Registration Gateway

What to bring to registration

To make your registration as easy as possible, please bring with you the following:

  • Your student number.
  • A copy of your official school results.
  • Evidence that your Registration Fee has been cleared (see “fees” ).
  • A copy of the deposit slip, if you have deposited money into the University account.
  • If you have been awarded a bursary, a copy of your letter of award, which should have been faxed through to the Fees Office.
  • School leavers: Your final NSC/ A level / HIGCSE results.
  • Transferring students: Your transcript from your previous university and course outlines.
  • International students:
  • Proof of Initial Fee (IF) clearance by no later than 17 January 2020.
  • Passport with a valid study visa to study specifically at Rhodes University.
  • Proof of your medical aid cover arranged through Sanlam/Absa Helath Care.
  • If your A-level or HIGCSE results are not yet available by the time of registration, you will NOT be allowed to register until your results are available.If you have pre-registered – your pre-registration confirmation number

 

On 23 May 2020, the Minister of Higher Education, Science & Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande, laid out a set of criteria for the return of students to universities according to the declared risk-adjusted alert levels. The Ministry’s framing theme in providing guidance for the post-school in these uncertain times of the COVID-19 pandemic is #SaveLives, #SaveTheAcademicYear.
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Although the concept of remote teaching at Rhodes University is not new, the Covid-19 pandemic has brought this form of teaching and learning into focus.
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Rhodes University Vice-Chancellor, Dr Sizwe Mabizela, today expressed 'deep gratitude’ to the institution’s donors who have been providing raw materials for the sanitiser production initiative.
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Today is the 49th day of the nationwide lockdown. For many, this has been a very difficult time. Adjusting to the changed circumstances has taken its toll. Projections are that the virus will be with us for a considerable period of time. Thank you for your role in helping curb the transmission of the virus and, in the process, saving lives.
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The purpose of this email is to give staff an update with regards to essential or permitted services staff in the workplace. I would like to say thank-you to all the staff who worked so hard last week, your efforts and commitment are appreciated.
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We have been compelled to transition from face-to-face teaching and learning to online/remote teaching and learning, not only to save the academic year 2020, but most importantly to ensure that our students are able to continue with their education; to ensure the sustainability of the University; and make sure that students and staff are not exposed to the risk of contracting the deadly virus.
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Professor Steve Olivier, who started as a student at Rhodes University in 1981, has accepted the appointment of Vice-Chancellor and Principal of Robert Gordon University (RGU) in Aberdeen, Scotland. He accepts this responsibility despite the global Covid-19 pandemic and the challenges it poses to higher education.
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We would like to thank all of you for your patience whilst we worked tirelessly to explore various forms of remote/online teaching and learning to ensure that the academic project continues during this period of the Covid-19 pandemic. We thank all staff who have been at the forefront of planning for remote/online teaching and learning. We also thank all essential services staff who have been at work for the past six weeks. We are pleased to share the progress we have made to date.
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Two eminent Rhodes University academics, Professors Rosemary Dorrington and Rod Walker have joined a team of experts assembled by Premier Lubabalo Oscar Mabuyane and assigned by the Minister of Health, Dr Zweli Mkhize, to shore up efforts to curb Covid-19 in the Eastern Cape Province.
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Rhodes University has entered into agreements with the mobile carriers Vodacom, MTN and Cell C to provide data bundles for our students who are clients of those carriers. Engagements are also underway with Telkom Mobile around a similar agreement.
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Rhodes University Dean of Pharmacy, Professor Sandile Khamanga, recently received a delegation of scientific technicians from the Dohne Agricultural Development Institute in Stutterheim for training in sanitiser production.
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Celebrating Freedom Day under lockdown feels like a contradiction however the rain is most welcome. We see South Africans rise to the challenge and Celebrate Freedom Day by enhancing the lives of those that are less fortunate around them. There is no better way to celebrate and honour Freedom Day than to live respectfully, with compassion and kindness to those around you.
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Our preparations to migrate to remote/online teaching and learning delivery are moving ahead. The Orientation Programme has gone well and some of the teething challenges are being attended to. The Orientation Programme will continue for the whole of next week.
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This plan emanates from intense engagement with, amongst others, the Vice-Chancellor, Deputy Vice-Chancellors, the Registrar and Faculty Deans in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It was also shared with the Student Representative Council.
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On 13 April I wrote a letter to you indicating, among other things, that, in line with other universities, we would migrate to alternative forms of teaching and learning in order to ensure successful completion of the 2020 Academic Year. I also indicated that, underpinning our approach to remote/online teaching and learning will be principles of social justice and of ensuring that no student will be left behind on account of lack of an appropriate device or access to connectivity.
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Several Rhodes University academics recently assisted the Department of Health during its mobile Covid-19 screening drive in Makhanda.
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Rhodes University has turned to its alumni, business and members of the public for help to mobilise resources to ensure successful completion of the 2020 academic year.
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In the past few weeks you have received several communications as we work to address the challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Part of this is exploring alternative forms of teaching and learning, including online teaching and learning commencing 20 April.
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The purpose of this email is to remind staff of the wellness interventions that are in place for staff during lockdown as well as where to find up to date information as it pertains to COVID-19 and what the University has put in place.
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Rhodes University Vice-Chancellor, Dr Sizwe Mabizela, has pledged 33% of his salary - for three months - to the Covid-19 Relief Fund.
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International Students

 

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

E-mail: absa.healthcare@sanlam.co.za

Telephone number: 0860 100 380

Only medical aid cover offered through Sanlam/Absa Healthcare or recognised by Sanlam/Absa Healthcare valid for the full 12 months of 2020, will be accepted for registration at Rhodes University for 2020.