Rhodes Postgraduate Study Scholarships
Deadline: July 31, 2019
Until recently, the Rhodes Scholarships have been awarded in 20 constituencies (representing over 60 different countries). Now the Rhodes Scholarships are fully global: two new Global Scholarships allow eligible candidates from the rest of the world to apply (subject to nomination).
The Rhodes Scholarship supports exceptional young people for postgraduate study at the University of Oxford, and actively fosters lifelong learning and fellowship. It is the oldest (first awarded in 1902) and perhaps most prestigious international scholarship programme, enabling outstanding young people from around the world to study at the University of Oxford.
The Scholarship is not just a financial bursary, it is a life-changing opportunity for exceptional young people with the potential to make a difference for good in the world. Rhodes Scholars are people who have a vision of how the world could be better and the energy to make a difference – whatever their sphere of interest.
The Rhodes Trust provides the Rhodes Scholarships in partnership with the Second Century Founders, John McCall MacBain O.C. and The Atlantic Philanthropies, and many other generous benefactors.
The Rhodes Scholarship is for two years in the first instance. A Rhodes Scholarship covers:
- All University and College fees; the University application fee;
- An annual living stipend (£15,144 per annum 2018-19);
- Two economy class flights – to and from the UK – for the beginning and end of studies in Oxford. Scholars receive a settling in allowance on arrival (£225 in 2017-18).
- The International Health Surcharge, which enables international students to access the UK’s National Health Service, is covered for the duration of a Scholar’s tenure.
- The application fee required to apply to study at the University of Oxford.
A number of research grants are also available to Rhodes Scholars, on application, which enables Scholars to, for example, attend international conferences or conduct additional fieldwork.
- Eligible Countries: AUSTRALIA, BERMUDA, CANADA, CHINA (4 Scholarships), EAST AFRICA (1 Scholarship)
Covering Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, South Sudan and Burundi, GERMANY (2 Scholarships), HONG KONG (1 Scholarship), INDIA (5 Scholarships), ISRAEL (2 Scholarships), JAMAICA & THE COMMONWEALTH CARIBBEAN (2 Scholarships)
Covering Antigua, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, St. Kitts-Nevis, Montserrat, Anguilla, the Turks and Caicos Islands, Cayman Islands and British Virgin Islands, KENYA (2 Scholarships), MALAYSIA (1 Scholarship), NEW ZEALAND (3 Scholarships), PAKISTAN (1 Scholarship), SAUDI ARABIA (Up to 2 Scholarships), SINGAPORE (1 Scholarship), SOUTHERN AFRICA (10 Scholarships) Covering South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia and eSwatini, SYRIA, JORDAN, LEBANON AND PALESTINE (2 Scholarships), UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (2 Scholarships), UNITED STATES (32 Scholarships), WEST AFRICA (1 Scholarship) Covering 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., ZAMBIA (2 Scholarships), ZIMBABWE (2 Scholarships)
- The Rhodes Trust warmly welcomes applications from talented young persons of diverse backgrounds.
- The broad eligibility criteria of the Rhodes Scholarship; definitive eligibility criteria are listed in the relevant Information for Candidates document for your country/region.
- Selection of Rhodes Scholars is made without regard to gender, gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation, race, ethnic origin, colour, religion, social background, caste, or disability.