THE RHODES SCHOLARSHIPS AUSTRALIA Information seminar for Queensland applicants applying in 2018 for 2019 Overview The Rhodes Scholarships
Eligibility Selection Criteria Selection Process What does the Scholarship entail? Other resources The Rhodes Scholarships Every year 9 Australian Rhodes Scholars are elected (over 100 from around world each year). .
They are part of a tradition that started in Australia in 1903. They join a community of nearly 8000 Rhodes Scholars worldwide. The Rhodes Scholarships New South Wales Tasmania Queensland South
Australia Victoria Western Australia Australia at Large (3 scholarships) Eligibility: Can I apply? 1 2 3
4 5 I am an Australian citizen and have been a resident in Australia for at least two of the last ten years I completed at least two years of secondary schooling in Australia I will have completed an honours degree or masters degree or international equivalent with a proficiency level of first class honours or an equivalent mark of distinction (for masters) by 15 June 2019 I will not have passed my 26th birthday when I start at Oxford at 1 October 2019
I have not applied for a Rhodes Scholarship two or more times before. Selection Criteria: What are the Panels looking for? Literary and scholastic attainments Energy to use one's talents to the full Truth, courage, devotion to duty, sympathy for and protection of the weak, kindliness, unselfishness and fellowship Moral force of character and instincts to lead, and to take an interest in one's fellow beings
Selection Criteria: What are the Panels looking for? Literary and scholastic attainments First class honours required Other evidence such as prizes, awards, publications Selection Criteria: What are the Panels looking for? Energy to use one's talents to the full What do you do outside the classroom? What are you passionate about and how have you pursued those interests? Sport is an example but only one way to
demonstrate this criterion Selection Criteria: What are the Panels looking for? Truth, courage, devotion to duty, sympathy for and protection of the weak, kindliness, unselfishness and fellowship What do you stand for? What are your principles? Part of this is evidenced by your service to the community Selection Criteria: What are the Panels looking for?
Moral force of character and instincts to lead, and to take an interest in one's fellow beings How do you demonstrate leadership? Selection Criteria: What are the Panels looking for? There is no Rhodes Scholar, only Rhodes Scholars. Panels dont have any particular kind of person, degree or list of achievements in mind. You need to tell the Panel about your leadership journey.
Selection Process: Where do I apply? State or territory in which you are completing or have completed your highest degree; or State or territory in which you completed at least two years of secondary schooling. Selection Process At Large electi State ons
elections end October. 2nd and 3rd ranked from each state and top from Territories proceed to Australia At Large interviews Interviews for states and territories mid-end October Shortlisting notification Written application and references Applications open 1 July and close 14 September Selection Process: How do I
apply? Applications submitted through online system Link is available here: www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk/scholarship/how -to-apply-for-a-rhodes-scholarship/ 4 parts to the application Selection Process: How do I apply? Part 1 Applicant details and declaration including proof of Australian citizenship Selection Process: How do I
apply? Part 2 Case for consideration including: Personal statement (1,000 words) Address selection criteria Outline plans for realising the Rhodes vision and contributing to the Rhodes community Proposed course at Oxford See information about courses: https:// www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk/media/41994/conditi ons-of-tenure-october2017.pdf Selection Process: How do I
apply? Key issues for Personal Statement https://storify.com/rhodesaustralia/rhodes-austra lia - how to write a personal statement www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk/scholarship/how-to-a pply-for-a-rhodes-scholarship/ - video with advice from previous Scholars I attest that this personal statement is my own work. Neither it nor any earlier draft has been
edited by anyone other than me, nor has anyone else reviewed it to provide me with suggestions to improve it. I understand that any such editing or Selection Process: How do I apply? Part 3 A curriculum vitae of no more than three A4 pages in length (12pt) Helps demonstrate selection criteria DPhil applicants must also submit: 2 page research proposal Email confirmation from Oxford that the proposed research can be supervised
Selection Process: How do I apply? Part 4 Details of six referees 3 academics rate academic performance 3 other referees address other criteria Guidance for referees https:// www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk/media/4 1997/australiarefereeguidance.pdf Selection Process: How do I apply? A recent instruction for applicants:
Applicants are not to contact Rhodes Scholars currently studying at Oxford for advice on the application process or for feedback on their application. What does the Scholarship entail? All University and College fees
The University application fee A personal stipend (14,276) Private health insurance (BUPA) One economy class airfare to Oxford at the start of the scholarship and one economy flight back to the student's home country at the conclusion of the scholarship The Scholarship cannot be deferred and cannot be held with another scholarship
The Rhodes Program includes: FIRST YEAR RETREAT Service & Leadership SECOND YEAR RETREAT Building a life of Purpose, Meaning, and Balance SKILLS WORKSHOP SESSIONS Public speaking, problem solving, leadership, writing for impact and
media training SPEAKER SERIES with leading international speakers from politics, academia, commerce Other resources Queensland Rhodes Scholarship page www.qut.edu.au/rhodes The Rhodes Scholarships Australia: Memorandum for Selection 2018 Round https:// www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk/media/42051/australiainfo
rmationforcandidates.pdf Applying for the Rhodes Scholarships www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk/scholarship/how-to-apply-f or-a-rhodes-scholarship / Should I Apply for an Australian Rhodes Scholarship? Thank you State Secretary: State Administrator: Email: Phone: Ben White
Sonya Betros [email protected] 07 3138 4055 (Sonya) Each Queensland University also has its own Rhodes Advisor. Contact details: www.qut.edu.au/rhodes Follow Rhodes Australia on @Aus_Rhodes
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