Rhodes Scholars may only undertake the Master of Business Administration or the Master of Financial Economics in the second year of the Scholarship.
A Rhodes Scholarship covers all University and College fees, the university application fee, a personal stipend for living expenses 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.
Australia, Bermuda, Canada, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Jamaica and Commonwealth Caribbean, Kenya, New Zealand, Pakistan, Southern Africa (including South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, and Swaziland), United Arab Emirates, United States, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
Eligibility The following eligibility criteria apply to all applicants for the Rhodes Scholarships:
Citizenship & residency: Each applicant must fulfil the citizenship and residency requirements of the Rhodes constituency for which they are applying.
Age: Age limits vary between constituencies and range from a minimum age limit of 18 to a maximum of 28 by 1 October of the year following election. In most constituencies, the age limit is 24 or 25. Please check carefully the specific age requirements for your constituency before applying.
Education: All applicants must have achieved academic standing sufficiently advanced to assure completion of a bachelor’s degree by the October following election. Academic standing must be sufficiently high to ensure admission to the University of Oxford, which has very competitive entry requirements, and to give confidence that Rhodes Scholars will perform to a high academic standard in Oxford. Individual constituencies may specify a 1st or equivalent. Please check the detailed requirements via the country links. Some constituencies require an undergraduate degree to have been taken within the constituency of application.
Selection criteria: Cecil Rhode’s Will outlines four criteria to be used in the election of Scholars:
literary and scholastic attainments
energy to use one’s talents to the full
truth, courage, devotion to duty, sympathy for and protection of the weak, kindliness, unselfishness and fellowship
moral force of character and instincts to lead, and to take an interest in one’s fellow beings.
For information on specific eligibility requirements for each country, see the country links referred to above.
All candidates for the Scholarship should read the information about the Scholarships applicable globally and then proceed to their country-specific page to read the application criteria, eligibility requirements, and deadline specific to their country.
Also available on the country pages are contact details for the National Secretaries, who can provide additional information for prospective applicants in each country.
It is important to carefully read the how to apply page; AND also visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information on this scholarship.