125th Anniversary Strategic Plan
We are the home of the world’s pre-eminent graduate fellowship, the Rhodes Scholarship, based at the University of Oxford since 1903. In our second century, we are expanding the Rhodes Scholarships globally and broadening our impact through partnerships that develop exceptional leaders across different life stages and areas of focus.
The Trust builds a better world through global fellowship programmes that develop and connect compassionate, innovative, and public-spirited people committed to solving humanity’s challenges.
Our Theory of Change
Our Theory of Change
The world needs leadership from ethical, creative and courageous people who are able to bridge cultures and disciplines. We therefore:
- Help people of talent from all walks of life realise their potential to build a better world;
- Foster leadership through diverse and inclusive learning communities;
- Amplify impact through lifelong fellowships of mutual support, inspiration and collaboration.
The Rhodes Scholarship
Based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional young people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are committed to being of service, impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act.
The Rhodes Scholarships in 2028
Our Partnership Programmes
The Mandela Rhodes Foundation
Transforming Africa by shaping a visionary community of future African leaders, who share a life-changing programme of learning in a South African university. Part of Nelson Mandela’s legacy
The Atlantic Institute
Advancing fairer, healthier, more inclusive societies through a global community of leaders, who collaborate across diverse contexts and settings to accelerate the eradication of inequities and bring lasting improvements, locally and globally. With The Atlantic Philanthropies
The Schmidt Science Fellows
Unleashing the potential of science by creating a global community of interdisciplinary scientists, making new discoveries for the benefit of society. With Schmidt Futures
Finding brilliant young people who need opportunity and supporting them as they work to serve others. With Schmidt Futures
Oxford Next Horizons
Realising what’s next by forming a community of highly experienced people, who reflect, explore and imagine what’s next for them and the world. With Harris Manchester College
The Trust also engages in joint programming and collaborative learning activities with other fellowship programmes. We collaborate with Schwarzman Scholars and Saïd Scholars & participate in The Global Fellowships Forum.