Campus Deadline: Last Friday in August

  • The above deadline and campus application instructions are for: US Citizens, US Nationals, Permanent Resident Aliens, and for Canadian Citizens.
    • Canadian & US applicants are required to secure Lafayette endorsement. To do so, follow the above noted campus application deadline and application instructions.
  • If you are a citizen of one of the other Rhodes eligible countries (see list below), follow your home country’s application instructions and submission dates.
  • Please note: we will work with you on your application regardless of your citizenship!

Information About the Rhodes Scholarship

The Rhodes Scholarship provides for two to three years of study leading to a degree or degrees at Oxford University. Rhodes Scholars may enroll in undergraduate or graduate degree programs in virtually any discipline. The scholarship covers tuition, fees, and a stipend for living expenses.

Eligible countries and Regions

Citizens of the following countries or regions are eligible to apply for the Rhodes: Australia, Bermuda, Canada, China, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Israel,  Jamaica & Commonwealth Caribbean, Kenya, Lebanon, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Palestine, Southern Africa (including South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia and Swaziland), Syria, United Arab Emirates, United States (including American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, & US permanent resident aliens), 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.

Official application deadlines will vary by country, therefore, all non-US applicants must visit their country’s Rhodes website.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria for US (US citizens, US nationals, permanent resident aliens of the US) and for Canada

  • Age: between 18 and 24 years of age by October 1, 2012
  • Seniors and recent graduates
  • Proven intellectual and academic achievement of a high standard
  • Integrity of character
  • Interest in and respect for their fellow beings
  • The ability to lead
  • Energy to use one’s talents to the full to make an effective contribution to the greater good, regardless of field of interest or manner of contribution

Citizens of other eligible countries, please consult the Rhodes website for application dates and instructions. You, too, may want to contact Dean Goldberg for advice and assistance with the application.

Rhodes Scholars are more than “mere bookworms.” They use their intellectual, personal, and leadership talents in combination with a concern for others and the betterment of the world around them.

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