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The Association of German Rhodes Scholars works to support and strengthen the extraordinary community of German Rhodes Scholars, of which there have been more than 200 since 1903. Rhodes Scholars from other constituencies living in Germany are equally welcome members of the Association

Previous Events

NATO Ministers Of Defense And Of Foreign Affairs Meet At NATO Headquarters In Brussels 2010
Tuesday 13 February 2024

Joint Webinar AARS & AGRS: Russia's War in Ukraine, NATO, and Transatlantic Ties

  • 6:00 PM
Dinner 2021
Friday 24 November 2023

Annual Meeting and Dinner of the Association of German Rhodes Scholars

  • 6:00 PM
Sunday 02 July 2023

Reunion of German Rhodes Scholars at the 120th Anniversary of the Rhodes Trust

  • 10:00 AM
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Tuesday 07 June 2022

Special Event on Russia and its war in Ukraine with Ekkehard Brose (Germany & St. Catherines, 1981), President of the Federal Academy for Security Policies

  • 7:00 PM
Dinner 2021
Friday 25 November 2022

Annual Dinner of the Association of German Rhodes Scholars

  • 6:00 PM

Newsletter Archive

Read the latest copy of the AGRS Newsletter

Read the AGRS Newsletter from 2016

Read the AGRS Newsletter from 2013

Read the AGRS Newsletter from 2011

How to Apply to the Rhodes Scholarship

Do you know young people who might want to apply for the Rhodes Scholarship?

Hear from Timur Ohloff what it's like to be a Rhodes Scholar

Read about German Rhodes Scholars in Residence

Scholar Profiles

Objectives of the Organisation

  • Connecting Current and Senior Scholars with each other through
  • Organising an annual meeting in Berlin that coincides with the election of the new class of German Rhodes Scholars
  • Hosting additional events and supporting regional gatherings
  • Fostering new connections, for example to support career development
  • Offering a point of contact for traveling Rhodes Scholars
  • Promoting the visibility and standing of the German Rhodes Scholarship
  • Disseminating information about the Scholarship and about Scholars
  • Strengthening the Rhodes Scholarship through financial support from Senior Scholars and other sources

How to Get Involved

The Association is supported by a Board of Directors, led by Dr. Andreas Poensgen, which coordinates its activities.

If you are a German Rhodes Scholar or a Scholar living in Germany, Austria or Switzerland and would like to get involved or find out more, please do not hesitate to email

How to join the Mailing List

If you would like to join the mailing list, please email

How to join the LinkedIn Group

If you would like to join the German Rhodes Scholars LinkedIn group, please request to join: Request to join LinkedIn Group

How to Organise Regional Meetings of Rhodes Scholars

The Association's Board is more than happy to help Scholars organise regional gatherings and has successfully connected Scholars living in the same region in the past. Please contact us to let us know and we will help identify who lives within your region and can contact them on your behalf

For Rhodes Scholars from other Constituencies

If you are a Rhodes Scholar from anywhere in the world and want to connect with German Scholars, for example whilst travelling in Germany, or if you are a German Scholar and want to connect with Scholars elsewhere in the world, please do not hesitate to get in touch and we will be happy to connect you with fellow Scholars

How to donate

The Scholar’s Fund is vital to the success of the Rhodes Scholarships as it provides support for research, leadership programmes, events and specific aid in case of need to our Scholars in residence.

We appreciate your donation and hope to keep up our constituency's high participation rate through annually recurring donations!

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Board of Directors


Dr. Andreas Poensgen

Germany & University, 1983


Friederike Reuter

Germany & Lincoln, 2015

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Jürgen Reitmaier

Germany & Magdalen, 1972

National Secretary

Dagmar Gaede
National Secretary

Dagmar Gaede

Germany & St. Hilda's, 1993