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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:

09/30/17 23:59 IST Receipt for Applications; 08/14/17 23:59 IST Receipt for 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.

The Rhodes Scholarship is administered by the Rhodes Trust, Oxford, United Kingdom. Scholarships are awarded in 20 Rhodes constituencies (64 different countries) around the world. Selection Committees for the Rhodes Scholarship are looking for outstanding leaders who are motivated to engage with global challenges, to “esteem the performance of public duties as their highest aim”, and to promote international understanding and peace.

Selection Criteria:
-Literary and scholastic attainments (academic excellence)
-Energy to use one's talents to the full (as demonstrated by mastery in areas such as sports, music, debate, dance, theatre, 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 one's fellow beings.

These are the essential qualities which Selection Committees are looking for, though their embodiment will be diverse and unique to each individual.

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GrantWatch ID#: 175877

Estimated Size of Grant:

A Rhodes Scholarship covers: All University and College fees; the University application fee; a living stipend; one economy class airfare to Oxford at the start of the scholarship and one economy flight back to the student's home country at the conclusion of the scholarship.

Term of Contract:

Scholars may pursue any full-time postgraduate degree (subject to limited restrictions) offered by the University of Oxford, for a duration of 2-3 years.

The Rhodes Scholarship for which you are applying is for entry to Oxford in October 2018 and may not be deferred.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility Criteria:

a. Nationality/citizenship: You must hold an Israeli passport. Candidates with dual citizenship may not apply to more than one of the Rhodes constituencies.

b. 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, 2018, which means you must have been born after 30 September 1990 and on or before October 1, 1999.

(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, 2018, which means you must have been born after 20 September 1993 and on or before October 1, 1999.

d. Academic achievement: You must have completed (or will have completed by the summer of 2018) 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 requirement: Candidates 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:

Pre-Application Information:

Applications must be submitted online by 23:59, Israel Standard Time, September 30, 2017.

You will need to provide a minimum of four people (your referees), and maximum of six, who are willing to submit references on your behalf. Please note that candidates are asked not to list personal friends, contemporaries or relatives as referees.

References must be received by 23:59, Israel Standard Time, October 14, 2017.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend Wednesday evening dinner with the Selection Committee in Israel followed by a panel interview the following day on a Thursday in mid-November. No candidate will be selected without attending the dinner and the interview, in person, as no accommodations can be made on date and time. Candidates are expected to cover their own travel expenses.

Candidates who do not receive further communication by the above date should assume that their application has not been successful.

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

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Mr. Doron Weber

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