Rhodes University (Grahamstown)

Rhodes University Logo.

Rhodes University is a universitywide partner university in Grahamstown, South Africa.


General information for exchange students

Course information for exchange students: Please visit the departmental websites for course outlines or see the timetable

Academic calendar

Semester I: February –June
Semester II: July – December

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Areas of study open to exchange students

All areas, except Pharmacy (please note that not all courses are available to short-term students).

Courses at Master’s level

Yes, but subject to selection process. Masters at Rhodes University are usually primarily by thesis, with a few taught courses. Students interested in doing Master's courses at Rhodes should communicate with the International Officer to determine the availability of courses.

Language of instruction


Housing assistance

All short-term exchange students are required to stay in on-campus accommodation. You will be allocated to one of the various residences. 

Estimated living costs per month

Accommodation costs: R25.500 per semester (= €1.841). Rhodes University residences include 3 meals a day and internet access.

Students are required to find alternative accommodation during the mid-semester break. It is suggested that students allocate R5.000 for accommodation and living expenses during this time.

Students should allocate roughly R1.000-R2.000 per month in residence for recreational activities.

Credits and grading

You can find information on this university’s credits in the credit conversion table

Number of places available

2 places per year

One of the buildings of Rhodes University, amids trees and pasture.



If you have any questions about this universitywide partner university, contact the universitywide International Office.