Application Deadline: 1 August 2023
The Rhodes Scholarship is a fully funded, full time, postgraduate award which enables talented young people from around the world to study at the University of Oxford. Rhodes Scholars come to the UK for two or more years and can apply to study most full-time postgraduate courses offered by Oxford University.
The Global Scholarships allow eligible candidates from the rest of the world (i.e. not eligible under any other Rhodes Scholarships Constituency) to apply for a Scholarship, subject to nomination.
• Nationality/citizenship: You may only apply to the Global Scholarships if you are not eligible to apply via any other Rhodes constituency. If you have a strong connection to two or more Rhodes constituencies but do not fully meet the eligibility criteria you should also consider InterJurisdictional Consideration rather than the Global Scholarship.
• Age: 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*. * A university’s policy determines the date of completion of academic requirement for a degree and this may be different from when a degree is considered awarded by the university or the date of a graduation ceremony. In ambiguous cases, the decision of the National Secretary is final.
• Academic achievement: You must have completed an undergraduate degree (usually a Bachelor’s) by July 2024, and you must have an academic background and grade that – at a minimum – meets or exceeds the specific entry requirements of your chosen course at the University of Oxford (https://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/graduate/courses/courses-a-z-listing). Candidates will have a higher 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 Please contact the National Secretary if you require further advice about academic requirements of the Scholarship.
• English Language: You must meet the University of Oxford’s English language requirements. Unless you meet their requirements for a test waiver, you must demonstrate this by providing test results with scores that meet the University’s higher level requirement. Please use their self-assessment tool to see if you qualify for a test waiver: https://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/graduate/applying-to-oxford/applicationguide/qualifications-languages-funding/english-language-requirement-self-evaluation-tool.
- The Rhodes Scholarship covers Oxford University course fees, as well as providing an annual stipend. For the 2022/23 academic year, the stipend is £18,180 per annum (£1,515 per month) from which Scholars pay all living expenses, including accommodation. Please note – this is not sufficient to cover partners or dependents.
- Following selection for the Scholarship, the Rhodes Trust will cover the fee required to apply to study at the University of Oxford. The Trust will cover the fee for a student visa and the associated International Health Surcharge (IHS), which enables international students to access the UK’s National Health Service. The Rhodes Trust will cover two economy class flights – to and from the UK – for the beginning and end of studies in Oxford.
- On arrival in Oxford, Scholars receive a settling in allowance and for those Scholars who transition to a second course of study in Oxford, they will again receive assistance to cover the fee for visa renewal and further application for IHS.
How to Apply
To apply for the Rhodes Scholarship, you must complete and submit our online application form by 23:59 Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), 01 August 2023. 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. 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. 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. The Rhodes application form requires you to provide:
• Your details, such as contact information
• Evidence that you meet the eligibility criteria
• Your education history including your university transcripts
• The course(s) you would like to study at the University of Oxford
• A CV
• An Academic Statement
• A Personal Statement • A total of four referees
- Information for Candidates – Global
- Guidance for Referees – Global
- Guidance for Nominating Institutions
- FAQs for Nominating Institutions
- Courses covered by the Rhodes Scholarship
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