The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Aviation is pleased to forward correspondence from the Jamaica & Commonwealth Caribbean Secretary inviting suitably qualified persons to apply for the Jamaica Rhodes Scholarship 2018 or the Commonwealth Caribbean Rhodes Scholarship 2018.

Interested persons must have Bachelor’s Degree. For further information, see the Rhodes website

The deadline for the submission of applications is 30 September, 2017

Successful candidates will apply to the University of Oxford shortly after selection. The Rhodes scholarship is confirmed only when you have been offered a place in a Department or Faculty and College of the University of Oxford.

For information regarding the selection and eligibility criteria, please see the tabs on the left. Please visit the website and click the “Scholarships” tab, for information on how to apply.

Please be advised that Scholarships will only be awarded to candidates who meet the following criteria:

Rhodes Selection criteria

  • Literary and scholastic attainments (academic excellence)
  • Energy to use one’s talents to the full (as demonstrated by mastery in areas such as sports, music, debate, dance, theatre, and artistic pursuits, particularly 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 one’s fellow beings.

Please be advised that Scholarships will only be awarded to candidates who meet the following criteria:

Rhodes Eligibility criteria – apply to all applicants for the Rhodes scholarship:

  1. Citizenship & residency: You must meet the citizenship/residency requirements of one of the Rhodes constituencies : Australia, Bermuda, Canada, China, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Jamaica & the Commonwealth Caribbean, Kenya, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Southern Africa (including South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia and Swaziland), SJLP (including Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine), United Arab Emirates, United States, West Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
  1. Age: You must have reached your 19th birthday and not have passed your 25th birthday on or before 1 October 2018 which means you must have been born after 30 September 1993 and or before 1 October 1999.
  1. Education: Rhodes Scholars must have completed a Bachelor’s degree before coming up to Oxford, to a sufficiently high standard to meet both the Rhodes and the Oxford criteria. Please consult the detailed information provided by the constituency to which you are applying on our How to apply for a Rhodes scholarship page and the prospectus pages of the University of Oxford. NB Some constituencies require completion of your undergraduate degree in the year of application for the Scholarship.
The Rhodes Scholarship

Training Officer
Shanola Gill: 469-5521 Ext. 5163.
Senior Clerk
Ronice Williams: 469-5521 Ext. 5164.
Training Officer (St. Kitts HRD)
Jamilah Adams: 467-1323.

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