scholarships in bermuda
Scholarships in Bermuda
There are universities and colleges in Bermuda with a number of scholarship opportunities, particularly those that prepare you for scholarships in Bermuda. One of the biggest is the Rhodes Scholarships, which gives out one of these each year to students who have excelled and have done so in their chosen field.
There is also the Marshall Scholarships, which are honours scholarships awarded to students from all countries but particularly from Commonwealth countries, by merit of their school records and achievements.
Additionally, there is the Gates Cambridge Scholarship Programme for high-achieving university graduates from Commonwealth countries, including Bermuda. This offers 50 full scholarships at Cambridge University as well as 20 smaller bursaries.
Bermuda students may find that the University of Oxford offers a number of scholarships to help with their studies. The three main Oxford schemes are: Rhodes Scholarships, Marshall Scholarships and Gates Cambridge Scholarships.
You can apply for this scholarship if you are a Bermuda student, and you want to study at the University of Oxford. You may be able to apply for other scholarships through the University as well.
There are only a few specific courses that you can apply for with this scholarship. You must be ready to start your course before you can apply for a Rhodes Scholarship. If you go on to take another course, it may not be funded by the Rhodes Scholarship.
You can find out more about this scholarship on the official website, where you will also find details of how to apply.
Once you have completed your application form, it is important that you submit it in time for the deadline date. The deadline varies from year to year but is always in October or November.
You cannot use any other scholarships or grants when applying for this type of funding from Oxford University. You must make sure that all of your applications are submitted in time so that they can be reviewed by the examining panel before your course starts at university level.
Rhodes Scholarship Fund:
The deadline for applications is August.
The application process begins with completing the online application form at the Oxford University Graduate Admissions website, where you will be asked to provide your personal information and details of your academic achievements; you will also be asked to submit an essay of no more than 4,000 characters. You will be required to upload electronic copies of supporting documents such as transcripts, degree certificates, references etc.
In addition to submitting the online application form you must also send three printed copies of all relevant documents in a black folder marked clearly with your name and date of birth on the front to The Rhodes Trustees, Rhodes House, Oxford OX1 3TH (UK) by first-class Royal Mail or courier service by the August deadline. Please do not send hardcopies until after the online application has been submitted.
To apply please visit https://www.rhodesscholar.org/scholarship/apply/.
For more information please contact The Rhodes Trust via email at: [email protected] or telephone on +44 1865 279933
Rhodes Scholarships are for one or two years at the University of Oxford (two years for those studying for the MSc). Awards are made for outstanding academic achievement and leadership potential.
Rhodes Scholarships are for one or two years at the University of Oxford (two years for those studying for the MSc). Awards are made for outstanding academic achievement and leadership potential. Rhodes Scholars can study any full-time postgraduate degree offered by the University of Oxford.
The Rhodes Scholarship covers University and College fees, a personal stipend (£1,300 p.a.), and one economy class airfare to Oxford at the start of the Scholarship, as well as an economy flight back to your home country at the conclusion of your studies.
No age limit is stated, however most successful applicants are in their early or mid-20s. Rhodes Scholars can study any full-time postgraduate degree offered by the University of Oxford.
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A Rhodes Scholarship is likely to be funded up to the value of UK fees plus a maintenance stipend of £14,900 per year. The College fees element depends on the course being studied and whether a student will be resident in College accommodation during term time. In some circumstances additional funding may be provided at the discretion of the Rhodes Trust to cover expenses associated with travel and/or fieldwork such as airfare and visas.
The Rhodes Scholarship is likely to be funded up to the value of UK fees plus a maintenance stipend of £14,900 per year. The College fees element depends on the course being studied and whether a student will be resident in College accommodation during term time. In some circumstances additional funding may be provided at the discretion of the Rhodes Trust to cover expenses associated with travel and/or fieldwork such as airfare and visas.
Applicants must have worked or resided in Bermuda for more than five years in total (not necessarily consecutively) since birth, unless they have resided outside Bermuda because their family was posted there by Government, international business or other similar organisations which employ Bermudian staff abroad. Scholarships may only be held at Oxford and are for two years only (unless you are reading for a DPhil, in which case it can be held for three years). Students who already hold an undergraduate degree from Oxford do not qualify for consideration. You must have graduated from your first degree before October 2017. You should normally apply to take up your scholarship at Oxford in October 2018.
Do you want to go to University?
There are many reasons why people attend University or College. It is a natural step to take after completing your secondary education and there are many benefits for those who do:
- A degree does not guarantee you a job but it does make your employment opportunities much more diverse.
- Most people with a degree earn more than people without a degree over their lifetime.
- It is often said that university or college is “a time of personal growth” because you will be living away from home, meeting new people, learning from different lecturers, using the library and finding out how to manage your money and time much better.