Rhodes Scholarships for the Middle East 2020
Type: Master's Degree
Who: Outstanding Students of Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, and Palestine
What: 100 fully Funded Scholarships at the University of Oxford
When: 2021 - 2022
Where: University of Oxford
Program Length: Two years
Deadline to Apply: 31 August 2020
Citizenship: Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria
Destination Countries: UK
Academic Subject(s): All Subjects
Administered by the Rhodes Trust in Oxford, the Rhodes Scholarship Program offers 100 fully-funded Scholarships each year for postgraduate study at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.
There are two Rhodes Scholarships offered for students from Syria, Jordan, Lebanon or Palestine (SJLP) each year:
– The Rhodes Scholarship in partnership with the Saïd Foundation for Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine.
– The Rhodes Scholarship in partnership with the Saïd Foundation for Syria.
These scholarships will enable outstanding students—chosen on the basis of exceptional intellect, character, leadership and commitment to service—to study, fully-funded, a graduate degree at the University of Oxford beginning in October 2021.
The broad selection criteria are:
– Academic excellence. Specific academic requirements can be found under ‘Eligibility Criteria’ below.
– Energy to use your talents to the full (as demonstrated by mastery in areas such as sports, music, debate, dance, theatre, and artistic pursuits, including where teamwork is involved).
– Truth, courage, devotion to duty, sympathy for and protection of the weak, kindliness, unselfishness and fellowship.
– Moral force of character and instincts to lead, and to take an interest in your fellow human beings.
Deadline: Applications for Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, and Palestine must be received by 11:59 p.m. Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), 31 August 2020.
The following eligibility criteria apply to all applicants for the Rhodes Scholarships for Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine:
– Nationality/citizenship: You must be Syrian, Jordanian, Lebanese or Palestinian.
– Education/residency: You must have received at least five years of education in Syria (see note), Jordan, Lebanon, the West Bank, Gaza or Israel between the ages of 8 and 22 years.
Note: The National Secretary and the selection committee will consider some discretion in the case of Syrian applicants; please get in touch early on describing your situation for further advice.
– Age: Upon 1 October in the year in which you are applying, you must meet either of the following criteria: 1. You must be at least 18 and have not reached your 24th birthday (i.e. you must have been born after 1 October 1996 and on or before 1 October 2002). Or (for older candidates who completed their first undergraduate degree later than usual) 2. You must have not reached your 27th birthday (i.e. have been born after 1 October 1993).
– Academic achievement: You must have completed (or will have completed by 30 June 2021) an undergraduate degree from a college or university (normally a Bachelor’s degree) to a sufficiently high standard to be admitted to postgraduate study at the University of Oxford. In this respect, please note carefully the requirements for your chosen course at Oxford.
– English Language : You must have a sufficiently high standard of English and have met by the application deadline the English language proficiency requirements for IELTS / TOEFL (at the Higher Level listed) of the University of Oxford and the UK student visa system.
How to Apply
– Candidates may apply online at this link. Go to the “Apply Now +” tab and select “Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine (SJLP).”
– In preparation for making their application, all candidates should read carefully the general information for candidates on the Rhodes website, the specific full conditions for Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine (SJLP), and the information in this document and the graduate admissions pages of the University of Oxford: www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/graduate.
– Long-listed candidates will be invited to attend a Skype or in-person preliminary interview in October.
– Short-listed candidates will be invited to a final interview, which they are expected to attend in person in mid-November. The interview will take place in Jordan.
Please see full details, including a list of all documents to submit, on the application webpage for Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine (SJLP). For any further information, please contact: [email protected]