What is the Rhodes Scholarship?
- The Rhodes Scholarship is a fully funded postgraduate award which enables talented young people from around the world, to study at the University of Oxford.
- We offer Scholarships in over 22 designated Rhodes constituencies, as well as our Global Rhodes Scholarships.
- The Rhodes Trust funds over 100 Scholars per year.
- We select young leaders of outstanding intellect and character, who are motivated to engage with global challenges.
What do we look for?
- Academic achievement and excellence.
- Ambition for impact, clarity of purpose, and intrinsic motivation.
- A commitment to make a difference for good in the world.
- The courage and skills required to lead with a wider desire for public good.
Are You Eligible?
- Each applicant must fulfil the citizenship and residency requirements of the Rhodes constituency for which they are applying.
- Age limits vary between constituencies, ranging between 19 up to a maximum of 27 years.
- You must have completed (or will have completed), an undergraduate degree with a GPA of 3.7 out of 4 or higher, or the equivalent academic level in your country.
How Do You Apply?
- June – September: Applications Opening and Closing
- October-December: Rhodes Interview and Selection
- January – March: Oxford Application
- September: Arrive in Oxford!
Applications for the Rhodes Scholarships open from 1 June. Shortlisted candidates will then be invited for an in-person interview. It is essential that candidates read the general information about the Scholarships and then proceed to their country-specific page for further detailed information.
Useful Links and Information
- Application Overview - Rhodes Scholars share their top tips on eligibility, course choice, reference letters, social engagement and the final interview in this video series, available on YouTube.
- Connect with us on Social Media! With Rhodes Scholar takeovers and videos about the application process, it's a great place to find out more about the Rhodes Trust and our Rhodes Scholars.
We encourage applications from talented students everywhere. Applying for the Rhodes Scholarship is a challenge, but it is an experience which has helped generations of young people to succeed.
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