Following the sad passing on 28 January 2013 of Professor Hannes Unberath (Germany & Worcester 1997), the Rhodes Trust is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Nils Ole Oermann (Germany & Christ Church 1996) as the National Secretary for Germany. Read More
The Rhodes Scholarships for Germany
Welcome to the information page for the Rhodes Scholarships in Germany.
These pages provide constituency-specific information on Rhodes Scholarships to Oxford for applicants from Germany. At the moment there are two Scholarships available each year in Germany.
Information about Rhodes Scholars elected for Germany and around the world can be found in biographies of the Rhodes class of 2013, the Rhodes class of 2012 and the Rhodes class of 2011.
German applicants and Scholars may also be interested in information about the regular events which take place at Rhodes House and the Glimpses of Rhodes video with highlights from a year in Oxford. Recently, German Scholar Hans-Paul Bürkner (Germany & St Catherine’s 1976), the global head of the Boston Consulting Group, gave a talk to Scholars on 'Making globalization a win-win'. Philipp Aigner (Germany & Corpus Christi 2010) also conducted a personal interview with him and the transcript can be viewed here in German.
In March 2011, Professor Peter Eigen gave the German lecture at Rhodes House. A summary of the engaging discussion, about how to promote global practices and the need for a new paradigm for governance, can be viewed here.
Please also enjoy video interviews with Rhodes alumni, including Professor Sir Fritz Caspari (Germany & St John's 1933).
Please consult the application criteria and the comprehensive information provided on these pages before submitting queries.
Applications for the Rhodes Scholarships for 2014 for Germany will open on 1 June. An application link will be added to this page on that date.
Prospective applicants from Germany should carefully review:
2. the selection criteria that apply in all Rhodes constituencies and then
3. the application criteria specific to Germany. Please note that applicants must hold German citizenship to be eligible.
There are FAQs which are applicable to all applicants.
Guidance for Referees for applications for 2013 is available here.
Once you have reviewed the information above and determined if you are eligible, please apply online.
For more information about the German Scholarships, please click here.
The committee is currently composed of the following members: Professor Dr Sharon Byrd, University of Jena (Chair); Professor Dr Gerhard Ertl, Fritz-Haber-Institut of the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft; Dr Christina Kuhn, University of Oxford; Dr Dr hc Ulf Merbold, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR); Professor Dr Dr Nils Ole Oermann, Vice President University of Lüneburg; Jürgen Reitmaier, Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, Berlin.
National Secretary for Germany:
Prof. Nils Ole Oermann
The Rhodes Scholarships in Germany
Leuphana University Lüneburg
21335 Lüneburg, Germany
Telephone: +49 (0) 4131 677 1693
Fax: +49 (0) 4131 677 1687