The Rhodes Scholarship is one of the world's oldest and most prestigious international scholarship programs, enabling exceptional students to study at the University of Oxford. It covers full tuition fees, living expenses, and provides a stipend for postgraduate studies, fostering leadership and academic excellence in diverse fields.

A life-changing opportunity for Pakistani students to study at the University of Oxford. Times higher education has ranked Oxford University the number one. Almost 25,000 students from all over the world are there at Oxford University and more than 13000 have been enrolled in postgraduate study programs. Oxford University is considered the world’s best research university.

Why students should choose Oxford University for Postgraduate Study Programs

  • More than 50% of students are studying in postgraduate programs

  • More than 350 graduate courses are offered by Oxford University for national and international students.

  • Up to 1000 scholarships for national and international students are announced every year for postgraduate research programs.

  • Oxford University has the highest volume of world-leading research

  • More than 7000 students are involved in research activities at Oxford University

  • University earned many research projects and their funding from external sources

  • Oxfordshire is one of Europe’s leading innovative and technology centers at Oxford University, with great strength in biosciences and technology.

Rhodes Scholarship Details

Rhodes scholarship is a fully funded program for international talented students who want to pursue their graduate degree from the world’s best university. Students from all over the world can apply for this highly competitive scholarship in any study discipline offered by Oxford University.

Rhodes Scholarship Acceptance Rate

Rhodes scholarships announced by Oxford University are highly competitive and it has been reported that the acceptance rate for Rhodes scholarship is as low as 0.7%.

Rhodes Scholarship For Graduate Students

The Rhodes scholarships are one of the most prestigious scholarships announced for international students.  This fully funded PhD scholarship provides financial aid for masters and PhD students enrolled at Oxford University.

Important Facts

No of scholarships


Host country


Degree level

     Masters and PhD

Host University

     Oxford University


     Available at Oxford University

Courses For Rhodes Scholarships

Rhodes scholars can get a stipend for any postgraduate course taught at Oxford University. Here is a list of faculties that offer courses in a range of different subjects.

  • Humanities

  • Mathematical, Physical, and Life Sciences

  • Medical Sciences

  • Social Sciences

  • Continuing Education

What Does The Rhodes Scholarship Cover?

The Rhodes scholarship benefits are as followings

  • It covers tuition fees

  • Provides an annual stipend of £17,310 per annum

  • The duration of this annual grant depends upon the degree program, 2 years for master's and 3 years for PhD program.

  • Visa processing fee charges will be covered by Rhodes scholarships

  • Rhodes scholarship amount will cover the application fee if any

  • International health insurance charges will be paid by the Rhodes

  • Rhodes scholars will get a settling-in allowance

Rhodes Scholarships Eligibility Criteria

Though the Rhodes scholarships do not require any strict criteria for selection, the basic requirements are as follows

  • Applicants must have a strong academic background

  • Must hold the nationality of Pakistan

  • Hold a Pakistani passport

  • Must hold an undergraduate degree from any Pakistani university

The other eligibility criteria mainly impact the scholarship’s selection is

Age Limit For Rhodes Scholarships

  • Age limit for masters: 24 years

  • Age limit for PhD: 27 years

Rhodes Scholarship GPA Requirement

  • Applicant must hold a first-class honors degree for admission to masters

  • The minimum GPA required for admission is 3.70/4.0

How To Apply For Rhodes Scholarships?

Students who want to apply for Rhodes scholarships must follow these described steps

  • Meet the eligibility criteria mentioned above

  • Choose the course that matches your undergraduate degree (keep in mind the duration of the course and scholarship tenure while selecting the course)

  • Submit an online application

Before submission of the Rhodes scholarship application, one must have to fulfill the following requirements

Rhodes Scholarship Requirements

  • Personal statement

  • Reference/ recommendation letters (2) 

  • Essay

  • CV

  • Attested academic transcripts

Rhodes Scholarship Selection Criteria

The last stage of the application process is selected based on an interview. It is usually an online panel interview taking 30-35 minutes. At the time of the interview, applicants have to show the original documents to the interviewer.

Rhodes Scholarship Timeline

The application opening date for the Rhodes scholarship is 1st June and the deadline to submit the application is 1st August.


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