Application is now open for The Rhodes Scholarship at the University of Oxford for academic year 2021-22. Some 100 Rhodes Scholarships are available for the year to undertake full-time post-graduate study at the British university.
First awarded in 1902, the Rhodes Scholarship is the oldest and perhaps most prestigious international scholarship program which enables outstanding young people from around the world to study at the University of Oxford.
What The Rhodes Scholarship Covers :
A Rhodes Scholarship covers All University and College fees; the University application fee; a living stipend of £16,218 per annum (variable), one economy class airfare to Oxford at the start of the scholarship and one economy flight back to the student’s home country at the conclusion of the scholarship.
List of Rhodes Scholarship Constituencies (Eligible Regions) : Below is a list of Rhodes constituencies from where individuals can participate in the scholarship program :
Australia (9 Scholarships), Bermuda (1 Scholarship), Canada (11 Scholarships), China (4 Scholarships),
East Africa (1 Scholarship) covering Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, South Sudan and Burundi;
Germany (2 Scholarships), Hong Kong SAR (2 Scholarships), 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 & Palestine (2 Scholarships); United Arab Emirates (2 Scholarships), United States of America (32 Scholarships),
West Africa (2 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) and Zimbabwe (2 Scholarships).
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Important Note : A constituency is a country, a group of countries, and/or territories, and/or states for the purposes of administering scholarships.
It should be noted that if you are not eligible to apply for Rhodes Scholarships for any of the above constituencies, please visit this page (https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk/scholarships/which-scholarship/) in order to see the Global Scholarships and inter-jurisdictional options.
Scholarship Eligibilities : The Rhodes Scholarship is usually awarded to young people of outstanding intellect, character, leadership, and commitment to service. The four criteria which governed the selection of Rhodes Scholars in 1902 are still the guiding criteria for the selection of Rhodes Scholars :
- Literary and scholastic attainments (academic excellence).
- Energy to use one’s talents to the full (as demonstrated by mastery in areas such as sports, music, debate, dance, theatre, and artistic pursuits, particularly where teamwork is involved).
- Truth, courage, devotion to duty, sympathy for and protection of the weak, kindliness, unselfishness and fellowship.
- Moral force of character and instincts to lead, and to take an interest in one’s fellow beings.
How to Apply : Interested individuals need to make application through the following link at :
Important Note 2 : You may submit only one Rhodes Scholarship application in an application round. Any candidate submitting more than one application per year will be disqualified from all submitted applications.
If you are still unsure of where to direct your application, you can send your query to this address : [email protected]