Rhodes Scholarship

Degree Level: Post UG, or Graduate

Enrollment Status: Full-time

Field of Study: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, or Arts & Humanities, or Social Sci., Business, Law, Education

Location: International

Duration: Multi-year

Deadlines: September. Please check website below for the specific date.


This fellowship has a campus deadline. Please contact the Fellowships Office for details.

The Rhodes Scholarships, the oldest international fellowships, were established in 1902 after the death of Cecil Rhodes, who dreamed of improving the world through the diffusion of leaders motivated to serve their contemporaries, trained in the contemplative life of the mind, and broadened by their acquaintance with one another and by their exposure to cultures different from their own. Mr. Rhodes hoped that his plan of bringing able students from throughout the English-speaking world and beyond to study at University of Oxford would aid in the promotion of international understanding and peace.The first American scholars were elected in 1904.

Rhodes Scholars are chosen not only for their outstanding scholarly achievements, but for their character, commitment to others and to the common good, and for their potential for leadership in whatever domains their careers may lead.

The Rhodes Scholarships, in short, are investments in individuals rather than in project proposals. Accordingly, applications are sought from talented students without restriction as to their field of academic specialization or career plans although the proposed course of study must be available at Oxford, and the applicant’s undergraduate program must provide a sufficient basis for study in the proposed field. Through the years, Rhodes Scholars have pursued studies in all of the varied fields available at the University of Oxford.

Visit the Rhodes Scholarship site

Rhodes Faculty Presentationsvideo
Briefing on the Rhodes and Marshall ScholarshipPDF

Award Details

Amount: All educational costs, such as matriculation, tuition, laboratory, and other fees + stipend for living expenses + travel to/from Oxford. Possibility for research-related travel expenses.

Duration: Typically 2-3 years

Location: University of Oxford, UK