Rhodes Global Scholarships

Last Updated on June 21, 2023 by Hotjobsng

About Scholarship

The Rhodes Scholarship supports exceptional young people for postgraduate study at the University of Oxford, and actively fosters lifelong learning and fellowship. It 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.

Until recently, the Rhodes Scholarships have been awarded in 20 constituencies (representing over 60 different countries). Now the Rhodes Scholarships are fully global: two new Global Scholarships allow eligible candidates from the rest of the world to apply (subject to nomination).


The Scholarship is not just a financial bursary, it is a life-changing opportunity for exceptional young people with the potential to make a difference for good in the world. Rhodes Scholars are people who have a vision of how the world could be better and the energy to make a difference ‚Äď whatever their sphere of interest.


Administered by the Rhodes Trust in Oxford, the programme offers 100 fully-funded Scholarships each year for postgraduate study at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom ‚Äď one of the world‚Äôs leading universities. Rhodes Scholarships are for young leaders of outstanding intellect and character who are motivated to engage with global challenges, committed to the service of others and show promise of becoming value-driven, principled leaders for the world‚Äôs future.


Host Institution: Oxford University in UK

Level/Fields of study: Any full-time postgraduate degree (including the BA with senior status over two years) at the University of Oxford,

Number of Scholarships: 2

Target group: Students who are not from existing Rhodes constituencies

Scholarship Value:

A Rhodes Scholarship covers: All University and College fees; the University application fee; a living stipend (£15,144 per annum 2018-19); one economy class airfare to Oxford at the start of the scholarship and one economy flight back to the student’s home country at the conclusion of the scholarship.


The tenure of the Scholarship is two years, subject always to satisfactory academic performance and personal conduct. Subject to an application process, the Scholarship may be extended for a third year for those who take a recognised route to the DPhil (PhD).


  • Nationality/citizenship: Eligibility to any other Rhodes Scholarship renders you ineligible to apply for a Global¬†Scholarship, i.e. if you are eligible to apply via any existing¬†Rhodes Constituency, you must apply there.¬†Please also see the information online regarding inter-jurisdictional consideration ‚Äď it may be in your¬†interest to pursue that route rather than to apply for a Global Scholarship, which will likely be the most competitive¬†Scholarships offered by the Rhodes Trust.
  • Age: You must have reached your 19th and not have passed your 25th birthday on 1 October 2020, which means¬†you must have been born after 30 September 1995 and on or before 1 October 2001.
  • Academic achievement: You must have completed (or will have completed by June / July 2020) an undergraduate¬†degree with a First Class or minimum GPA minimum of 3.70 out of 4.0 (or equivalent). Please note carefully the¬†requirements for your chosen course at Oxford, which may be higher still. Successful candidates typically feature¬†within the top few ranks of their graduating classes.
  • English language:¬†You must have a sufficiently high standard of English to meet the English language proficiency¬†requirements (at the Higher Level listed) of the University of Oxford.

Application Instructions

You will not be able to submit your application for the Global Scholarship without prior nomination by your University. Each university has a limited number of nominations that they can make each year. You must register the most appropriate nominator via the application form. Once their nomination has been received, you will be permitted to submit your form.You can apply online from 01 June 2019 at the Application page via the scholarships tab.


Please read the Information for Global Candidates for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Application Deadline

Applications are currently closed.

You must submit your application online, with all supporting documents, by 23:59 Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), 31 July 2019.


Official Scholarship Website: https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk/scholarships/apply/global

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