100 Scholarships For International Students to Study At The University of Oxford

Level of Study: Post Graduate

Place of study: University of Oxford, UK

Start-Date: late September of the year following your selection

Scholarship Period: 2 years

No of scholarships: 100

Scholarship Deadline: Varies per constituency


The Rhodes scholarships offered for international students are the oldest and perhaps the most prestigious international scholarship program in the world. The main aim of Rhodes Scholarships is to identify young intellectual minds from around the world and enable them to undertake full-time postgraduate study at the University of Oxford. With its prestigious reputation, the Rhodes scholarship receives thousands of applications every year. The Rhodes Scholarship opens up opportunities for Scholars before, after and during their time in Oxford. The online applications for the scholarship open in early July every year and close in early October.

Rhodes Scholarship Benefits

The Rhodes scholarships offered to international students are not only a financial bursary for post-graduate study at the University of Oxford, but also a life-changing opportunity to young talented people who have the courage to act and make a difference for good in the world. This is an outstanding opportunity to young people to study at the most prestigious college and showcase their talent to the world. Rhodes scholarship is a fully funded program and duration is for two years.

Tuition Fee:

  1.  Covers Oxford University (and College) fees as well as providing an annual stipend. 
  2.  The Rhodes Trust will cover the fee required to apply to study at the University of Oxford. 
  3. For those Scholars who transition to a second course of study in Oxford, they will again receive assistance to cover the fee for visa renewal and further application for IHS.
  4. A number of research grants are also available to Rhodes Scholars, on application, which enables Scholars to, for example, attend international conferences or conduct additional fieldwork.
  5. Please refer to the detailed conditions of tenure for the Rhodes Scholarship to know in detail about the permitted combinations of degrees, and how many years of study are covered by the Scholarship.

Monthly Stipend:

  1. Recipients will receive a monthly stipend during the Rhodes scholarship period.
  2. For the 2020/21 academic year, the stipend will be £16,218 per annum from which Scholars pay all living expenses, including accommodation.

Travel Expense:

The Rhodes Trust will cover two economy class flights – to and from the UK – for the beginning and end of studies in Oxford.

Visa Expense:

 The Trust will cover the fee for a Tier 4 study visa required to study at the University of Oxford.

Health Insurance Coverage:

The trust will provide the international students with the associated International Health Surcharge (IHS), which enables international students to access the UK’s National Health Service. 


To be eligible to apply to the Rhodes scholarships offered for international students to study a postgraduate course at University of Oxford, the candidate must pass the following eligibility criteria.

Nationality: The candidate must be a citizen of one of the eligible countries participating in the Rhodes scholarship. As the scholarship is offered over 22 designated Rhodes constituencies, it is important to check if you meet the criteria of the Rhodes constituency for which you are applying.

Age: Depending on the constituencies, age limit may vary. For most constituencies the age limit is 19 to 25 years at the time of scholarship application.

Academics: Applicants must complete their bachelor’s degree with sufficiently high standards to get selected for the Rhodes scholarship to study at the University of Oxford. Depending on the constituencies, the academic eligibility requirements may vary. Please refer to the country-specific requirements before you apply for the scholarship.

NOTE: Each constituency has its on country specific eligibility criteria in regards to nationality, age, academic requirements, residency and so on. Before applying to the scholarship, you will need to check the requirements for your constituency or region.

List of Rhodes Constituencies

International students can apply to Rhodes scholarships by selecting one of the below listed constituencies. University of Oxford offers 100 scholarships to students through the Rhodes scholarship program. Each constituency awards a specific number of scholarships.

  • Australia (9)
  • Bermuda (1)
  • Canada (11)
  • China (4)
  • East Africa, covering Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, South Sudan and Burundi (1)
  • Germany (2)
  • Hong Kong (1)
  • India (5)
  • Israel (2)
  • Jamaica & the Commonwealth Caribbean, covering Antigua, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, St. Kitts-Nevis, Montserrat, Anguilla, the Turks and Caicos Islands, Cayman Islands and British Virgin Islands (2)
  • Kenya (2)
  • Malaysia (1)
  • New Zealand (3)
  • Pakistan (1)
  • Saudi Arabia (up to 2)
  • Singapore (1)
  • Southern Africa, covering South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia and Eswatini (10)
  • Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, and Palestine (2)
  • United Arab Emirates (2)
  • United States (32)
  • West Africa, covering Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, the island of Saint Helena, Senegal, Sierra Leone, São Tomé and Principe, and Togo (1)
  • Zambia (2)
  • Zimbabwe (2)


Eligible students who wish to pursue post-graduate study at university of oxford, can apply to Rhodes scholarship online.

  1. Register and create an account on the Rhodes trust website.
  2. Complete the online scholarship application form
  3. Fill in all the required details and submit the required documents.
  4. Submit your scholarship application before deadline.

To refer to the list of courses offered by the university of Oxford, check the courses offered page.

List of supporting documents for Rhodes Scholarship

Rhodes applicants must prepare the following list of documents to submit along with the application form.

  1. Birth certificate of the applicant
  2. Personal statement not exceeding 100 words
  3. Official academic transcripts from the previous institutions
  4. Letters of recommendation
  5. Valid passport
  6. Latest resume
  7. Latest colour photograph of the candidate
  8. IELTS or TOEFL score

Assessment Process

All the scholarship application forms and supporting documents are evaluated by the Rhodes selection committee and the final applicants are selected mainly through the interviews. The committee will take a decision after the candidate’s final interview. The selected candidates are informed via email.

Rhodes Final Interview

The Rhodes final interview lasts for about 30-45 mins and has great importance in the final selection process. The interview panel is made up of Rhodes scholars, experts in various fields and community leaders, a total of up to six to nine people. The interview is of core importance and will be wide-ranging in nature designated to test candidates’ intellectual skills and reasoning ability. The selection committee also considers the candidates’ character, core commitments and potential to make positive commitments to society.


Please refer to the scholarship official website to know more details about the Rhodes scholarship offered by The Rhodes Trust.

To refer to the list of courses offered by the university of oxford, check the courses offered page. Since there are some exceptions, you will also need to refer Rhodes conditions of tenure documents to ensure the course you selected is included in the scholarship program.

There are 100 Rhodes scholarships offered every year and to make sure you apply for the right one, it is important to refer to which scholarship page, where Global Rhodes Scholarship details are mentioned.

If the Rhodes constituencies do not include your country, you can refer to the Global Rhodes Scholarships that apply to eligible candidates from the rest of the world to apply.


Applicants are allowed to submit one scholarship application a year. However, if you are unsuccessful in your first application, you may re-apply from the same constituency one more time.

Rhodes scholars come into residence in University of Oxford, in late September of the year following their selection.


Email: scholarship.queries@rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk


The Rhodes Trust is an educational charity that brings together and supports exceptional students from around the world, and in all fields of study to study at the University of Oxford. The Rhodes Trust’s mission is to build a better world through global fellowship programs. They aim to develop leaders who want to build a better world. The postgraduate fellowship offered by The Rhodes Trust is the world’s oldest postgraduate fellowship that is available to students all over the world.


The University of Oxford, located in and around the medieval city center of Oxford, is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. The University of Oxford has a distinctive collegiate structure and the largest library system in the UK. There are 22,000 students at oxford including undergraduates and international students. Oxford is the most prestigious institution and is ranked the world’s number one in Medicine. International students can apply for The Rhodes Scholarship to study postgraduate courses at the University of Oxford, the best study abroad destination.

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