Rhodes Scholarship

Scholarship Details
High Academic Achiever

Third year and above, Postgraduate students


Aus Citizen



Established through the Will of Cecil John Rhodes in 1902, the Rhodes Scholarships are the oldest and perhaps most prestigious international scholarship programme in the world, enabling outstanding young people from around the world to undertake full-time postgraduate study at the University of Oxford.

Postgraduate awards supporting outstanding all-round students at the University of Oxford, and providing transformative opportunities for exceptional individuals.

Rhodes's vision in founding the Scholarship was to develop outstanding leaders who would be motivated to fight 'the world's fight', to 'esteem the performance of public duties as their highest aim', and to promote international understanding and peace.

Current Situation

  • Each year, there are nine Scholarships available in Australia to enable outstanding students.
  • Value: All University and College fees, a living stipend.
  • One economy class airfare to Oxford at the start of the scholarship and one economy flight back to the students home country at the conclusion of the scholarship.
  • Scholars can now be married and Rhodes House, Oxford, warmly welcomes the partners of Rhodes Scholars, who are invited to Rhodes events.

Oxford University Life

  • Rhodes Scholars join just over 20,000 students from more than 140 countries currently studying at the University
  • World class academics (PG supervision, UG tutorials).
  • Stunning environment, intellectually, culturally, architecturally, socially and, occasionally, climatically.
  • Wonderful range of cultural and sports activities.


  • Must be an Australian Citizen or permanent resident.
  • Age: Upon 1 October 2022, you must meet either of the below criteria: i. You must be at least 18 and have not reached your 25th birthday (i.e. you must have been born after 1 October 1997 and on or before 1 October 2004). OR (only for older candidates who completed their first undergraduate degree later than usual) ii. On 1 October 2022, You must have not reached your 27th birthday (i.e. have been born after 1 October 1995) AND you have met or will meet the requirements for completion of your first degree on or after 1 July 2021*
  • Academic achievement: Your academic achievement must be outstanding, completion by no later than 30 June 2022.
  • Have not applied for a Rhodes Scholarship two or more times before.

Application Details

  • Proof of age in the form of a passport or birth certificate.
  • Certified academic records from all educational institutes attended
  • Any additional official documentation required to prove your Australian citizenship or permanent residency
  • An official transcript from the college or university at which you are studying, or have studied.
  • Evidence that you have completed at least two years of schooling at an Australian secondary school.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • A head-and-shoulders colour photograph (jpg format). (not visible to selectors until short listing).
  • An academic statement of study of no more than 350 words.
  • Personal Statement no more than 750 words.
  • Five referees (three need to be academic).

For detailed guidance to apply for the Rhodes Scholarship for Australia, please see Information for Candidates.

Further Information

Visit the Rhodes Scholarship website for more information and to apply.

Opening date: 1 July 2022
Closing date: 23:59, AEST, 9 September 2022