The research areas of this scholarship are: A Scholar may apply for any full-time graduate degree offered by the University of Oxford – MSc, MSt, MLitt, BCL, MPhil, BPhil (Philosophy only), DPhil or for a second undergraduate degree over 2 years*. The following exceptions apply: a Scholar may only read for the Master’s in Financial Economics (MFE) or for the Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) in the second year of the tenure of the Scholarship. For D.Phil in mathematical, physical and life sciences and in some medical sciences subjects the support will be provided for a maximum of three years.
Who can apply to this scholarship? 1. The Scholarships are open to citizens of India. 2. Candidates must be of such an age that they will have passed their 19th and not have passed their 25th birthday on the 1st October 2014. 3. Candidates must have at least a first class degree in Humanities, Sciences, Law, Engineering, Agriculture or Medicine from an Indian University. Candidates who are in the final year of a degree course and have exceptionally bright academic record may also apply. 4. Candidates for medical studies should consult the Secretary, as well as the Medical School Offices at Oxford, before submitting an application. Particular difficulties may arise for those wishing to do research in clinical departments. 5. Marriage is not a bar to applying for, or holding, a Rhodes scholarship. However, married candidates should bear in mind that the scholarship stipend is sufficient only for one person, and that the Trust takes no financial responsibility for the support of a scholar’s spouse. Moreover, spouses who are not British citizens will find it very difficult to obtain permission to undertake paid work in England. 6. Subject to ratification by the Rhodes Trustees, the Committee of Selection for India is responsible for deciding whether candidates comply with forgoing conditions, and for making the nominations.
Benefits of the scholarship: A Rhodes Scholarship covers approved university and college fees for which payment is made directly to the Scholar’s college. It also covers living expenses sufficient to enable a Scholar to meet the necessary expenses for term-time and vacations. The Trust will also meet the cost of a Scholar’s air travel, economy class, to the United Kingdom and of return to India on completion of studies at Oxford.
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Duration: The Scholarship is initially for a period of two years but if necessary, can be extended to a third year.
Number of scholarships: Not provided