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What is the Rhodes Scholarship?


Step 1 – The Rhodes Scholarship is a postgraduate award supporting exceptional students from around the world to study at the University of Oxford.

  • The Rhodes Scholarship is the oldest (first awarded in 1902) and perhaps most prestigious international scholarship programme
  • The Scholarship aims to nurture public-spirited leaders for the world’s future
  • Ninety five outstanding young women and men are awarded the Scholarship each year, from 20 Rhodes constituencies (64 countries) worldwide
  • Rhodes Scholars study at the world-class University of Oxford, ranked first internationally in the Times Higher Education rankings 2017
  • Scholars may pursue any full-time postgraduate degree (subject to limited restrictions) offered by the University of Oxford, for a duration of 2-3 years
  • The Scholarship includes full tuition, a maintenance stipend, and flights to and from Oxford at the beginning and end of tenure
  • Whilst at Oxford Scholars enjoy a comprehensive Rhodes Character, Service & Leadership programme, inclusive of retreats, workshops, conferences, as well as many discussion and social events at Rhodes House, Oxford
  • The Rhodes Scholarship is a lifelong, intergenerational fellowship of over 5000 individuals, resident in over 100 countries worldwide.