2025 - Rhodes Scholarships Australia

Updated: 16 days ago

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Applications open: 3/06/2024
Applications close: 12/08/2024

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About this scholarship

Disclaimer Information - This scholarship is offered and administered by external organisation, the Rhodes Trust. The information and timeline may be updated in accordance with their updates / advice. The relevant documentation will be updated once 2025 information is confirmed by the Rhodes Trust.

The Rhodes Scholarships are postgraduate awards supporting outstanding all-round students at the University of Oxford - one of the world's leading universities. The Scholarships provide transformative opportunities for exceptional individuals, encouraging them to 'fight the world's fight' throughout their lives, and aiming to contribute to international understanding. Established in 1903 under the will of Cecil Rhodes, the Rhodes is the oldest and perhaps the most prestigious international graduate scholarship program in the world.

Of the 9 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 3 Australia-at-large scholarships awarded to a selection committee based in Canberra. 

Rhodes Scholarship Information Session webinar

Find out more about how to apply for fully-funded postgraduate study at Oxford University! Hear from recent Australian Scholars about their application journey and Oxford experience.

To view the webinar, please click here.

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  • Future Students

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  • Faculty of Business and Law
  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Faculty of Science & Engineering
    • Science courses
    • Engineering courses
    • Western Australian School of Mines (WASM)

  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate coursework

  • Curtin students wanting to study overseas

  • Australian Citizen

  • Merit Based

A Rhodes Scholarship covers all University and College fees, a personal stipend and one economy class airfare to Oxford at the start of the scholarship, as well as an economy flight back to the scholar's home country at the conclusion of the Scholarship.

Scholarship Details

The scholarships are open to people who:

  • are Australian citizens or permanent resident
  • completed at least two years of schooling at an Australian secondary schooling in Australia
  • must meet either of the below age criteria:
    • On 1 October 2024, you will be at least 18 and have not reached your 25th birthday; OR
    • On 1 October 2024, (for older candidates who completed their first undergraduate degree later than usual), you will not have reached my 27th birthday  AND my degree was completed on or after 1 July 2023
  • Have you already completed, or will have completed by July 2025, an undergraduate degree (normally a Bachelor’s degree, with or without Honours (Australian Qualifications Framework levels 8 or 7), or the equivalent)) with an academic background and grade that - at a minimum - meets or exceeds the specific entry requirements of your chosen full-time course at the University of Oxford;
    • Given the very intense competition for Rhodes Scholarships and for places at the University of Oxford, you will be more competitive for election and have a greater chance of successful admission to Oxford if you have: 
      • A First Class Honours Degree or equivalent; 
      • A high GPA (greater than 3.7/4 or 6.75/7) or Weighted Average Mark (80% or greater), or equivalent, in your degree(s), and
      • Other indicators of achievement, such as awards or prizes
  • have not applied for a Rhodes Scholarship twice (or more) before (i.e. you can only apply a maximum of two times)
  • are available for interview in Australia in November; and
  • who believe they have the desired qualities of intellect and character.

Please see the Rhodes House website for application criteria specific to Australia.

Application process

For details of how to apply and access online application forms visit the the Rhodes House website.

  • You are encouraged to access the resources available on the Rhodes House website, contact the relevant Rhodes Australia State and Territories Secretary or Network Advisor and participate in locally-organised information sessions. Please do not contact Rhodes Scholars currently studying at Oxford for advice on the application process or for feedback on their application. You can apply online from 03 June 2024 at https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk/scholarships/applications /.
  • You must submit your application online, with all supporting documents, by 23:59 AEST, 12 August 2024. All applications must be submitted online.
  • In preparation for making your application, you should carefully read the information held on the Scholarships tab on the Rhodes House website, the Conditions of Tenure for the Rhodes Scholarship, the information in this document and the graduate admissions pages of the University of Oxford.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a social engagement and a final interview. You must be available to attend both, in person, as no accommodations can be made on date and time, or mode, of these events. Interviews will be held in the state or territory to which you have applied, in October or November. No candidate will be selected without an interview. If arrangements for final interview need to change due to Covid-19, affected candidates will be advised at the earliest opportunity. These changes may include online interviews and social engagement.
  • All applicants will be emailed with the outcome of their application.
  • Please note – before starting an online Rhodes Scholarship application you should be aware of the Rhodes Trust data protection policy for applications .


Enrolment Requirements

Please visit the Rhodes House Website for further information.


Scholarships Office

E: [email protected]

T: 1300 222 888

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Further Information

Further information is available from the Rhodes House Website .

Attend the Rhodes Scholarship Information Session webinar!

Find out more about how to apply for fully-funded postgraduate study at Oxford University! Hear from recent Australian Scholars about their application journey and Oxford experience.

  • Wednesday, 15 May 2024
  • 4.00-5.00pm AWST (6.00-7.00pm AEST )

To register, please visit the Rhodes Trust website.


Information Session at Curtin Bentley camapus

  • Date: Wednesday 17 June 2024
  • Time: T12.00 - 1.00pm
  • Location: Curtin Bentley Campus - Building 500 Room 1102 AB:EX
  • RSVP by 4pm, 10 June 2024 (RSVP is essential - Limited places available)
  • To RSVP, email [email protected] with the following details: Student ID, Name, Course name, Year level, Mobile no, Email address


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Additional resources:

If you are a Curtin student based in WA, you can access resources and coaching services available through the PRISM Alliance. The Vice Chancellors of the five West Australian universities have formed the PRISM Alliance to support the WA's brightest and best students with a vision in pursuing prestigious international scholarships, such as the Rhodes Scholarship. 

For more information on the PRISM Alliance, click here.

For more assistance from Curtin Scholarships Office, please email [email protected]

Useful Information

  • Information for Candidates Australia for 2025 Scholarhip.pdf
  • Final conditions-of-tenure-for-2023-24.pdf
  • Australia-guidance-for-referees.pdf

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