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Other Scholarship Opportunities

If you are ineligible to apply for the Rhodes Scholarship, you may be eligible for other funding opportunities. Please click on the option below that best suits your circumstances.

Undergraduate Scholarships

  • Generally, if you are interested in studying at the University of Oxford, there are some funding opportunities for international undergraduate study at Oxford and this is usually dependent on your country of residence. You can search the Oxford undergraduate funding database here

    However, if you are interested in studying in the UK for undergraduate study at other UK institutions, this list of funding resources may be helpful. 


  • Rise is a program that finds brilliant people who need opportunity and supports them for life as they work to serve others.

    The program starts at ages 15–17 and offers access to benefits that last a lifetime including scholarships, mentorship, access to career development opportunities, funding, and more as Global Winners work toward solving humanity’s most pressing problems.

    An initiative of Schmidt Futures and the Rhodes Trust, Rise is the anchor program of a $1 billion commitment from Eric and Wendy Schmidt to find and support global talent. You can find out more about the Rise Scholarships here

Postgraduate Scholarships

  • There are other funding opportunities available for graduate study at the University of Oxford. 

    If you would like more information about funding your postgraduate studies at Oxford, including details about living costs and course fees, you can find more information here:

  • For postgraduate study at other UK institutions, these funding resources may be helpful:

    You can also contact the University of Oxford, who can provide you access to the Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding which is a database of external UK scholarships and grant organisations. 

  • The Mandela Rhodes Scholarship combines financial support with a leadership programme that will challenge you, grow you, and connect you to young African changemakers - just like you. 

    It covers tuition for a one-year Honours degree or a two-year Masters degree in any field at a recognised South African institution of higher education.

    If you are between the ages of 19 and 29, are a citizen of any African country, and have a first degree with above average academic results (70% or upper second), you are eligible to apply for the scholarship.

Career Fellowships

  • The Schmidt Science Fellows program provides the world’s best emerging scientists with new skills and perspectives to develop novel solutions to society’s challenges, become scientific and societal thought leaders, and accelerate ground-breaking discoveries.

    Schmidt Science Fellows undertake a 12-24 month postdoctoral placement. This placement commences after a Fellow successfully completes his or her PhD in the natural sciences, technology, engineering or mathematics and includes a $100,000 a year personal stipend. Fellows’ placements will represent a significant disciplinary pivot from their PhD topic and are central to the program’s aim to foster greater interdisciplinarity. All placements are with world-leading scientific leaders and internationally-renowned labs.

    Candidates to be Schmidt Science Fellows are expected to already have a strong track record of scientific achievement from their PhD studies, combined with a clear intellectual curiosity and desire to drive future discoveries. They should have the commitment and character to engage with society and global challenges to making a lasting difference in the world. You can find out more information here.

  • The Atlantic Fellows program is built on the idea that fairer, healthier, more inclusive societies requires leaders with diverse perspectives to collaborate on solutions and learn from one another. 

    The Atlantic Institute in partnership with the Rhodes Trust connects the seven Atlantic Fellows programs, building a global community of courageous leaders who address systemic causes of inequity. 

    Ranging from health inequity, to racial, social and economical inequity, each programme has different requirements regarding both formal qualifications and professional experience. You can find out more information here.