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Find out if you meet the criteria to become a Rhodes Scholar and start your application. We offer scholarships in over 22 designated Rhodes constituencies, as well as our Global Rhodes Scholarships, visit our 'Which Scholarship' page for more details.

Before you start your application we would recommend that you read through the online information on the Rhodes Scholarships and the application guidance. This information can be found across the following pages:

The Rhodes Scholarships for Canada

A Partnership between the Rhodes Trust and the Second Century Founder John McCall MacBain O.C.

Each year, there are eleven Scholarships available for 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. There are six regional committees in Canada responsible for the selection of eleven Scholars annually across the country:

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

Candidates may compete in a province or region prescribed under either (a) or (b) below:

a) The province or region in which you are ordinarily resident. If you are ordinarily resident in Nunavut, the Yukon or Northwest Territories, you may apply in a province under (b) or, if there is no such province, in the Prairie Region (Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta)
b) Any province or region in which you have attended a university that has granted or will be granting you a degree, provided that if you are ordinarily resident outside Newfoundland, you may not make an application in that province. Summer courses do not qualify as attendance at a university.

If you are in doubt about the appropriate province or region in which to apply, you may contact the General Secretary who will decide on the basis of available evidence.

Applicants currently studying at a Canadian university can choose to apply in either their province of residence or in the province where their university is located. In all cases, they must approach the fellowships advisor at their university and take part in the campus screening process. To proceed with a Rhodes Scholarship application, a student must first earn the endorsement of their undergraduate institution. Applications for the Scholarship are now filed online, a process which requires an authorization code available through the fellowships office at your university or from the relevant regional secretary.

Applicants currently studying outside Canada should apply in the region in which they are normally resident. They should contact the secretary of the relevant Canadian regional committee to gain the authorization code required to proceed with the online application.

Opening date1 June 2021
Closing date: 23:59 Pacific Time, 27 September 2021

National Secretary for Canada 

Mr Richard Pan


*A constituency is a country, a group of countries, and/or territories, and/or states for the purposes of administering scholarships.

The Rhodes Trust warmly welcomes applications from talented young persons of diverse backgrounds. Selection of Rhodes Scholars is made without regard to gender, gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation, race, ethnic origin, colour, religion, social background, caste, or disability.