Rhodes Scholarships provide for one or two years of post-baccalaureate study at the University of Oxford, with the possibility of a third year for students continuing for a doctorate. There are few restrictions as to field of study, but the proposed course must be available at Oxford and applicants must be academically prepared to undertake the course.
Each Rhodes Scholarship provides direct payment to a scholar’s college of all tuition fees, plus a maintenance stipend paid directly to the scholar. The Rhodes Trust also assists scholars in their travel expenses to and from Oxford. It also provides access to specialized lectures at Rhodes House at Oxford.
Rhodes Scholarships are available for citizens of all countries, who maintain a 3.7 GPA or higher. Please consult the Rhodes website for application guidelines for your specific country. Applicants to the U.S. Rhodes competition must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents under the age of 24 at the time of application.
The Rhodes seeks students who demonstrate:
- literary and scholastic attainments;
- energy to use one's talents to the full;
- truth, courage, devotion to duty, sympathy for and protection of the weak, kindliness, unselfishness and fellowship; and
- moral force of character and instincts to lead, and to take an interest in one's fellow beings.
Columbia University must nominate candidates for consideration in the U.S., Canadian, and Global competitions each year. American, Canadian, and Global students may not apply independently for the Rhodes without first having been endorsed. Please consult the Rhodes website for application guidelines for your country, as not all countries require nomination. Rising seniors, graduating seniors, and recent graduates of Columbia College, Columbia Engineering and the School of General Studies are eligible, provided they meet scholarship and eligibility criteria for their country.
To apply for nomination, click "Start Your Application" and complete all application materials before the internal deadline. Letters of recommendation should be submitted directly to email@example.com by the internal deadline.