Rhodes Scholarship

About the scholarship

The Rhodes Scholarships, established in 1902, were designed to bring outstanding students from across the world to study at Oxford University 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 for a second bachelor’s degree or a graduate degree in addition to a stipend for living expenses for two years.

Past recipients:

  • 2018: Fatima Zehra Naqvi, MSc in Migration Studies course, and starting the MSt in World Literatures in English next October.
  • 2016: Rob Rogette, PhD program in Infection, Immunology and Translational Medicine ($150,000)
  • 2015: Logan Graham, D.Phil (PhD) in Machine Learning

Am I eligible?

Please go to the Rhodes Scholarship Trust website to review the criteria for the scholarship including:

To submit your official application on the Rhodes website, you must obtain an authorization code from UBC. A code will be provided once your pre-application is approved by the UBC Rhodes Scholarship Selection Committee. If you are UBC alumni, please contact rhodes.inquiry@ubc.ca to obtain more information about the application process.

We encourage applicants to research the academic programs offered at Oxford prior to submitting their application. A competitive applicant is able to adequately express their suitability for a program that supports their academic ambitions. Please consult the Oxford website for more information on academic programs.

How to apply

Application period

June 20, 2019 - September 4, 2019 (Noon 12:00 PM PST)

UBC's Rhodes Scholarship selection

Students who have met the criteria defined by the Rhodes Scholarship Trust and the UBC Rhodes Scholarship Selection Committee will be contacted by email in late June to attend an invitation-only information session in July. They will also be provided with detailed application instructions. If you have not received an invitation and feel you meet the spirit and criteria of the Rhodes Scholarship program, please contact the UBC Rhodes Scholarship Team.

If you are a recent UBC graduate and feel you’d qualify for the Rhodes Scholarship, please contact the UBC Rhodes Scholarship Team.


July 12, 2019

2:30pm - 3:30pm

UBC Rhodes Information Session (in person) - by email invitation only

July 17, 2019

10:00am - 11:00am

UBC Rhodes Information Session (webinar) - by email invitation only

Sept 4, 2019

12:00pm (noon)

UBC Rhodes Scholarship Selection Committee application deadline for UBC students and alumni. Submit your application as per the instructions outlined in your email invitation. No extensions will be granted.

Mid-Sept 2019

Interviews with shortlisted UBC applicants.

Sept 21, 2019

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

Sept 27, 2019


Complete application including official transcripts must be submitted to the Rhodes Regional Selection Committee.

Oct 12, 2019


Reference letters for approved candidates must be submitted to the Rhodes Regional Selection Committee.

Contact us

Rhodes Inquiry


Please include your full name and student number in your email.

Rhodes Inquiry