Apply online visit: www.ru.ac.za/admissiongateway
Apply online visit: https://ross.ru.ac.za
1. Register on the online system at https://ross.ru.ac.za/ using your email address and creating a password
2. You will then be sent an email with a link to activate you on the system.
3. Click the link to activate your registration.
4. This process will take you back to ROSS where you need to click the Admission/Other buttons (clicking the right button here is important)
5. You will then be allowed to enter your login and password created in step one.
6. Once you have completed your application you need to tick the button accepting the terms and conditions and submit.
7. When you have submitted you are required to pay the R100 application fee. Various options are provided by the system.
8. If you pay your application fee to the bank you need to use your application number as the reference and email the deposit slip to us.
9. Once you have completed the process above we will process the application and you are provided with a student number and login.
If you do not meet the APS score of 45 points for automatic acceptance, you may still be considered for a place at the Dean’s discretion. Such places are usually offered with some extra conditions. Some places are usually offered to students with an APS score of 38 – 44 with some extra conditions (see extended studies below).
It is therefore very important to give full information when completing the application form as this is the information that the Dean will use for making a decision.
Extended Studies Programme
This is an alternative route to university studies at Rhodes. A limited number of students who show potential to succeed are exposed to a carefully designed and supportive learning environment which enhances their ability to succeed at Rhodes University.
This option is for students coming from disadvantaged backgrounds on the condition that they take their degree over an extra year at University. It is therefore very important to give full information when completing the application form as this is the information that the Dean will use in making a decision.
NATIONAL BENCHMARK TESTS (NBT’S)
It is recommended that all first-time university-entering South African applicants write the NBT’s. If the applicant does not meet the automatic entry requirements the NBT results will be used by the Dean to make decisions on applications. These test results can also be used if a candidate does not meet the entrance requirements in their final examinations.
There are two NBT’s. The Academic and Quantitative literacy test (AQL) consists of two components, namely academic literacy and quantitative literacy. All applicants should write the AQL test. The second is a Mathematics Test (Mat), which is for applicants who wish to enter the: Pharmacy, Science or Commerce faculties.
The tests are written throughout the year at various centres. For further information about the NBT’s, dates and venues, please visit www.nbt.ac.za or 021 650 3523.
2023-2024 APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN