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

Application Deadline: midnight, Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), 30 September 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 criteria
a. You must be a citizen of one of the following countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, the island of Saint Helena, Senegal, Sierra Leone, São Tomé and Principe and Togo.
b. You must have been resident in one or more of the countries listed above for at least five of the last ten years.
c. You must have completed an undergraduate degree from a college or university (normally a Bachelor’s degree) with the highest classification your University awards, eg First Class or Upper Second Class Honours.
d. You must have reached your 19th and not have passed your 26th birthday on 1 October 2018
8. This means candidates must have been born after 30 September 1992 and on or before 1 October 1999.
e. You must have a sufficiently high standard of English to meet the English language proficiency requirements (at the Higher Level listed) of the University of Oxford
Application procedure
a. Applicants may apply online at www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk via the scholarships tab
(from 1 June 2017).
b. All candidates are required to ensure that their completed electronic application is received online by midnight, GMT, 30 September 2017. Candidates are responsible for ensuring that referees submit their references online no later than midnight , GMT, 14 October
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 interview. No candidate will be selected without inter
view. You must be available to attend the interview, in person , as no accommodations can be made on date and time of interview.
The interviews will take the format of a Dinner with the Selection Committee, followed by a Panel Interview the following day, most likely on a Friday evening/Saturday between mid-
November/early December. Interviews will be held in Lagos. Overnight accommodation will be provided if necessary.
Travel expenses are not normally provided. However, candidates who need to travel to the interview location from their country of origin within the West Africa region, may apply to the National Secretary for financial assistance to travel.
e. Candidates who do not receive further communication by the end of November should assume that their application has been unsuccessful.
References must be received by 23:59, GMT, 14 October 2017.
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