The Rhodes Scholarships at the University of Oxford

There will be 2 Rhodes Scholarships in total which will be offered to enable two outstanding students from Syria, Jordan, Lebanon or Palestine – chosen on the basis of exceptional intellect, character, leadership and commitment to service – to study a graduate degree at the University of Oxford beginning in October 2018. 

Scholarship Criteria

The following eligibility criteria apply to all applicants for the Rhodes Scholarships for Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine: 


  • Citizenship & residency: Syrian, Jordanian, Lebanese or Palestinian having received at least 5 years of education between age 9 - 22 in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, the West Bank, Gaza or Israel.

  • Age: The age limit is between 19-27 by 1 October 2018.
  • Education: Admission to the University of Oxford is very competitive. Candidates must have completed a Bachelor’s degree before arriving to Oxford. A GPA over 3.8 over 4.0 or over 95% is expected. See detailed requirements on the Rhodes Scholarships website 
  •  English Requirements:Candidates must have a sufficiently high standard of English as demonstrated by an English language proficiency test scores of over 7.5 (IELTS) or 110 (TOEFL iBT).

How to apply

  • Online applications for the Rhodes Scholarships open on 1 June 2017 and close on 31 of August 2017 for admission in 2018  Click here on how to apply 

  •  In preparation for making their application, all candidates should read carefully the general information for candidates on the Rhodes General Information, the specific full conditions for SJLP and the Conditions of Tenure for the Rhodes Scholarship, the information in this document
  • Long listed candidates will be invited to attend a Skype or in-person preliminary interview in October 2017.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a final interview, which they are expected to attend in person in mid-November. The interview will take place in Jordan. 

More information

Please see full details, including a list of all documents to submit on the Rhodes for SJLP detailed eligibility criteria. For any further information, please contact: rhodesforsjlp@gmail.com