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Rhodes Scholarships for Malaysia, in Partnership with Yayasan Khazanah

Rhodes Scholarships for Malaysia, in Partnership with Yayasan Khazanah
Closing Date
28 October 2016

Rhodes Scholarships for Malaysia, in Partnership with Yayasan Khazanah
The Rhodes  Scholarship  is  administered  by  the  Rhodes  Trust,  Oxford,  United  Kingdom.   Scholarships  are  awarded in 43 different countries around the world.  Selection Committees for the Rhodes Scholarship are looking   for   outstanding   leaders   who   are   motivated   to   'fight   the   world's   fight   and   to esteem  the  performance of public duties as their highest aim', and to promote international understanding and peace. In short, Selection Committees seek young women and men of outstanding intellect, character, leadership, and  commitment  to  service,  who  demonstrate  a  strong propensity  to  emerge  as  'leaders  for  the  world’s  future'. Candidates for the Rhodes Scholarship will be assessed against four criteria:
  1. literary and scholastic attainments
  2. energy to use one's talents to the full (as demonstrated by extracurricular strength, such as in sport, debate, music, dance, etc.)
  3. truth, courage, devotion to duty, sympathy for and protection of the weak, kindliness, unselfishness and fellowship
  4. moral force of character and instincts to lead, and to take an interest in one's fellow beings.
Yayasan Khazanah are supporting the Rhodes Scholarship for Malaysia. The Rhodes Scholarships are postgraduate awards supporting exceptional students from around the world to study at the University of Oxford. The Rhodes is the oldest and perhaps the most prestigious international scholarship programme in the world, which aims to nurture public-spirited leaders for the world's future.

Candidates’ conditions of eligibility
  1. Citizenship: Malaysian citizen
  2. Age: Age limits vary between constituencies and are based on country specific circumstances. The standard age limit  is 19-25 by 1 October in the year following selection.
  3. Education: All applicants must have achieved academic standing sufficiently advanced to assure completion of a bachelor’s degree by the October following election. Academic standing must be sufficiently high to ensure admission to the University of Oxford, which has very competitive entry requirements, and to give confidence that Rhodes Scholars will perform to a high academic standard in Oxford. Individual constituencies may specify a specific academic level to have been attained.
Application procedure
a. Applicants should apply online from 1 September at: . Applications must be submitted by the closing date specified above.

b. The Selection Committee will invite candidates they wish to see to a personal interview on a Friday/Saturday 11/12 November 2016 (to be confirmed) . No candidate will be selected without a personal interview. The final selection is confirmed by the Rhodes Trustees, who rely on selection procedures undertaken by selection committees in each constituency.

c. Candidates who do not receive further communication by the above date should assume that their application has not been successful.