Rhodes Scholarship Fund
Deadline: 1 Aug 2023 (annual)
Study in: UK
Course starts Oct 2023
Until recently, the Rhodes Scholarships have only been awarded in 20 constituencies (representing over 60 different countries). Now the Rhodes Scholarships are fully global: two new Global Scholarships allow eligible candidates from the rest of the world to apply (subject to nomination). Rhodes Global Scholarship is looking for outstanding young leaders who are motivated to engage with global challenges and to promote international understanding and peace.
Oxford University in UK
Level/Fields of study:
Any full-time postgraduate degree at the University of Oxford, with some exceptions.
Number of Scholarships:
Students who are not from existing Rhodes constituencies
A Rhodes Scholarship covers all University and College fees, a living stipend (£18,180 per annum 2022-23); settling in allowance, health insurance, visa, two economy class flights – to and from the UK – for the beginning and end of studies in Oxford.
The basic tenure of the scholarship is two years, subject always, and at all times, to satisfactory academic performance and personal conduct.
a. Nationality/citizenship: You may only apply to the Global Scholarships if you are not eligible to apply via any existing Rhodes constituency. If you have a strong connection to one or more Rhodes constituency but do not meet their eligibility criteria you should also consider inter-jurisdictional consideration rather than the Global Scholarship
You must meet either of the below criteria:
i. You must be aged 18-23 on 1st October 2023 (i.e. you must have been born after 1 October 1999 and before 2 October 2005).
OR (for older candidates who completed their first undergraduate degree later than usual)
ii. You must be under the age of 27 on 1st October 2023 (i.e. have been born after 1 October 1996) AND you must also have completed your first undergraduate degree on or after 1 October 2022
c. Academic achievement: You must have already completed, or will have completed by July 2024, an undergraduate degree (normally a Bachelor’s degree) with an academic background and grade that – at a minimum – meets or exceeds the specific entry requirements of your chosen full-time course at the University of Oxford.
Given the very intense international competition for places at the University of Oxford, candidates will have a greater chance of successful admission to Oxford if they have a First Class Honours Degree or equivalent or a GPA of 3.70/4.0 or higher.
d. English language: You must have a sufficiently high standard of English to meet the English language proficiency requirements (at the Higher Level listed) of the University of Oxford.
e. If unsuccessful in your first application to the Rhodes Scholarships, you may subsequently re-apply only once more (and this must be in the same constituency), subject to meeting the eligibility criteria
You should apply for the Rhodes Scholarship before applying for your proposed course at the University of Oxford. Candidates selected for the Rhodes Scholarship are then required to apply for their chosen course via the University of Oxford’s graduate application form with support from the team at Rhodes House. There is no application fee for submission of the Rhodes Scholarship application form; however you must submit your application online and we can’t accept any other form of application.
To apply for the Rhodes Scholarship, you must complete and submit our online application form by
23:59 Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), 1 August 2023.
It is important to read the Information for Global Candidates and visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.
Official Scholarship Website: https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk/scholarships/applications/global/#apply-now