Find out more about applying for the Rhodes Scholarship

Find out more about applying for the Rhodes Scholarship


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United States of America

You can use the Eligibility Checker below to find out if you meet the eligibility criteria for the USA.

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

the United States

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Your Nationality or citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?


Have you been admitted to the United States as a lawful permanent resident, and have maintained, and be expected to maintain, such legal status?

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 Age Criteria

Do you meet either of the below criteria?

i. You must be aged 18-23 on 1st October 2024 (i.e. you must have been born after 1 October 2000 and before 2 October 2006).

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

ii. You must be under the age of 27 on 1st October 2024 (i.e. have been born after 1 October 1997) AND you must also have completed your first undergraduate degree on or after 1 October 2023*.

* 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. In ambiguous cases, the decision of the National Secretary is final.

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Your Academic Achievement

Will you have completed an undergraduate degree (normally a Bachelor’s degree) by July 2025 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?

Candidates will have a higher chance of successful admission to Oxford if they have:

• A GPA of 3.70/4.0 or higher (with no rounding)

*Special GPA exception requests (for candidates with a GPA below 3.70) must be submitted by a university president or another high-ranking administrator designated by the president justifying the exception, and addressing ONLY the questions of scholarly aptitude in the student’s chosen area of study and competitiveness for Oxford graduate admissions. A university should initiate an exception request for candidates who are academically extraordinary and sufficiently compelling to Oxford admissions officers. All such requests must include a copy of the candidate’s transcript and resume and must be directed to American Secretary Ramona Doyle at Requests should be received no later than 15 September in the year of application to allow a decision to be made in time for the application to be submitted by the October deadline date.