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Find out if you meet the criteria to become a Rhodes Scholar and start your application. We offer scholarships in over 22 designated Rhodes constituencies, as well as our Global Rhodes Scholarships, visit our 'Which Scholarship' page for more details.

Select your region and start your application

Have you read carefully the detailed Information for Candidates specific to the country/region to which you are applying? Have you checked the opening and closing dates of the application for your country/region? If so, then you can start your application now by selecting your country below.

The Rhodes Scholarships for Australia

Each year, there are nine Scholarships available for Australia.

The first Australian Rhodes Scholars took up residence in Oxford in 1904, and since that time many hundreds of Australians have been awarded the Scholarship.

Of the nine scholarships available each year in Australia, each state offers one Scholarship that is awarded by a selection committee of seven members (including three Rhodes Scholars) based in the state. In addition, there are three Australia-at-Large Scholarships awarded by a selection committee based in Canberra. This selection committee will consider applicants from the ACT and other territories of the Commonwealth, as well as those candidates nominated by state selection committees. Please note that applicants cannot apply directly to Australia-at-Large.

Prospective applicants from Australia should carefully review the Information for Candidates specific for Australia, below.

They should then contact their State or Territory Honorary Secretary to discuss their eligibility to apply, and for general information on the preparation of applications and the selection of referees.

You can view a Storify message about the selection process in Australia and about preparing for interview.

Opening date: 1 July 2018.
Closing date: Applications for Australia must be received by midnight, AEST, 14 September 2018




National Secretary for Australia 

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Professor Marnie Hughes-Warrington
Email: marnie.hughes-warrington@anu.edu.au

Deputy National Secretaries for Australia
Professor John Watson
Associate Dean and Head of School, Sydney Adventist Hospital Clinical School

Professor Merlin Crossley
Deputy Vice-Chancellor Education, University of New South Wales
Email: m.crossley@unsw.edu.au

Administrator and Contact: Central Scholarships
Division of Student Administration
The Australian National University
Email: philanthropic.scholarships@anu.edu.au

The Rhodes Trust warmly welcomes applications from talented young persons of diverse backgrounds. Selection of Rhodes Scholars is made without regard to gender, gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation, race, ethnic origin, colour, religion, social background, caste, or disability.