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Rhodes Scholarships for West African Students

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The Rhodes scholarships offer fully-funded awards to successful candidates in terms of a full tuition waiver and an annual stipend of stipend is £17,310 per annum.

As a Rhodes Scholar, you have the opportunity to study at one of the best universities in the world – The prestigious University of Oxford.

Scholarship Summary

Scholarship Details:

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.

In conjunction with the Oxford-Morland-West Africa Graduate Scholarship, there are 2 Rhodes Scholarships available each year for West Africa, which include Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, the island of Saint Helena, Senegal, Sierra Leone, São Tomé and Principe and Togo.

Scholarship Requirements:

To be considered for the Rhodes Scholarships, you must satisfy the following requirements:

  • Nationality/citizenship: You must be a citizen of one of the following countries:Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, the island of Saint Helena, Senegal, Sierra Leone, São Tomé and Principe, and Togo.
  • Education/residency: You must have been resident in one or more of the countries listed above for at least five of the last ten years
  • Education/residency: You must have been resident in one or more of the countries listed above for at least five of the last ten years
  • Academic achievement: You must have already completed or will have completed by July 2023, an undergraduate degree (normally a Bachelor’s degree) with an academic background and grade that – at a minimum – meets or exceeds the specific entry requirements of your chosen full-time course at the University of Oxford.

  • Given the very intense international competition for places at the University of Oxford, candidates will have a greater chance of successful admission to Oxford if they have a First Class Honours Degree or equivalent or a GPA of 3.70/4.0 or higher.

    d. English language: You must have a sufficiently high standard of English to meet the English language proficiency requirements (at the Higher Level listed) of the University of Oxford.

  • If unsuccessful in your first application to the Rhodes Scholarships, you may subsequently re-apply only once more (and this must be in the same constituency), subject to meeting the eligibility criteria.

Scholarship Duration and Reward

  • A Rhodes Scholarship covers all University and College fees, a living stipend (£17,310 per annum 2021-22); settling-in allowance, health insurance, visa, and two economy class flights – to and from the UK – for the beginning and end of studies in Oxford.
  • The basic tenure of the scholarship is two years, subject always, and at all times, to satisfactory academic performance and personal conduct.

Method of Application

Please use the ‘Click here to Apply’ button below to visit the page for your constituency.

Here you will find the specific information you will need to know to apply, as well as a link to the application form! Please ensure that you read all of the information carefully before applying to ensure that you understand each of the requirements.

Click here to read more details about the Rhodes scholarship.

 

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