The Rhodes Scholarship is one of the most prestigious international scholarships available for postgraduate study at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. It is awarded to outstanding students from various countries who demonstrate exceptional academic achievement, leadership potential, and a commitment to making a positive impact in the world.
To apply for the Rhodes Scholarship, you typically need to meet specific eligibility criteria, which may include having a bachelor’s degree or equivalent, being within the age limit (usually between 18 and 28), and demonstrating strong academic performance and leadership qualities.
The application process for the Rhodes Scholarship usually involves submitting an online application, academic transcripts, letters of recommendation, a personal statement, and possibly attending an interview if shortlisted. It is important to carefully review the official Rhodes Scholarship website or contact the Rhodes Trust directly for the most accurate and up-to-date information on eligibility requirements, application deadlines, and procedures.
Remember to thoroughly prepare your application, highlighting your academic achievements, leadership experiences, community involvement, and future goals. It’s also crucial to pay attention to any specific requirements or guidelines outlined by the Rhodes Trust.
Best of luck with your application to the Rhodes Trust Scholarship at the University of Oxford!
Host Country: UK
Study Abroad: Study in UK
Category: Postgraduate Scholarships | Masters Scholarships
Eligible Countries: All Countries
Reward: Full Scholarship
£18,180 Annual Living Stipend
Visa + Travel Costs
Application Opens: June 1, 2023
Until recently, the Rhodes Trust Scholarship has only been awarded in 20 constituencies (representing over 60 different countries). Now the Rhodes Trust Scholarship is fully global: two new Global Scholarships allow eligible candidates from the rest of the world to apply (subject to nomination).
Rhodes Trust Scholarship is looking for young people of outstanding intellect, character, leadership, and commitment to service.
To be considered for the Rhodes Trust Scholarship, you must meet the following requirements:
Nationality/Citizenship: You may only apply to the Rhode Trust 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
Age: You must meet either of the below criteria:
You must be aged 18-24 on 1st October 2023 (i.e. you must have been born after 1 October 1998 and before 2 October 2005). OR for medical, dental, pharmaceutical, law and engineering students, to allow you to complete your professional internship.
You must be aged 18-25 on 1st October 2023 (i.e. you must have been born after 1 October 1997 and before 2 October 2005). OR for older candidates who completed their first undergraduate degree later than usual.
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
3. Academic achievement: You must have already completed 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.
4. 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. And you do not need to meet English language requirement if English is your first language and you are a citizen of and have been primarily resident in a majority English-speaking country.