The Rhodes Scholarship is the oldest (first awarded in 1902) international scholarship programme, enabling outstanding young people from around the world to study at the University of Oxford.
The Rhodes Scholarships for Canada
A Partnership between the Rhodes Trust and the Second Century Founder John McCall MacBain O.C.
There are a total of eleven Scholarships available each year in Canada.
The first Canadian Rhodes Scholars took up residence in Oxford in 1904, and since that time over a thousand Canadians have been awarded the Scholarship.
The Scholarships in Canada are administered by six regional selection committees as detailed below:
- Three Scholarships to: The Prairie Region (Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta)
- Two Scholarships each to: Ontario, Quebec, and the Maritime Region (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island)
- One Scholarship each to: British Columbia & Newfoundland
Applicants currently studying in Canada are eligible to apply in a region based on either of the following two criteria:
- The region in which you are ordinarily resident. If you are ordinarily resident in the Yukon, Northwest Territories or Nunavut, you may apply in the Prairies Region.
- The region in which you attended a university that has granted or will be granting you a degree. Exception: applicants who have attended or are attending a university in Newfoundland & Labrador must also be resident in that region.
Applicants currently studying outside Canada should apply in the region in which they are normally resident.
If you are in doubt about the appropriate region in which to apply, you may contact the National Secretary for a decision based on available evidence.
To apply to the Rhodes Scholarships for Canada, a student must first earn the endorsement of their undergraduate institution. You can find more information about this in the Information for Candidates for Canada.
Opening date: 1 June 2023
Closing date: 23:59 Pacific Time, 28 September 2023
As the Rhodes Scholarships are place-based, the eligibility criteria, application requirements and selection process vary slightly depending on which constituency you are applying for. To ensure that you have all of the information you need to apply, please read the Information for Candidates - specific to Canada - carefully. You should also check the Conditions of Tenure to ensure that your proposed course of study is covered by the Rhodes Scholarship and share the Guidance for Referees with your referees. These documents can all be accessed below.
If you have read all of the information above and are ready to apply for the Rhodes Scholarship, you can use the below button to to start the application process. Make sure to check the opening and closing dates above as the form won’t be available outside of these dates!
If you need any support with your application, please use the navigation bar to reach our Additional Resources page.
The application process is explained as you navigate through the pages outlined in the navigation below.
National Secretary for Canada
Selection for the Rhodes Scholarships takes place in each constituency and is overseen by the relevant National Secretary and their team. Below you can find out who the National Secretary is and how to contact them should you need to.
Mr Richard Pan