Rhodes Global Scholarship


2020 Rhodes Global Competition (2021 Scholarship)   

In 2018, the Rhodes Trust announced the launch of two new Rhodes Global Scholarships which are tenable at the University of Oxford. Election to the scholarship is normally for two years but the scholarship may be held for one year only, depending on the degree program pursued by the scholar. A scholarship may be renewed, at the complete discretion of the Trustees, for a third and final year for those who were initially admitted to Oxford to pursue a doctoral degree.  Scholars may follow their own course of study.

The Rhodes Global Scholarship (two available worldwide) is open to high-achieving international students in all Faculties who are NOT from these Rhodes Constituencies. The scholarship covers all university and college fees, a personal stipend, living/accomodation expenses, two economy class flights (one at the start of the scholarship and one at the end of the scholarship) to study at Oxford University.   

Please note, the timeline for The Rhodes Scholarship for Canada is presented here.

Eligibility Criteria

  • If you are not eligible to apply to any existing Rhodes Constituency and you are not eligible to apply for inter-jurisdictional consideration, then you can apply for a Global Scholarship as long as you meet all of the Global Scholarships eligibility criteria and subject to institutional nomination. (Please review the criteria on the Which Scholarship page to ensure you are applying for the most appropriate Rhodes Scholarship.)
  • Have reached your 18th birthday and not passed your 24th birthday at 01 October 2020 (must have been born after October 1, 1996 and on or before October 1, 2002) or for older candidates who completed their first undergraduate degree later than usual, must have not reached your 27th birthday (must have been born after October 1, 1993) and your first undergraduate degree must have or will be awarded on or before October 1, 2019.
  • Have completed or will have completed by June/July 2019, an undergraduate degree from a college or university (normally a Bachelor's degree) with a First Class or minimum 3.70/4.0 GPA (or equivalent) to be admitted to postgraduate study at the University of Oxford (note the requirements for your chosen course at Oxford which may require a higher GPA)
  • Must have a sufficiently high standard of English to meet the English language proficiency requirements (at the Higher Level listed) of the University of Oxford

The Rhodes Trust focuses on four criteria which are used in the selection of Scholars:

  • academic achievement/excellence: First Class Honours or minimum 3.70/4.0 GPA (or equivalent)
  • energy to use one's talents to the full (as demonstrated by mastery in areas such as sports, music, debate, dance, theatre, and artistic pursuits, particularly where teamwork is involved)
  • truth, courage, devotion to duty, sympathy for and protection of the weak, kindliness, unselfishness and fellowship
  • moral force of character and instincts to lead, and to take an interest in your fellow human beings

How to Apply through Dalhousie University

The process for candidates has two parts: an internal screening process by the Dalhousie Rhodes Scholarship Internal Selection Committee and an external application submitted to the Rhodes Trust online.  (Please see side bar on the right for deadlines.)

  1. Candidates are to email the following documents, in English, (preferably in one PD) to Rhodes@dal.ca, including a full curriculum vitae, a personal statement and unofficial transcripts (i.e. Dalhousie University Academic Record is available on Dal Online) from all universities attended. Applications submitted through any other route will not be considered. If you have questions about the Dalhousie internal selection process, please contact Katherine Rudolph or Linda Ruhloff at Rhodes@dal.ca.

  2. All candidates will be emailed on the status of their internal application during the Dalhousie internal screening process.

  3. If you have questions about the Rhodes Scholarship for  Global Information for Candidates document, please contact the National Secretary for Global at scholarship.queries@rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk.