Rhodes University Exchange Program
Fall, Spring, offered annually
Rhodes University, founded in 1904, is a public liberal arts university of about 6,000 students, of which 25% are international. Rhodes is located in the Grahamstown; a city in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. Students will spend a semester, fall or spring, as an exchange student at Rhodes. Being an exchange program, you could be one of the few Furman students at Rhodes during any given semester. Grahamstown, full of history, is located about an hour from the coast and only an hour and a half to the famous Port Elizabeth. Students often find themselves enchanted by the rich culture of South Africa which makes leaving Rhodes at the end of their semester away very bittersweet.
Students will have the option to take courses in a wide variety of disciplines offered by Rhodes. Due to the flexibility, this is a good program for students who want to have more flexibility with their courses than a prescribed curriculum.
Students must complete a Transfer Course Authorization Form in order to receive credit for the courses taken and they must be pre-approved to receive major or GER credit. Students can view a list of the Academic Departments on Rhodes website here: https://www.ru.ac.za/rhodes/academic/departments/. Some department websites show courses, but you will need to email the department head for syllabi and more detail.
||Rhodes University Semester
||Pay to FU
||Pay to FU
||Pay to FU
|South African Visa
||~$88 (not including required doctor visits and cost to apply for visa in person)
|Required medical insurance
||See Rhodes website.
All students are welcome to apply for this program, but preference will be given to students with evidence of independence, strong applications, competitive GPAs, and interviews.
Accommodation: Students will be housed in the Residence Halls with other international and domestic students.
MEALS AND ACCOMMODATIONS
Meals: Students will be enrolled in a meal plan offered by Rhodes.
South African Visa: One of the timeliest aspects of studying abroad in South Africa is the visa process. Rhodes guide for students applying for visas along with important application documents can be found here. The South African embassy located in the US gives more detailed information about what forms and payment are necessary to apply which can be found here. Once you have gathered all of this supporting information you are required to visit a South African Consulate to apply for your visa.
Insurance: All international students are required to have South African medical aid coverage for the duration of their study at Rhodes University. See more information about the required medcil aid here:
HEALTH AND SAFETY
Rhodes International Office: firstname.lastname@example.org