Rhodes Trust Scholarships 2018 for Kenyans to study at the University of Oxford – UK (Fully Funded)

Application Deadline: 23:59, local time, 31 August 2017

The Rhodes Scholarship is administered by the Rhodes Trust, Oxford, United Kingdom. Scholarships are awarded in 20 Rhodes constituencies ( 64 different countries) around the world. Selection Committees for the Rhodes Scholarship are looking for outstanding leaders who are motivated to engage with global challenges, to ‘esteem the performance of public
duties as their highest aim’, and to promote international understanding and peace. In short, Selection Committees seek young women and men of outstanding intellect, character, leadership, and commitment to service, and who demonstrate a strong propensity to emerge as ‘leaders for the world’s future’.
Eligibility Requirements:
  • Nationality/citizenship : You must be a citizen of Kenya. Candidates with dual citizenship may not apply to more than one of the Rhodes constituencies .
  • Residency: You must have been resident in Kenya for at least five of the last ten years.
  • Age: You must have reached your 19th and not have passed your 25th birthday on 1 October 2018, which means you must have been born after 30 September 1993 and on or before 1 October 1999. Exceptions, extending the upper age limit by no more than 2 years, may be made for students who have undertaken an undergraduate degree of five years or more, at the discretion of the National Secretary. In such cases, exceptions will only be considered for applicants born after 30 September 1991 and on or before 1 October 1999.
  • Academic achievement: You must have completed (or will have completed by the summer of 2018) an undergraduate degree from a university (normally a Bachelor’s degree) with a First or Upper Second class standard (ie an average core of 69%/GPA 3.7 or higher). In this respect, please note carefully the requirements for your chosen course at Oxford.
Application Procedure
a. Candidates may apply online from 1 June 2017 at http://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk via the scholarship tab. Queries in this regard should be directed to the National Secretary.
b. You must submit your application online, with all supporting documents, by 23:59, local time, 31 August 2017.
c. In preparation for making their application, all candidates should read carefully the general information for candidates on the Rhodes website, the Conditions of Tenure for the Rhodes Scholarship, the information in this document and the graduate admissions pages of the University of Oxford: www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/graduate.
d. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview in Nairobi in November
2017. No candidate will be selected without interview. You must be available to attend the interview, in person, as no accommodations can be made on date and time of interview.
e. Candidates who do not receive further communication by 31 October
should assume that their application has not been successful
Selection Procedure
a. Selection for the Rhodes Scholarship is made without any regard to financial means.
b. If you have dual citizenship, you may apply to one constituency only.
c. Selection for the Rhodes Scholarship is made without regard to marital status, race, ethnic origin, colour, gender, religion, sexual orientation, social background, disability, caste or other irrelevant distinction.
d. The Rhodes Scholarship for which you are applying is for entry to Oxford in October
2018 and may not be deferred.
e. The Rhodes Scholarship is confirmed only upon successful admission to the University of Oxford.
f. If there is no suitable candidate in any given year, the Selection Committee will not select.
g. The decision of the Selection Committee is final.
National Secretary for Kenya: Rhodes.Selection.Kenya@gmail.com
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