Location: United Kingdom
Target Group: International
Host Organization: University of Oxford
Program Overview: The Rhodes Scholarship is a fully funded Postgraduate award that gives exceptionally talented young people from all over the world the opportunity to study at the University of Oxford.
It is also a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to study at the esteemed University of Oxford.
The Rhodes Scholarship is not just a test of one’s mettle but also an invaluable learning experience that has paved the way for the success of multiple generations of young people.
This scholarship pays for the student’s course fees at Oxford University in addition to providing an annual stipend.
A stipend in the amount of £17,310 per year (or £1,442.50 per month) was provided to scholars so that they could pay for all of their living expenses, including their housing, during the 2021/22 academic year.
The number of years of study that the scholarship will cover as well as the permitted degree combinations are both listed in the Detailed Conditions of Tenure Document.
Depending on the course the scholar chooses to take, the scholarship may cover a certain number of years of study.
For instance, scholars who choose to pursue a DPhil (PhD) at Oxford are eligible to receive a stipend and fees for up to three years.
The Rhodes Trust will pay the application fee required to study at the University of Oxford if the candidate is chosen for the scholarship when the selection process is complete.
The fee for a student visa as well as the associated International Health Surcharge (IHS) will be covered by the trust, which will make it possible for International Students to access.
The Rhodes Trust will additionally pay for two economy-class flights for the student to take to and from the United Kingdom before and after the student completes their studies at the University of Oxford.
A settling-in allowance is provided to scholars upon their arrival in Oxford, and scholars who transition to a second course of study at the University of Oxford will once again receive assistance to cover the fee for visa renewal and further application for IHS.
The Rhodes Scholarship, which was initially established in 1902 through the will of Cecil John Rhodes, was an exceptionally forward-thinking endeavour for its day.
Outstanding young people from all over the world are given the opportunity to pursue full-time Postgraduate study at the University of Oxford thanks to the Rhodes Scholarships who are now the oldest and possibly the most prestigious international scholarship programme in the world.
One of the original goals of the scholarship was to find young leaders from around the world who, by pursuing education together at Oxford, would create bonds of mutual understanding and fellowship for the betterment of mankind.
Criteria for Selection
The same standards that were used to choose the first Rhodes Scholars in 1902 continue to be applied today:
- Literary and scholastic attainments.
- Energy to use one’s talents to the full.
- Truth, courage, devotion to duty, sympathy for and protection of the weak, kindliness, unselfishness and fellowship.
- Moral force of character and instincts to lead, and to take an interest in one’s fellow beings.
The detailed eligibility criteria have some slight differences from one constituency to another, depending on who you are applying to be.
You can use their Eligibility Checker Tool to determine whether or not you are eligible to apply for the scholarship and whether or not you meet the criteria.
List of Rhodes Scholarship Constituencies
A country, a group of countries, and/or territories, regions, or states that have been grouped together for the sake of administering scholarships are referred to as a constituency.
The following is a list of the Rhodes constituencies, together with the number of available scholarships for each one:
- Australia (9 Scholarships).
- Bermuda (1 Scholarship).
- Canada (11 Scholarships).
- China (4 Scholarships).
- Commonwealth Caribbean (1 Scholarship).
- East Africa (1 Scholarship).
- Germany (2 Scholarships).
- Global (2 Scholarships).
- Hong Kong SAR (2 Scholarships).
- India (5 Scholarships).
- Israel (2 Scholarships).
- Jamaica (1 Scholarship).
- Kenya (2 Scholarships).
- Malaysia (1 Scholarship).
- New Zealand (3 Scholarships).
- Pakistan (1 Scholarship).
- Saudi Arabia (2 Scholarships).
- Singapore (1 Scholarship).
- Southern Africa (10 Scholarships).
- Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine SJLP (2 Scholarships).
- United Arab Emirates (2 Scholarships).
- United States (32 Scholarships).
- West Africa (2 Scholarships).
- Zambia (2 Scholarships).
- Zimbabwe (2 Scholarships).