Rhodes Global Scholarship 2024

Rhodes Global Scholarship- Do you want to pursue your studies in the UK? Well, there is good news for you! Applications for Rhodes Scholarship are currently open. The Rhodes Scholarship, which is one of the most competitive and highly recognized awards funds two or three years of post-bachelor study at the University of Oxford in Great Britain.

About Rhodes Global Scholarships

Until now, the Rhodes Scholarships have only been awarded in 20 constituencies which is about 60 different countries. But now, The Rhodes Scholarships are fully global.

This award takes care of the students’ living and educational expenses, and currently, they are looking for outstanding young leaders who are motivated to engage with global challenges and promote international understanding and peace.

In short, they seek young people of outstanding intellect, character, leadership, and commitment to service, and who demonstrate a strong propensity to emerge as ‘leaders for the world’s future.

With a Rhodes Global Scholarship, students can study at the University of Oxford for two years after receiving their bachelor’s degree, with the option to continue for a third year to pursue a PhD. There are few restrictions as to the field of study, but the proposed course must be available at Oxford and applicants must be academically prepared to undertake the course.

Every Rhodes Global Scholarship includes a maintenance stipend that is given to the student in addition to direct payment of all tuition fees to the student’s college. The Rhodes Trust also covers the cost of scholars’ round-trip transportation to and from Oxford. Access to specialized lectures at Oxford’s Rhodes House is another benefit.

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The scholarships, which were started in 1902 following Cecil Rhodes’s death, enable deserving students to attend Oxford University from nineteen countries on five continents. To apply, applicants must schedule a private counseling session with Global Rhodes campus representative Alicia Hayes.

Level/Fields of Study

Any full-time postgraduate degree at the University of Oxford, with some exceptions.

Target group

Students who are not from existing Rhodes constituencies

Scholarship value/inclusions/duration

A Rhodes Scholarship takes care of all University and college fees, living stipend (£19,092) per year), settling in allowance, health insurance, visa, and two economy-class flights.

The basic tenure of the scholarship is two years, subject always, and at all times, to satisfactory academic performance and personal conduct.

Eligibility
  • Nationality/ Citizenship:

You can apply for the Rhodes Global Scholarship if you are not eligible to apply via any existing Rhodes constituency. If you have a strong connection to one or more Rhodes constituencies but do not meet their eligibility criteria, you should also consider inter-jurisdictional consideration rather than the Global scholarship.

  • Age:

Regarding Age, you must meet the following criteria:

  1. You must be aged 18-23 on 1st October 2024, that is, you must have been born after 1 October 2000 and before 2 October 2006.
  2. Older candidates who completed their first undergraduate degree later than usual must be under the age of 27 on 1st October 2024 that is, you must have been born after 1 October 1997 and you must have completed your first undergraduate degree on or after 1st October 2023.
  • Academic achievement:
  1. You must have already completed, or will have completed by July 2025, an undergraduate degree (normally a Bachelor’s degree) with an academic background and grade that at a minimum, meets or exceeds the specific entry requirements of your chosen full-time course at the University of Oxford.
  2. Due to the very intense international competition for places at the University of Oxford, candidates will have a greater chance of successful admission to Oxford if they have a First Class Honors Degree or equivalent or a GPA of 3.70/4.0 or higher.
  • English Language:
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You must have a sufficiently high standard of English to meet the English language proficiency requirements of the University of Oxford.

Additional Selection Criteria

The Rhodes seeks students who demonstrate:

  1. Literary and scholastic attainments;
  2. Energy to use one’s talents to the full;
  3. Truth, courage, devotion to duty, sympathy for and protection of the weak, kindliness, unselfishness, and fellowship; and
  4. Moral force of character and instincts to lead, and to take an interest in one’s fellow beings.
Required Documents to apply for Rhodes Global Scholarship:
  1. Curriculum vitae/resumé or list of principal activities. (Please do not include a photograph in your CV for this scholarship)
  2. Evidence of academic record/transcript (complete or in progress) of undergraduate degree and any postgraduate study
  3. Personal statement or essay (including, crucially, a clear statement of what the applicant wishes to study at Oxford and why)
  4. English Language proficiency (where English is not the first language). Check the requirements here.
  5. Evidence of age/birth certificate/passport
  6. Photograph
  7. Four reference letters from appraisers 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).
Application instructions:

Applications will open on 1 June 2024

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.

Note that there is no application fee for submission of the Rhodes Scholarship application form. However, you must submit your application online and they can’t accept any other form of application.

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To apply for the Rhodes Scholarship, you must complete and submit your online application form by 23:59 Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), on 1 August 2024.

Official Scholarship website to apply:

https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk/scholarships/applications/global/#apply-now

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