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About Our University

Founded in 1904, the University has a well-established reputation for academic excellence.With just over 8200 students, Rhodes is a small University, which enjoys the distinction of having among the best undergraduate pass and graduation rates in South Africa, outstanding postgraduate success rates, and the best research output per academic staff member.

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VC welcomes new and returning students 2020

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We don’t just give students an education and experiences that set them up for success in a career. We help them succeed in their career—to discover a field they’re passionate about and dare to lead it.

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Donation helps us

The Campaign for Rhodes University is the largest fundraising campaign in history. With a historic R1 billion goal, the campaign is expanding Rhodes University's global leadership capacity.

Isivivane Fund

About the fund

Isivivane Fund, an integrated approach to building and maintaining life-long relationships with stakeholders based on the development of a unique and special partnership between Rhodes University, its students and alumni, and donors.