Welcome to the information page about the Rhodes Scholarship for the United Arab Emirates.

Two Rhodes Scholarships will be available in the United Arab Emirates to enable outstanding students – chosen on the basis of exceptional intellect, character, leadership and commitment to service – to study at the University of Oxford.  The Rhodes Scholarships for the United Arab Emirates, initially called Falcon Scholarships, were launched in 2013, with the first Scholars coming to Oxford in 2014.  More about the earlier Falcon Scholarships can be found here.

Information about Rhodes Scholars elected from the UAE and around the world can be found in biographies of the Rhodes class of 2015 and the Rhodes class of 2014.

Charlotte Wang, Falcon Scholar


Applications for the Rhodes Scholarships for UAE for 2017 are now closed.

Closing date:  Applications must be received by midnight, 23 October 2016 (Gulf Standard Time).

Please note that the selection weekend will take place in Al Ain on 18 November.

Selection of the Rhodes Scholarship for the United Arab Emirates is by a selection committee drawn from diverse professional and academic backgrounds, including both Rhodes Scholars and non-Rhodes Scholars.

Prospective applicants from the United Arab Emirates should carefully review:

1. the general information about the Rhodes Scholarships,
2. the selection criteria that apply in all Rhodes constituencies, and then
3. the application criteria and procedures specific to the United Arab Emirates

There are FAQs which are applicable to all applicants. 

If you are a referee, guidance for entry in 2017 is available here.

National Secretary for the United Arab Emirates:
Dr Christoph Avenarius

​Email: christoph.avenarius@gmail.com
Telephone: +971 50 8004381