Rhodes Scholarships





About the Scholarship | Deadline | Eligibility | Applying

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About Rhodes Scholarships

Rhodes Scholars are elected for two years of study at the University of Oxford, with the possibility of renewal for a third year. A Rhodes Scholarship covers all University and College fees, a personal stipend and one economy class airfare to Oxford at the start of the Scholarship, as well as an economy flight back to the student's home country at the conclusion of the Scholarship.

Application Deadline

Applications for the 2018 Awards for Canadians are to be submitted by by 23:59, local time, 30 September 2017.


Full-time students at McGill University who are available to study at Oxford University the year after applying are eligible for a Rhodes Scholarship.

A candidate must:

  1. be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident (students who are attending a Canadian university on a student visa are not eligible to apply, but may be eligible for their respective countries)
  2. be domiciled in Canada
  3. have reached their 19th and not have passed their 25th birthday on 1 October 2018, which means you must have been born after 30 September 1993 and on or before 1 October 1999
  4. Have received an undergraduate degree of a sufficiently high standard to be admitted to postgraduate study at the University of Oxford before taking up the Scholarship.

*While GPA is only one assessment criterion, candidates are advised that a GPA of 3.75 is a suggested minimum to be competitive.


McGill does not have an internal selection process for the Rhodes Scholarship. Applicants must apply online.

McGill instead aims to best prepare all interested candidates for the Rhodes application process. Canadian candidates may choose to participate in McGill's internal preparatory process.

Additional Resources (from 2017)