Call for applications for the Rhodes Global Scholarship 2020 in the United Kingdom. The Rhodes Scholarship is the oldest (established 1903) international scholarship programme in the world, and one of the most prestigious. Administered by the Rhodes Trust in Oxford, the programme offers 100 fully-funded Scholarships each year for postgraduate study at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom – one of the world’s leading universities.
The Selection Committee for the Rhodes Global Scholarship is looking for outstanding young leaders
who are motivated to engage with global challenges and to promote international understanding
and peace. In short, the Selection Committee seeks young people of outstanding intellect, character,
leadership, and commitment to service, and who demonstrate a strong propensity to emerge as
‘leaders for the world’s future’.
The Rhodes Trust warmly welcomes applications from talented young people of diverse backgrounds. Selection of Rhodes Scholars is made without regard to gender, gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation, race, ethnic origin, color, religion, social background, caste, or disability.
The mission of the Rhodes Trust is to identify and develop leaders to achieve public good. This is what the Rhodes Scholarships have done, with remarkable success, since their inception in 1903. The Rhodes
Scholarships are administered by the Rhodes Trust, Oxford, United Kingdom. Until now, Scholarships
have been awarded in 20 Rhodes constituencies (representing over 60 different countries) around
the world. In 2019, 100 Rhodes Scholarships will be on offer, and two new Global Scholarships allow
eligible candidates from the rest of the world to be nominated by their University.
Rhodes Scholarship 2020 Details:
- United Kingdom
- University of Oxford
- Rhodes Trust
- Post Graduate Courses
Fields of Study:
- Scholarships are awarded to study any courses offered by the University of Oxford at postgraduate level.
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No. of Scholarships:
- 100 fully-funded Scholarships each year for postgraduate study at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.
The Rhodes Scholarship 2019 is a fully funded international scholarship in the UK.
- A Rhodes Scholarship covers all University and College fees, a personal stipend and one economy class airfare to Oxford at the start of the Scholarship, as well as an economy flight back to the student’s home country at the conclusion of the Scholarship.
- The basic tenure of the scholarship is two years, subject always, and at all times, to satisfactory academic performance and personal conduct.
The following eligibility criteria apply to all applicants for the University of Oxford Scholarship:
- Nationality/citizenship: Eligibility to any other Rhodes Scholarship renders you ineligible to apply for a Global Scholarship, i.e. if you are eligible to apply via any existing Rhodes Constituency
(https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk/scholarships/list-of-rhodes-scholarship-countries/), you must apply there. Please also see the information below and online regarding inter-jurisdictional consideration – it may be in your interest to pursue that route rather than to apply for a Global Scholarship, which will likely be the most competitive Scholarships offered by the Rhodes Trust.
- Age: You must have reached your 19th and not have passed your 25th birthday on 1 October 2020, which means you must have been born after 30 September 1995 and on or before 1 October 2001.
- Academic achievement: You must have completed (or will have completed by June / July 2020) an undergraduate degree with a First Class or minimum GPA minimum of 3.70 out of 4.0 (or equivalent). Please note carefully the requirements for your chosen course at Oxford, which may be higher still. Successful candidates typically feature within the top few ranks of their graduating classes.
- English language: You must have a sufficiently high standard of English to meet the English language proficiency requirements (at the Higher Level listed) of the University of Oxford.
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You must submit a completed application form online with copies of the documents and information detailed below. All documents must be submitted in English, or with English translations included. Please note that, if you are invited to interview, you may be asked to bring the originals of all documents with you:
- You should upload copies of official documents to further outline your geographical background and to prove that you meet the age requirements e.g. birth certificate, National Registration Card (NRC), passport, etc.
- An official transcript from the college or university at which you are studying, or have studied, showing grades achieved (to date).
- Evidence of English Language Proficiency (see the Eligibility Criteria above). You should upload a copy of a standardized English test that is recognized by the University of Oxford (e.g. TOEFL / IELTS) along with the test’s marking scheme. Alternatively, you can upload a letter requesting a waiver to this requirement if you meet the University of Oxford’s criteria for a waiver: www.graduate.ox.ac.uk/Englishproficiency.
- You will not be able to submit your application without the submission of a nomination – visit
www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk/scholarships/apply/global for further details. Please note that the application form also includes an eligibility check. When you have completed the form, you should tick the box on the ‘Request Eligibility Check’ page and a member of the team at Rhodes House will assess your eligibility for the Global Scholarship and approve or decline the request. You cannot submit your application without approval from Rhodes House.
- A full curriculum vitae which should include details about academic qualifications, prizes, scholarships, positions of leadership, employment positions, involvement in student, voluntary, community or political activities and any cultural, musical or sporting accomplishments. Please do not include a photograph in your CV.
- A head-and-shoulders color photograph (jpg format). Please note your photo will not be available to the selection committee until after final shortlisting decisions have been made. If you are selected, this photograph will be used on the Rhodes webpage unless or until you provide another version.
- A personal statement of no more than 1,000 words.
- You will need to provide a list of five people (your referees) who are willing to submit references on your behalf:
How to Apply for Rhodes Scholarship 2020?
- You will not be able to submit your application for the Global Scholarship without prior nomination by your University. Each university has a limited number of nominations that they can make each year. You must register the most appropriate nominator via the application form. Once their nomination has been received, you will be permitted to submit your form. You can apply online from 01 June 2019 at http://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk/scholarships/apply via the scholarships tab.
- You must submit your application online, with all supporting documents, by 23:59 Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), 31 July 2019.
- In preparation for making your application, you should read carefully the general information, particularly that held on the Scholarships tab, on the Rhodes website, the Conditions of Tenure for the Rhodes Scholarship, the information in this document and the graduate admissions pages of the University of Oxford: www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/graduate.
- Longlisted candidates might be invited to attend a preliminary interview via Skype.
- Shortlisted candidates will be invited to social engagement (reception and dinner) and a final interview. You must be available to attend both, in person, as no accommodations can be made on date and time, or mode, of these events. Interviews will be held at Rhodes House, Oxford, the UK in November. No candidate will be selected without an interview. Candidates for the Scholarship invited for the final interview and residing outside of the United Kingdom may apply to the Rhodes Global Scholarships Administrator for financial assistance to travel from their country of origin, provided that the travel could not be funded by their University or another sponsorship source.
- All applicants will be emailed with the outcome of their application.
- Selection for the Rhodes Scholarship is made without regard to financial means.
- Selection for the Rhodes Scholarship is made without regard to marital status, race, ethnic origin, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, social background, disability, caste or other irrelevant distinction. The provision of such information in the ‘Outreach’ section of the application form is optional, but helps us to ensure that our selection processes are fair and that our outreach efforts are effective; those involved in selection will only see summary statistics of these responses in an anonymized format that cannot be traced back to the individual.
- You are applying for a Rhodes Scholarship for entry to the University of Oxford in October 2020; the scholarship cannot be deferred.
- The Rhodes Scholarship is confirmed only upon successful admission to the University of Oxford.
- No selection will be made if a sufficiently qualified candidate cannot be found.
- The decision of the Selection Committee is final.
- You must submit your application online, with all supporting documents for Rhodes Global Scholarship, by 23:59 Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), 31 July 2019.