Rhodes Scholarships

The Rhodes Scholarships are the oldest and most celebrated international fellowship awards in the world. Each year, 32 young students from the United States are selected as Rhodes Scholars through a decentralized process representing the 50 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. territories.

Rhodes Scholars are chosen not only for their outstanding scholarly achievements, but for their character, commitment to others and to the common good, and for their potential for leadership in whatever domains their careers may lead. The Rhodes Trust, a British charity established to honor the will and bequest of Cecil J. Rhodes, provides full financial support for Rhodes Scholars to pursue a degree or degrees at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom in partnership with the Second Century Founder, John McCall MacBain and other generous benefactors.

Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Limitations

To apply for a non-U.S. Rhodes Scholarship, review the jurisdictional criteria and then contact Meredith Monaghan (monaghan@brandeis.edu) to set up an appointment to discuss the application process. 


Rhodes House, Oxford University

Amount, Duration of Award

The total value of the scholarship varies by academic field and degree, but averages approximately $70,000 per year and up to as much as approximately $250,000 for scholars who remain at Oxford for four years in certain departments. The Rhodes Trust pays all college and university fees, provides a stipend to cover necessary expenses while in residence in Oxford as well as during vacations, and transportation to and from England. Approximately 1,000 applicants from the 50 different states compete for the 32 scholarships for U.S. citizens. Approximately 12 to 16 students will be interviewed in each of 16 districts.

Application Requirements

Dates, Deadlines and Notification

Recent Brandeis Winners, Finalists