The Rhodes Scholarships for Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine 2020 -2021, Rhodes Trust, UK


August 31, 2020



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The Rhodes Scholarships for Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine


There are two Rhodes Scholarships offered from Syria, Jordan, Lebanon or Palestine each year. The Scholarships for SJLP were announced in 2016 and the first Scholars arrived in October 2017.

Background Information

The Rhodes Scholarship programme is the oldest (established 1903) international scholarship programme in the world, and one of the most prestigious. Administered by the Rhodes Trust in Oxford, the programme offers 100 fully-funded Scholarships each year for postgraduate study at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom - one of the world’s leading universities. Rhodes Scholarships are for young leaders of outstanding intellect and character who are motivated to engage with global challenges, committed to the service of others and show promise of becoming value-driven, principled leaders for the world’s future. The broad selection criteria are:

 Academic excellence – specific academic requirements can be found under ‘Eligibility Criteria’ below.

 Energy to use your talents to the full (as demonstrated by mastery in areas such as sports, music, debate, dance, theatre, and artistic pursuits, including 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 your fellow human beings.

Eligibility Criteria

a. Nationality/citizenship: You must be Syrian, Jordanian, Lebanese or Palestinian or you must be a legal permanent/temporary resident in Syria, Jordan, Lebanon or Palestine.

b. Education/residency: You must have received at least 5 years of education in Syria*, Jordan, Lebanon, the West Bank, Gaza or Israel. *The National Secretary and selection committee will consider some discretion in the case of Syrian applicants, please get in touch early on describing your situation for further advice.

c. Age: Upon 1 October 2020, you must meet either of the below criteria:

i. You must be at least 18 and have not reached your 26th birthday (i.e. you must have been born after 1 October 1994 and on or before 1 October 2002). OR (for older candidates)

ii. You must have not reached your 27th birthday (i.e. have been born after 1 October 1993) and EITHER your first undergraduate degree must have been (or will be) awarded on or after 1 October 2019* OR the national context led to disruptions throughout your undergraduate education, thereby prolonging the time needed to complete your degree**. 

* A university's policy determines the date a degree is considered awarded. In ambiguous cases, the decision of the National Secretary is final. ** These will be considered on a case by case basis, you should be in touch with the National Secretary if in doubt.

d. Academic achievement: You must have completed (or will have completed by 30 June 2021) an undergraduate degree from a college or university (normally a Bachelor’s degree) to a sufficiently high standard to be admitted to postgraduate study at the University of Oxford. In this respect, please note carefully the requirements for your chosen course at Oxford.

e. English Language : You must have a sufficiently high standard of English and have met -by the application deadlinethe English language proficiency requirements for IELTS / TOEFL (at the Higher Level listed) of the University of Oxford and the UKVI. See 4.e below.

f. If unsuccessful in your first application to the Rhodes Scholarships, you may subsequently re-apply only once more (and this must be in the same constituency), subject to meeting the eligibility criteria.

For more information click "LINK TO ORIGINAL" below.

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Publish Date
August 08, 2020