OURS National Scholarships

Global Rhodes Scholarship

Campus Deadline: July 15, 2024, Noon

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The Rhodes Scholarship, one of the most competitive and prestigious awards, funds two or three years of post-bachelor study at the University of Oxford in Great Britain. The award covers educational and living expenses. Initiated after the death of Cecil Rhodes in 1902, the scholarships bring outstanding students from nineteen countries and five continents to Oxford University. Two Global Rhodes Scholarships will be awarded during the current application cycle.

Prospective applicants must make an individual advising appointment with Alicia Hayes, the Global Rhodes campus representative.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must:

  • be from any country that is NOT an existing Rhodes jurisdiction (see list [external site]) U.S. citizens and permanent residents visit the U.S. Rhodes page (opens external site)
  • have a minimum 3.7 GPA
  • earn a bachelor’s degree before beginning at Oxford
  • meet either of these criteria by October 1, 2024:
    1) be at least 18 and have not reached your 24th birthday OR
    2) for older candidates who completed their first undergraduate degree later than usual, you must have

    • a) not reached your 27th birthday AND
    • b) have met or will meet the requirements for completion of your first degree on or after October 1, 2024 (subject to change)
  • have sufficiently high standard of English to meet the language proficiency requirements (at the Higher Level listed) of the University of Oxford

Selection Criteria

Applicants will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • academic excellence
  • 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

Application Requirements

  • Campus Application Form
  • Personal statement in response to three prompts (1,000 words)
  • Academic statement of study (350 words)
  • Resume/C.V.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities and colleges attended
  • Four letters of recommendation (three from individuals with whom the applicant has done college-level academic work; you will also need one character referee who can speak to your character)
  • Evidence of English proficiency


For more information about the Global Rhodes Scholarship and Oxford University, please visit the Rhodes Scholarship website (opens external site) and the University of Oxford website (opens external site).