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Rhodes Scholarship for Israel

Scholarships to Israel Academics for Postgraduate
Studies at a Prestigious UK University

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Rhodes Trust

Deadline Date:

09/30/18 23:59 Israel Standard Time; 10/14/18 23:59 Israel Standard Time is the deadline for receipt of references.


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Scholarships to Israel individuals who have completed their undergraduate degree to attend a prestigious UK university. This program is intended for young scholars demonstrating outstanding leadership, character, intellect, a commitment to service, and the potential for leadership.

Background Information:

The Rhodes Scholarship program is the oldest (established 1903), and perhaps the most prestigious, international scholarship program in the world. Administered by the Rhodes Trust in Oxford, the program offers more than 100 fully-funded Scholarships each year for postgraduate study at the University of Oxford in the UK - one of the world’s leading universities. Selection Committees for the Scholarships are looking 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 Selection Committees are looking for the following:
-Academic excellence (e.g. First Class Honors or GPA of minimum 3.7/4.0, or equivalent)
-Energy to use your talents to the full (as demonstrated by mastery in areas such as sports, music, debate, dance, theater, and artistic pursuits, particularly 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.

A Rhodes Scholar will undertake postgraduate study at Oxford, a taught or research degree, or a second undergraduate degree with senior status (over two years). Subject to fulfilling the entry criteria for their chosen course, Rhodes Scholars may pursue any full-time postgraduate course offered by the University of Oxford, whether or not in their field of expertise. In all cases, entry to Oxford is very competitive indeed.

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GrantWatch ID#: 175877

Number of Grants:

There are two Rhodes Scholars selected each year from Israel.

Term of Contract:

The Rhodes Scholarship is for entry to the University of Oxford in 2019; the scholarship cannot be deferred.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility Criteria:

a. Nationality/citizenship: You must hold an Israeli passport.

b. Education/residency: You must have resided in Israel for at least five of the last ten years.

c. Age: (i) For those who have completed military or national service, you must have reached your 19th and not have passed your 28th birthday on October 1, 2019, which means you must have been born after September 30, 1991 and on or before October 1, 2000.

d. (ii) For those who have not completed military or national service, you must have reached your 19th and not have passed your 25th birthday on October 1, 2019, which means you must have been born after September 20, 1994 and on or before October 1, 2000.

e. Academic achievement: You must have completed (or will have completed by June / July 2019) 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.

f. English Language requirement: You must have a sufficiently high standard of English to meet the English language proficiency requirements (at the High Level listed) of the University of Oxford:

Multi-jurisdictional Candidates: 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.

Inter-jurisdictional Candidates: If, as a result of moving between Rhodes Constituencies, you do not meet the eligibility criteria for any single Rhodes Constituency, you may be eligible to apply for inter-jurisdictional consideration. Please visit the "Which Scholarship?" page for further details.

Global Scholarship Candidates: If you are not eligible to apply to any existing Rhodes Constituency (see list here) and you are not eligible to apply for inter-jurisdictional consideration, then you can apply for a Global Scholarship, subject to meeting all other Global Scholarship eligibility criteria and subject to institutional nomination. Please visit the "Which Scholarship?" page for further details.

Pre-Application Information:

The application period opens June 1, 2018.

Applications must be submitted online by 23:59 Israel Standard Time, Sunday, September 30, 2018.

You will need to provide a list of four (minimum) to six (maximum) people (your referees), who are willing to submit references on your behalf. It is your responsibility to ensure that referees submit their reference in good time and by 23:59 Israel Standard Time, October 14, 2018. Candidates can track the progress of their references within the application form.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview and a social reception (e.g. a lunch or dinner reception). No candidate will be selected without interview. You must be available to attend the interview and social reception, in person, as no accommodations can be made on date and time of these events. Interviews will be held in Jerusalem, mid to late November. Candidates are expected to cover their own travel expenses.

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Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Mr. Doron Weber, National Secretary for Israel

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