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 Wednesday, 16 September 2020, President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation regarding the move from national Alert Level 2 to 1. In his speech, the President emphasised the need for the country to open the economy as a result of a significant decrease in COVID-19 infections and deaths, as well as the preparedness of our health system. However, he warned us not to lower our guard as we embrace the ‘new normal’, but to keep adhering to health and safety protocols and non-pharmaceutical interventions of wearing a face mask, washing our hands regularly with soap and water or a sanitiser and practising safe physical distancing at all times.
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The last five months have been extraordinarily difficult and unsettling for many of us and in so many ways. The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted our lives in ways no one could have imagined or predicted.
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More Rhodes University students are to be invited to return to campus, following an announcement by government to move the country to Alert Level 2 of its Risk-Adjusted Strategy to manage the Covid-19 pandemic.
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In order to curb the spread of the virus in our University and the local community, all students are required to adhere the preventative measures.
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As we commence the second semester on Monday 3 August, we are forced to look back with gratitude at what we have achieved during the first semester albeit under very difficult and stressful national lockdown conditions.
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I hope you are holding up reasonably well in this time of unprecedented uncertainty, anxiety and stress. I am acutely aware of just how difficult it is for all of us to operate under the constant threat of the COVID-19 pandemic. My thoughts are with our staff and students who are in isolation, quarantine or are receiving treatment.
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Today marks day 79 of the national Covid-19 lockdown, although under eased conditions. The COVID-19 pandemic has upended our lives in ways no one could have imagined a short five months ago. Many of us have adjusted to this as our temporary new ‘normal’ and are ensuring that our daily business processes continue with as little disruption as possible. However, for many people these conditions are hard to comprehend.
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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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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.