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.
Find out if you meet the criteria to become a Rhodes Scholar and start your application. We offer scholarships in over 22 designated Rhodes constituencies, as well as our Global Rhodes Scholarships, visit our ‘Which Scholarship’ page for more details.
A Partnership between the Rhodes Trust and the Second Century Founder, John McCall MacBain O.C.
Each year, there are five Scholarships available for India. The first Indian Rhodes Scholars took up residence in Oxford in 1947, and since that time over two hundred Indians have been awarded the Scholarship.
Rhodes Scholars in residence in Oxford have compiled an ‘Unofficial Guide’ to writing the personal statement/essay, which the Selection Committee would like to make available to all applicants. Scholars in residence have also offered to run an open group answering applicant queries so as to even the playing field for all applicants, you will find the link to that group in the document.
a. You can apply online from 01 June 2021 at http://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk/scholarships/apply via the
b. You must submit your application online, with all supporting documents, by 23:59 India Standard Time, 02 August
c. In preparation for making your application, you should read carefully the general information, particularly that held
on the Scholarships tab, on the Rhodes House 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.
d. If you are longlisted you will be invited to attend a preliminary interview, which may be held in person or via video conference.
e. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a social engagement (a tea or dinner with the selection committee hosted by the Chairman) 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 October or November 2021 No candidate will be selected without an interview. The granting of an interview is entirely within the discretion of the Selection Committee. A domestic travel allowance for candidates invited for the final interview will be paid by the Rhodes Trust. International travel will not be reimbursed.
f. All applicants will be emailed with the outcome of their application.