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All about Rhodes Scholarship

Updated: Mar 31, 2023



Many dream of pursuing higher studies abroad, but finances are an obstacles. We have found a fantastic scholarship for those wanting to go to Oxford University- The Rhodes Scholarship. Keep reading to know the in and out of the scholarship.


Background

The scholarship is one of the oldest scholarships in the world. It was first awarded in 1902. It is funded by the Rhodes Trust and over 2600 donors. Many alumni of the scholarship are renowned personalities now, including Nobel, PEN, and Pulitzer prize winners and many others are working as heads of state, University Presidents, Vice-Chancellors, etc. The trust believes in equal opportunities for all and strives to diversify the membership in the trust and the distribution of the scholarship.


Who can apply?

Those who want to pursue a full-time Post graduate degree from Oxford University can apply. The eligibility doesn’t depend on financial or marital status, but there are some age restrictions. Almost all courses are covered under the scholarship, but one should check their course eligibility at https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk/media/46693/final-conditions-of-tenure-2020-21.pdf.


How many seats are allotted to Indians?

Every year, five scholarships are awarded to Indians. The chances of getting the scholarship are less, but the reward is worth fighting for.





What does the scholarship cover?

The Rhodes Scholarship covers Oxford University course fees and provides an annual stipend. For the 2022/23 academic year, the stipend was £18,180 per annum (£1,515 per month), from which Scholars pay all living expenses, including accommodation.


What is the selection procedure?

  1. The first step is to submit a filled application form along with a personal statement and an academic statement of study. Apply through https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk/scholarships/applications/india/eligibilitycriteriamet/.

  2. You have to submit all the documents in the required format.

  3. You will be called for the first interview round if your application is qualified. Subsequently, there is a semi-final interview. Both of these can be in-person or via video conference.

  4. You will be invited for a social engagement and final interview if shortlisted. Presence in-person is mandatory in both.


What documents need to be submitted?

You need to upload only the following documents without fail:

  1. Birth Certificate or valid passport to check whether you meet the age criteria.

  2. A valid passport or equivalent proof of citizenship

  3. An official transcript or mark sheets from the college or university

  4. Official transcripts or mark sheets from your 10th and 12th standard

  5. A full curriculum vitae

  6. A head-and-shoulders colour photograph (jpg format)

  7. Personal Statement

  8. Academic Statement of Study

  9. 4-5 referees


The trust has an unofficial guide to help everybody get an equal chance to grab the scholarship. Check it out here:- https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk/media/45958/unofficial-guide-rhodes-india-2022-23.pdf


Getting through the procedure might be complex, tiring, and cumbersome, but once you get there, it is all worth it. We wish you all the best for all your future endeavours!!!!!!



We know and understand that the application process can be overwhelming; that's why we are here for you. The study abroad experts at Hello Study Global are there for you every step of the way. From the preparations for entrance exams to college applications, we will guide you to success.


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