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The Rhodes Scholarships are
postgraduate awards supporting outstanding all-round students at the
University of Oxford. At Oxford,
the oldest university in the English-speaking world, Rhodes Scholars join just
over 20,000 students from more than 140 countries currently studying at the
University, and are enriched by the stimulating and rigorous education and the
vibrant cultural and community life. Nearly 8,000 Rhodes Scholars have gone on
to serve at the forefront of government, the professions, commerce, the arts,
education, research and other sectors. They are well known advocates for
expanded social justice, and have advanced the frontiers of science and
A Rhodes Scholarship covers all University and College fees,
a personal stipend and one economy class airfare to Oxford at the start of the
Scholarship, as well as an economy flight back to the student's home country at
the conclusion of the Scholarship.
Rhodes Trust focuses on four criteria which are used in the selection of
short, Rhodes Scholarship selection committees seek young women and men of
outstanding intellect, character, leadership, and commitment to service.
The Rhodes Scholarships support students who demonstrate a strong propensity to
emerge as 'leaders for the world’s future'.