General Regulations

A Rhodes Scholarship is tenable at the University of Oxford. Confirmation of the Scholarship at election is however, subject to the Scholar-elect's acceptance by a college and by the concerned faculty in case of a research degree. Election to the scholarship is normally for two years but the scholarship may be held for one year only, depending upon the degree programme pursued by the scholar. The trustees impose no requirement that a scholar should study in Oxford for more than one year. A scholarship may be renewed, at the complete discretion of Trustees, for a third and final year for those who were initially admitted to Oxford to pursue a doctoral degree.

A Rhodes Scholarship covers approved university and college fees for which payment is made directly to the Scholar's college. It also covers living expenses sufficient to enable a Scholar to meet the necessary expenses for term-time and vacations. The Trust will also meet the cost of a Scholar's air travel, economy class, to the United Kingdom and of return to India on completion of studies at Oxford.

Tenure of other awards in conjunction with a Rhodes Scholarship is not permitted without prior consultation with the Secretary to the Trust in Oxford.

The Scholarship for which application is to made in 2010 will be tenable from October 2011


Conditions of Eligibility

  1. The Scholarships are open to citizens of India.

  2. Candidates must be of such an age that they will have passed their 19th and not have passed their 25th birthday on the 1st October 2011.

  3. Candidates must have at least a first class degree in Humanities, Sciences, Law, Engineering, Agriculture or Medicine from an Indian University. Candidates who are in the Final year of a degree course and have exceptionally bright academic record may also apply.

  4. Candidates for medical studies should consult the Secretary, as well as the Medical School Offices at Oxford, before submitting an application. Particular difficulties may arise for those wishing to do research in clinical departments.

  5. Marriage is not a bar to applying for, or holding, a Rhodes scholarship. However, married candidates should bear in mind that the scholarship stipend is sufficient only for one person, and that the Trust takes no financial responsibility for the support of a scholar's spouse. Moreover, spouses who are not British citizens will find it very difficult to obtain permission to undertake paid work in England.

  6. Subject to ratification by the Rhodes Trustees, the Committee of Selection for India is responsible for deciding whether candidates comply with forgoing conditions, and for making the nominations.



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