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Rhodes Scholarship

The Rhodes Trust provides more than 100 Rhodes Scholarships per year to graduate students from around the world to study at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.  A variety of programs are supported.  The scholarship includes course fees, an annual stipend, a settling in allowance, and two economy class flights for the beginning and end of studies in Oxford.

Read about UVic’s newest Rhodes Scholar and Rhodes alumni from around the world.

Amount

Varies

Application deadline

Varies by Rhodes constituency. Refer to the 'How to apply' section.

Are you eligible?

Applicants must meet the minimum GPA for their chosen program at Oxford.  Applicants have a greater chance of admission to Oxford with a First Class Honours Degree or a minimum GPA of 3.7/4.0 (minimum 8.0 GPA on UVic’s 9.0 scale).  Students must meet additional criteria for age and other factors as set out by the Rhodes Trust.

Basis of Selection

Rhodes Scholars are selected based on academic excellence, leadership qualities, and other factors.

How to apply

Use the Rhodes eligibility checker to identify your constituency, then prepare your application by following the instructions in the Information for Candidates guide for your constituency.

Domestic students (Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or Protected Persons under subsection 92(2) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act) who reside in Canada may be eligible to apply through the Canada constituency.

Students who are eligible for more than one constituency should apply to the constituency with which they have the greatest connection.

Students who are connected to a constituency but do not meet all of the eligibility criteria should explore the option of inter-jurisdictional consideration (note that you must meet the age and academic requirements).

International students studying at UVic who are citizens of countries with a Rhodes constituency may be eligible to apply through those constituencies.

Students who are eligible for more than one constituency should apply to the constituency with which they have the greatest connection.

Students who are connected to a constituency but do not meet all of the eligibility criteria should explore the option of inter-jurisdictional consideration (note that you must meet the age and academic requirements).

Students whose citizenship is not associated with a Rhodes constituency and are not eligible for inter-jurisdictional consideration may apply through the Global constituency.

Applicants to the Canada, United States, and Global constituencies must provide a copy of their complete application to the Faculty of Graduate Studies at fgsaward2@uvic.ca by the internal application deadline posted below in order to be considered for an endorsement (nomination) from UVic.  Download a checklist for complete instructions and helpful information for preparing your application:

Checklist for Canada constituency

Checklist for constituencies outside Canada

Constituency UVic internal deadline Rhodes external deadline
Canada August 1, 2023 September 28, 2023
United States August 1, 2023 October 4, 2023
Global June 23, 2023 August 1, 2023
other not applicable varies

Questions about this competition can be directed to Lisa Pender, Scholarship Officer, at fgsaward2@uvic.ca or (250) 721-6167.