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Which Scholarship?

With over 100 Rhodes Scholarships available per year for postgraduate study at the University of Oxford, this page will help you to make sure that you are applying for the most appropriate Rhodes Scholarship.

The Rhodes constituencies (countries) are listed here: https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk/scholarships/list-of-rhodes-scholarship-countries/. If you do not find your country listed, please read below to find out about the newly launched Global Scholarships.

The eligibility criteria for each constituency scholarship can be found by selecting the relevant country in the drop down at the foot of the ‘How to apply’ webpage.

The majority of applicants will be eligible to apply for a Rhodes Scholarship through one constituency only. A small number will meet the eligibility criteria for more than one constituency and, as they can only apply to one Rhodes Scholarship in a year, they will need to choose. Candidates who do not meet the eligibility criteria for any constituency may be able to apply for inter-jurisdictional consideration or for one of the new Global Rhodes Scholarships. Read below for more detail. 

  • Jurisdictional: “I meet the eligibility criteria for one Rhodes Constituency only”

    If you meet the eligibility criteria for one Rhodes constituency, you should apply there. The eligibility criteria are listed in each constituency’s Information for Candidates document, which can be found on the ‘How to apply’ webpage.

  • Multi-jurisdictional: “I meet the eligibility criteria for more than one Rhodes constituency”

    If you meet the eligibility criteria (as listed in the Information for Candidates document) for more than one Rhodes constituency, you must apply only to one. You should choose the constituency with which you feel you have the strongest connection.

  • Inter-Jurisdictional: “I don’t meet the eligibility criteria, but I have sustained and verifiable connection to two or more Rhodes constituencies.”

    If you do not meet the eligibility criteria for any of the Rhodes constituencies, but you have sustained and verifiable connection to two or more Rhodes constituencies, you should apply for inter-jurisdictional consideration. Further details can be found here: Applying for Inter-Jurisdictional Consideration.

  • Global: “I am not eligible for any existing Rhodes scholarships, nor do I have significant connection to two or more Rhodes constituencies.”

    If you do not meet the eligibility criteria for one of the Rhodes constituencies/countries and you do not qualify to apply for inter-jurisdictional consideration (see above) you may apply for the Global Scholarship. Please note that, with only two Global Scholarships currently available, these will be our most competitive scholarships by far, therefore if you can apply via any of the above routes, it will be in your interest to do so. Further details on the Global Scholarships can be found here by selecting 'GLOBAL' from the countries drop down on the 'How to Apply' page.                                                                                                                                                                   Queries about the Global Scholarships can be sent to info.global@rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk

IMPORTANT NOTE: You may submit only one Rhodes Scholarship application in an application round. Any candidate submitting more than one application per year will be disqualified from all submitted applications.

If you are still unsure of where to direct you application, please send your query to scholarship.queries@rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk