Yayasan Khazanah - Rhodes Scholarship for Malaysia 2021


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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.

The Rhodes Scholarship programme is the oldest (established 1903) international scholarship programme in the world, and one of the most prestigious. Administered by the Rhodes Trust in Oxford, the programme offers 100 fully-funded Scholarships each year for postgraduate study at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom - one of the world’s leading universities. Rhodes Scholarships are for young leaders of outstanding intellect and character who are motivated to engage with global challenges, committed to the service of others and show promise of becoming value-driven, principled leaders for the world’s future. The broad selection criteria are:

  • Academic excellence – specific academic requirements can be found under 'Eligibility Criteria' below.
  • Energy to use your talents to the full (as demonstrated by mastery in areas such as sports, music, debate, dance, theatre, and artistic pursuits, including where teamwork is involved).
  • 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 your fellow human beings.

Applicant must meet all the below requirements

a. Nationality/citizenship: You must be a citizen of Malaysia. 

b. Education/residency: You must have been resident in Malaysia and have attended schooling in Malaysia for at least five of the last ten years. 

c. Age: Upon 1 October 2020, you must meet either of the below criteria: 

i. You must be at least 18 and have not reached your 24th birthday (i.e. you must have been born after 1 October 1996 and on or before 1 October 2002). 


(for older candidates who completed their first undergraduate degree later than usual)

ii. You must have not reached your 27th birthday (i.e. have been born after 1 October 1993) 


you have met or will meet the requirements for completion of your first degree on or after 1 October 2019*. *A university's policy determines the date a degree is considered awarded. In ambiguous cases, the decision of the National Secretary is final.

d. Academic achievement: You must have completed (or will have completed by June / July 2021) an undergraduate degree from a college or university (normally a Bachelor’s degree) with a First Class or Upper Second class standard (i.e. GPA 3.7 or higher). In this respect, please note carefully the requirements for your chosen course at Oxford, where entry requirements may exceed those of the Scholarship. 

e. English Language: You must have a sufficiently high standard of English to meet the English language proficiency requirements (at the Higher Level listed) of the University of Oxford : https://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/graduate/applying-to-oxford/application-guide. 

f. If unsuccessful in your first application to the Rhodes Scholarships, you may subsequently re-apply only once more (and this must be in the same constituency), subject to meeting the eligibility criteria.

Multi-jurisdictional Candidates: If you meet the eligibility criteria for more than one Rhodes Constituency, you must only apply to one. You should apply to the Rhodes Constituency with which you have the greatest connection.

Inter-jurisdictional Candidates: If you have strong and demonstrable connections to two or more Rhodes Constituencies but do not meet the eligibility criteria for any single Rhodes Constituency, you may be eligible to apply for inter-jurisdictional consideration. Please visit the 'Which Scholarship?' page for further details.

Global Scholarship Candidates: If you are not eligible to apply to any existing Rhodes Constituency (see list here) and you are not eligible to apply for inter-jurisdictional consideration, then you can apply for a Global Scholarship, subject to meeting all other Global Scholarship eligibility criteria and subject to institutional nomination. Please visit the 'Which Scholarship?' page for further details.

Preferred Discipline

Any field

Amount Info

(Reference from Academic Year 2019/2020, subject to the latest tenure contract)

All tuition fees covered.

Stipend: £15,900 per annum (£1,325 per month)

Settling allowance: £225

Other coverage: Return flight tickets (to and from the U.K.), Tier 4 Visa fees, International Heath Surcharge fees.

How to apply for Yayasan Khazanah - Rhodes Scholarship for Malaysia 2021

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a. You can apply online from 01 June 2020 at http://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk/scholarships/apply via the scholarships tab. 

b. You must submit your application online, with all supporting documents, by 23:59 MYT, 31 August 2020. 

c. In preparation for making your application, you should read carefully the general information, particularly that held on the Scholarships tab, on the Rhodes website, the Conditions of Tenure for the Rhodes Scholarship, the information in this document and the graduate admissions pages of the University of Oxford: www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/graduate. 

d. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a social engagement and a final interview. You must be available to attend both, in person, as no accommodations can be made on date and time, or mode, of these events. Interviews will be held in Malaysia on a Saturday at the end of October / early November. No candidate will be selected without an interview. 

e. All applicants will be emailed with the outcome of their application.

Contact Info

For more information, please contact:


Yayasan Khazanah

Level 2, Block A, Dataran PHB, Saujana Resort, Section U2, 40150, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia.


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