The Rhodes Scholarship programme is the oldest international scholarship programme in the world, and one of the most prestigious.
The programme offers 100 fully-funded Scholarships each year for postgraduate study at the University of Oxford, UK. Rhodes Scholarships are for young leaders of outstanding intellect and character who are inspired to face global challenges, dedicated to helping others, and aspiring to become value-driven, principled leaders for the future of our planet.
The broad selection criteria are:
- Academic excellence – specific academic requirements can be found under ‘Eligibility Criteria’ below.
- Energy to use your talents to the full (as demonstrated by mastery in areas such as sports, music, debate, dance, theatre, and artistic pursuits, including where teamwork 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 lead, and to take an interest in your fellow human beings.
Applications must be submitted online by 23:59 Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), Wednesday, 30 September 2020.
a. Nationality/citizenship: You must be a citizen of one of the following countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, the island of Saint Helena, Senegal, Sierra Leone, São Tomé and Principe and Togo.
b. Education/residency: You must have been resident in one or more of the countries listed above for at least five of the last ten years.
c. Age: Upon 1 October 2020, you must meet either of the below criteria:
You must be at least 18 and have not reached your 25th birthday (i.e. you must have been born after 1 October 1995 and on or before 1 October 2002).
OR for older candidates who completed their first undergraduate degree later than usual
Please click the link below for full details: www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk