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Want to be a Rhodes Scholar? Apply now!

Last updated on: July 17, 2012 14:08 IST

Want to be a Rhodes Scholar? Apply now!

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Apply for the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship and stand a chance to study at the Oxford University in London or participate in a theatre workshop in Mumbai. Read on for details.

What

The Rhodes Scholarship, one of the oldest and the most prestigious international graduate scholarship programs in the world, has announced the opening of applications for Rhodes Scholarships 2013 in India.

Established in 1903, the selection of Scholars for this award is based on academic distinction and also on the demonstration of a commitment to service and extracurricular activities as laid down in the "Will" of the great visionary Cecil Rhodes, who established the Rhodes Trust.

Every year, a class of 83 young and talented Scholars is selected from countries like Australia, Bermuda, Canada, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Jamaica and Commonwealth Caribbean, Kenya, New Zealand, Pakistan, Southern Africa (including South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, and Swaziland), United States, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Rhodes Scholars are chosen on the basis of outstanding intellect, character, capacity for leadership, and commitment to service.

A Rhodes Scholarship covers all University and College fees, a personal stipend and one economy class airfare to Oxford at the start of the Scholarship, as well as an economy flight back to the student's home country at the conclusion of the Scholarship. 

Who can apply

Outstanding graduates holding at least a first class honours degree in Pure or Applied Sciences, Humanities, Law or Medicine of Indian Universities who wish to pursue a course of study leading to a degree of the University of Oxford (UK) can apply.

Candidates in the final year of their degree courses with exceptional academic record may also apply. Candidates must demonstrate their continuing interest and achievement in extra curricular activities such as sports, theatre and community work.

You must be below 25 years of age on October 2012.

How to apply

For information on applying for the Rhodes Scholarships, please visit http://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk/page/rhodes-india/.

Important date

The last date for applications for the Rhodes Scholarships 2013 in India is July 31, 2012.

Contact

For further information, visit http://www.rhodesscholarships-india.com/

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What

Indian theatre artist Nadira Zaheer Babbar is organising a month long theatre workshop -- 'Ekjute-Bring out the actor in you' along with qualified theatre colleagues for interested enthusiasts.

During this workshop in Mumbai, participants will be given extensive training of theatre orientation, not only in acting but also various aspects of theatre such as speech and diction, voice modulation, character building, dialogue delivery, body movement, improvisation, emotional memory, stagecraft, costume designing, light effects, rhythm, dance and music, make-up, etc.

How to apply

You can enrol at Gulmohar Fitness Centre, Next to Tiwari Sweets, Opp. Ecole Mondiale School, Tilak Garden, Juhu, Mumbai - 400049.

Important dates

The workshop will be held between July 21 to August 19, 2012 between 6 and 9 pm daily.

Contact

For more details, contact +91 9819262187/ 9819997761/ 9323738846

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