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The Program

Rhodes University is located in Grahamstown, South Africa. Rhodes University’s vision is to be an outstanding internationally-respected academic institution which proudly affirms its African identity and which is committed to democratic ideals, academic freedom, rigorous scholarship, sound moral values, and social responsibility.

Students are able to pick from a wide range of courses while studying at Rhodes University. For information concerning courses or international student issues, please consult the international student handbook.


Grahamstown is a city in the Eastern Cape Province of the Republic of South Africa and is the seat of the Makana municipality. The population of greater Grahamstown, as of 2003, was 124,758.

Student Life

Rhodes University has a rich and vibrant student life. Students have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of intramural sports and social clubs, which will bring JCU students into contact with South African and other international students.

Financial Aid Information

Students are able to apply all their financial aid, with the exception of work study, to this program. This includes scholarships, federal, and state aid. To learn how to take advantage of this opportunity, please consult with the Office of Financial Aid.

Program Costs

Direct Billed by JCU (Academic Year 2019-2020)

  • Tuition: $ 20,615
  • Room and Board: $ 5,940
  • Administrative Fee: $1,000
  • Total Billed: $ 27,555

Estimated Expenses (not billed by JCU)

  • Books and Supplies: $550
  • Personal Expenses: $2,850
  • Transportation: $2,350
  • Internet Access: $140
  • Health Insurance $225
  • ISIC Card (recommended): $25
  • Total Indirect Costs: $6,140

Total Semester Budget: $ 33,695

How to Apply

Admission to this program is based on academic standing and student maturity. The deadline for applications to study abroad for Fall Semester is March 1, and for Spring Semester is October 1.

Rhodes University deadline dates are:

  • First semester (February to June): 1 October
  • Second Semester (July to December): 1 March

For further information, please contact the Center for Global Education.

For more information on South Africa, see the links below: