The Rhodes Scholarship is initially awarded to cover two years of study, including University of Oxford (and College) fees as well as providing an annual stipend, as well as other support (e.g. university application fees, airfare, etc.) for 32 U.S. students annually.

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Level of study: Graduate

General location of study: Abroad

Specific location, if applicable (country and/or institution): University of Oxford, UK

Requires campus endorsement/nomination?: Yes

Campus application deadline (if applicable): Mid September

Final application deadline (check fellowship website for specific yearly date): Early October

General fields of study/professional interests: STEM, Humanities, Social Sciences, Fine Arts, Languages, Professional School

Other specific criteria: Must be 18-23 years old with a 3.7+ GPA. The four criteria which governed the selection of Rhodes Scholars in 1902 are still the guiding criteria for the selection of Rhodes Scholars: 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; and moral force of character and instincts to lead, and to take an interest in one’s fellow beings.