Rhodes scholarships are post graduate awards given to brilliant international students to study at Oxford. The Rhodes was established in 1902 and is the oldest and most coveted scholarships for international students.
NUMBER OF SCHOLARSHIPS:
83 scholars are selected every year.
Students are selected from: Zambia, United States,Malawi, New Zealand, Pakistan,Zimbabwe,Kenya, Canada, Australia, Bermuda, India, Carribean, Hong Kong, Jamaica and Lesotho.
The Rhodes scholarship is an all inclusive scholarship, covering the entire cost of attendance, air flight, personal spending money and health insurance.
The Rhodes scholarship accepts individuals from diverse background without regard to sex, marital status or economic standing or disability. The following Criteria is using in evaluating students applications.
The age ranges from 18 to 28, although in most countries, age limit could be 24 or 25. Before applying, check carefully for the age limit for your country. After the selection, successful students would arrive Oxford campus in October. This scholarship cannot be deferred.
EDUCATION: Rhodes scholarship places high emphasis on high academic preparedness. All applicants must have gotten a sufficiently high GPA in their bachelor’s degree. Most countries usually require a GPA of 3.5. A high GPA is an indication of the students preparedness to succeed in their highly rigorous Oxford post graduate program and a statement to Rhodes scholars program of the applicants readiness to succeed.
Applicants must be citizens of countries eligible for the Rodes scholarship. For more information on eligibility click on their website.
All applicants should check out the scholarship website to know their eligibility, deadlines and how to apply. Most Rhodes scholarships are open during the spring and summer of the preceding year. Deadlines vary per country, but is usually between July and August. For detailed explanation on how to apply, click on this link http://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk/apply