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The Rhodes Scholarship is the oldest (first awarded in 1902) international scholarship programme, enabling outstanding young people from around the world to study at the University of Oxford.
The application process is explained as you navigate through the pages outlined in the navigation below.
1. The Rhodes Scholarship
Find out more about what the Rhodes Scholarship is, what it covers and what life in Oxford as Rhodes Scholar is like.
2. The Selection Criteria
This section gives information about how we select Rhodes Scholars and what criteria we are looking for.
3. Check your Eligibility and Apply
Find out if you are eligible to apply for a Rhodes Scholarship and start your application!
This section provides resources to guide you through the application process and answers your frequently asked questions.
The Rhodes Trust is an educational charity which brings together and develops exceptional people who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act.
Impact & Legacy
Discover how Rhodes Scholars are making a positive impact upon the world today and how we think about the organisation's past.
The Rhodes Scholarship is a fully-funded postgraduate award which enables talented young people from around the world to study at the University of Oxford. Here you can find out more, including how to apply.
Applying for the Scholarship
Information for Institutions and Universities
Scholars & Alumni
There are over 4,500 living Rhodes Scholars residing in more than 100 countries around the world. Explore the community and discover how you can be involved.
Donations & Bequests
Learn more about our campaign to unleash the Exponential Potential of Rhodes Scholarship around the world. Every donation supports the people, place and programmes that will grow its global impact.
News & Events
Discover the latest news and events from the Rhodes Community.
Rhodes House is a hidden delight in the heart of Oxford; an Arts & Crafts masterpiece, with new spaces and technology, reimagined for the 21st century.
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(Iowa & Exeter 1947) (16 April 1919 – 7 November 2017)
James was an American diplomat, a career Foreign Service Officer who served as US ambassador to Benin.