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The Rhodes Scholarship - Oxford University | TrendingOpps
The Rhodes Scholarship – Oxford University | TrendingOpps
About Rhodes Scholarship program:

The Rhodes Scholarship 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.

One of the founding aims of the Scholarship was to identify young leaders from around the world who, through the pursuit of education together at Oxford, would forge bonds of mutual understanding and fellowship for the betterment of mankind. Although the language is old-fashioned, this remains one of the founding aims of the Scholarship: to select outstanding young people, with the potential to lead, who will make an impact for good in the world in later life.

  • The Rhodes Scholarship is for two years in the first instance.
  • The Rhodes Scholarship covers Oxford University (and College) fees as well as providing an annual stipend.
  • Access to a stipend of about £15,141 per annum (c. £1,260 per month).
  • In addition, the Rhodes Trust will cover 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.
  • Following selection for the Scholarship, the Rhodes Trust also covers the application fee required to apply to study at the University of Oxford.


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.

Application Procedure:

To apply for The Rhodes Scholarship, applicants are required to carefully look through this Application Overview to decide on their applications and proceed.

Deadline: 31 July 2019

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  3. Japan-WCO Human Resource Development Scholarship Programme 2019/2020 for Masters Study in Japan (Fully-funded)

For more information, please visit: The Rhodes Trust

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