The Rhodes Trust is an educational charity whose principal activity is to support scholars selected from 14 constituencies in order to study at the University of Oxford. Students are chosen on the basis of exceptional intellect, character, leadership, and commitment to service.


Applicants must have completed (or expect to complete in the year of application) an Australian Bachelor Honours degree (AQF level 8) or Masters degree (AQF level 9 or 9E). 

They must be Australian citizens and have been resident in Australia for at least two of the past 10 years, and have completed two years of schooling at an Australian secondary school.

They must be aged between 19 and 26 on 1 October 2018 and have not applied for a Rhodes Scholarship two or more times before.

About the award

Rhodes Scholarships are postgraduate awards supporting outstanding all-round students at the University of Oxford.  A class of 95 Scholars is selected each year from several countries, nine from Australia.

Subject to limited restrictions, Rhodes Scholars may read for any full-time postgraduate degree at the University of Oxford.  The basic tenure of the Scholarship is two years.

Rhodes seeks young women and men of outstanding intellect, character, leadership and commitment to service.  The Rhodes Scholarships support students who demonstrate a strong propensity to emerge as ‘leaders for the world’s future’. 

A Rhodes Scholarship covers all University and College fees, a personal stipend and economy class airfare to Oxford and back to the student’s home country.

How to apply

Applicants are required to submit an application form, personal statement, resume, original academic transcripts, birth certificate, photograph and the contact details of six referees.

Detailed application instructions can be found at the Australia page for Rhodes Scholarships

Applicants from UQ may direct their enquiries to and watch the 2017 Queensland Rhodes Scholarship information session.

Applications close: 
14 September 2017
Before you apply:
  • You are encouraged to read the definitive rules for this scholarship prior to application, in particular any specific eligibility conditions and check the FAQs if you have any questions.
Opening date: 
Monday, July 17, 2017 - 11:15
Closing date: 
Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 17:00