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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.

New Zealand

The Rhodes Scholarships for New Zealand

A Partnership between the Rhodes Trust and the Robertson Foundation

There are 3 Scholarships available each year for New Zealand. 

Initial enquiries about eligibility or the application process should also be directed to the Scholarships Office at the applicant's institution, or the Scholarships Office at Universities New Zealand for those who did not attend a New Zealand university.

Opening date: 1 June 2022
Closing date: 23:50 New Zealand Standard Time, 1 August 2022

As the Rhodes Scholarships are place-based, the eligibility criteria, application requirements and selection process vary slightly depending on which constituency you are applying for. To ensure that you have all of the information you need to apply, please read the Information for Candidates carefully. You should also check the Conditions of Tenure to ensure that your proposed course of study is covered by the Rhodes Scholarship and share the Guidance for Referees with your referees. These documents can all be accessed below.

If you have read all of the information above and are ready to apply for the Rhodes Scholarship, you can use the below button to to start the application process. Make sure to check the opening and closing dates above as the form won’t be available outside of these dates!

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National Secretary for New Zealand

Selection for the Rhodes Scholarships takes place in each constituency and is overseen by the relevant National Secretary and their team. Below you can find out who the National Secretary is and how to contact them should you need to. Please direct all enquiries regarding eligibility or process to scholarships@universitiesnz.ac.nz

Professor Jane Harding

Professor Jane Harding
Email: j.harding@auckland.ac.nz