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Rhodes Scholarship

Important Dates

Campus Application Deadline: 
Monday, July 15, 2019
National Application Deadline (Application Period): 
Wednesday, October 2, 2019


Open to: 
Graduate students
Graduating students
Recent graduates/Alumni
Eligibility requirements: 
  • U.S.* citizen.
  • Permanent Resident for five years prior to applying.
  • By October 1 of the year of application, must have passed the 18th and not passed the 24th birthday for U.S. applicants.
  • Bachelor's degree before October of the year applying.
  • Global minimum GPA of 3.7


*Special Note: In addition to the 32 awards offered each year to U.S. citizens and permanent residents, additional scholarships are available to citizens of the following countries: Australia, Bermuda, Canada, China, East Africa (including Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, South Sudan and Burundi), Germany, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Jamaica and the Commonwealth Caribbean (includes Antigua, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, St. Kitts-Nevis, Montserrat, Anguilla, the Turks and Caicos Islands, Cayman Islands and British Virgin Islands), Kenya, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Singapore, Southern Africa (including South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, and Swaziland), Syria, Jordan, Lebannon, Palestine, United Arab Emirates, West Africa (Including Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, the island of Saint Helena, Senegal, Sierra Leone, São Tomé and Principe and Togo), Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Two new Global Scholarships will be available to candidates from any country that is not an existing Rhodes jurisdiction.

Stanford Campus Deadline for Global Rhodes applicants is June 21, 2019. Please contact Diane Murk for more details on the Stanford application process.



Application Process: 


The Rhodes Scholarship has a campus process and requires a Stanford endorsement. Therefore, you need to be aware of two deadlines: a campus deadline and a national deadline.  The campus deadline is typically in mid-July and the national deadline typically in early October.  The application process is lengthy and requires many months of preparation.

Should I apply?

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Additional information on the Rhodes scholarship, including application criteria, can be found at:  

Additional Information


How the ORC can help

After reading this website and the official Rhodes website you should attend a U.K. awards information session. Info sessions can be found at  This is your first step in working with the ORC team.

Amount Awarded: 
All educational costs
Number Awarded: 
32 for U.S. citizens

About the Rhodes Scholarship

Established in 1903, the Rhodes Scholarship awards recipients with two years of postgraduate study at the University of Oxford, with the possibility of renewal for a third year. All educational costs are paid on the Scholar's behalf by the Rhodes Trust. Thirty-two Scholarships are offered in the U.S. every year.  Candidates choose the Rhodes districts through which they apply.

Administered by Stanford
2 years+