Empowering people to change the world
We are a global charity which brings together communities of unlikeminded but like-hearted people, impatient to change the world.
Progress comes when we think differently
Progress requires thinking differently and taking action. That means embracing different ideas, skills, mindsets and cultures. And creating better ways to lead. When people come together in this shared spirit, exciting things happen. That’s the power of the unlikeminded.
Alongside visionary partners around the world, we’re proud to be a global family of programmes, reaching every age group from teenagers to experienced professionals. Each creates its own dynamic global community – people who make a difference. Together we’re a partnership of equals, achieving more through collaboration.
What is the Rhodes Scholarship?
The Rhodes Scholarship is a life changing opportunity for talented people from across the globe. When unlikeminded people come together in a shared spirit, exciting things begin
Our programmes and visionary partners
The Rhodes Scholarship
The world's pre-eminent international scholarship. We fight the world’s fight by forming an incredibly diverse lifelong community of exceptional people from across the planet, who share a transformational postgraduate experience at Oxford University.
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
Connecting and supporting a global community of Atlantic Fellows and staff from seven programs, who collaborate across diverse contexts and settings to accelerate the eradication of inequities and bring lasting improvements, locally and globally.
With The Atlantic Philanthropies
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
We’re un-like-minded, but like-hearted: united in forging brighter futures for everyone.
Increasing impact - our 125th anniversary strategic plan
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.
Rhodes House, a welcoming place to bring people together
We have reimagined Rhodes House to create a world-class convening centre with a warm welcome for Rhodes Scholars, Fellows in our partner programmes and the community in Oxford and beyond.
Join us to enjoy our unique blend of old and new. A place for world changing conversations.