The Rhodes Scholarship

What is the Rhodes Scholarship?  


Key Facts:

  • 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.

Access the Scholarship Application Link


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