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 for a second bachelor’s degree or a graduate degree in addition to fees 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

Eligibility requirements

How to apply

Before you apply

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.

UBC's Rhodes Scholarship selection

Students who have met the eligibility criteria defined by the Rhodes Scholarship Trust and the UBC Rhodes Scholarship Selection Committee will be pre-selected and contacted by email in late June to attend an invitation-only information session in July. They will also be provided with detailed application instructions.

To submit your official application on the Rhodes Trust website, you must obtain an authorization code from UBC. A code will be provided once your pre-application through UBC is approved by the UBC Rhodes Scholarship Selection Committee.

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

  • If you have not received an invitation and feel you meet the spirit and criteria of the Rhodes Scholarship program
  • If you are a recent UBC graduate and feel you’d qualify for the Rhodes Scholarship
  • If you are UBC alumni and need more information on the application process


July 3, 2020 Application opens.

Aug 20, 2020

12:00 pm (noon) PDT

Application closes.

July 14, 2020

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm PDT

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

July 17, 2020

10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT

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

Aug 20, 2020

12:00 pm (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-Sep 2020

Interviews with shortlisted UBC applicants.

Sep 18, 2020

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

Sep 25, 2020

11:59 pm PST

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

Oct 10, 2020

11:59 pm PST

Reference letters for approved candidates must 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.