Managed by the Rhodes Trust, the Rhodes Scholarship gives individuals who have demonstrated both outstanding academic achievement and a commitment to making a difference the opportunity to study a Master’s or doctoral programme offered by the University of Oxford (www.ox.ac.uk).
Written in 1903, the will of Cecil Rhodes created the Rhodes Scholarship, the world’s oldest and perhaps most prestigious international scholarship.
Each year, the Rhodes Scholarship is awarded to more than 100 students from the following countries: Australia, Bermuda, Canada, China, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Jamaica and the Commonwealth Caribbean, Kenya, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, the SJLP region (Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, and Palestine), Southern Africa (covering South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia and eSwatini), United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Western Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. In addition, the Rhodes Trust offers so-called Global Scholarships.
When Cecil Rhodes established the scholarship in his name, he intended it to be awarded to individuals with strong leadership skills and a commitment that would help develop solutions to global challenges and promote international understanding and peace. Rhodes Selection Committees are looking for young men and women of outstanding intellect, character, leadership, and commitment to service.
Each year, two Rhodes Scholarships are awarded to German students. The Scholarship is open to students from all disciplines and covers all tuition fees for programmes with a length of one to three years as well as a living stipend. Rhodes scholars may study any Master’s or doctoral programme offered by the University of Oxford and will become part of a vibrant international network.
More information is available at www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk.