Rhodes University Faculty Requirements

Rhodes University Faculty Requirements

Faculty Requirements

Degree Subjects Required Extended Studies Dean’s discretion Automatic Points
Commerce Mathematics 34 – 37 38 -44 45+
Education Two Languages Maths/Maths Lit   32 – 39 40+
Humanities   30 – 34 34 – 44 45+
Pharmacy Mathematics,

Life and Physical Sciences



40 – 44




Science Mathematics,

Physical Science

Or Life Science



38 – 44





Life Orientation is not counter for points, but you are required to obtain at least for acceptance.

Candidates who completed the South African Senior Certificate before 2008:  you must send a certified copy of your matriculation exemptin certificate with your application form.  Please note you need to have passed with an exemption to be accepted. 

Law As from 2020 a number of students will be admitted into LLB1, with the view to complete the LLB in four years.  The other access points to the LLB remain available, with the majority of students entering the LLB degree after obtaining a first Bachelor’s degree with Law as one of the major subjects, to complete the degree over two years; or with a Bachelor’s degree without Law as a major, to complete the degree over three years.