Rhodes Scholarships for Zimbabwean 2017

Overview: Each year, there are two Scholarships available in Zimbabwe to enable outstanding students chosen on the basis of exceptional intellect, character, leadership, and commitment to service; to study at the University of Oxford.

Study Level: Masters/PhD

Area of Study: Any Degree

Scholarship Value: 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 student’s home country at the conclusion of the Scholarship.

Requirements: You must have achieved academic training in a degree-awarding body in Zimbabwe or overseas, and have completed, or will be about to complete by 1 October 2016, a Bachelor’s degree with Merit or Distinction (or equivalent elsewhere).
You must be a resident of Zimbabwe for at least five of the last ten years.
You must be available for interview at the time of selection in Harare. It is expected that the interviews will be held in mid-November 2016.
You must be at least 19 years and younger than 25 years by 1 October 2016.
A selection committee will make no nomination if it is of the opinion that there is no sufficiently qualified candidate.

How to Apply: You must submit a completed application form on-line (preferred). If it is not possible to submit online, please contact the National Secretary for Zimbabwe, Dr Tariro Makadzange Email: tariro.makadzange@gmail.com Tel: +263 771333347 or +263 8644096215

The following documents are required for submission:
(i) A certified copy of your birth certificate (or an affidavit of birth), to show that you are in the correct age group. Please do not submit a baptismal certificate.
(ii) Certified copies of your academic record from all universities or institutes of higher education, formally certified by the Registrar of the University or College concerned.
(iii) Seven photographs of yourself (by hard copy) or one digital (JPEG) photograph. These must be a head and shoulder colour photograph of good quality, unmounted and approximately 10cm by 12cm.
(iv) Curriculum vitae, showing details of what you have achieved: any employment or enterprise you have undertaken during your studies or thereafter; your high school career; your college or university career; your involvement in student or community affairs, cultural, sporting or political activities; your leadership roles; and any other significant achievements or involvements. This should not exceed two pages of 12-point Times font and should not include supporting documents.
(v) A statement of no more than 2000 words which includes:
Your general interests and activities and what you plan to do with your life once you have completed your studies.
Your aims and priorities and the contribution you have made and would like to make to society.
Please note that whilst candidates applying online may upload electronic documents, those candidates invited for interview will be required to submit original documents.

 

Deadline: 15 August 2016

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