Rhodes Scholarship

Funds two years of graduate study at the University of Oxford.

Read about more UChicago's 2018 Rhodes Scholar, Lucas Tse (4th-year Fundamentals major).    

Rhodes Scholarships fund two years of post-baccalaureate study in any field at the University of Oxford. The scholarship includes tuition, fees, travel, and a stipend. Thirty-two American Rhodes Scholars are chosen annually from the United States.

Students from a range of countries besides the United States are also eligible to apply for the Rhodes Scholarship - please visit the Rhodes House site for an up-to-date list of eligible countries. Currently, citizens from the following countries are elgible for the Rhodes: Australia, Bermuda, Canada, China, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Jamaica & the Commonwealth Caribbean, Kenya, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Southern Africa (including South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Swaziland), Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine (SJLP), United Arab Emirates, West Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Deadline Information

2019 Campus Deadline for University Endorsement: Monday, May 6, 2019

2019 National Deadline (11:59 EST): Friday, October 4, 2019

Eligibility Requirements

  • For the American Rhodes Scholarship: applicants must be between the ages of 18-23 on October 1 of the year of application are eligible to apply, and US citizenship is necessary at the time of application. All US candidates - including College alumni - are strongly encouraged to carefully review the detailed information about objectives and eligibility outlined by the Rhodes Trust here before moving forward in the application process: http://www.rhodesscholar.org/applying-for-the-scholarship/information-for-candidates/  and here https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk/media/42166/usainformationforcandidates.pdf
  • All candidates, including international students must have obtained a cumulative grade point average of not less than 3.7 on their undergraduate degree. (Applicants must have a GPA of 3.7 at the time of the campus endorsement application). NOTE: This is the global cumulative GPA cutoff established by the Rhodes Trust. It does not accept rounded GPA's.
  • Additional requirements and deadlines for citizens of other countries varies - visit the Rhodes House site for complete eligiblity information. 

Application Process

Nomination by the UK/Ireland Scholarships Endorsement Committee is required of applicants who are current students or alumni of the College of the University of Chicago. Decisions made by the endorsement committee are final and non-negotiable.

Complete application instructions and further guidance is available on the UK/Ireland Scholarship Campus Application page. US and Canadian citizens must proceed with the formal campus endorsement process set forth on the UK/Ireland Scholarship Campus Application page.

All other international candidates for the Rhodes are strongly encouraged to also submit a campus application and proceed along the same timeline as formally endorsed candidates.

Materials submitted after the stated campus endorsement deadline will not be considered for university endorsement.

For more information on this opportunity, please contact: 
Nichole Fazio