Fully-Funded Rhodes Scholarships at University of Oxford UK_2020-21

The Rhodes Scholarships is the oldest (first awarded in 1902) and perhaps most prestigious international scholarship program, enabling outstanding young people from around the world to study at the University of Oxford. The Rhodes Scholarship supports exceptional young people for postgraduate study at the University of Oxford, and actively fosters lifelong learning and fellowship.

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Information about Rhodes Scholarships

With 100 Rhodes Scholarships available per year for postgraduate study at the University of Oxford, this page will help you to make sure that you are applying for the most appropriate Rhodes Scholarship.

The eligibility criteria for each constituency Scholarship is held in the Information for Candidates document, which can be found by selecting the relevant constituency in the drop down list of countries on the ‘How to apply’ webpage.

The majority of applicants will be eligible to apply for a Rhodes Scholarship through one constituency only. A small number will meet the eligibility criteria for more than one constituency and, as they can only apply to one Rhodes Scholarship in a year, they will need to choose. Candidates who do not meet the eligibility criteria for any constituency may be able to apply for inter-jurisdictional consideration or for one of the Global Rhodes Scholarships. Read below for more detail.

  • Jurisdictional: “I meet the eligibility criteria for one Rhodes Constituency only”

  • Multi-jurisdictional: “I meet the eligibility criteria for more than one Rhodes constituency”

  • Inter-Jurisdictional: “I don’t meet the eligibility criteria, but I have sustained and verifiable connection to two or more Rhodes constituencies.”

  • Global: “I am not eligible for any existing Rhodes scholarships, nor do I have a significant connection to two or more Rhodes constituencies.”

IMPORTANT NOTE: You may submit only one Rhodes Scholarship application in an application round. Any candidate submitting more than one application per year will be disqualified from all submitted applications.

If you are still unsure of where to direct your application, please send your query to [email protected]

  1. Scholarship Country: UK
  2. University: University of Oxford
  3. No. of Scholarships: 100
  4. Financial Coverage: Fully Funded
  5. Course Level: Post Graduate
  6. Deadline: Varies from Country to Country

The Duration of the Rhodes Scholarship will be for 2 Years. All the Candidates will be studying at the University of Oxford.

The Application Process is different for each Country. The deadline is also different for each country.

The List of the Countries which are eligible for the Rhodes Scholarship is given below with the Number of Scholarship slots available for each country.

Rhodes Scholarships details about all countries

  • AUSTRALIA (9 Scholarships)
  • BERMUDA (1 Scholarship)
  • CANADA (11 Scholarships)
  • CHINA (4 Scholarships)
  • EAST AFRICA (1 Scholarship)
    Covering Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, South Sudan, and Burundi
  • GERMANY (2 Scholarships)
  • HONG KONG (1 Scholarship)
  • INDIA (5 Scholarships)
  • ISRAEL (2 Scholarships)
  • JAMAICA & THE COMMONWEALTH CARIBBEAN (2 Scholarships)
    Covering Antigua, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, St. Kitts-Nevis, Montserrat, Anguilla, the Turks and Caicos Islands, Cayman Islands, and the British Virgin Islands
  • KENYA (2 Scholarships)
  • MALAYSIA (1 Scholarship)
  • NEW ZEALAND (3 Scholarships)
  • PAKISTAN (1 Scholarship)
  • SAUDI ARABIA (Up to 2 Scholarships)
  • SINGAPORE (1 Scholarship)
  • SOUTHERN AFRICA (10 Scholarships)
    Covering South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, and eSwatini
  • SYRIA, JORDAN, LEBANON, AND PALESTINE (2 Scholarships)
  • UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (2 Scholarships)
  • UNITED STATES (32 Scholarships)
  • WEST AFRICA (1 Scholarship)
    Covering Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, the island of Saint Helena, Senegal, Sierra Leone, São Tomé and Principe, and Togo.
  • ZAMBIA (2 Scholarships)
  • ZIMBABWE (2 Scholarships)

Please Note: If your Country is Not Listed in Rhodes Scholarships. Then You can apply for the Rhodes Global Scholarship UK to see the Global Scholarships in which all Countries are Eligible.

Eligibility criteria

Deadline for Rhodes Scholarships

The last date to apply for the Rhodes Scholarship is different and varies from Country to Country. There is No Same Deadline for all countries. But the last date to apply for Rhodes Global Scholarship is 31st July 2020

Note: Rhodes Scholarship & Rhodes Global Scholarship (Both are Different)

How to Apply

Find out if you meet the criteria to become a Rhodes Scholar and start your application. We offer scholarships in over 22 designated Rhodes constituencies, as well as our Global Rhodes Scholarships, visit our ‘Which Scholarship’ page for more details.

Before you start your application we would recommend that you read through the online information on the Rhodes Scholarships and the application guidance. This information can be found across the following pages:

Apply for the Rhodes Scholarships

Financial Amount and cost

Costs covered by the Scholarship

The Rhodes Scholarship is for two years in the first instance. The Rhodes Scholarship covers Oxford University (and College) fees as well as providing an annual stipend. For the 2019/20 academic year, the stipend will be £15,900 per annum (£1,325 per month) from which Scholars pay all living expenses, including accommodation. Please note – this is not sufficient to cover partners or dependants.

The detailed Conditions of Tenure document outlines permitted combinations of degrees, and how many years of study are covered by the Scholarship, as the latter depends on course choice – for example, up to three years of fees and stipend is available to Scholars who choose to undertake a DPhil (Ph.D.) at Oxford.

Following selection for the Scholarship, the Rhodes Trust will cover the fee required to apply to study at the University of Oxford. The Trust will cover the fee for a Tier 4 study visa and the associated International Health Surcharge (IHS), which enables international students to access the UK’s National Health Service. The Rhodes Trust will cover two economy class flights – to and from the UK – for the beginning and end of studies in Oxford.

On arrival in Oxford, Scholars receive a settling-in allowance (£225 in 2019-20). For those Scholars who transition to the second course of study in Oxford, they will again receive assistance to cover the fee for visa renewal and further application for IHS.

A number of research grants are also available to Rhodes Scholars, on the application, which enables Scholars too, for example, attend international conferences or conduct additional fieldwork.

A Scholarship with a Difference

What is distinctive about the Rhodes Scholarship?

The Scholarship is not just a financial bursary, it is a life-changing opportunity for exceptional young people with the potential to make a difference for good in the world. Rhodes Scholars are people who have a vision of how the world could be better and the energy to make a difference – whatever their sphere of interest. Rhodes alumni have distinguished themselves in every field – see Scholar Stories and the ways in which Scholars are standing up for the world.

As Selection Committees select on the basis not only of intellect but also of character, leadership, and commitment to service, the Scholar Programme in Oxford aims to build on these Rhodes Scholar qualities, with the first and second-year retreats, workshops and conferences, in addition to social and discussion events, hosted at Rhodes House.

The fellowship of Rhodes Scholars, worldwide and across generations, is active and over 7,000 strong. Rhodes Scholars, therefore, enter a life-long fellowship with ongoing opportunities to connect with current and Senior Scholars and, beyond that, a warm and engaging community within Scholars typically develop enduring friendships. The Rhodes Scholarship opens up opportunities for Scholars before, after, and during their time in Oxford.

Official Website for the Rhodes Scholarships