Mr Xilin Jiang has a track record of academic excellence and has twice received China’s prestigious national scholarship. In 2016, he was selected to study at the University of Oxford with a Rhodes Scholarship, one of the most competitive scholarships in the world with an acceptance rate of 0.7%. Mr Jiang has previously studied at the National University of Singapore and New York University, where he worked with labs doing cutting-edge research in the interdisciplinary fields of biostatistics, computational biology and neuroscience. His ambition is to develop effective statistical methods for identifying diseases and making medical treatments more targeted. Mr Jiang is also a talented runner, winning a 1500m Shanghai university championship and representing Fudan university at track meets around China.
About Rhodes Scholarship
The Rhodes Scholarship is an international postgraduate award established in 1902 to support students to study at the University of Oxford. It was the first large-scale programme of international scholarships and was founded by English businessman and politician Cecil Rhodes. The scholarship’s goal is to promote understandings between different nations and encourage civic-minded leadership and moral fortitude in future leaders irrespective of their chosen career paths. Today the scholarship is open to applicants from all backgrounds and all countries in the world. Prominent recipients of the Rhodes Scholarship include former US president Bill Clinton, former Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke as well as Nobel laureates.