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Rhodes International Scholarship for East African Students – 2019/2020


Application for the Rhodes International Scholarship for East African Students – 2019/2020 Entry is now open at the University of Oxford in the UK.


Rhodes International Scholarship for East African Students - 2019/2020


The Rhodes Scholarship is a fully funded postgraduate award for young people to study at the University of Oxford, UK. The Rhodes Trust funds 100 Scholars per year. The Scholarship selects young leaders of outstanding intellect and character who are motivated to engage with global challenges, committed to the service of others and show promise of becoming value-driven, principled leaders for the world’s future.

The Scholarship is not just a financial bursary, it is a life-changing opportunity for exceptional young people with the potential to make a difference for good in the world. Rhodes Scholars are people who have a vision of how the world could be better and the energy to make a difference – whatever their sphere of interest. Rhodes alumni have distinguished themselves in every

The Scholarships are one of the most prestigious scholarships in the world. The aim of the program is to create a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others.



Scholars are selected on the following criteria:

  • Citizenship & residency: You must be a citizen of Burundi, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania or Uganda.
  • Age: You must have reached your 19th and not have passed your 26th birthday on 1 October 2020, which means you must have been born after 30 September 1994 and on or before 1 October 2001.
  • Education: You must have completed (or will have completed by no later than July 2020) an undergraduate degree from a college or university (normally a Bachelor’s degree) to a sufficiently high standard to be admitted to postgraduate study at the University of Oxford. This would normally be the equivalent of a First Class, or a GPA of 3.7 or more.


Application must include:

  • Evidence of academic record/transcript (complete or in
    progress) of undergraduate degree and any postgraduate
  • Curriculum vitae/resumé or list of principal activities
  • Personal statement or essay (including, crucially, a clear
    statement of what the applicant wishes to study at Oxford
    and why)
  • Evidence of age/birth certificate/nationality
  • English Language proficiency (where English is not the first
  • Photograph (not visible to selectors until after short-listing)
  • List of referees (several are required) who can attest in
    confidential references to the character and intellect of the
    applicant, including academic, personal, extra-curricular and
    leadership achievements
  • Only applications that have been submitted (with the International Office and registered on the website of the scholarship) before 31st August,
    will be considered for the scholarship.

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