Monday, 13 June 2016

Rhodes Scholarships for India citizen to study at University of Oxford

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Application for The Rhodes Scholarships for India citizen to study at University of Oxford is now available online.

Each year, there are five Scholarships available for India to enable outstanding students - chosen on the basis of exceptional intellect, character, leadership, and commitment to service - to study at the University of Oxford. The first Indian Rhodes Scholars took up residence in Oxford in 1947, and since that time over two hundred Indians have been awarded this prestigious Scholarship.

Fields of study: 
Rhodes Scholarships supports many academic courses at Oxford University. Applicants should review the Oxford’s postgraduate degree courses to determine the degree for which they would apply.

Eligibility criteria

  1. You must be a citizen of India, holding an Indian passport, or equivalent proof of citizenship; PIO or OCI card holders are not eligible.
  2. You must have completed, or be due to complete by 1 October 2017, your undergraduate degree with First Class, or equivalent. 
  3. You must have undertaken formal study at an educational institution in India for a minimum of 4 of the last 10 years, and have either (i) completed a school leaving exam (10th or 12th standard) at a school in India, or (ii) have received, or be in the final year of, an undergraduate degree at a university in India. Please note that only one of the five available Scholarships (and in exceptional cases, two) may be awarded to candidates who are pursuing, or have pursued, their undergraduate studies abroad.
  4. You must have reached your 19th birthday, and not have passed your 25th birthday at 1 October 2017, i.e., you must have been born after 30 September 1992 and on or before 1 October 1998.

NOTE: For medical students and medical doctors who are pursuing, or who have completed, their one year internship (CRRI), the age limit is extended by one year; in these cases, you must have been born after 30 September 1991 and on or before 1 October 1998.

Application and selection procedure 

a. All applications must be submitted by 31 July 2016. The preferred means of application is on-line via the link to be published on the Rhodes Trust website from early June 2016. Candidates who have difficulty submitting the application on-line should submit applications by registered post to the National Secretary after completing and printing the online application in full and attaching copies of all relevant documents.

The completed application may be sent to the following address:
The Secretary, Rhodes Scholarships (India) 
International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), PO Box 10504, Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, New Delhi – 110 067 

b. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend a preliminary, personal interview at regional centres, which may include Bangalore, Kolkata and Delhi. Candidates not ordinarily resident in India may be interviewed preliminarily by video conference or telephone. Candidates selected from these preliminary interviews will be called for a final in-person interview, on a date between October and December 2016. No candidate can be selected without appearing in person for the final interview. The granting of an interview is entirely within the discretion of the Selection Committee. The final selection is confirmed by the Rhodes Trustees, who rely on selection procedures undertaken by selection committees in each constituency.

Application Deadline

Student applications for the Scholarship are due online by 31 July. It will be especially helpful to the Committee of Selection if your reference is received by the same date, 31 July and by 20 August 2016 at the latest.
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