How to Get a Rhodes Scholarship 2018 – Requirements for Rhodes Scholarships

How to Get a Rhodes Scholarship 2018 – you can now Apply For 2018 Rhodes Scholarships for Zambian Students. The Rhodes Scholarships are postgraduate awards supporting exceptional students from around the world to study at the University of Oxford. The Rhodes is the oldest and the most prestigious and most rated international scholarship programme in the world.

Selection of Rhodes Scholars is made without regard to gender, gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation, race, ethnic origin, colour, religion, social background, caste, or disability.

Get a Rhodes Scholarship 2018 Application Requirements

You must submit a completed application form on-line with the documents and information detailed below. All documents must be submitted in English, or with English translations included.

Please note that, if you are invited for an interview, you will be asked to bring the originals of all documents with you:

» Your birth certificate (or an affidavit of birth) confirming that you meet the age criterion.
» A copy of National Registration Card (NRC) or valid passport confirming that you meet the citizenship criteria.
» An official transcript from the college or university at which you are studying, or have studied, showing grades achieved (to date).
» A full curriculum vitae which should include details about academic qualifications, prizes, scholarships, positions of leadership, employment positions, involvement in student, voluntary, community or political activities and any cultural, musical or sporting accomplishments. This should not exceed two A4 (12pt) pages in length. Please do not include a photograph in your CV.
» A head-and-shoulders colour photograph (jpg format). Please note your photo will not be available to the
selection committee until after final shortlisting decisions have been made.
» A personal statement of no more than 1,000 words. The personal statement is your chance to tell your story in your own voice:

  • Who are you?
  • What matters to you?
  • What are you hoping to do in the world?
  • Your academic transcript,
  • your curriculum vitae and

your reference letters will provide the substantive detail of your commitments and accomplishments, but this essay gives you the opportunity to cast the overarching narrative for the selection committee.

You can find further guidance on the personal statement on the ‘Completing Your Application’ page.

Get a Rhodes Scholarship personal statement Should detailed on the following:

i. Addresses your general interests and activities. What inspires you? What are your passions?
ii. Discusses your aims and priorities and the contributions you have made and hope to make to the world and/or your local community;

iii. Tells us which course / courses you are most attracted to at the University of Oxford and why. It is important that you have a firm idea of which course / courses are viable for you to study at the University of Oxford – not all University of Oxford courses are covered by the Rhodes Scholarship, you should refer to the Conditions of Tenure for further information.

It is a good idea to discuss your proposed course of study with your current professors or lecturers in that field, and, if possible, with someone who has knowledge of United Kingdom universities.

Additional sources of information are available online at, as well as on individual faculty/departmental websites. If you are selected for the Scholarship you will have the opportunity to revisit your course choice;

iv. Demonstrates that you are able to meet the entry and application requirements of the specific course you
have chosen. Please read the Oxford graduate studies course pages carefully:;

v. If you wish to undertake a DPhil, you should provide a brief outline of your proposed research area, how it contributes to your future career plans, and list one or more researchers with whom you would like to work in Oxford.

Your personal statement should be entirely your own work, with no assistance received. Through the online application form you will be asked to verify and sign that the entered / uploaded personal statement is your own work and that no external help was given in its creation or editing.

How To Apply for Rhodes Scholarships 2018 Form

  1. Apply online from 01 June 2018 at via the scholarships tab.
  2. Submit your application online, with all supporting documents, by 23:59 Central Africa Time, Thursday,15 November 2018.
  3. In preparation for making your application, you should read carefully the general information for candidates 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:
  4. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a social reception (e.g. a lunch or dinner reception) and an interview.
  5. No candidate will be selected without interview.
  6. You must be available to attend the interview and social reception, in person, as no accommodations can be made on date and time of these events.
  7. Interviews will be held in Lusaka, in November.
  8. All applicants will be emailed with the outcome of their application.

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