Rhodes Scholarship

Degree Level: Post UG, or Graduate

Enrollment Status: Full-time

Field of Study: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, or Arts & Humanities, or Social Sci., Business, Law, Education

Location: International

Duration: Multi-year

Deadlines: September. Please check website below for the specific date.

Description:

This fellowship has a campus deadline. Please contact the Fellowships Office for details.

The Rhodes Scholarships, the oldest international fellowships, were established in 1902 after the death of Cecil Rhodes, who dreamed of improving the world through the diffusion of leaders motivated to serve their contemporaries, trained in the contemplative life of the mind, and broadened by their acquaintance with one another and by their exposure to cultures different from their own. Mr. Rhodes hoped that his plan of bringing able students from throughout the English-speaking world and beyond to study at Oxford University would aid in the promotion of international understanding and peace.The first American scholars were elected in 1904.

Extraordinary intellectual distinction is a necessary but not a sufficient condition for election to a Rhodes Scholarship. Selection committees are charged to seek excellence in qualities of mind and in qualities of person which, in combination, offer the promise of effective service to the world in the decades ahead. The Rhodes Scholarships, in short, are investments in individuals rather than in project proposals. Accordingly, applications are sought from talented students without restriction as to their field of academic specialization or career plans although the proposed course of study must be available at Oxford, and the applicant’s undergraduate program must provide a sufficient basis for study in the proposed field. Through the years, Rhodes Scholars have pursued studies in all of the varied fields available at the University of Oxford.

www.rhodesscholar.org

Rhodes Faculty Presentationsvideo
Briefing on the Rhodes and Marshall ScholarshipPDF

Award Details

Amount: All educational costs, such as matriculation, tuition, laboratory, and other fees + stipend for living expenses + travel to/from Oxford. Possibility for research-related travel expenses.

Duration: Typically 2-3 years

Location: Oxford University, UK