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Rhodes Global Scholarships 2025 for Postgraduate Study at the University of Oxford, United Kingdom |Fully Funded

Rhodes Global Scholarships 2025 for Postgraduate Study at the University of Oxford, United Kingdom |Fully Funded

Applications are now open for the 2025 Rhodes Global Scholarships. 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.

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.

Eligibility Criteria

Nationality/citizenship: You may only apply to the Global Scholarships if you are not eligible to apply via any existing Rhodes constituency. If you have a strong connection to one or more Rhodes constituency but do not meet their eligibility criteria you should also consider interjurisdictional consideration rather than the Global Scholarship.

Age: You must meet either of the below criteria: i. You must be aged 18-23 on 1st October 2024 (i.e. you must have been born after 1 October 2000 and before 2 October 2006). OR (for older candidates who completed their first undergraduate degree later than usual)

ii. 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.

A university’s policy determines the date of completion of academic requirement for a degree and this may be different from when a degree is considered awarded by the university or the date of a graduation ceremony.

In ambiguous cases, the decision of the National Secretary is final.

Scholarship Worth

  • 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.
  • Following selection for the Scholarship, the Rhodes Trust will cover the fee required to apply to study at the University of Oxford. The Trust will cover the fee for a student visa and the associated International Health Surcharge (IHS), which enables international students to access the UK’s National Health Service. The Rhodes Trust will cover two economy class flights – to and from the UK – for the beginning and end of studies in Oxford.
  • On arrival in Oxford, Scholars receive a settling in allowance and for those Scholars who transition to a second course of study in Oxford, they will again receive assistance to cover the fee for visa renewal and further application for IHS.

Academic achievement:

You must have completed an undergraduate degree (usually a Bachelor’s) by July 2025, and you must have an academic background and grade that – at a minimum – meets or exceeds the specific entry requirements of your chosen course at the University of Oxford.

Candidates will have a higher chance of successful admission to Oxford if they have:

A First Class Honours Degree or equivalent, or, a CGPA of 3.70/4.0 or higher.  Once you have noted the entry requirements for your chosen course(s), you can check international grade equivalencies here.

English Language: You must meet the University of Oxford’s English language requirements. This means that unless you qualify for a test waiver, you must provide English test results with scores that meet the University’s higher level requirement.

How to Apply

To apply for the Rhodes Scholarship, you must complete and submit our online application form before 23:59 Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), 01 August 2024.

There is no application fee for submission of the Rhodes Scholarship application form; however you must submit your application online, before the deadline, and we can’t accept any other form of application.

You should apply for the Rhodes Scholarship before applying for your proposed course at the University of Oxford.

Candidates selected for the Rhodes Scholarship are then required to apply for their chosen course via the University of Oxford’s graduate application form with support from the team at Rhodes House.

If unsuccessful in your first application to the Rhodes Scholarships, you may subsequently re-apply only once more (and this must be in the same constituency), subject to meeting the eligibility criteria.

The Rhodes application form requires you to provide:

• 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 (a template is provided within the application form for you to fill out)
• An Academic Statement
• A Personal Statement
• A total of four referees

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Rhodes Global Scholarships

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