Rhodes Trust Scholarships for International students at University of Oxford 2017

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    Brief description: The Rhodes Trust offers Postgraduate Scholarship Program for international students from select countries including Africans, to study at University of Oxford (See country list below).

    Eligible African Countries: Kenya, Southern Africa (including South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia and Swaziland), Zambia and Zimbabwe
    See Countries specific criteria

    Other Countries: Australia, Bermuda, Canada, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Jamaica & Commonwealth Caribbean, Pakistan, New Zealand, United States,

    Accepted Subject Areas: Courses offered at University of Oxford

    About Scholarship Each year, the Rhodes scholarship is offered to 88 Rhodes Scholars selected from 32 countries or groupings of countries around the world to study for postgraduate degree at university of Oxford. They are outstanding young women and men of diverse backgrounds and interests who show strong potential to be public-spirited leaders for the world’s future.

    Scholarship Offered Since: Not specified

    Scholarship Type: Postgraduate scholarship

    Rhodes selection criteria

    The selection criteria, as found in the Will of Cecil Rhodes, govern selection across all Rhodes constituencies. They are:

    • literary and scholastic attainments
    • energy to use one’s talents to the full
    • 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.
    Who is qualified to apply?

    The following eligibility criteria apply to all applicants for the Rhodes Scholarships:

    • Citizenship & residency: Each applicant must fulfil the citizenship and residency requirements of the Rhodes constituency for which they are applying. Please check the detailed information carefully via the country links.
    • Age: Age limits vary between constituencies and range from a minimum age limit of 18 to a maximum of 28 by 1 October of the year following selection. In most constituencies, the age limit is 24 or 25. Please check carefully the specific age requirements for your constituency before applying. Successful candidates will arrive in Oxford the October following the selection process. The Scholarship may not normally be deferred.
    • Education: All applicants must have achieved academic standing sufficiently advanced to assure completion of a bachelor’s degree by the October following election. Academic standing must be sufficiently high to ensure admission to the University of Oxford, which has very competitive entry requirements, and to give confidence that Rhodes Scholars will perform to a high academic standard in Oxford. Individual constituencies may specify a 1st or equivalent. Some constituencies require an undergraduate degree to have been taken within the constituency of application.
    Number of scholarships: 88

    Duration: Rhodes Scholars may study for any full-time postgraduate degree (including the BA with senior status over two years) at the University of Oxford.

    At the discretion of the Trustees, the Scholarship may be extended for a third year for those who take a recognized route to the DPhil. The Masters of Business Administration (MBA) and the Masters of Financial Economics (MFE) are only tenable in the second year of the Scholarship.

    The basic tenure of the Scholarship is two years, subject to satisfactory academic performance and personal conduct.

    To be taken at (Institution): University of Oxford

    Offered annually? Yes

    How to Apply

    For detailed application requirements for each constituency, please visit the country pages via the country links. In broad terms, all constituencies will require the following materials in differing forms:

    • Evidence of academic record / transcript (complete or in progress) of undergraduate degree and any postgraduate study
    • Curriculum vitae/resumé or list of principal activities
    • Personal statement or essay (including, crucially, a clear statement of what the applicant wishes to study at Oxford and why)
    • Evidence of age / birth certificate / passport
    • English Language proficiency (where English is not the first language)
    • Photograph
    • List of referees (usually several are required) who can attest in confidential references to the character and intellect of the applicant, including academic, personal, extra-curricular and leadership achievements (and who should never include people to whom you are related)
    Visit Scholarship Webpage for details

    Sponsors: Rhodes Foundation

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