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Find out more about applying for the Rhodes Scholarship

Find out more about applying for the Rhodes Scholarship

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Application Process

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.

Canada

The eligibility criteria for the Rhodes Scholarships vary depending on which constituency you are applying for. Below you can use our Eligibility Checker to find out if you meet the criteria and are eligible to apply for the Rhodes Scholarships.

The ‘Your Constituency’ box will have been automatically completed for you based on the country you selected on the previous page. You should then answer 'Yes' or 'No' to each of the eligibility questions. Once you have answered each question please click continue to find out if you are eligible and what to do next!

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Your Constituency

Canada

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Your Nationality or citizenship

Are you a citizen or permanent resident of Canada?

Applications from refugees/asylum seekers currently residing in Canada will also be considered in this constituency.

Inter-jurisdictional Scholarship

If you have a strong connection to two or more Rhodes constituencies, but don't meet the Nationality or Citizenship criteria, you may be able to apply for the Rhodes Scholarship via Inter-Jurisdictional Consideration. To find out more please visit our page here.

If you have read our information page about Inter-Jurisdictional Consideration and meet the requirements, please choose 'Yes' below. If you don't, click 'No'.

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Your Education / residency

Are you domiciled in Canada?

Inter-jurisdictional Scholarship

If you have a strong connection to two or more Rhodes constituencies, but don't meet the Education/Residency criteria, you may still be able to apply for the Rhodes Scholarship via Inter-Jurisdictional Consideration. To find out more please visit our page here.

If you have read our information page about Inter-Jurisdictional Consideration and meet the requirements, please choose 'Yes' below. If you don't, click 'No'.

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Your Age Criteria

Do you meet either of the criteria below?

i. Upon 1 October 2022, you must be at least 18 and have not reached your 24th birthday (i.e. you must have been born after 1 October 1998 and on or before 1 October 2004).

OR (for older candidates who completed their first undergraduate degree later than usual)

ii. Upon 1 October 2022, you must not have reached your 27th birthday (i.e. have been born after 1 October 1995) AND you have met or will meet the academic requirements for completing your first undergraduate degree on or after 1 October 2021*

* A university's policy determines the date of completion of academic requirement for a degree and this may be different from when a degree is considered awarded by the university or the date of a graduation ceremony. The National Secretary will make the final determination of completion where required.

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Your Academic Achievement

Have you already completed, or will have completed by July 2023, an undergraduate degree (normally a Bachelor’s degree) with an academic background and grade that - at a minimum - meets or exceeds the specific entry requirements of your chosen full-time course at the University of Oxford?

Given the very intense international competition for places at the University of Oxford, candidates will have a greater chance of successful admission to Oxford if they have:
• A First Class Honours Degree or equivalent, or,
• A GPA of 3.70/4.0 or higher

Please contact the National Secretary if you require further advice about academic requirements of the Scholarship.