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Rhodes Scholarship New Zealand 2024-2025

Attention students in New Zealand seeking a prestigious scholarship to university of Oxford!

Applications for the next round of the academic year 2024-2025 of the Rhodes Scholarship open on June 4 2024.

In this blog post we present to you this unique opportunity with essential details.



The Rhodes Scholarship, established in 1903 through the will of Cecil Rhodes, is one of the oldest and most prestigious international graduate scholarship programs. It provides transformative opportunities for outstanding students to study at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. Scholars receive full coverage of university and college fees, an annual stipend for living expenses, and travel expenses to and from the UK. The scholarship aims to develop exceptional leaders who demonstrate academic brilliance, potential for leadership, and a commitment to making a positive impact on the world.



Candidates must:

  • At the closing date for applications in the year of application hold New Zealand citizenship or a New Zealand Permanent Resident Visa

  • At the closing date for applications in the year of application have spent at least five of the previous 10 years in New Zealand

  • By the time of entry to Oxford have graduated with an undergraduate degree with a GPA of 7.50/9.00.

Age requirements:

You must meet either of the below criteria:

  • On 1 October 2024, you must be 18 - 24 and have not reached your 25th birthday (i.e., you must have been born after 1 October 1999 and on or before 2 October 2006).

  • OR (for older candidates who completed their first undergraduate degree later than usual)

  • On 1 October 2024, you must not have reached your 27th birthday (i.e., have been born after 1 October 1997) AND have met or will meet the academic requirements for completing your first undergraduate degree on or after 1 October 2023.


Number of scholarships awarded:

Up to three scholars are elected from New Zealand each year.


Rhodes Scholarship application timeline:

Opening Date: June 3, 2024

Closing Date: August 1, 2024

Decision Date: November 2024


How to apply:

  1. First you need to check your eligibility for the scholarship by visiting this official page

  2. Prepare Your Application: Gather all necessary documents, including your academic records, personal statement, CV, and references.

  3. Submit your application by visiting the official online application portal


Details and further info:

To read more about the Rhodes Scholarship, and get support, visit the official website of the scholarship

You're also advised to read the full INFORMATION FOR CANDIDATES PDF file


Official Scholarship Website:


Best of luck!🤞🏼


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