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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.

Syria Jordan Lebanon and Palestine SJLP

The Rhodes Scholarships for Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine (SJLP)

The Rhodes Scholarship in partnership with the Saïd Foundation for Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine

There are two Rhodes Scholarships each year for Syria, Jordan, Lebanon or Palestine. The Scholarships for SJLP were announced in 2016 and the first Scholars arrived in October 2017.

Opening date: 1 June 2023
Closing date: 23:59 GMT 31 August 2023

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.

IMPORTANT NOTE: the documents here relate to the 2024 scholarship cycle, which has now concluded and is closed to applications. The documents are available for reference, but please note that eligibility criteria and processes may change year on year. Updated information for candidates for the 2025 scholarships will be available here in Spring 2024.

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!

If you need any support with your application, please use the navigation bar to reach our Additional Resources page.

National Secretary for Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine

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.

Farah Shamout

Dr Farah Shamout