Rhodes University Requirement For All Courses

By | September 13, 2022

Rhodes University Requirement For All Courses

Rhodes University 2023 Admission Requirement

University of the Rhodes University 2023 Admission Requirement University, RU Admission Requirements: 2023 for all the courses at the undergraduate, diploma and postgraduate level is updated every year.

Rhodes University 2021 Admission Requirement


Therefore, this article contains the full list of all the undergraduate and Postgraduate courses coupled with their general requirements.

For admission into programmes of study at the Rhodes University, RU for any first degree or second degree, an applicant must have the following requirements for a successful admission.

RHODES UNIVERSITY, RU ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

Your application will only be considered for admission to the University if you qualify for Bachelor’s degree study AND you satisfy the faculty requirements. To qualify for with a Bachelor’s pass status, learners are required to take seven subjects, four of which are compulsory (two languages, Life Orientation and either Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy) and three of the learner’s own choice from the subjects on offer at the school.
To qualify for degree studies at a University at least four of the seven subjects must be from the list of ‘designated subjects’ set out below and the student must have obtained an achievement rating of 4 (adequate achievement 50 – 59%) or above in these four subjects.
NOTE: If you meet the minimum admission requirements this only means that you are eligible for selection; it does NOT mean that you will necessarily be accepted.
The designated subject list is:
Accounting                          Agricultural Science                       Business Studies
Consumer Studies,               Dramatic Arts                               Engineering Graphics and Design
Economics                           Geography              &nbsnbsp;                    History
Information Technology        Languages                                   Life Sciences
Music                                  Mathematics/Mathematical Literacy
Religion Studies                   Physical Science                           Visual Arts.
The minimum entry requirements for admission to Rhodes University in 2018 are set out in the following table below. Note (a) the point levels that are required (b) the differences in the achievement levels that are needed for Mathematical Literacy, (c) the need for Life and/or Physical Sciences for degrees in Science or Pharmacy.

DEANS DECISIONS
  • An application is usually (and wisely) made well in advance of knowing your final results, in which case the application form requires your school to supply provisional results, based on internal examinations. If your provisional scores are very promising you may well be offered a place to study even before you take the final examinations. Please note an offer is conditional subject to you obtaining “Bachelor Degree Status” and your admissions point score (APS) being maintained or improved.
  • 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 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. An applicant will be awarded separate scores for each component, even though they are written as one test. Applicants to all faculties should write the AQL. The Mathematics test is based on the Mathematics Grade 12 Syllabus. Applicants who wish to enter Pharmacy, Science or Commerce should write the Mathematics Test. One score is awarded for the Mathematics Test.
  • For further information about the NBT’s, dates and venues, please visit www.nbt.ac.za or 021 650 3523.

FURTHER READING: HOW TO CALCULATE YOUR ADMISSION POINT SCORE (APS)

International requirements

40 points and above will receive a firm offer, 37 – 39 points will remain on hold until the end of September to be considered by the Dean if space is available.
For candidates who offer A, O, HIGCSE & IGCSE, five different subjects are counted.  The basic minimum requirement for admission to the University is a certificate of Full Exemption or Foreign Conditional Exemption from the Matriculation Board. Applicants who have passed A levels are eligible for full exemption provided the passes in approved subjects meet the following requirements:

  • A-level:  symbols A-E (minimum of 2 subjects)
  • AS-level: symbols A-D (4 subjects and 1 at O-level)
  • O-level:  symbols A-C (maximum of 3 subjects)
  • At least 2 subjects at A-level and 3 different subjects at O-level or 3 subjects at A-level and 2 at O-level
  • HIGCSE/IGCSE qualification:
  • HIGCSE:  symbols 1-3 (4 subjects)
  • IGCSE:  symbols A-C (1 subject)
  • International Baccalaureate (B)
  • 3 High level (HL) subjects:  Grade 4
  • 4 Standard Level (SL) subjects:  Grade 5

Points rating

Symbol/Result/ GradePoints Awarded
A, O & IGCSEHIGCEIBA LevelAS LevelHIGCSEO Level & IGCSEIB HL     SL
 A 1 7 10 9 85 107
 B 2 6 9 8 7 4 9 6
 C 3 5 8 76 3 8 5
 D 4 4 7 6 7 4
 E 3 66 3

