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Rhodes Scholarship Program 2021 for India, Dates, Eligibility

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Rhodes Scholarship Program for India 2021, Apply now, Dates, Eligibility, Application Procedure

Rhodes Trust announces Rhodes Scholarship 2021 for India

Rhodes Scholarship 2021 for India – Rhodes Scholarships are awarded for pursuing full-time postgraduate studies at the University of Oxford, UK. Rhodes Scholars have selected from many countries around the world annually.

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.


About Information

  • The Rhodes Scholarship programme is the oldest (established 1903) international scholarship programme in the world, and one of the most prestigious. Administered by the Rhodes Trust in Oxford, the Program offers 100 fully-funded Scholarships each year for postgraduate study at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom – one of the world’s leading universities
  • Rhodes Scholarships are for 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.

Important Date



Applications must be submitted online by 23:59, IST

31st July 2021

Eligibility Criteria


Candidates must be a citizen of India, holding an Indian passport, or equivalent proof of citizenship; PIO or OCI card holders do not satisfy the Indian citizenship criteria for this purpose.


You must have undertaken formal study at an educational institution in India for a minimum of 4 of the last 10 years, and have either (i) completed a school leaving exam (10th or 12th standard or equivalent) at a school in India, or (ii) have received, or be in the final year of an undergraduate degree at a university in India.

Age Criteria

  • You must have reached your 19th and not have passed your 25th birthday on 01st October 2021, which means you must have been born after 30th September 1996 and on or before 01st October 2002

Please Note

  • For medical students and medical doctors who are pursuing, or who have completed their one-year internship (CRRI), the age limit is extended by one year; in these cases, you must have been born after 30th September 1995 and on or before 01st October 2002

 Application Procedure

  • Candidates can apply online at http://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk via the scholarships tab
  • Candidates must submit your application online, with all supporting documents, by 23:59 India Standard Time, 31st July 2021
  • In preparation for making your application, you should carefully read the general information, particularly that held on the Scholarships tab, 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 www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/graduate

Selection Procedure

  • Selection for the Rhodes Scholarship is made without regard to financial means
  • Selection for the Rhodes Scholarship is made without regard to marital status, race, ethnic origin, colour, gender, religion, sexual orientation, social background, disability, caste or other irrelevant distinction
  • The Rhodes Scholarship is confirmed only upon successful admission to the University of Oxford.
  • No selection will be made if a sufficiently qualified candidate cannot be found.
  • The decision of the Selection Committee is final

For more details and to apply online, please visit the official website

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