The Rhodes International Scholarship

The Rhodes Scholarship is a prestigious international scholarship scheme that enables exceptionally young people from different parts of the world to study at the University of Oxford.

Rhodes Selection Criteria

The Rhodes Selection Committees are looking for young people with the following key qualities:

  • Outstanding academic excellence
  • High moral conduct and character
  • Exceptional leadership qualities with a heart to serve


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List of Rhode Scholarship Countries

  • AUSTRALIA (9 Scholarships)
  • BERMUDA (1 Scholarship)
  • CANADA (11 Scholarships)
  • CHINA (4 Scholarships)
  • EAST AFRICA (1 Scholarship) Covering Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, South Sudan and Burundi
  • GERMANY (2 Scholarships)
  • HONG KONG (1 Scholarship)
  • INDIA (5 Scholarships)
  • ISRAEL (2 Scholarships)
  • JAMAICA & THE COMMONWEALTH CARIBBEAN (2 Scholarships) Covering Antigua, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, St. Kitts-Nevis, Montserrat, Anguilla, the Turks and Caicos Islands, Cayman Islands and British Virgin Islands
  • KENYA (2 Scholarships)
  • MALAYSIA (1 Scholarship)
  • NEW ZEALAND (3 Scholarships)
  • PAKISTAN (1 Scholarship)
  • SAUDI ARABIA (1 Scholarship)
  • SINGAPORE (1 Scholarship)
  • SOUTHERN AFRICA (10 Scholarships) Covering South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia and Swaziland
  • SYRIA, JORDAN, LEBANON AND PALESTINE (2 Scholarships)
  • UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (2 Scholarships)
  • UNITED STATES (32 Scholarships)
  • WEST AFRICA (1 Scholarship) Covering 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.
  • ZAMBIA (2 Scholarships)
  • ZIMBABWE (2 Scholarships)

Courses Covered by the Scholarship

  • A BA with Senior Status (ie done over two years, rather than the normal three)
  • A one-year taught Master’s course (MSc, MSt, BCL), followed in the second year by another one-year taught Master’s course (subject to successful completion of the first course)
  • A one-year taught Master’s course (MSc, MSt, BCL)
  • A two-year MPhilor BPhil (or BCL/MPhil)
  • A two-year MSc by research(or MLitt)
  • A three-year DPhil


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Scholarship Coverage

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. For the 2018/19 academic year, the stipend will be £15,141 per annum (c. £1,260 per month) In addition to the above, 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 will also cover the application fee required to apply to study at the University of Oxford.

Application Instructions and Deadlines

Application instructions and deadlines can be found on the Rhodes Scholarship official page.


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