Applications for 2013 are now open. Please submit applications by July 31, 2012.



Material to be submitted by the candidates

Candidates applying online may upload electronic copies of the following documents. However, all candidates for interveiw must bring with them their original certificates, as indicates below.

  1. Either a School leaving certificate or an extract from an University Register signed by the Registrar, as evidence of age (attested copy only, which will not be returned).

  2. Evidence of Courses taken and degrees, honours and other academic distinctions obtained. This evidence must be formally certified by Registrar or any other responsible officer of the candidate’s University (attested copies of certificates only, which will not be returned).

  3. (a) A signed essay (preferably typed) by the candidate detailing the proposed course of study at Oxford, general interests and activities, including sports and the future aims of the candidate.

    (b) The essay should not exceed 1000 words and should be in simple and direct English.

    (c) Please take time and write this essay carefully because it essentially forms the basis for the candidate's interview. The essay will be read not only by the Selection Committee but also by the Oxford Colleges to which the successful candidates apply for admission.

  4. The names and addresses of six persons well acquainted with the candidate, under at least three of whom he/she must have studied. Please ensure that at least three of the six referees write about the candidates academic ability and attainments. These references will be used in making application to Oxford Colleges. It is neither necessary nor desirable to include names of prominent persons in the country, if they do not know the candidate well. Such references often go waste. Instead include names of those who know the candidates well and know their strengths and weaknesses.

  5. One unmounted passport size photograph.

  6. A medical certificate on the special form provided by the Rhodes Trust, from an approved doctor will be required from the candidates short listed. The Rhodes Trustees reserve the right to cancel the selection of any candidate with an adverse report.