Since 1903, Rhodes Scholars have been elected from constituencies around the world to come to study in the University of Oxford. 

Rhodes Scholars are identified by their constituency (e.g., Jamaica, or New Zealand), their Oxford college, and the year for which they were elected. For example, the Rhodes Scholar identifiers for Eric Lander, the pioneer of the Human Genome Project, are 'New York & Wolfson 1978'. Being a Rhodes Scholar is a permanent status, even once you have graduated from Oxford.  The Alumni community is vibrant and the values and commitments which are part of being a Rhodes Scholar will stay with you for life.  We always welcome Rhodes Scholar back to Rhodes House.

Only Scholars who attend the University of Oxford (or other UK institutions) as part of the Rhodes Scholarships may be known as 'Rhodes Scholars'. There are two independent programmes which enable study in Australia and Canada.  The Association of Rhodes Scholars in Australia provide ARSA Scholarships, and the Canadian Rhodes Scholars Foundation Scholarships provide CRSF Scholarships.