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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.

United Arab Emirates

The Rhodes Scholarships for United Arab Emirates

A Partnership between the Rhodes Trust and the Salama Bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Foundation

There are two Rhodes Scholarship available each year for the United Arab Emirates.

Opening date: 1 June 2022
Closing date: 23:59 GST, 22 September 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.

Please note that the selection weekend will take place in Al Ain or Abu Dhabi between late November to mid-December.

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 UAE

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.

Dr Robert Buckley

Dr Robert Buckley
Email: buckleyrr@gmail.com

Deputy National Secretary for UAE

HE Shamma bint Sohail Faris Al Mazrui
Minister of State for Youth, United Arab Emirates