Rhodes Scholarship

About the scholarship

The Rhodes Scholarships were established in 1902 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. 11 Canadians are selected each year to join a class of over 100 Scholars from across the world.

The Scholarships cover all approved fees and living expenses for 2 years in a second bachelor’s degree or a graduate degree.

Recent scholarship recipients

Please visit the UBC Library Archives for a full list of UBC Rhodes Scholarship Recipients.


Scholarship recipients

2024 Phoebe Cheung, DPhil in Engineering Science


Aditi Sriram, Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE)

Jesse Lafontaine, Master of Public Policy and MSc in Applied Digital Health


Brendon Tankwa, MSc in Environmental Change and Management


Fatima Zehra Naqvi, MSc in Migration Studies and MSt in World Literatures in English


Rob Rogette, DPhil in Infection, Immunology and Translational Medicine


Logan Graham, D.Phil in Machine Learning

Eligibility requirements

Before you apply

Please research the academic programs offered at the University of Oxford before starting your application. A competitive applicant is able to express their suitability for a program that supports their academic ambitions.

How to apply

If you meet the eligibility requirements defined by the Rhodes Scholarship Trust and the UBC Rhodes Scholarship Selection Committee, you will be invited to attend an information session in June.

Eligible candidates must seek endorsement from UBC by going through the UBC Rhodes Scholarship application process, which consists of an online application and interview. All applications are read by a Selection Committee, who will shortlist the strongest candidates for an interview. Around 2 to 3 candidates will be invited to apply to the Rhodes Regional Committee and an endorsement letter from UBC will be submitted to the Rhodes application portal on their behalf.

The UBC online application will consist of a full curriculum vitae, a personal statement, an academic statement of study to the University of Oxford and a list of 6 referees submitted as a single PDF file.


Date and time Activity

Fri, Jun 7, 2024

12:00 pm PDT

UBC application opens.

Tues, Jun 18, 2024

2:30 pm to 3:30 pm PDT

UBC Rhodes Information Session (webinar), by invitation

Thurs, Jun 20, 2024

10:30 am to 11:30 am PDT

UBC Rhodes Information Session (webinar), by invitation

Mon, Jul 15, 2024

12:00 pm PDT

UBC application closes at noon. No extensions will be granted.

Late August 2024

Interviews with shortlisted applicants.

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

Fri, Sep 27, 2024

Application deadline to the Rhodes Regional Selection Committee.

Fri, Oct 4, 2024

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

If you have questions

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

  • You have any questions about the UBC Rhodes selection process.
  • You have not received an invitation by mid June and feel you meet the criteria of the Rhodes Scholarship program.
  • You are a recent graduate of UBC and need more information on the application process.