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Application Process

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.


Applications are now closed for the Rhodes Scholarships but will reopen in June/July 2023 for study beginning in October 2024.

You can use the Eligibility Checker below to get an idea of the eligibility criteria for your constituency however please note that the criteria will be updated before applications reopen next year. Please ensure you revisit this page in April/May 2023 to make sure you meet the eligibility criteria before applying.

The ‘Your Constituency’ box will have been automatically completed for you based on the country you selected on the previous page. You should then answer 'Yes' or 'No' to each of the eligibility questions. Once you have answered each question please click continue to find out if you are eligible and what to do next!

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Your Constituency

Global (any other country/region)

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Your Nationality or citizenship

Can you confirm that you are not eligible to apply via any existing Rhodes constituency? 

If you have a strong connection to one or more Rhodes constituency but do not meet their eligibility criteria you should also consider inter-jurisdictional consideration rather than the Global Scholarship.

Inter-jurisdictional Scholarship

If you have a strong connection to two or more Rhodes constituencies, but don't meet the Nationality or Citizenship criteria, you may be able to apply for the Rhodes Scholarship via Inter-Jurisdictional Consideration. To find out more please visit our page here.

If you have read our information page about Inter-Jurisdictional Consideration and meet the requirements, please choose 'Yes' below. If you don't, click 'No'.

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Your Age Criteria

Do you meet either of the below criteria?

i. On 1 October 2022, you must be at least 18 and have not reached your 24th birthday (i.e. you must have been born after 1 October 1998 and on or before 1 October 2004).

OR (for older candidates who completed their first undergraduate degree later than usual)

ii. On 1 October 2022, you must not have reached your 27th birthday (i.e. have been born after 1 October 1995) AND you have met or will meet the academic requirements for completing your first undergraduate degree on or after 1 October 2021*

* A university's policy determines the date of completion of academic requirement for a degree and this may be different from when a degree is considered awarded by the university or the date of a graduation ceremony. In ambiguous cases, the decision of the National Secretary is final.

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Your Academic Achievement

Have you already completed, or will have completed by July 2023, an undergraduate degree (normally a Bachelor’s degree) with an academic background and grade that - at a minimum - meets or exceeds the specific entry requirements of your chosen full-time course at the University of Oxford?

Given the very intense international competition for places at the University of Oxford, candidates will have a greater chance of successful admission to Oxford if they have:

• A First Class Honours Degree or equivalent, or,
• A GPA of 3.70/4.0 or higher

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English Language Criteria

Do you have a sufficiently high standard of English and have, or expect to have met, by the application deadline, the English language proficiency requirements (at the Higher Level listed) of the University of Oxford?