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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 2016 Awards for Canadians are to be submitted by October 16, 2015.


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
  2. be domiciled in Canada
  3. have reached your 19th birthday and not have passed your 25th birthday at 01 October in the year of commencement at Oxford University
  4. have been born after 30 September 1991 and on or before 1 October, 1997
  5. have received an undergraduate degree 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.