The Rhodes Scholarships for Pakistan

Dear students, 

The Rhodes Scholarship for Pakistan has been announced, and we are delighted to inform you about it. The Rhodes Scholarship is a fully funded, full time, postgraduate award which enables talented young people from around the world to study at the University of Oxford. Rhodes Scholars come to the UK for two or more years and can apply to study most full-time postgraduate courses offered by Oxford University. 

Applying for the Scholarship is a challenge, but it is an experience which has helped generations of young people to succeed. 

The Rhodes Scholarships for Pakistan: 

There is one Scholarship available each year for Pakistan. The first Rhodes Scholar from Pakistan took up residence in Oxford in 1951, and since that time more than 70 citizens of Pakistan have been awarded this prestigious scholarship. 

As the Rhodes Scholarships are place-based, the eligibility criteria, application requirements and selection process vary slightly depending on which constituency you are applying for. To ensure that you have all of the information you need to apply, please read the Information for Candidates - specific to Pakistan – carefully (attached to this email). You should also check the Conditions of Tenure to ensure that your proposed course of study is covered by the Rhodes Scholarship and share the Guidance for Referees (attached to this email) with your referees. 

What does the Rhodes Scholarship cover? 

The Rhodes Scholarship covers Oxford University course fees, as well as providing an annual stipend. For the 2021/22 academic year, the stipend was £17,310 per annum (£1,442.50 per month) from which Scholars paid all living expenses, including accommodation. Please note - this is not sufficient to cover partners or dependents. The detailed Conditions of Tenure document outlines permitted combinations of degrees, and how many years of study are covered by the Scholarship, as the latter depends on course choice - for example up to three years of fees and stipend is available to Scholars who choose to undertake a DPhil (PhD) at Oxford. Following selection for the Scholarship, the Rhodes Trust will cover the fee required to apply to study at the University of Oxford. The Trust will cover the fee for a student visa and the associated International Health Surcharge (IHS), which enables international students to access the UK's National Health Service. The Rhodes Trust will cover two economy class flights - to and from the UK - for the beginning and end of studies in Oxford. 

On arrival in Oxford, Scholars receive a settling in allowance and for those Scholars who transition to a second course of study in Oxford, they will again receive assistance to cover the fee for visa renewal and further application for IHS. 

The selection criteria:

The criteria which determined the first Rhodes Scholars in 1902 still guide today: 

-literary and scholastic attainments (academic excellence)

-energy to use one's talents to the full (as demonstrated by mastery in areas such as sports, music, debate, dance, theatre, and artistic pursuits, particularly where teamwork is involved)

-truth, courage, devotion to duty, sympathy for and protection of the weak, kindliness, unselfishness and fellowship

-moral force of character and instincts to lead, and to take an interest in one's fellow beings. 

The detailed eligibility criteria varies slightly depending on which constituency you are applying for. You can use the eligibility checker tool to find out if you meet the criteria and are eligible to apply for the Scholarship. 

Closing date: 

23:59 PKT, 01 August 2022 

Official Website: 

Please contact at the email addresses listed below if you have any questions or concerns. 

Selection for the Rhodes Scholarships takes place in each constituency and is overseen by the relevant National Secretary and their team.

National Secretary for Pakistan:

Mr. Babar Sattar

Deputy National Secretary for Pakistan:

Dr. Soufia Siddiqi