The Rhodes Scholarships are postgraduate awards that support exceptional all-round students at the University of Oxford. Set up in the will of Cecil Rhodes in 1902, the Rhodes is the oldest and perhaps the most prestigious international scholarship program in the world.
Eligibility Criteria/ Scholarship Guidelines
The eligibility criteria that follow apply to all candidates for the Rhodes Scholarships:
• Citizenship & residency: Each Candidate must fulfill the citizenship and residency requirements of the Rhodes constituency for which they are applying.
• Age: Age limits vary within 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. Check carefully the specified age requirements for your constituency before applying. Successful applicants will arrive in Oxford the October following the selection process. The Scholarship may not normally be deferred.
• Education: All candidates are expected to have achieved academic standing sufficiently advanced to assure completion of a bachelor’s degree by the October following the election. Academic standing should be adequate 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. Few constituencies require an undergraduate degree to have been taken within the constituency of application.