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Rhodes Scholarship 2009

Scholarships Office

University of Canterbury and Lincoln University

Tuesday 3 June 2008

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Rhodes Scholarship

  • Rhodes Scholarship enables outstanding individuals to further their studies at the University of Oxford and pursue full-time graduate degrees

  • Three Scholarships are allocated to New Zealand students each year

  • 43 graduates of the University of Canterbury and Lincoln University have been Rhodes Scholars

  • Applications close August 1, 2008

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History of the Rhodes Scholarship

  • Oldest and most prestigious scholarship

  • Est. and endowed by the will of Mr Cecil John Rhodes

  • Mr Rhodes was an Oxford Scholar – felt Oxford fostered broad views and personal development

  • Trust created to provide education for potential future world leaders and people of influence

  • Hint: Do your research on Mr Rhodes for interviews!

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  • Tenable at the University of Oxford only

  • Undertake a full time graduate degree (excludes MBA)

    • Two year BPhil or MPhil or BCL

      • includes second undergrad Oxford BA (2 years Final Honour School)

    • One year taught Masters (course work only)

    • Direct entry to a DPhil

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  • Tenable for 2 years (normally), but no requirement to study for more than one year

  • If accepted to a doctoral programme, may be tenable for 3 years (renewal)

  • NOTE: Scholarship does not guarantee admission to University! Rhodes Scholars winners will be given special application forms due Jan 1 at Oxford


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  • College and University fees paid by Rhodes Trust

  • Personal allowance of at least ₤11,000 per year

  • Air travel costs to and from the United Kingdom

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  • Citizens of New Zealand OR British subjects domiciled in New Zealand for at least five years

  • Aged between 19 - 25 by 1 October in the year the Scholarship tenure commences (ie. not born before 1 October 1984)

  • Graduate/expect to graduate with a degree from a NZ University

  • Expecting to complete Bachelor’s degree (as a minimum qualification) by end of 2008 – suggested Bachelors (Hons) (or LLB with Honours) at very highest level for competitive admission to Oxford

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  • Qualities valued by Mr Rhodes in order for scholars to come to “esteem the performance of public duties as his (or her) highest aim”, including:

    • Proven intellectual and academic ability of a high standard

    • Integrity of character

    • Interest in and respect for others

    • Leadership ability

    • Demonstrated energy to use their talents to the full

  • Hint: Not considered on only academic achievements, must be an all-rounder!

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Application and Selection Process

  • Apply, using the prescribed application form, to the university from which you graduated or at which you are enrolled by 1 August 2008 at 5pm!

  • Applications forms available off www.nzvcc.ac.nz, along with detailed guidelines

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Application Form

  • Statement

    • IMPORTANT DOCUMENT! Max 1500 words

    • Course of study and work you intend to pursue

    • General interest and activities (what drives you/motivation)

    • Why have you chosen this path? Major influences in life? Plans for the future? Aspirations/career goals? Plan on returning to New Zealand?

  • Hint: Do not write you think people want to hear! You will be probed by committee! Have a supervisor review your statement

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Application Form

  • Letters of reference

    • 6 referees – 3 academic, 1 from school days, 2 from activities/sports

    • Choose carefully and brief referees (NZVCC referee form)

    • Should hold position of respect and trust in the community, but have a close relationship with you as well!

      Hint: These will be scrutinised by Oxford admissions!

  • CV

    • Follow the guidelines, 2 page max

    • Focus on work experience, community involvement, volunteer work, sporting and outdoor achievements

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Other Docs

  • Transcripts

    • If only at UC or Lincoln, Scholarships Office can provide these for free!

  • Birth Certificate

    • Scholarships Office staff can certify originals or see a JP for a certified true copy

  • Medical Certificate

    • See Health Centre on Campus

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Selection Process

1) Initial University shortlisting – Early August

2) Pre-selection interviews at Universities – Held mid-August

3) Successful interview candidates forwarded onto NZVCC in Wellington (max 3) by Sept 15

  • all candidates from NZ Universities considered together

  • NZVCC shortlists for interviews at national level

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Selection Process

4) Mock interview for shortlisted national candidates (October-November)

  • Practice interview, with feedback, and example interview questions

    5) National Selection Interviews (Auckland) – late November

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  • Start researching degree programmes and potential projects (if research degree) now

  • May wish to make contact with potential supervisors at Oxford

  • Contact your referees

  • Bring your application form in early and ask the scholarships officers any questions you may have

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For more information

Canterbury Students:


Email: scholarships@canterbury.ac.nz

Lincoln Students:


Email: scholarships@lincoln.ac.nz

www.nzvcc.ac.nz – application form/guidelines