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Rhodes Scholarships Program for International Students

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Applications for the Oxford University‘s Rhodes scholarships program are now open for application for the academic year 2024-2025.

The Rhodes Scholarship is a fully funded, full time, postgraduate award which enables talented young people from around the world to study at the University of Oxford.

Rhodes Scholarships give excellent postgraduate students from all corners of the world, and all fields of study, the chance to go to Oxford University. You can study any subject that Oxford has to offer.

As a scholar, you’ll join a strong and supportive international community for life.

The application process is pretty straightforward. You just tell them about yourself, and then there’s a series of interviews in your region.

The RHODES scholarships make it easier for you to get the most out of Oxford University academically, socially, personally and financially.

About Rhodes scholarships

DEADLINE : from June 1, 2023, to August 1, 2023.
LEVEL : Master, PhD.
FINANCING : Fully Funded (travel, accommodation, stipend…).
ELIGIBLE COUNTRIES : All nationalities.
HOST ESTABLISHMENT : Oxford University, UK.

Amount and benefits

The Rhodes scholarship covers Oxford University course fees, as well as providing an annual stipend.

The stipend is £18,180 per annum ((£1,515 per month) from which Scholars pay all living expenses, including accommodation.

Furthermore, the Rhodes scholarships will cover the fee required to apply to study at the University of Oxford.

Moreover, it will cover the fee for a student visa and the associated International Health Surcharge (IHS).

As for travel cost, the program will cover two economy class flights—to and from the UK—for the beginning and end of studies in Oxford.

You should note that this is not sufficient to cover an eventual partner or dependents expenses.

Eligible countries

The eligibility criteria for the Rhodes Scholarships vary depending on which constituency you are applying for.

The following countries are eligible for a Rhodes scholarship (countries with a pre-allocated number of spots). Countries not mentioned in the list are eligible for a Rhodes Global scholarship (scholarships spots allocated globally)

West Africa : 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.

East Africa : Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, South Sudan and Burundi.

Southern Africa : South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, and Eswatini.

Other countries : Australia, Bermuda, Canada, China, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Jamaica and Commonwealth Caribbean, Kenya, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, United Arab Emirates, United States, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

The rest of the world are eligible for RHODES Global scholarships.

Eligibility criteria

Eligibility criteria differ from country to country, but generally:

  1. Already have completed, or will have completed by July 2024, an undergraduate degree (for master’s candidates) or a master’s degree (for doctoral candidates).
  2. On 1 October 2023, you must be at least 18 and have not reached your 27th birthday.
  3. Furthermore, you must have a sufficiently high level of English.

Eligible courses

You can study any subject that Oxford has to offer, including medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, law, and engineering.

Oxford offers more than 350 courses across the disciplines, with courses opening in new areas every year. Check them all here.

How to apply for the Rhodes Scholarships?

You can apply online by clicking on the “APPLY” button below. Applications must be submitted by August 1, 2023.

The following documents must be submitted in English or with English translations included:

  1. A color photograph of the head and shoulders.
  2. A complete curriculum vitae.
  3. Birth certificate (or affidavit of birth).
  4. A copy of a national identity card.
  5. A copy of a valid passport (with translation, if necessary).
  6. An official transcript of the college or university where you study or studied, showing the marks obtained (to date).
  7. Proof of residence in the area for at least five of the last ten years, e.g., official school records.
  8. If English is not your native language, you must upload proof of English proficiency.
  9. An academic study report of 750 words maximum.
  10. A personal statement of no more than 1000.
  11. A list of four (minimum) to six (maximum) people (your referees) who are willing to submit referrals on your behalf.

All applicants will receive an email with the outcome of their application.

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