Rhodes Scholarships are awarded for pursuing full-time postgraduate studies at the University of Oxford, UK. Rhodes Scholars have selected from many countries around the world annually.
The Rhodes Scholarships are postgraduate awards supporting outstanding all-round students at the University of Oxford, and providing transformative opportunities for exceptional individuals. The Rhodes Trust provides the Rhodes Scholarships in partnership with Second Century Founder, John McCall MacBain, and other generous benefactors.
The Rhodes Trust is an educational charity whose principal activity is to support scholars selected from 14 constituencies in order to study at the University of Oxford.
All applicants must have achieved academic standing sufficiently advanced to assure completion of a bachelor’s degree.
- Application Deadline: Australia: September 14, 2018, Bermuda: October 31, 2018, Canada: September 28, 2018, China: October 14, 2018, East Africa: August 31, 2018, Germany: September 30, 2018, Global: June 30, 2018 Hong Kong: September 30, 2018, India: July 31, 2018, Israel: September 30, 2018, Jamaica & The Commonwealth Caribbean: September 30, 2018, Kenya: August 31, 2018, Malaysia: August 31, 2018, New Zealand: July 16, 2018, Pakistan: August 15, 2018, Saudi Arabia: Coming Soon, Singapore: August 31, 2018, Southern Africa, (Inc. South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia And Swaziland): August 15, 2018, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon And Palestine, (Sjlp): August 31, 2018 United Arab Emirates: September 30, 2018, United States: October 4, 2018, West Africa: September 30, 2018, Zambia: November 15, 2018 and Zimbabwe: August 31, 2018
- Course Level: Rhodes Scholars may read for any full-time postgraduate degree at the University of Oxford.
- Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded to study any courses offered by the University of Oxford at postgraduate level.
- Scholarship Award: Ninety-five outstanding young women and men are awarded the Scholarship each year, from 20 Rhodes constituencies (64 countries) worldwide. The Scholarship includes full tuition, a maintenance stipend, and flights to and from Oxford at the beginning and end of tenure.
- Number of Scholarships: Ninety-five outstanding young women and men are awarded the Scholarship each year.
- Nationality: Australia, Bermuda, Canada, China, East Africa, Germany, Global Hong Kong, India, Israel, Jamaica & The Commonwealth Caribbean, Kenya, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Southern Africa, (Inc. South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia And Swaziland) Syria, Jordan, Lebanon And Palestine, (Sjlp) United Arab Emirates, United States, West Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe
How to Apply: 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 countries page.. The online application is not available for applicants to New Zealand. Please refer to the relevant country page:New Zealad. 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)
- 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)
Current Rhodes Scholars speak about the personal statement and what is required for this part of the application process.