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Association of Rhodes Scholars in Australia Scholarship


To enable an overseas Commonwealth student to undertake research in Australia.

Please see the website for further information external linkor contact Dr David Cookson (8344 2058).


Open to graduates of a Commonwealth university approved by the committee administering the bursary. Graduates must currently be enrolled as higher degree research students at their home university, be Commonwealth citizens and may not be graduates of an Australian or New Zealand university. Awards are not normally made to students who at the time of their visit to Australia will be in the first 10 months or the final 6 months of candidature.

Quantity Available



  • Every 2 years

Study Length

6–12 months

Award Value

Australian $20,000 including travel expenses

Application procedure

Applicants must apply for information and application forms, available through the website.

Closing date

July 31st


Charitable donations from former Australian Rhodes Scholars

Study Level

  • Postgraduate

Association of Rhodes Scholars in Australia

Rhodes Scholarships were created under the will of Cecil John Rhodes, the British colonial pioneer and statesman, who died in 1902. Rhodes hoped to provide future leaders of the English-speaking world with an education, which would broaden their views and develop their abilities. Rhodes hoped that those who gained these benefits from Oxford and his scholarships would go on to improve the lot of humanity, and work towards maintaining peace between nations|The Rhodes Trust, which administers the scholarships, is based in Oxford. Its Secretary, also Warden of Rhodes House, assists, guides and advises Rhodes Scholars in residence, and the Warden's office administers financial and other aspects of the scholarships. The Secretary to the Trust is also responsible for the operation of all the Selection Committees in the various constituencies, and is assisted in this in most of the larger constituencies by national secretaries. The Australian Secretary of the Trust co-ordinates the work of the Selection Committees and generally represents the Trust in Australia.

Contact Details

More information

For more information regarding this award, please contact the Association of Rhodes Scholars in Australia by using the links below.


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