 until 12h00.

In order to register administratively you need:

  1. South African Students

a)      MIP clearance – all students

b)      South African ID Book or Driver’s Licence


  1. Foreign Students

a)      Passport with a study visa valid for the whole year

b)      Proof of medical aid cover, offered or recognised by Absa Health Care.

The contact information for the Absa Health Care is as follows:

E-mail: absahealthcare@absa.co.za

Telephone number: 0860 100 380

Fax: 011 467-8486

Only medical aid cover offered through ABSA Healthcare or recognised by ABSA Healthcare will be accepted for registration at Rhodes University for 2014.

Curriculum Approval

a)      First-Year students :- Curriculum approval for first year students takes place at the end of Orientation week on Friday  14 February 2014

b)      Returning Students (Undergraduate and post-graduate)

If you submitted the reply form timeously and have been pre-registered you may be able to miss this process.  Your administrative registration certificate will indicate if you are required to attend curriculum approval or note.  Note: Science Faculty students whose registration certificate indicates that the curriculum has been approved and who do NOT want to make any changed DO NOT need go to go to Curriculum Approval.

Please check your administrative registration certificate carefully – do not just presume that you can skip curriculum approval.

Curriculum approval for returning students (undergraduate and post-graduate) will take place as set out in the table below:




Who must attend



Eden Grove Red

Returning students if not pre-registered

After 14h00 on Friday 14 February or on Saturday 15 February 09h00 – 13h00


Eden Grove Seminar Rooms

1st years



All other returning students

Friday 14 February 08h30 – 16h30

Saturday 15 February 08h30 – 13h00

The Faculty Officer will be available for curriculum approval between 09h00 and 12h00 from the 20th  January until 13th of February 2014.  Students must have the 2014 student card.



Law Department




All LLB Students

Friday 14 February

08h30 – 12h45

14h00 – 16h30


The Faculty Administrator will also be available for curriculum approval from 15 January 2014 from 11h00 to 12h45 and 14h00 to 16h00. Students must have their 2014 student card.



Labs, Ground floor, Pharmacy Building

1st years

2nd years

3rd years

4th years

9am – 12 am 14 February

2pm – 3 pm 14 February

3pm – 4pm 14 February

4pm – 5pm 14 February


Eden Grove Blue


1st  years

3rd years & Hons


2nd years

Friday 14 February

09h00 – 13h00

13h00 – 17h00


Saturday 15 February

08h30 – 13h00



Departmental Sign-up - Humanities and Commerce

After Curriculum Approval you are required to register with the relevant Departments to ensure that you are registered for tutorials and practicals.  Some departments do registration at first lectures on Monday.  Be on the lookout for notices on the departmental doors explaining the process.

Please note that this step does not take the place of Curriculum Approval.

**** You are now registered for the year ****


It is always wise to check your registration on ROSS to double-check the subjects you have registered for.  If you need to change your subjects you can do so at the Dean’s Office or by seeing an adviser in the Academic Administration Office.  However Science and Pharmacy students are always required to change courses with the relevant Dean. 

Last Modified: Mon, 30 Sep 2013 10:42:48 SAST