Rhodes Scholarships at Oxford University for International Students

The annual Rhodes Scholarships is now receiving applications from international students who wish to pursue a postgraduate degree at Oxford University.Students who meet the eligibility criteria are encouraged to apply.

Established in 1903, the Rhodes Scholarship is the world’s oldest and most prestigious international scholarship program. The Rhodes Scholarship is a life-changing opportunity to join outstanding young people from around the world to study at the University of Oxford. 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. Applying for the Scholarship is a challenge, but it is an experience which has helped generations of young people to succeed. Applications are encouraged from talented students everywhere. Rhodes Scholars come to the UK for two or more years and can apply to study most full-time postgraduate courses offered by Oxford University.

Rhodes Scholars come from all backgrounds and we welcome applications from talented young persons of diverse backgrounds. Selection is made without regard to gender, gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation, race, ethnic origin, colour, religion, social background, caste, or disability.

The University of Oxford, founded in the 12th century, holds the distinction of being the oldest university in the English-speaking world and stands as one of the premier centers of scholarship globally. It functions as a collegiate university, with an annual turnover surpassing £1.3 billion.

Oxford is home to over 11,700 undergraduates, 10,900 postgraduates, and around 13,000 staff members, all working within its four academic divisions, 38 self-governing colleges, and six permanent private halls. The collegiate system plays a crucial role in the university’s success, offering students and academics the benefits of being part of a large, internationally esteemed institution as well as a smaller, interdisciplinary academic community.

Ranked first in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings for the second year in a row, Oxford’s achievements are propelled by its innovative research and groundbreaking advancements. The university’s staff, students, and alumni have conducted research that has profoundly impacted the world over the centuries. In the latest assessment of research quality among UK universities, Oxford excelled, with 48% of its research deemed world-class and an additional 39% rated internationally excellent.

Study Programme: Postgraduate Programme

Eligible Countries: International Students

Country Host: England, UK.

Scholarship Reward: Tuition, stipend

Eligibility Criteria for the Scholarship

To be considered for this scholarship:

  • You must be aged 18-24 on 1st October 2024 (i.e. you must have been born after 1 October 1999 and before 2 October 2006).

OR for medical, dental, pharmaceutical, law and engineering students, to allow you to complete your professional internship

  • You must be aged 18-25 on 1st October 2024 (i.e. you must have been born after 1 October 1998 and before 2 October 2006)

OR for older candidates who completed their first undergraduate degree later than usual

  • You must be under the age of 27 on 1st October 2024 (i.e. have been born after 1 October 1997) AND you must also have completed your first undergraduate degree on or after 1 October 2023
  • You must have completed an undergraduate degree (normally a Bachelor’s degree) by the application deadline with an academic background and grade that is a First Class Honours Degree or equivalent which meets or exceeds the specific entry requirements of your chosen full-time course at the University of Oxford; in the case of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy courses, the highest classification your University awards, e.g. a Distinction would be considered equivalent to a First Class Honours Degree.
  • In order to take up a place on one of our courses, you must be able to demonstrate English language proficiency at the University’s standard or higher level. You do not need to provide evidence of English language proficiency if you meet one of the following criteria:
  • Your first language is English and you have always been a citizen of and primarily resident in a majority English-speaking country recognised by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI); or
  • You are a current Oxford student applying for readmission.

Benefits of the Scholarship

  • The Rhodes Scholarship covers Oxford University course fees, as well as providing an annual stipend. For the 2023/24 academic year, the stipend is £19,092 per annum (£1,591 per month) from which Scholars pay all living expenses, including accommodation. Please note – this is not sufficient to cover partners or dependents.

Documents Required

  • Your details, such as contact information
  • Evidence that you meet the eligibility criteria
  • Your education history including your university transcripts
  • The course(s) you would like to study at the University of Oxford
  • A  CV
  • An Academic Statement
  • A Personal Statement
  • A total of four (minimum) to six (maximum) referees

Application Process

For further information, please CLICK HERE to visit the official website

Application Deadline

August 28, 2024

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