Oxford-Rhodes Scholarship For Canadian Students in UK, 2019/20

The University of Oxford is awarding Rhodes Scholarship to young leaders of outstanding intellect and character who are motivated to engage with global challenges, committed to service of others and show promise of becoming value-driven, principled leaders for the world’s future.

Application Deadline: August 30, 2019


Degree Level: Postgraduate

Field(s): Any of the subjects offered by the institution

Institution: University of Oxford

Nationality: Canada

Benefits:The Rhodes Scholarship covers tuition and fees and provides a stipend to help cover living expenses for 2 to 3 years of study while at Oxford. The scholarship also covers travel to and from Oxford at the start and end of the program as well as private health insurance.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Nationality/citizenship: must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada (students who are attending a Canadian university on a student visa are not eligible to apply).
  • Education/residency: must be studying and living in Canada
  • Age: must have reached nineteenth and not have passed twenty-fifth birthday on 1 October 2020, which means the applicant must have been born after 30 September 1995 and on or before 1 October 2001.
  • Academic achievement: must have completed (or will have completed by June / July 2020) an undergraduate degree from a college or university (normally a Bachelor’s degree) to a sufficiently high standard to be admitted to postgraduate study at the University of Oxford. In this respect, please note carefully the requirements for the chosen course at Oxford.

Applicants must have at least received an undergraduate degree of high standard that would allow them to be admitted to a program at Oxford before starting the scholarship. Students who have completed or will be completing a master’s degree are also eligible to apply for the Rhodes for a second master’s degree or doctoral degree, providing they still meet all other eligibility requirements, including the age limit.


Institutional endorsement is required from the institution in order for the applicant to formally apply to Rhodes.

Applicants must email the following application materials to the Co-ordinator, Graduate Financial Aid and Awards in Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs (GSPA) by 9:00 a.m. EST on August 30, 2019:

  • Full curriculum vitae which should include details about academic qualifications, prizes, scholarships, positions of leadership, employment positions, involvement in student, voluntary, community or political activities and any cultural, musical or sporting accomplishments
  • Personal statement of no more than 1,000 words. For a full description of the required contents of the personal statement, refer to Information for Candidates (section 5.i.)
  • Six letters of recommendation. For full details about the requirements of referees, refer to Information for Candidates (section 5.j.)
    • Referees must email their letters directly to the Co-ordinator, Graduate Financial Aid and Awards by the FIRM deadline of August 30, 2019 in order to be considered for institutional endorsement.
    • At least three of the referees should be academics who have formally taught and graded the applicant during their undergraduate or postgraduate degree.
    • At least two referees should be able to comment on the applicant’s character and/or involvement in extra-curricular/service or leadership activities.
    • Applicants are encouraged to provide the Rhodes Guidance for Referees to individuals they have selected.
    • Note: Referees of applicants who receive institutional endorsement from Waterloo will be asked to submit their letters of recommendation again via the Rhodes Embark online system.


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