Rhodes Scholarships at Oxford University

Rhodes Scholarships are awarded to outstanding students from all around the world to study a postgraduate degree at the University of Oxford, UK. Rhodes is the oldest and perhaps the most prestigious international scholarship programme in the world.

Scholarship Summary
|Level: Postgraduate, Masters, PhD |Institution(s): Oxford University, UK
|Location: UK, |Field(s): Any
|Target: All |Deadline(s): Opens in summer/spring until around October

A total of about 89 scholarship award class is selected each year. the scholarship covers. The scholarship is for a duration of two years, subject to satisfactory academic performance and personal conduct.

  • all University and College fees,
  • a personal stipend
  • one economy class airfare to Oxford at the start of the Scholarship, as well as an economy flight back to the student’s home country at the conclusion of the Scholarship.

Target group:

Students from AustraliaNew Zealand, Bermuda, North America (United States, Canada), Asia (China, Hong Kong, India, Pakistan), Europe (Germany), Caribbean (Jamaica & the Commonwealth Caribbean), Southern Africa (including South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia and Swaziland), Africa (Kenya, Zambia and Zimbabwe), West Africa, United Arab Emirates.


To be eligible for the Rhodes Scholarships at Oxford University, you must:

  • fulfill the citizenship and residency requirements of the Rhodes constituency for which you are applying.  Please check the country links for detailed information.
  • Meet the Age requirements as specified by your constituency. This varies between constituencies and range from a minimum age limit of 18 to a maximum of 28 by 1 October of the year following selection.
  • have achieved academic standing sufficiently high to ensure admission to the University of Oxford, which has very competitive entry requirements, and to give confidence that you will perform to a high academic standard in Oxford.

How to Apply for the Rhodes Scholarships at Oxford University

Applications open during the spring and summer of the preceding year. Candidates are expected to read both the global information about the Scholarships and their country-specific information. The following materials are usually required for the application in differing forms:

  • Evidence of academic record / transcript (complete or in progress) of undergraduate degree and any postgraduate study
  • Curriculum vitae/resumé or list of principal activities
  • Personal statement or essay (including, crucially, a clear statement of what the applicant wishes to study at Oxford and why)
  • Evidence of age / birth certificate / passport
  • English Language proficiency (where English is not the first language)
  • Photograph
  • List of referees (usually several are required)

For detailed information on how to apply, visit the Official Website.


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