Rhodes University Fees and Financial Aid General Information
General Fee Information
The full schedule of all the fees and charges for 2019 can be found under Fees and Financial Aid:
Below you will find general fees that you can expect to pay when applying to Rhodes University.
The closing date for applications from all new students for admission to the University is 30 September. This is also the official deadline for foreign applicants.
No applications from foreign students can be considered after 30 September.
R33 162 to R59 052 (this varies from degree to degree)
Allow approximately R5 500 for books and stationery.
Note: that these fees shown do NOT include travel expenses or pocket money.
R60 200 to R63 203 (this includes all meals but excludes vacations)
The residence fees also depend on the grade of accommodation chosen.
Tuition Acceptance Fee
This deposit is payable on acceptance of an academic place at the University.
Fee payable for 2019 is R800.
This deposit must be paid by a date specified in the letter of acceptance.
The deposit is non-refundable and will be forfeited should the student choose
not to register at the University.
Residence Acceptance Fee
On acceptance of a place at the University, a R1 000.00 residence deposit must be paid
before a student is allocated to residence
This deposit is non-refundable and will be forfeited to the University should the student
fail to register and into residence for at least one term
Notice of Withdrawl – deregistration from Rhodes as well as withdrawing from residence
All students, both postgraduate and undergraduate, or their parents or guardians must give notice of intention to discontinue attendance, in writing, to the Registrar. A separate letter requesting a refund of any monies due must be sent to the Director of Finance.
- Any student who has registered for a course of study and who, for any reason leaves during the year is liable for a pro-rata fee up to the date of cancellation for tuition and or residence fees, the basis of calculation will be on 248 days for the year.
- Any student who withdraws their application for tuition or residence, before registration will be liable for a cancellation fee of 10% if less than one month’s notice is given or 2.5% if longer.
In the case of an early withdrawal from Residence, for any reason, other than immediate family bereavement, medical illness or academic exclusion, a cancellation fee of two months Residence Fee will be levied over and above the fee calculation for the period of residence accommodation. A penalty will not be charged if a provisional residence booking is cancelled prior to the Initial Fee (IF) deadline of 18 January 2019.