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Rhodes Scholarships, The

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The scheme was unprecedented in scale as well as vision. Rhodes' original will provided for 52 scholarships each year. 20 scholarships were for countries then forming part of the British Empire: two for Canada (one each for Ontario and Quebec), six for Australia (one for each colony or state), five for South Africa (one each for Natal and for four named schools in the Cape), three for Rhodesia, and one each for New Zealand, Newfoundland, Bermuda and Jamaica. 32 scholarships were for the United States: two every three years for each of the then States of the Union.



Value

1.
A Rhodes Scholarship covers approved university and college fees and other charges for which payment is made directly to the Scholar’s college.
2.
It also covers living expenses sufficient to enable a Scholar to meet the necessary expenses for term-time and vacations.
3.
The Trust will also meet the cost of a Scholar’s air travel, economy class, to the United Kingdom and of return to India on completion of studies at Oxford.
4.
Tenure of other awards in conjunction with a Rhodes Scholarship is not permitted without prior consultation with the Secretary to the Trust in Oxford.

Conditions

Conditions of Eligibility:

1.
The Scholarships are open to citizens of India.
2.
Candidates must be of such an age that they will have passed their 19th and not have passed their 25th birthday on the 1st October 2008.
3.
Candidates must have at least a first class degree in Humanities, Sciences, Law, Engineering, Agriculture or Medicine from an Indian University.
4.
Candidates who are in the Final year of a degree course and have exceptionally bright academic record may also apply.
5.
Candidates for medical studies should consult the Secretary, as well as the Medical School Offices at Oxford, before submitting an application.
6.
Particular difficulties may arise for those wishing to do research in clinical departments.
7.
Marriage is not a bar to applying for, or holding, a Rhodes scholarship.
8.
Married candidates should bear in mind that the scholarship stipend is sufficient only for one person, and that the Trust takes no financial responsibility for the support of a scholar's spouse.
9.
Spouses who are not British citizens will find it very difficult to obtain permission to undertake paid work in England.
10.
The Committee of Selection for India is responsible for deciding whether candidates comply with forgoing conditions, and for making the nominations.

Address

Office of the Indian secretary
Rhodes Scholarships Selection Committee
P.O. Box 2108
Delhi – 110007, India

Email: secretary@rhodesscholarships-india.com

URL

http://www.rhodesscholarships-india.com/
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