Rhodes Scholarship

A Rhodes Scholarship supports you in full-time study at the University of Oxford. You can choose from a wide variety of courses. The Scholarship is usually awarded for two years, but may be extended to three for some degrees. It funds: all university and college fees, the university application fee, a personal stipend for living expenses, private health insurance, and one economy class airfare to Oxford at the start of the scholarship, and one economy fare for the flight back to your home country at the end of the scholarship. You will also have the opportunity to participate in the life of the Rhodes community in Oxford and attend: events that develop your leadership, problem-solving and public speaking skills presentations from leading international speakers in politics, academia and commerce weekly discussions and debates on global challenges internships with a wide range of organisations.

Scholarship Value: All University fees, Personal Stipend, Private Health Insurance and flights.

Length of Scholarship: 2 (Two) years

Number Available: 10

Opening Date: 01 July 2017

Closing Date: 14 September 2017

Study LevelMasters; Postgraduate (Course work)
Year of StudyFirst Year; Continuing (2nd year or greater)
CitizenshipAustralian Citizen
EthnicityAboriginal; Torres Strait Islander; South Sea Islander; Non Indigenous
Study Region
Study ModeAll modes
Study LoadAll loads

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to apply in 2017 for a 2018 Rhodes Scholarship, you must:

  • be an Australian citizen and have lived in Australia for at least two of the last 10 years
  • be at least 19 years of age but younger than 26 at 1 October in the year you would start at Oxford
  • have completed at least two years of secondary schooling in Australia
  • have completed an honours or masters degree (or international equivalent) by 15 June 2018, achieving first-class honours (or an equivalent mark of distinction for the masters degree).

You cannot apply if you have applied for a Rhodes Scholarship two or more times before.

If you have questions about the Scholarship or the application process, you can email the Rhodes Scholarships Queensland representatives or contact the CQU Network Advisor:

Professor Andrew Bridges

Email: a.bridges@cqu.edu.au

Selection Criteria

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Additional Information

A designated regional information session will be delivered by video-conferencing on Friday 21 July 2017 from 1pm-2pm at the below CQU campuses:

TownsvilleA block, level 1, room 1.10
BiloelaBuilding 1, ground floor, room G.10
CairnsBuilding 1, level 3, room 3.42
YeppoonBuilding 3, ground floor, room G.01
NoosaA block, level 1, room 1.06
BrisbaneBuilding 1, level 8, room 8.07
BundabergBuilding 3, ground floor, room G.24
Gladstone MarinaBuilding 603, ground floor, room G.27
Gladstone CityBlock B, level 1, room 1.08
Mackay CityBuilding 2, ground floor, room G.01
Mackay OoraleaBuilding 24, ground floor, room G.44
Rockhampton NorthBuilding 29, ground floor, room G.07
Rockhampton CityC block, level 1, room 1.03

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Supporting Documentation

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How to apply

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How will I know the outcome of my application?

The Queensland selection panel will assess all valid applications and will meet in October to shortlist candidates for interview. After the interviews, the panel will elect the Queensland Rhodes Scholar. If the panel considers the second- and third-ranked applicants to be of sufficient merit, it will nominate them for interview in the Australia-at-Large Scholarship selection process. These interviews are usually conducted in Canberra in late November or early December. The Queensland selection panel is chaired by the Governor of Queensland. It has six other members, who serve on the panel for four years.

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