The representative body for New Zealand’s eight universities.
The New Zealand Vice-Chancellors' Committee website.
The Rhodes Scholarships are postgraduate awards supporting outstanding all-round students at the University of Oxford, and providing transformative opportunities for exceptional individuals.
Established in 1903 under the will of Cecil Rhodes, the Rhodes is the oldest and perhaps the most prestigious international graduate scholarship programme in the world.
Rhodes's vision in founding the Scholarship was to develop outstanding leaders who would be motivated to 'fight the world's fight' and to 'esteem the performance of public duties as their highest aim', and to promote internatinal understanding and peace.
In New Zealand the application and selection process for the Rhodes Scholarships is managed by Universities New Zealand.
*Note: The age requirement for candidates undertaking a MB,ChB course of study, and pre-registration year will be extended one year. Therefore they should have passed their nineteenth and not passed their twenty-sixth birthday by 1 October in the year for which they were elected.
The value of the Rhodes Scholarship is set by the Rhodes Trust. Refer to the FAQ on the Rhodes House website.
Fees are paid directly by the Trust to the College and University.
Up to three scholars are elected each year.
Click HERE to view a list of New Zealand Rhodes Scholars from 1904
New Zealand Rhodes Scholars Association (Inc)
Membership of the NZ Rhodes Scholars Association is open to all those who have been Rhodes Scholars, or Rhodes Visiting Fellows, from New Zealand, and other Rhodes Scholars living in New Zealand. The main purposes of the Association are:
- to help promote knowledge of the Rhodes Scholarships in New Zealand; and
-to recognise the achievements of newly-selected Scholars, for example, through functions to farewell them before they leave for Oxford.
Newsletters keep members up-to-date with what is happening in the "Rhodes community". The Association can also put prospective applicants for a Rhodes Scholarship in touch with recently-returned Scholars, if they wish.
The Association can be contacted through the Honorary Secretary, Paul Tipping (tel 04 479 2035, e-mail email@example.com).