The Rhodes Trust builds a better world through global fellowship programmes that develop and connect compassionate, innovative, and public-spirited people committed to solving humanity’s challenges. There are 80 staff working at Rhodes House in Oxford, as well as a strong international reach with a number of additional overseas staff and many volunteers involved in roles such as selection, alumni relations and class leaders.
The world needs leadership from ethical, creative and courageous people who are able to bridge cultures and disciplines. We therefore:
The Rhodes Scholarships, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act. They are postgraduate awards providing transformative educational opportunities. Established in 1903, they are the oldest and perhaps the most prestigious international graduate scholarship programme in the world. Over 8,000 Rhodes Scholars have gone on to serve at the forefront of government, education, the arts, NGOs, commerce, research and other sectors. They are well known advocates for expanded social justice, and have advanced the frontiers of science and medicine.
The Rhodes Trust is currently working towards its 125th Anniversary Strategic plan and in recent years the Rhodes Trust has also partnered with several other remarkable organisations to create:
Commitment: We serve the Trust’s mission with professionalism and integrity, sharing our individual talents to make a positive collective impact.
Inclusion: We champion equity and embrace a diversity of identities, backgrounds and perspectives.
Belonging: We foster a friendly, empathetic and supportive community.
Growth: We are committed to our own and others' personal and professional development.
Innovation: We are open to new ideas and take a creative and entrepreneurial approach to our work.