The University of Oxford within the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland invitations applications from round the world for the 2020/2021 Rhodes Scholarship for international students.
The Rhodes Scholarship is that the oldest (first awarded in 1902) and maybe most prestigious international scholarship programme, facultative outstanding tykes from round the world to check at the University of Oxford.
One of the creation aims of the Scholarship was to spot young leaders from round the world who, through the pursuit of education along at Oxford, would forge bonds of mutual affection and fellowship for the betterment of humankind. though the language is old style, this remains one amongst the creation aims of the Scholarship: to pick out outstanding tykes, with the potential to guide, who can create an effect permanently within the world in later life.
Currently the Rhodes Scholarships are absolutely global: 2 new world Scholarships enable eligible candidates from the remainder of the planet to use (subject to nomination).
- The Rhodes Scholarship is for 2 years within the 1st instance. The Rhodes Scholarship covers Oxford University (and College) fees further as providing associate annual regular payment. For the 2019/20 year, the regular payment are £15,900 every year (£1,325 per month) from that students pay all living expenses, together with accommodation.
- In addition to the higher than, the Rhodes Trust can cowl 2 economy category flights – to and from the united kingdom – for the start and finish of studies in Oxford. On arrival in Oxford, students receive a subsiding in allowance (£225 in 2019-20). For those students who transition to a second course of study in Oxford, they’re going to once more receive help to hide the fee for visa renewal and more application for IHS. Following choice for the Scholarship, the Rhodes Trust also will cowl the appliance fee needed to use to check at the University of Oxford.
- A number of analysis grants are obtainable to Rhodes students, on application, that allows students too, as an example, attend international conferences or conduct further munition.
Eligibility and Selection Criteria
Rhodes choice Committees are searching for tykes of outstanding intellect, character, leadership, and commitment to service.
The four criteria that ruled the choice of Rhodes students in 1902 are still the guiding criteria for the selection of Rhodes Scholars:
- literary and scholastic attainments (academic excellence)
- energy to use one’s skills to the total (as incontestable by mastery in areas corresponding to sports, music, debate, dance, theatre, and inventive pursuits, notably wherever cooperation 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 guide, associated to require an interest in one’s fellow beings.
- Nationality/citizenship: Eligibility to the other Rhodes Scholarship renders you ineligible to use for a world Scholarship, i.e. if you’re eligible to use via any existing Rhodes body, you need to apply there.
Age: Upon one Oct 2020, you need to meet either of the below criteria:
- You must be a minimum of eighteen and haven’t reached your twenty fourth birthday (i.e. you need to are born once one Oct 1996 and on or before 1 October 2002).
- OR (for older candidates)
- You must haven’t reached your twenty seventh birthday (i.e. are born once one Oct 1993) AND you’ve got met or can meet the necessities for completion of
- your degree on or after 1 October 2019*.
- Academic achievement: you need to have completed (or can have completed by June / Gregorian calendar month 2021) associate college man degree from a university (normally a Bachelor’s degree) with a primary or higher Second category customary (i.e. a median score of 69%/GPA three.7 or higher). during this respect, please note fastidiously the necessities for your chosen course at Oxford, wherever entry needs might exceed those of the Scholarship.
- English language: you need to have a sufficiently high customary of English to satisfy country language proficiency needs (at the upper Level listed) of the University of Oxford.
Application Deadline: July 31, 2020
- You can apply on-line from 01 June 2020 via the scholarships tab.
- In preparation for creating your application, you must browse fastidiously the overall data, notably that hung on the Scholarships tab, on the Rhodes web site, the Conditions of Tenure for the Rhodes Scholarship, the data alternative connected documents and therefore the graduate admissions pages of the University of Oxford
- Interviews are control at Rhodes House, Oxford, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Nov. No candidate are hand-picked while not associate interview. Candidates for the Scholarship invited for the ultimate interview and residing outside of the uk might apply to the Rhodes world Scholarships Administrator for monetary help to travel from their country of origin, as long as the travel couldn’t be funded by their University or alternative support sources.
- All candidates are emailed with the end result of their application