The Rhodes Trust Scholarship (Postgraduate) 2025/2026

The Rhodes Trust Scholarship (Postgraduate) 2025/2026

The Rhodes Trust Scholarship (Postgraduate) Bursary Application for 2025/2026. Find below How to Apply for The Rhodes Trust Scholarship Bursary 2025/2026.

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About The Rhodes Trust Scholarship: The Rhodes Trust Scholarship is intended for postgraduate students from Southern Africa, including South Africa; Namibia; Botswana; Swaziland; Lesotho and Malawi. Applicants will be selected based on prior academic performance and will study at Oxford University in the United Kingdom. There will be a total of 89 students selected from 32 countries to partake in this scholarship.

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Details of The Rhodes Trust Scholarship and Bursary

Field of Study

  • Bloemhof Girls’ High School, Rhenish Girls’ High School, Paul Roos Gymnasium, Stellenbosch (and partner schools).
  • Rustenburg High School for Girls, Sans Souci Girls’ High School, South African College School, Newlands (and partner schools).
  • Diocesan School for Girls, St Andrew’s College, Grahamstown (and partner schools).
  • Herschel Girls School, St George’s Grammar School, St Cyprian’s School, Diocesan College, Rondebosch (Bishops) (and partner schools).

The Rhodes Trust Scholarship Bursary Application Requirements

  • Citizen (or legal permanent resident) of South Africa/ Namibia/ Botswana/ Swaziland/ Lesotho/ Malawi,
  • Must have completed (or be in the final year of) your degree when applying,
  • Strong academic results for a current degree,
  • Between the ages of 19 and 25 years old,
  • Medical students (or MBBCh/ MBChB degree students) may be up to 28 years old.

The Rhodes Trust Scholarship and Bursary Application Procedures

  • Birth certificate (certified copy),
  • Colour photo (head and shoulder shot) in jpg format,
  • Matric results certificate (certified copy),
  • Degree certificates (certified copy),
  • Academic results record (certified copy),
  • CV with the following information: contact details, previous achievements in school; university; community; sports; culture; leadership etc,
    Details of any previous employment,
  • Contact details of six references (work and mobile or home number, fax number, email address and postal address) (four or more of the references should be university academics who have taught you),
  • A personal statement (part A): explaining your interests and where you would like to be in the future in your career, as well as your goals and how you have or would like to contribute to society (this statement must be signed by the applicant),
  • A statement of intended study (part B): explaining the qualification you would like to study at Oxford, proving that you meet the entry requirements for your selected qualification, (both statements together must be no more than 1000 words).

Closing Date: 15 August annually

Contact The Rhodes Trust for more details about the Scholarship and also check your status.

Please contact:

National Secretary for Southern Africa

Mr Ndumiso Luthuli

The General Secretary

The Rhodes Scholarships in South Africa

  • PO Box 41468
  • Craighall
  • Gauteng 2025
  • South Africa

Telephone: 011 794 4693

Fax: 011 444 6247

Email: rhotrust@pixie.co.za

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