The Rhodes Scholarship for Malaysia

Overview
The Rhodes Scholarship programme is the oldest (established 1903), and perhaps the most prestigious, international scholarship programme in the world. Administered by the Rhodes Trust in Oxford, the programme offers more than 100 fully-funded Scholarships each year for postgraduate study at the University of Oxford in the UK – one of the world’s leading universities. Selection Committees for the Scholarships are looking 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. The Selection Committees are looking for the following:

• academic excellence (e.g. First Class Honours or GPA of minimum 3.7 out of 4.0, or equivalent). Further details on the academic requirements can be found under ‘Eligibility Criteria’ below

• energy to use your talents to the full (as demonstrated by mastery in areas such as sports, music, debate, dance, theatre, and artistic pursuits, particularly 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.

Criteria
Applicant must meet all the below requirements

a. Nationality/citizenship: You must be a citizen of Malaysia.

b. Education/residency: You must have been resident in Malaysia and have attended schooling in Malaysia for at least five of the last ten years.

c. Age: You must have reached your 19th and not have passed your 25th birthday on 01 October 2019, which means you must have been born after 30 September 1994 and on or before 1 October 2000. NOTE: For students who completed their undergraduate degree at the age of 24 (e.g., due to a longer course of study such as medicine), the age limit will be extended by an additional year. This means applicants must not have passed their 26th birthday on 01 October 2019.

d. Academic achievement: You must have completed (or will have completed by June / July 2019) an undergraduate degree from a college or university (normally a Bachelor’s degree) with a First Class or Upper Second class standard (i.e. GPA 3.7 or higher). In this respect, please note carefully the requirements for your chosen course at Oxford, where entry requirements may exceed those of the Scholarship.

e. English Language : You must have a sufficiently high standard of English to meet the English language proficiency requirements (at the Higher Level listed) of the University of Oxford: https://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/graduate/applying-to-oxford/application-guide.

Multi-jurisdictional Candidates: If you meet the eligibility criteria for more than one Rhodes Constituency, you must only apply to one. You should apply to the Rhodes Constituency with which you have the greatest connection. RHODES TRUST STANDING UP FOR THE WORLD Page | 2 Registered Charity Nos. 232492, 314199, 1159648 MALAYSIA

Inter-jurisdictional Candidates: If, as a result of moving between Rhodes Constituencies, you do not meet the eligibility criteria for any single Rhodes Constituency, you may be eligible to apply for inter-jurisdictional consideration. Please visit the ‘Which Scholarship?’ page for further details.

Global Scholarship Candidates: If you are not eligible to apply to any existing Rhodes Constituency (see list here) and you are not eligible to apply for inter-jurisdictional consideration, then you can apply for a Global Scholarship, subject to meeting all other Global Scholarship eligibility criteria and subject to institutional nomination. Please visit the ‘Which Scholarship?’ page for further details.

Preferred Discipline
Any course offered by Oxford

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