Where Leaders Learn
Rhodes University is relatively small with a
strong residential system
and celebrates one
hundred years of academic excellence in 2004.
Rhodes University College was founded in 1904. Despite steady growth, Rhodes
University is still a small university where excellence is, in part, a product
of its smallness. The future of Rhodes lies not in greater numbers, but in
increasing academic excellence. Rhodes University celebrates 100 years of ‘Where
leaders learn’ in 2004. To participate in the celebrations visit: www.goRhodes.co.za.
While South Africa celebrates 10 years
of democracy, Rhodes University is celebrating 100
years of excellence as a transformed, progressive
and soundly-managed institution.
Rhodes University has a history of high achievement and is committed to meeting
the challenges of the present and future. It is an internationally respected
educational centre of excellence, which recognizes its southern African setting
and the need to meet international standards in a non-racial society. With
well-equipped facilities, a beautiful campus with a strong residential system,
excellent teaching and the highest per capita research output in the country,
Rhodes University is the ideal launch pad for a wide variety of careers.
Rhodes University is situated in Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape.
State-of-the-art conference and sports facilities are available. Students can
also take advantage of services such as the Legal Aid Clinic, Psychology Clinic,
Day Care Centre and Counselling and Careers Centre.
There are over forty societies affiliated
to the Students’ Representative Council including
political organizations, a campus radio station,
a student newspaper, a chamber choir, a debating
society, religious groups and other cultural groups.
A wide range of interesting sports
activities are offered.
Courses are offered in the Faculties of - Commerce - Education - Humanities
- Law - Pharmacy - Science.
Faculty of Law: Degrees: Bachelor
of Laws (Four Years)
of Laws (One Year) Doctor
of Philosophy (Two Years) Doctor
of Laws (Four years).
Faculty of Pharmacy:
of Pharmacy (Four Years); Master
of Pharmacy (Two Years); Master
of Science (Two Years); Master
of Clinical Pharmacy (Two Years); Doctor
of Pharmacy (Three Years); Doctor
of Philosophy (Two Years); Doctor
of Science (Four Years). Diploma: Postgraduate
Diploma in Clinical Pharmacology (One Year).
Faculty of Science:
of Science (Three Years); Bachelor
of Science (Information Systems) (Three Years); Bachelor
of Science (Software Development) (Four Years); Bachelor
of Science with Honours (One Year); Master
of Science (One Year); Doctor
of Philosophy (Two Years); Doctor
of Science (Four Years). Diplomas: Postgraduate
Diploma in Fisheries Science (One Year); Higher
Diploma in Environmental Biotechnology (One Year).
The language of instruction is English.
Rhodes is committed to excellence in research and has the highest research
output per capita in the country. The contribution of research to teaching
ensures that the University produces analytical and creative graduates. The
University and its associated Research Institutes are constantly seeking
ways to increase and enhance its research. It is committed to undertaking
excellent and internationally recognised research in all fields – particularly
those relevant to South Africa.
Building research capacity of black
and female staff as well as the identification and
nurturing of research potential among young academics
is one of the University’s primary goals.
Rhodes University encourages intra-
and inter-disciplinary collaboration within the University
as well as with other South African institutions.
Rhodes is keen to develop exchange programmes with
SADC and overseas universities.
The University is associated with
a wide range of research institutions and affiliated
organizations and boasts several leading areas of
Total administrative staff: 917. Total academic staff: 318.
Your application for admission to the University will be considered only if
you qualify for a Matriculation Exemption (or equivalent) and if you satisfy
the Faculty requirements.
There are 41 residences. Approximately 2 689 students are accommodated in residence,
while approximately 3 147 are in private accommodation.
|General telephone number:
+27 (0)46 603 8111
Tel: +27 (0)46 603 8276
Fax: +27 (0)46 603 8300
Web: www.ru.ac.za or
|Postal Address: Rhodes University
PO Box 94, Grahamstown 6140
PO Box 52303, Saxonwold 2132
Tel: +27 (0)11 788 5543.