If you are applying for Pharmacy your A-Levels or AS Levels must include Mathematics, Science and Biology. If you are applying for Science your A-Levels, AS Levels or O Levels should include Mathematics, Science and Biology
With at least 1 subject from each of the following groups:

Group IEnglish
Group IIAfrikaans, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Latin, Nederlands, Portuguese or any other language approved by HESA
Group IIIBiology, Botany, Chemistry, General Science, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Physics & Chemistry, Zoology or any of the following if not offered under Group II – Afrikaans, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Latin, Portuguese, Nederlands or any other language approved by HESA

Please note that Psychology, Sociology, Physical Education, General Paper and Thinking Skills are not recognized subjects for entry to a South African University.
If you have 2 A Level passes but do not have a second language, application should be made to HESA (through your University after registration) for a Foreign Conditional Exemption. The onus is on you to acquire this certificate.

Faculty Requirements

DegreePoints AwardedDean’s DiscretionExtended Studies
Bachelor of Commerce and EconomicsMaths 50%4538-4434-37
Bachelor of Business ScienceMaths 70%4540-44
Bachelor of Education4035-39
Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Social Science, Bachelor of Journalism, B Fine Arts and B Music4537-4433-36
Bachelor of ScienceMaths 60%, Life Science/Physical Science 50%4538-4433-38
Bachelor of Science (Inf Sys) and Bachelor of Science (Software Dev)Maths 70%4540-44
Bachelor of PharmacyMaths, Physical Science & Life Science 70%4540-44
LawFirst-year candidates are not accepted directly into law. They are required to obtain 3 non-law credits through either Commerce, Humanities or Science Faculties. A minimum of Maths level 4 or Maths literacy level 5 is required to be considered for law studies.
Bachelor of Fine ArtsSubmit a portfolio
Bachelor of MusicAudition and Music theory test
All FacultiesLife Orientation is not counted for points, but you are required to obtain at least 50% for acceptance

RHODES UNIVERSITY, RU POSTGRADUATE ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

Postgraduate DiplomasRequirements

  • An appropriate Bachelor’s degree OR
  • Admission to the status of that degree  OR
  • Attained a level of competence
  • Some Schools/College may accept and Advanced Diploma for entry into a Postgraduate Diploma if HEQF  (Higher Education Qualification Framework) requirements are met.

Duration

  • A minimum of at least two consecutive semesters. Except with permission of Senate all modules shall be completed at the University.

Curriculum

  • The curriculum will contain advanced reflection, practice and research methods in the area of specialization and may include a sustained research project in accordance with College rules approved by Senate.

Bachelor of Honours DegreesRequirements

  • An appropriate Bachelor’s degree OR
  • Admission to the status of that degree OR
  • Attained a level of competence

Duration

  • A minimum of at least two consecutive semesters. Except with permission of Senate all modules shall be completed at the University.

Curriculum: The curriculum for the Honours degree shall include a prescribed research project as one of the modules wich shall account for a minimum of 25% of the credits for the degree. Masters by Coursework and Masters by Research Requirements

  • A relevant prerequisite degree OR
  • Admission to the status of that degree OR
  • Attained a level of competence

DurationCoursework

  • A minimum of two consecutive semesters (full time) or 4 consecutive semesters (part time) before the degree may be conferred.
  • With permission and in terms of College regulations, periods of attendance at graduate level at another institution or in another College may be accepted. (Consult with relevant School).

Research

  • A minimum of two consecutive semesters (full time) or 4 consecutive semesters (part time) before the degree may be conferred.

Research

  • Candidates shall be required to pursue an appropriate programme of research on a subject on a subject falling within the scope of the studies presented at the University. Students must also adhere to possible other conditions prescribed by Colleges/Schools.

Doctor of philosophy or supervised Doctor degrees by research 

Requirements

  • A relevant prerequisite degree OR
  • Admission to the status of that degree

Duration

  • A minimum of four consecutive semesters (full time) or eight consecutive semester (part time) before the degree may be conferred.

Curriculum

  • Students will be required to pursue an approved programme of research on a subject falling within the scope of studies at the University. Such a programme shall make a distinct contribution to the knowledge or understanding of the subject and afford evidence of originality shown either by the discovery of new facts and by the exercise of independent critical power. Students must also adhere to other possible conditions prescribed by Colleges/Schools.

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