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. 11 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 2 years for a second bachelor’s degree or a graduate degree.

Recent scholarship recipients

  • 2022
    Aditi Sriram, Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE), and Jesse Lafontaine, Master of Public Policy and MSc in Applied Digital Health
  • 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

All UBC Rhodes Scholarship Recipients

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

Eligibility requirements

Application process

Before you apply

Applicants are encouraged 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 June.

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 to 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.


Date and time Activity

June 23, 2022

12:00 pm PDT

UBC application opens.

June 24, 2022

10:00 am to 11:00 am PDT

UBC Rhodes Information Session (webinar)

June 28, 2022

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm PDT

UBC Rhodes Information Session (webinar)

Aug 15, 2022

12:00 pm PDT

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

Mid-Sep 2022

Interviews with shortlisted UBC applicants.

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

Sep 28, 2022

Application deadline to the Rhodes Regional Selection Committee.

Oct 5, 2022

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 if:

  • You have any questions about the UBC Rhodes selection process.
  • You have not received an invitation by late 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.