This scholarship is administered externally
Each year, nine Rhodes Scholarships are available for outstanding Australians to study at the University of Oxford. Of the nine scholarships available each year in Australia, each state offers one Scholarship that is awarded by a selection committee of seven members based in the state. In addition, there are three Australia-at-Large Scholarships awarded by a selection committee based in Canberra. This selection committee will consider applicants from the ACT and Northern Territory ('the Territories'), as well as those candidates nominated by state selection committees. Please note that applicants cannot apply directly to Australia-at-Large.
About 100 Rhodes Scholars are selected from around 60 nominated countries around the world every year, with two Global Scholars selected from any other country. There are now over 5,000 Rhodes Scholars worldwide, and alumni connections are growing.
Fees paid, monthly stipend, travel expenses
9 on offer
Student typesDomestic, Current
Student levelsPostgraduate coursework, Postgraduate research, Graduate Certificate, Master Degree
Number of scholarships awarded9 on offer
Selection basesAcademic merit
To be eligible to apply for a Rhodes Scholarship, candidates must:
* A university's policy determines the date a degree is considered awarded. In ambiguous cases, the decision of the National Secretary is final.
ANU students can apply through the Australian Territories panel to be considered for the Australia-at-Large scholarships, or can apply in the state in which they completed at least two years of secondary schooling, in which case you should contact that state panel for more information . 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
Competition for Rhodes Scholarships is extremely competitive and candidates selected for interview are of outstanding quality. Before candidates submit an application, they should realistically assess their ability to meet all of the qualification and eligibility criteria and to compete at this elite level. Entry to Oxford is also extremely competitive.
The Financial benefits range from AUD 75,000 to AUD 125,000 and includes the following
Applications open on Saturday 1 July 2023 and close at 23:59 AEST on Friday 8 September 2023. In addition to the completed application form, you need:
Shortlisting and interviews will be scheduled in October and November 2023.
Candidates are required to contact their referees to confirm that they are able to submit a reference by the due date, then to enter their referees' contact details into the on-line Application Form. Please note that once the referee details have been typed in and saved to the system, an email will be automatically sent to referees with instructions on how to submit their reference on-line. The system will then attach the referee reports to the candidate's application for viewing by the Selection Committee members. Please note that we do not expect to receive hard copy references.
The Australia-at-Large administrator does not contact referees to seek reports - it is up to each candidate to check with the administrator that all their reports have been received.
All referee reports must be received by the due date. An application will not be accepted unless all referee reports have been submitted by the closing date.
To view the 2023 Information Session, please click on the image below:
For information regarding applying through the Territories for an Australia-at-Large Rhodes Scholarship, please contact:
Catherine Frieman and Anna Oldmeadow
Rhodes Scholarships in Australia
Candidates invited to interview by the Territories Committee:
Candidates nominated for interview by the Australia-at-Large Committee: