Applications for Rhodes Scholarships open July 1

Sunday, June 24, 2018

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The Rhodes Trust has announced that applications for the Rhodes Scholarship for the 2019-2020 academic year will open on July 1 for most of the Rhodes constituencies.

That includes Bermuda, Canada, China, Commonwealth Caribbean (including Jamaica), East Africa, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Kenya, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Southern Africa, SJLP (Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine), UAE, West Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe, the USA and Australia.

In addition, two global scholarships are available to candidates from anywhere in the world for the first time in the programme's 115-year history, bringing the total number of scholarships to be awarded this year to 100.

Potential candidates should go to

The selection process will conclude by the end of 2018, with the new scholars expected to arrive at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom where the scholarships are tenable, in October 2019.

The award scheme, established by the Rhodes Trust in 1903, is the oldest and perhaps the most prestigious international scholarship programme in the world. It selects creative young leaders with a commitment to serving others and aims to nurture public-spirited leaders for the world's future.

“This is the first time in the history of the Rhodes Trust that applicants from every part of the world are eligible to apply,” said Charles Conn, CEO of the Rhodes Trust.

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