To be eligible to apply for a Rhodes Scholarship, candidates must:
- be Australian citizens or Permanent Residents;
- have completed at least two years of schooling at an Australian secondary school;
- upon 1 October 2021, be at least 18 and have not reached your 25th birthday (i.e. you must have been born after 1 October 1996 and on or before 1 October 2003) OR (for older candidates who completed their first undergraduate degree later than usual) you must have not reached your 27th birthday (i.e. have been born after 1 October 1994) AND you have met or will meet the requirements for completion of your first degree on or after 1 July 2020*;
- have completed an Australian bachelors, honours, or masters degree or international equivalent with a proficiency level of first class honours or an equivalent mark of distinction (masters or international qualification) by no later than 30 June 2022 (indicative GPA of >6.75/7 or WAM 80% or equivalent); and
- meet the entry requirements for your proposed course at Oxford (http://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions); and
- have not applied for the Rhodes Scholarship more than once before (provided you were unsuccessful in the first attempt).
* A university's policy determines the date a degree is considered awarded. In ambiguous cases, the decision of the National Secretary is final.
ANU students can apply through the Australian Territories panel to be considered for the Australia-at-Large scholarships, or can apply in the state in which they completed at least two years of secondary schooling, in which case you should contact that state panel for more information . If you meet the eligibility criteria for more than one Rhodes Constituency, you must only apply to one. You should apply to the Rhodes Constituency with which you have the greatest connection
Competition for Rhodes Scholarships is extremely competitive and candidates selected for interview are of outstanding quality. Before candidates submit an application, they should realistically assess their ability to meet all of the qualification and eligibility criteria and to compete at this elite level. Entry to Oxford is also extremely competitive.