Rhodes Scholarship

About the scholarship

The Rhodes Scholarships, established in 1902, were designed to bring outstanding students from across the world to study at the University of Oxford in the interests of promoting international understanding and public service. Eleven Canadians are selected each year to join a class of 84 Scholars from across the world.

The Scholarships cover all approved fees and living expenses for two years for a second bachelor’s degree or a graduate degree.

Recent award recipients

  • 2021: Brendon Tankwa, MSc in Environmental Change and Management
  • 2018: Fatima Zehra Naqvi, MSc in Migration Studies and MSt in World Literatures in English 
  • 2016: Rob Rogette, DPhil in Infection, Immunology and Translational Medicine 
  • 2015: Logan Graham, D.Phil in Machine Learning

Eligibility requirements

How to apply

Before you apply

We encourage applicants to research the academic programs offered at the University of Oxford prior to submitting their application. A competitive applicant is able to express their suitability for a program that supports their academic ambitions. 

UBC's Rhodes Scholarship selection

Students who meet the eligibility criteria defined by the Rhodes Scholarship Trust and the UBC Rhodes Scholarship Selection Committee will be invited to attend an information session in July. 

The UBC Rhodes Scholarship selection process requires students to submit an online application. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview in September. 

When the interview period is finished, 2 - 3 candidates will be invited to submit an application to the Rhodes Regional Committee. 

UBC will provide successful candidates with an authorization code to submit an official application to the Rhodes Regional Committee. 

When to contact us

Please email rhodes.inquiry@ubc.ca with your full name and student number:

  • If you have not received an invitation by early July and feel you meet the criteria of the Rhodes Scholarship program
  • If you are a recent graduate of UBC and need more information on the application process


July 7, 2021

Application opens.

July 20, 2021

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm PDT

UBC Rhodes Information Session (webinar)

July 22, 2021

10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT

UBC Rhodes Information Session (webinar) 

Aug 17, 2021

11:59 pm PDT

Application closes. No extensions will be granted.

Mid-Sep 2021

Interviews with shortlisted UBC applicants.

UBC selections will be completed and successful candidates will be contacted.

Sep 27, 2021

Application deadline to the Rhodes Regional Selection Committee.

Oct 11, 2021

Deadline for reference letters for approved candidates to be submitted to the Rhodes Regional Selection Committee.

Contact us

If you have any questions about the scholarship, please email rhodes.inquiry@ubc.ca. Be sure to include your full name and student number in your email.