University of Oxford, UK. The Rhodes Scholarship
Application Deadline: 31 July 2020
Worth: Fees + £15,900 stipend
Awards: 100 scholarships
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. The Rhodes Scholarship supports exceptional young people for postgraduate study at the University of Oxford, and actively fosters lifelong learning and fellowship.
Rhodes Selection Committees are looking for young people of outstanding intellect, character, leadership, and commitment to service.
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
the moral force of character and instincts to lead, and to take an interest in one's fellow beings.
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 up to £15,900 per annum or £1,325 per month (2019/20 academic year rate) from which Scholars pay all living expenses, including accommodation
How-to-Apply: Applications for the Rhodes Scholarship consist of multiple stages. Below are 7 steps to guide you through the process.
Choice of Oxford Course
Preparing a personal statement
Checking and Gathering Documents
Social Media Engagement