Each year, the Rhodes scholarship is offered to 95 Rhodes Scholars selected from 20 Rhodes constituencies (64 countries) worldwide to study for postgraduate degree at university of Oxford. They are outstanding young women and men of diverse backgrounds and interests who show strong potential to be public-spirited leaders for the world’s future.
Eligible African Countries: Kenya, Southern Africa (including South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia and Swaziland), West African countries, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
The four criteria governing the selection of Rhodes Scholars are:
* literary and scholastic attainments (academic excellence)
* 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 one’s fellow beings.
Eligibility: The following eligibility criteria apply to all applicants for the Rhodes Scholarships:
* You must meet the citizenship/residency requirements of one of the Rhodes constituencies
* You must have reached your 18th birthday and not have passed your 24th birthday on 1 October in the year of application. There is some variation on the upper age limit across constituencies depending on the local environment.
* Rhodes Scholars must have completed a Bachelor’s degree before coming up to Oxford, to a sufficiently high standard to meet both the Rhodes and the Oxford criteria.
Number of scholarships: Up to 95
Duration of Scholarship: The basic tenure of the Scholarship is two years, subject to satisfactory academic performance and personal conduct.
Value of the Program: Fully funded
How to Apply: Visit link below.