New changes for Indian and Chinese citizens studying in the US from the Rhodes foundation:

From this application cycle, Indian and Chinese citizens studying in the US may apply for the Indian and Chinese Rhodes Scholarships, respectively.

Rhodes Scholarship for India

Citizens of India, who hold an Indian passport, or equivalent proof of citizenship, who are studying for their undergraduate degree at a US university may apply for one of the Rhodes Scholarships for India. Candidates must have completed, or be due to complete by 1 October 2016, their undergraduate degree (to a standard equivalent to a First class degree in India, ie GPA c3.75 or above).

Candidates must have undertaken formal study at an educational institution in India for a minimum of 4 of the last 10 years, and have completed a school leaving exam (10th or 12th standard) at a school in India. Please note that only one of the five available Scholarships for India (and in exceptional cases, two) may be awarded to candidates who are pursuing, or have pursued, their undergraduate studies abroad.

Candidates must have reached their nineteenth birthday, and not have passed their 25th birthday at 1 October 2016, i.e. must have been born after 30 September 1991 and on or before 1 October 1997.

Applications open: 15 June 2015

Closing date: 31 July 2015

For further details, including full eligibility criteria and how to apply: http://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk/india

 

Rhodes Scholarship for China

Citizens of the People’s Republic of China who are studying for their undergraduate degree in a US university may apply for a Rhodes Scholarship for China.

Candidates must have completed (or be due to complete by August 2016) their undergraduate degree in China or overseas. If studying overseas, candidates must provide evidence that they have received at least five full years, out of the last 10 years, in full-time education in China.

Candidates must have reached their 19th and not have passed their 25th birthday on 1 October 2016.   This means applicants must have been born after 30 September 1991 and on or before 1 October 1997.

Candidates must have a GPA in the top 5% of his/her class.

In addition, candidates for the China Rhodes Scholarship must provide

  1. TOEFL or IELTS certificate to the standard described on the Oxford website: http://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/graduate/applying-to-oxford/application-guide
  2. A GRE or GMAT certificate.

Applications open: 1 July 2015

Closing date: 25 September 2015

For further details, including full eligibility criteria and how to apply: http://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk/china