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ValuePostgraduate study at Oxford University, England for up to 3 years, £12,200 sterling per year personal allowance, plus fees
Number offeredUp to 3 nationally
Closing date1 August


The Rhodes Scholarship is a prestigious scholarship which provides funds to study at Oxford University, United Kingdom.

Rhodes scholars have been, and will be, leaders on the national and international stage. The University of Otago has a long history of Rhodes success; our first Rhodes was awarded in 1904 and since 2000 we have had over ten Rhodes scholars. The successful applicants will be chosen based upon proven intellectual and academic ability and integrity of character, interest in and respect for their fellow human beings, the ability to lead and the energy to use their talents to the full.

Applicants must be:

  • New Zealand citizens or be British subjects with at least five years' domicile in New Zealand
  • Graduates or expecting to graduate with a degree from a New Zealand university
  • Of an age that they will have passed their 19th and not passed their 25th birthday by 1 October in the year for which they were elected

Note: the age requirement for candidates undertaking a MB ChB course of study, and pre-registration year will be extended one year. Therefore they should have passed their 19th and not passed their 26th birthday by 1 October in the year for which they were elected.

For further information and documents, including the application form, please visit the Universities New Zealand website.

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