Rhodes University South Africa

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Rhodes University South Africa

Rhodes University South Africa

Welcome to Rhodes University – Dr. Sizwe Mabizela, Rhodes University Vice-Chancellor

Welcome to Rhodes University, founded in 1904, the University has a well-established reputation for academic excellence. With just over 8200 students, Rhodes is a minor 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.

This is a testimony to the quality of students that Rhodes attracts and of academic provision, and to the commitment of Rhodes staff to student development and success. Of our more than 8000 students, 30% are postgraduates and over 18% are international students from 54 countries around the world, making Rhodes a dynamic and cosmopolitan knowledge institution.

There are six faculties at Rhodes University: business, education, humanities, law, pharmacy, and science. It grants undergraduate and graduate degrees in many different subjects, including accountancy, journalism, drama, mathematics, zoology, pharmacy, and law. Particularly in the disciplines of journalism and media studies, African languages and literature, and environmental science, the university has a great reputation for academic quality. Several notable graduates, such as politicians, business executives, journalists, and academics, have come from there.

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Students are able to undertake an extensive range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in the faculties of Humanities, Science, Commerce, Pharmacy, Law, and Education. With the most favorable academic staff-to-student ratio among South African universities, Rhodes students are guaranteed easy access to academics and close supervision.

The University takes pride in its motto, Where Leaders Learn, and in producing graduates who are knowledgeable intellectuals, skilled professionals, and critical, caring, and compassionate citizens who can contribute to economic and social development and an equitable, just, and democratic society.
Almost 50% of Rhodes students and the majority of undergraduates live in University residences, while there are also special residences for postgraduates. Through a well-established structure of wardens, sub-wardens, and residence committees, the residences play an important role in overall student development, including developing leadership skills. Rhodes university fees

Academic Faculties

  • Commerce
  • Education
  • Humanities
  • Law
  • Pharmacy
  • Science

List of Departments

  • Accounting
  • Afrikaans and Netherlandic Studies
  • African Languages
  • Anthropology
  • Biochemistry, Microbiology
  • Biotechnology Innovation Centre
  • Botany
  • Business School
  • Centre for Higher Education Research, Teaching and Learning
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese
  • Classical Studies
  • Computer Science
  • Drama
  • Economics and Economics History
  • Education
  • English Language and Linguistics
  • Environmental Science
  • Extended Studies Unit

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  • Fine Art
  • French
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • German
  • History
  • Human Kinetics and Ergonomics
  • Ichthyology and Fisheries Science
  • Information Systems
  • Journalism & Media Studies
  • Law
  • Literary Studies in English
  • Management
  • Mathematics (Pure and Applied)
  • Modern Fiction
  • Music & Musicology
  • Pharmacy
  • Philosophy
  • Physics and Electronics
  • Political and International Studies
  • Psychology
  • School of Languages
  • Sociology
  • Statistics
  • Zoology and Entomology

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Makhanda 6140
Eastern Cape, South Africa

+27 46 603 8111

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