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Student Exchange Programmes

The Faculty of Law believes that there is great value in exchange programmes.  There are currently two exchange programmes in place, one with Leicester University and the other with Utrecht University.  Bearing in mind the need for reciprocity, no further exchange programmes are envisaged at present.  However, students are free to make their own arrangements outside the formal exchange programme structures and should discuss the recognition of courses to be done elsewhere with the Deputy Dean. 


Credits obtained at other universities, including some law credits, could be counted towards your Rhodes LLB degree or towards Legal Theory 1, 2 and 3. Credits that count towards Legal Theory 1, 2 and 3 do not automatically count towards LLB. A separate application must be made for the purpose of LLB credits being granted. This separate application may be made at the same time as the application for credits towards Legal Theory 1, 2 and 3.

For more details, contact Ms Helen Pienaar at the International Office or visit: http://www.ru.ac.za/international/  


The Leicester exchange programme is designed specifically for law students who follow the five-year route and are willing to add an additional honours year to their studies and gain international experience in the process.

In terms of an agreement between Rhodes University and the University of Leicester, senior law students from Rhodes, having paid Rhodes fees, may attend courses at the University of Leicester and receive credits towards their Rhodes LLB degrees. Rhodes hosts Leicester students in return. The exchange programme enables successful candidates from both universities to study in an international academic environment.

There are a number of ways in which this could be done, but the preferred option is to spend six months at Leicester as part of an Honours programme and then to return to Rhodes to continue with the LLB degree. See the Deputy Dean for details.


The Faculty has a staff and student exchange agreement with the Faculty of Law at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. The system is similar to the Leicester programme described above.

The Utrecht programme offers a second option - a short-term exchange for three months from November to February. Students will be able to obtain some LLB credits in this way. (The Utrecht courses run over a three-month period, whereas our equivalents are taken over six months.)

See the Deputy Dean and the International Office for details.

Last Modified: Mon, 21 May 2018 09:56:00 SAST