UK: Fully Funded Rhodes Scholarship Awards for West Africans aat University of Oxford, 2019/2020

The Rhodes Scholarship find, bring together and develop exceptional young people who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act. Each year, a class of c 100 Scholars is selected from over 60 countries, maintaining a community of c 250 Scholars studying in Oxford at any one time. The combination of a collaborative and dynamic environment, intensive and challenging education and a focus on character, service and leadership prepares them to make a positive impact on the world.

Country of Study: The UK Institution/ University: University of Oxford
Application Deadline: September 30, 2019 Level of Study: Postgraduate

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About Institution (S): 

Rhodes Trust: The Rhodes Scholarship is the oldest (first awarded in 1902) and perhaps most prestigious international scholarship programme, enabling outstanding young people from around the world to study at the University of Oxford.

Oxford University: The University of Oxford is a collegiate research university in Oxford, England. There is evidence of teaching as early as 1096, making it the oldest university in the English-speaking world and the world’s second-oldest university in continuous operation after the University of Bologna.

Sponsor(s) : Rhodes Trust

Program(s): 

All postgradute programs offered at the University of Oxford

Scholarship Benefits:

The award will be fully-funded for the duration of the postgraduate degree course.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Nationality/citizenship: You must be a citizen of one of the following countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, the island of Saint Helena, Senegal, Sierra Leone, São Tomé and Principe and Togo.
  • Education/residency: You must have been resident in one or more of the countries listed above for at least five of the last ten years.
  • Age: You must have reached your 19th and not have passed your 26th birthday on 1 October 2020. This means candidates must have been born after 30 September 1994 and on or before 1 October 2001. For medical, dental and pharmaceutical students the age limit is extended by up to one year to allow them to complete their internship – such candidates must have been born after 30 September 1993 and on or before 1 October 2001.
  • Academic achievement: You must have completed an undergraduate degree from a college or university (normally a Bachelor’s degree) with the highest classification your University awards, e.g. First Class Honours, or a Distinction in the case of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy courses.
  • English language: You 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.
  • Given the very intense international competition for places at the University of Oxford, candidates (with the exception of those studying in Nigeria and Ghana, and, for some countries, those studying medicine) will have a greater chance of successful admission to Oxford if they have an Honours degree (or have taken an Honours year) from a University outside of their country or if they have studied to Masters level within their country. Please contact your National Secretary if you require further advice. Candidates may wish to consider applying to the Rhodes Trust’s sister Foundation, The Mandela Rhodes Foundation (https://mandelarhodes.org/), to pursue an Honour’s year or a Master’s degree prior to making an application for the Rhodes Scholarship

Application Procedures:

  1. You can apply online from 01 June 2019 at http://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk/scholarships/apply via the scholarships tab.
  2. You must submit your application online, with all supporting documents, by 23:59 Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), 30 September 2019.
  3. In preparation for making your application, you should read carefully the general information, particularly that held on the Scholarships tab, on the Rhodes website, the Conditions of Tenure for the Rhodes Scholarship, the information in this document and the graduate admissions pages of the University of Oxford: www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/graduate.
  4. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a social engagement (a dinner with the selection committee and other finalists) and a final interview. You must be available to attend both, in person, as no accommodations can be made on date and time, or mode, of these events. Interviews will be held in Lagos on a Saturday between mid- November and early December. No candidate will be selected without an interview. Travel expenses within West Africa and overnight accommodation in Lagos will be provided.
  5. All applicants will be emailed with the outcome of their application.
  6. For comprehensive list of documents required and application procedure click here

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