2022 Fully Funded Rhodes Scholarships for Global for Postgraduate Studies at Oxford University in the UK

Until recently, the Rhodes Scholarships have been awarded in 20 constituencies (representing over 60 different countries). Now the Rhodes Scholarships are fully global: two new Global Scholarships allow eligible candidates from the rest of the world to apply (subject to nomination).

Your eligibility for the Global Scholarship must also be confirmed by a member of the Rhodes House team. This will be done through the application form but you will only be able to submit it once you have received approval.

  1. Closing Date
    Applications must be submitted online by 23:59 Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), Monday, 02 August 2021.
  2. Eligibility Criteria
    1. 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.

    2. Age: Upon 1 October 2021, you must meet either of the below criteria:

      i. You must be at least 18 and have not reached your 24th birthday (i.e. you must have been born after 1 October 1997 and on or before 1 October 2003).

      OR (for older candidates who completed their first undergraduate degree later than usual)

      ii. You must have not reached your 27th birthday (i.e. have been born after 1 October 1994) AND you have met or will meet the requirements for completion of your first degree on or after 1 October 2020*

      * A university’s policy determines the date a degree is considered awarded. In ambiguous cases, the decision of the National Secretary is final.

c. Academic achievement: You must have completed (or will have completed by June / July 2022) 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.

  1. 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.
  2. If unsuccessful in your first application to the Rhodes Scholarships, you may subsequently re-apply only once more (and this must be in the same constituency), subject to meeting the eligibility criteria.

Multi-jurisdictional Candidates: If you meet the eligibility criteria for more than one Rhodes Constituency, you must only apply to one. You should apply to the Rhodes Constituency with which you have the greatest connection. Inter-jurisdictional Candidates: If you have strong and demonstrable connections to two or more Rhodes Constituencies but do not meet the eligibility criteria for any single Rhodes Constituency, you may be eligible to apply for inter-jurisdictional consideration. Please visit the Which Scholarship?’ page for further details.

Global Scholarship Candidates: If you are not eligible to apply to any existing Rhodes Constituency (see the list here) and you are not eligible to apply for inter-jurisdictional consideration, then you can apply for a Global Scholarship, subject to meeting all other Global Scholarship eligibility criteria and subject to the institutional nomination. Please visit the ‘Which Scholarship?page for further details.

  1. Application Procedure
    1. 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 and once their nomination has been received, you will be permitted to submit your form. In addition, before you can submit your application it needs to be checked by a member of staff at Rhodes House to ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria. Once you have completed the form you will be able to tick a box requesting your eligibility check, the Rhodes House team will then complete the check within 2 working days and you will be notified by email once this is complete.
    2. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a 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 the date and time, or the 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 other sponsorship sources.
    3. All applicants will be emailed with the outcome of their application.


Studying at Oxford is a wonderful experience! Rhodes Scholars may read for any full-time postgraduate degree at the University of Oxford, subject to the few Rhodes requirements outlined below.

The basic tenure of the Scholarship is two years, subject always to satisfactory academic performance and personal conduct. In certain cases, at the discretion of the Academic Committee of the Rhodes Trust and the Rhodes Trustees, Scholars may apply for a third year of Scholarship to complete the DPhil, see Notes below.

The Rhodes Scholarship is for not less than two years.

Permitted degrees/degree combinations :

  • A B.A with Senior Status (ie done over two years, rather than the normal three): Scholars who read for a 2nd BA may not apply for the third year of Scholarship
  • A one-year taught Master’s course (MSc, MSt, BCL), followed in the second year by another one-year taught Master’s course (subject to successful completion of the first course): Scholars who read two consecutive one-year Master’s courses may not apply for a third year of Scholarship
  • A one-year taught Master’s course (MSc, MSt, BCL): Scholars who read for a one-year taught Master’s course may progress to DPhil, and subsequently apply for a third year of Scholarship, subject to the Notes below. This progression is not open to Scholars in the Maths, Physical & Life Sciences Division (see below)
  • A two-year MPhil or BPhil (or BCL/MPhil): Scholars taking the MPhil/BPhil (or the two-year BCL/MPhil route) may apply for the third year of Scholarship to read for DPhil, subject to the Notes below.
  • A two-year MSc by research (or MLitt): Scholars who read a two-year MSc by research may not apply for the third year of Scholarship
  • A three-year DPhil: Scholars entering Oxford direct to DPhil follow the same application process for a third year, as described in the Notes below. Please note candidates for a DPhil within the Maths, Physical & Life Sciences Division may not take the Master’s route to DPhil and must apply to start the DPhil in their first year in Oxford

Visit the scholarship webpage for details


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