Exchange with Rhodes University in South Africa


Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa is a perfect place for students interested in living in a very different culture and studying any number of disciplines in English. The university is located in Grahamstown, about 550 miles from Cape Town, on the eastern cape of South Africa. Rhodes University was named after Cecil Rhodes. One of the university’s distinctive features is its tutorial system, modeled closely on those of Cambridge and Oxford universities. Students are assigned tutors and tutorial groups within academic departments. Student enrollment is about 4,500. Accommodation is provided in one of the residence halls. Students may study at Grahamstown for either the spring semester or for an academic year. You may find additional information on the Rhodes University website.

Regarding Student Visas

Exchange Students are responsible for obtaining their own visas. Countries′ immigration policies change periodically; the absolute best source of information is the Consulate of the country for which you′re attempting to obtain a visa.

A student visa is a document issued by a country granting an individual permission to enter a country with the express purpose of completing studies there at a recognized institution. The process of obtaining a visa to study in another country can take weeks or months, so it is important to begin the process as soon as possible after being accepted to the exchange. Without a visa, you may not be allowed to enter the foreign country, even upon arrival at their airport.