Rhodes Scholarship


The ,,Rhodes Scholarship,, is a prestigious international postgraduate award that enables outstanding students from around the world to study at the University of Oxford in England. Established in 1902 under the will of Cecil Rhodes, it is the oldest and one of the most esteemed international scholarship programs. The scholarship covers all university and college fees, provides a personal stipend for living expenses, and includes airfare to and from Oxford at the start and end of the scholarship tenure.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria:

1. Academic Excellence: 

Applicants must demonstrate a high level of academic achievement.

2. Leadership Potential:

 Candidates should show evidence of leadership and a commitment to making a difference in the world.

3.Character and Integrity:

Ethical qualities and a sense of duty to others are essential.

4.Physical Vigor:

 Although not mandatory, Rhodes Scholars are encouraged to develop their talents to the fullest, including participation in sports or other forms of physical activity.

Application Process:

The application process for the Rhodes Scholarship typically involves the following steps:

1. Application Form:

 Submission of detailed personal and academic information.

2.Personal Statement:

 An essay outlining the applicant's interests, goals, and reasons for applying.

3. References: 

Letters of recommendation from professors, mentors, or employers.

4. Interviews:

Shortlisted candidates are invited to a final interview stage.

Scholarship Benefits:

 Coverage of all tuition and fees at Oxford.

A personal stipend to cover living expenses (approximately £15,900 per year).

Airfare to and from the student's home country at the beginning and end of the scholarship.

 Funding for additional research or academic endeavors, if applicable.


The scholarship is typically awarded for two years, with the possibility of extension for a third year depending on the course of study.


Rhodes Scholars have gone on to achieve significant accomplishments in various fields, including academia, politics, law, business, and medicine. Notable Rhodes Scholars include former U.S. President Bill Clinton, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, and author Naomi Wolf.

Related Links:

 [Rhodes Trust Official Website]


[University of Oxford - Rhodes Scholarship Information]


 [Wikipedia - Rhodes Scholarship]



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