A public research institution known as Rhodes institution, or Rhodes Universiteit in Afrikaans, is LOCATED in Makhanda (Grahamstown), in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. One of the province’s four universities is this one. The oldest university in the province and the sixth-oldest South African institution still in existence is Rhodes University, which was founded in 1904.
- Address: Drosty Rd, Grahamstown, Makhanda, 6139, South Africa
- Hours: Closed ⋅ Opens 8 am
- Phone: +27 46 603 8111
- Undergraduate tuition and fees: Domestic tuition 30,705 ZAR, International tuition 37,990 ZAR (2011 – 12)
- Total enrollment: 7,005 (2009)
- Founded: 31 May 1904
- Vice-chancellor: Sizwe Mabizela
- Motto: Where leaders learn
LOCATION OF RHODES UNIVERSITY ON THE MAP
The University takes pride in its motto, Where Leaders Learn and 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 most 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.
Numerous clubs and societies provide extensive opportunities for students to participate in various intellectual, social, cultural, and sports activities and further develop valuable skills.
Rhodes University looks to the future with confidence, secure that as indawo yolwazi (a place of knowledge). The pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement produces outstanding graduates sought after and makes a vital contribution to human and social development.
Our graduates perform well in an increasingly competitive job market and are highly regarded by employers worldwide. During your time here, we will help you prepare for your chosen career. The employability of our graduates continues to increase, and rates up there with the very best the world has to offer. Our degree offering prepares students for the job market by ensuring they develop the skills employers want, whether through work experience, volunteering or social activities.
Orientation Week is designed to provide you with information on courses that are on offer at Rhodes University and expose you to the wide array of services and opportunities provided by the University to enhance your chances of success. The overarching goal of our Directorate of Student Affairs is to “create a living and learning student support system and an environment which is inclusive and is conducive to a healthy lifestyle, personal growth, development and academic success for our students.”
Our academic and support staff are here to support you; they help you realise your dreams, goals and aspirations; they are here to make your university experience a positive, rewarding and fulfilling one. As a small University with dedicated and committed staff, we can offer that personal touch that may make a difference in your life. We encourage you to use all the professional assistance and support that is available.
On behalf of our students and staff, welcome to Rhodes University. You can rest assured that you have made the right choice for your studies. You have selected a quality institution and have taken an essential step towards achieving your personal aspirations.
We wish you much success in the years ahead at Rhodes University. Welcome to a place of hope, a place of aspiration, and a place of inspiration!