Rhodes Scholars


Enrolment status New students, Currently enrolled students
Student type Domestic students
Level of study Postgraduate, Higher Degree by Research
Study area All study areas
Opening date 1 July 2020
Closing date 2 September 2020


The Rhodes Trust is an educational charity whose principal activity is to support scholars selected from 14 constituencies to study at the University of Oxford. Students are chosen on the basis of exceptional intellect, character, leadership, and commitment to service.


  • Nationality/citizenship: You must be an Australian citizen who has been resident in Australia for at least two of the last ten years.
  • Education/residency: You must have completed at least two years of schooling at an Australian secondary school.
  • Age: You must be 18 and have not passed your 25th birthday on 1 October 2020, which means you must be been born after 1 October 1995 and on or before 1 October 2002. 
  • Age (older candidates): If you completed your first undergraduate degree later than usual, you must not have passed your 27th birthday on 1 October 2020, which means you must be born after 1 October 1993 and must have completed your first degree on or after 1 July 2019.
  • Academic achievement: You will have completed the requirements of an Australian Bachelor Honours degree (QAF level 8 or 7) or Australian Masters degree (AQF level 9 or 9E) by no later than 30 June 2021. It is expected that students will have a GPA of at least 6.75 out of 7 or equivalent.
  • You may not apply for the Rhodes Scholarship more than two times.

Read full details on the Rhodes Scholarship for Australia website

Applications are closed.

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Selection criteria

The broad selection criteria are:

  • Academic excellence
  • Energy to use your talents to the full (as demonstrated by mastery in areas such as sports, music, debate, dance, theatre, and artistic pursuits, including where teamwork is involved)
  • Truth, courage, devotion to duty, sympathy for and protection of the weak, kindliness, unselfishness and fellowship
  • Moral force of character and instincts to lead, and to take an interest in your fellow human beings
Applications are closed.


Dr Robert Mullins, Rhodes Scholarship adviser
Applications are closed.