Definition of Rhodes Scholarship in English:

Rhodes Scholarship


  • Any of several scholarships awarded annually and tenable at Oxford University by students from certain Commonwealth countries, the United States, and Germany.

    • ‘Born and raised in a culturally Jewish but non-observant home, he studied anthropology at Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship.’
    • ‘This opportunity for students who have been awarded a Rhodes Scholarship has been established in recognition of the need for cutting-edge scientific inquiry and the development of the world's future leaders in biomedical science.’
    • ‘Hood, who attended Oxford on a Rhodes Scholarship, is a New Zealander and the first Vice-Chancellor in the university's 900-year history to come from outside its academic ranks.’
    • ‘In 1934 Guinand won a Rhodes Scholarship to attend the University of Oxford in England.’
    • ‘He majored in Creative Literature and was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University, where he studied William Blake, while never abandoning his lifelong admiration for the down-home poet of country music, Hank Williams.’


Named after Cecil Rhodes (see Rhodes, Cecil), who founded the scholarships in 1902.


Rhodes Scholarship