Global Rhodes Scholarships at University of Oxford, in the U.K.

Global Rhodes Scholarships at University of Oxford, in the U.K.
Field of Study: All
Degree Type: Master's Degree
Country of scholarship: UK
Deadline:01/08/2024

The Global Rhodes Scholarship is part of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarships programmes, which are fully funded, full-time, postgraduate awards supporting exceptional all-round students at the University of Oxford. The next round of scholarships is for students who will start their studies at Oxford in October 2025.

A total of two Global Rhodes Scholarships will be awarded to International students from all over the world who are not connected to any other Rhodes Scholarships constituency. Citizens of most Arab countries are eligible to apply as Global Rhodes scholars, subject to nomination by their university (see “Information for Candidates”). Exceptions are citizens of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, and Palestine (SJLP), who are eligible to apply under their own constituencies.

The Rhodes Scholarship covers course fees and provides an annual stipend to cover living expenses, including accommodation. For the 2023–2024 academic year, the stipend was £19,092 per annum (£1,591 per month). Please note: this amount is not sufficient to cover partners or dependents.

You should apply for the scholarship before applying for your proposed course at the University of Oxford. Selected candidates 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.

Rhodes Scholars may study any full-time postgraduate degree at the University of Oxford, subject to scholarship requirements and a few exceptions. See the Conditions of Tenure for more details. Use the university’s A–Z guide and search tool to explore all of Oxford’s graduate courses. The scholarship application window will open on 3 June 2024.

Deadline

1 August 2024

Duration 

Generally, two years. A third year may be approved in some cases. One-year programmes are also possible.

Benefits

  • All university and college fees.
  • A stipend to cover living expenses.
  • A settling-in allowance, health insurance, visa, two economy-class flights, to and from the United Kingdom, for the beginning and end of studies in Oxford.
  • Student visa fees and the associated immigration health surcharge.

Eligibility 


Applicants must:

  • Be a citizen of any country that is not part of another Rhodes Scholarships Constituency.
  • Be at least 18 and no older than 23 years old on 1 October 2024. (Note: Older candidates who completed their first undergraduate degree later than usual may also apply. They must be under the age of 27 on 1 October 2024 and must have completed their first undergraduate degree on or after 1 October 2023.)
  • Have completed an undergraduate degree (normally a bachelor’s degree) that is a first-class honours degree or equivalent, and which meets or exceeds the specific entry requirements of your chosen course at the University of Oxford.
  • Have a sufficiently high standard of English to meet the University of Oxford’s English language proficiency requirements at the higher level listed. Or, if you meet certain requirements, you may request an English language test waiver.

How to Apply

Register for an account and complete the application form. You will be asked to provide:

  • Your details, such as contact information.
  • Evidence that you meet the eligibility criteria, such as a copy of a valid passport (with translation, if necessary), confirming that you meet the age and citizenship criteria.
  • Your education history, including official transcripts from all colleges or universities at which you are studying or have studied, showing grades achieved. If your official transcript is not in English, you must submit both the original official document issued by your institution and a translation into English certified by a professional translator, the issuing body of the original transcript, or an authorized notary.
  • A letter of nomination from your university.
  • The course(s) you would like to study at the University of Oxford.
  • A CV.
  • An academic statement (no more than 350 words).
  • A personal statement (no more than 1000 words). You can find further guidance on the personal statement on the Application Overview page of the scholarship website.
  • Four referees (three academic referees and one character referees).
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