Did you know that the Rhodes Scholarships, which fund graduate studies at Oxford, are open not just to US students, but to students from all over the world, including international students studying at UW?
In particular, the China Rhodes program is looking to encourage more applications from Chinese citizens enrolled at US universities. Chinese citizens enrolled at UW or any other US university are eligible to apply, provided they have spent five of the past ten years of education in China (which means, in most cases, that eligible applicants have attended Chinese high school).
UW nomination is not required for the Rhodes Scholarships for China (or other countries besides the US), but the UW Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards is available to support applicants, answer questions, navigate the process, and develop competitive applications.
Rhodes Scholarship for China Eligibility Requirements:
a. Nationality/citizenship: You must be a citizen of the People’s Republic of China. If you have the right to apply for the Rhodes Scholarship in Hong Kong, you must select either the Hong Kong or China application.
b. Education/residency: If studying overseas (see d below), you must provide evidence that you have received at least five full years out of your last ten years of full-time education in China prior to your prospective start at Oxford.
c. Age: You must have reached your 19th and not have passed your 25th birthday on 1 October 2020, which means you must have been born after 30 September 1995 and on or before 1 October 2001.
d. Academic achievement: You must have completed (or will have completed by June / July 2020) an undergraduate degree from a college or university (normally a Bachelor’s degree) to a sufficiently high standard to be admitted to postgraduate study at the University of Oxford. In this respect, please note carefully the requirements for your chosen course at Oxford.
e. 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.
f. If available, you must indicate your GPA and ranking in your major or university.
There are four Rhodes Scholarships offered to mainland Chinese citizens each year, and the first Chinese Scholars arrived in Oxford as part of the Class of 2016.
Opening date: 1 June 2019
Closing date: Applications for China must be received by midnight, 12 October 2019 (China Standard Time)