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Official: Rhodes Scholarship 2018/2019 – Apply Now | British Council Scholarships in Zambia

Official: Rhodes Scholarship 2018/2019 – Apply Now | British Council Scholarships in Zambia
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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 perhaps the most prestigious 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.

Rhodes Scholarship 2018

Requirements for Rhodes Scholarships 2018 Application

You must submit a completed application form online with the documents listed below.

NOTE: All documents must be the original copy and submitted in English, or with English translations included.


  • 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 YourApplication’ page.

Please ensure that your personal statement:

  1. Addresses your general interests and activities. What inspires you? What are your passions?
  2. 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.

How To Apply for Rhodes Scholarships 2018

Apply online via http://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk

Submit your application online, with all supporting documents, by 23:59 Central Africa Time, Thursday,15 November 2018. 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. Interviews will be held in Lusaka, in November. All applicants will be emailed with the outcome of their application.

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