23:59 Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), Monday, 31 August 2020.
The Rhodes Scholarships for Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine (SJLP)
The Rhodes Scholarship in partnership with the Saïd Foundation for Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine
The Rhodes Scholarship in partnership with the Saïd Foundation for Syria.
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.
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.
Please see the Scholarships area of the Rhodes Trust website for full details: www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk
Important Note: Given the current situation with the Covid-19 pandemic, aspects of the application requirements and subsequent selection processes may be subject to change. Our website and this document will be updated with any changes and once you have started an application any changes will be communicated via email. If you have any specific concerns regarding the application requirements please contact the National Secretary for your constituency.
Specializations for studying on this opportunity:
- School of Policy and intervention
- Anthropology and Museum Ethnography
- Department for Continuing Education
- Department of Education
- Theology and Religion
- Department of Physics
- Department of Engineering Science
- Oriental Studies
- Geography and the Environment
- Clinical Medicine
- Department of Women’s and Reproductive Health
- Department of Clinical Neurosciences
- Clinical Psychology Training
- Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics
- Social Policy and Intervention
- Computer Science
- Department of Earth Sciences
- International Development
- English Language and Literature
- Film Aesthetics
You can see the range of courses offered by Oxford University here and most are covered by the Rhodes Scholarship. However, there are some exceptions and so you should also refer to the Rhodes Conditions of Tenure documents to ensure that your chosen course would be covered by the Scholarship (e.g. it must be a full-time degree).
SYRIA, PALESTINE, JORDAN, LEBANON.
- 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.
- Education/residency: You must have received at least 5 years of education in Syria*, Jordan, Lebanon, the West Bank, Gaza or Israel. *
- c. Age: Upon 1 October in the year in which you are applying, you must meet either of the below criteria:
- i. You must be at least 18 and have not reached your 24th birthday (i.e. you must have been born after 1 October 1996 and on or before 1 October 2002).
- OR (for older candidates who completed their first undergraduate degree later than usual)
- ii. You must have not reached your 27th birthday (i.e. have been born after 1 October 1993) and EITHER you have met or will meet the requirements for completion of your first undergraduate degree 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.
- . 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.
- English Language : You must have a sufficiently high standard of English and have met -by the application deadline the English language proficiency requirements for IELTS / TOEFL
- 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.
You can find more eligible and details from here.
- A Rhodes Scholarship covers: All University and College fees; the University application fee; a living stipend (£15,144 per annum 2018-19).
- In addition, 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.
Step One: You can apply online from 01 June 2020 at http://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk/scholarships/apply via the scholarships tab.
Step Two: You must submit your application online, with all supporting documents, by 23:59 Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), 31 August 2020.
Step Three: In preparation for making your application, you should read carefully the general information, particularly that held on the Scholarships tab, on the Rhodes website, the Conditions of Tenure for the Rhodes Scholarship, the information in this document and the graduate admissions pages of the University of Oxford:
Step Four: Longlisted candidates might be invited to attend a Skype preliminary interview in early October.
Step Five: Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a social engagement (a reception and dinner the evening before the interviews) and a final interview. You must be available to attend both, in person.
Note: exceptions to in-person interviews can be considered for Syrian and Gazan candidates in difficult
Step Six: All applicants will be emailed with the outcome of their application
Documents and details to be submitted with application:
You must submit a completed application form online with the documents and information detailed below. All documents must be submitted in English, or with English translations included. Please note that, if you are invited to interview, you will be asked to bring the originals of all documents with you:
- Your birth certificate confirming that you meet the age criterion.
- A copy of a valid passport.
- An official transcript from the college or university at which you are studying.
- A certified copy of your high school marks/high school graduation certificate.
- Evidence of English Language Proficiency.
- A full curriculum vitae.
- A head-and-shoulders colour photograph (jpg format).
- A personal statement of no more than 1,000 words.
You can find more information from here.
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