Rhodes Scholarships at Oxford University for International Students

RHODESRhodes Scholarships are awarded for pursuing full-time postgraduate studies at the University of Oxford, UK. 83 Rhodes scholars are selected annually from 14 countries or groupings of countries around the world. Established in the will of Cecil Rhodes in 1902, the Rhodes is the oldest and perhaps the most prestigious international scholarship programme in the world.

Scholarship provided by : Rhodes Scholarship Fund
Institution(s): Oxford University in UK
Scholarship Award :

A Rhodes Scholarship covers all University and College fees, the university application fee, a personal stipend for living expenses, private health insurance, and economy class airfare to and from Oxford at the commencement and conclusion of the scholarship.
Rhodes selection criteria:
• literary and scholastic attainments
• energy to use one’s talents to the full
• 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.
Eligible for Scholarship:
The Rhodes Trust warmly welcomes applications from talented young women and men of diverse backgrounds. Selection of Rhodes Scholars is made without regard to gender, marital status, race, ethnic origin, colour, religion, sexual orientation, social background, or disability.
Cecil Rhode’s will outlines four criteria to be used in the election of Scholars:
• literary and scholastic attainments
• energy to use one’s talents to the full
• 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.
•Age limits vary between constituencies and range from a minimum age limit of 18 to a maximum of 28 .

Application Overview :

Applications for Rhodes Scholarships open during the spring and summer of the preceding year.

All candidates for the Scholarship should read the information about the Scholarships applicable globally, and then proceed to their country-specific page. Online application is not available for applicants to New Zealand and Pakistan. Please refer to the relevant country page: New Zealand or Pakistan.
In broad terms, all constituencies will require the following materials 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) who can attest in confidential references to the character and intellect of the applicant, including academic, personal, extra-curricular and leadership achievements (and who should never include people to whom you are related)
Application Deadline: Deadline varies per country but is around July-October of the preceding year you wish to study.
Website/Links: http://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk/

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