The Rhodes Scholarships for International Students

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The Rhodes Scholarships

The Rhodes Scholarships are postgraduate awards supporting exceptional students from around the world to study at the University of Oxford. The Rhodes is the oldest and perhaps the most prestigious international scholarship programme in the world, which aims to nurture public-spirited leaders for the world’s future. They are based at Rhodes House, Oxford.

The Rhodes Trust warmly welcomes applications from talented young women and men of diverse backgrounds. Selection of Rhodes Scholars is made without regard to gender, gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation, race, ethnic origin, colour, religion, social background, caste, or disability.

Sponsor: The Rhodes Trust

Scholarship Benefits

  • Covers all University and College fees
  • A personal stipend
  • Economy class airfare to Oxford and back to your home country

Deadline

October, 2016

Eligibility  

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must…

  • Fulfil the citizenship and residency requirements of the Rhodes constituency for which you are applying. (Please check the detailed information carefully via the country links)
  • Attain minimum age limit of 18 to a maximum of 28 by 1 October of the year following selection. (In most constituencies, the age limit is 24 or 25. Please check carefully the specific age requirements for your constituency before applying)
  • Have achieved academic standing sufficiently advanced to assure completion of a bachelor’s degree by the October following election. Academic standing must be sufficiently high to ensure admission to the University of Oxford, which has very competitive entry requirements, and to give confidence that Rhodes Scholars will perform to a high academic standard in Oxford.

Guidelines

To apply for the Rhodes Scholarships, you’re required to note the following:

  1. Application to the Scholarship:

Applications for Rhodes Scholarships open during the spring and summer of the preceding year. All candidates for the Scholarship should read the information about the Scholarships applicable globally, and then proceed to their country-specific page. Online application is not available for applicants to New Zealand.  Please refer to the relevant country page: New Zealand.

In broad terms, all constituencies will require the following materials in differing forms:

  • Evidence of academic record / transcript (complete or in progress) of undergraduate degree and any postgraduate study
  • Curriculum vitae/resumé or list of principal activities
  • Personal statement or essay (including, crucially, a clear statement of what the applicant wishes to study at Oxford and why)
  • Evidence of age / birth certificate / passport
  • English Language proficiency (where English is not the first language)
  • Photograph
  • List of referees (usually several are required) who can attest in confidential references to the character and intellect of the applicant, including academic, personal, extra-curricular and leadership achievements (and who should never include people to whom you are related)
  • Click here to apply

Note that it’s important to read guidelines on application thoroughly before you apply.

For more information: Check Scholarship Official Page.

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