The Rhodes Scholarship is the oldest (first awarded in 1903) and one of the most prestigious international scholarship program, enabling outstanding young people from around the world to study at the University of Oxford. For more than a century, the Rhodes Trust has funded scholarships for exceptional students to study at the University of Oxford.
Rhodes Scholarships are for young leaders of outstanding intellect and character who are motivated to engage with global challenges, committed to the service of others and show promise of becoming value-driven, principled leaders for the world’s future.
a. Nationality/citizenship: You must be a citizen or permanent resident of Canada. Applications from refugees/asylum seekers currently residing in Canada will also be considered in this constituency. (Students who are attending a Canadian university on a student visa are not eligible to apply).
b. Education/residency: You must be domiciled in Canada
c. Age: Upon October 1, 2023, you must meet either of the criteria below:
i. You must be at least 18 and have not reached your 24th birthday (i.e. you must have been born after October 1, 1999 and on or before October 1, 2005).
OR (for older candidates who completed their first undergraduate degree later than usual)
ii. You must have not reached your 27th birthday (i.e. have been born after October 1, 1996) AND your first undergraduate degree must have been (or will be) awarded on or after October 1, 2022.
d. Academic achievement: You must have completed (or will have completed by June/July 2024) 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 your chosen course at Oxford.
Candidates will have a higher chance of successful admission to Oxford if they have:
- A First Class Honours Degree or equivalent, or,
- A GPA of 3.70/4.0 or higher
The Rhodes scholarship covers tuition and provides an annual stipend covering living expenses for study at the University of Oxford.
Timeline and selection process at the University of Ottawa – Important Dates
Important notice: Late and/or incomplete applications will not be submitted to the Office of the President for a letter of nomination.
Note: Considering the limited number of Rhodes scholarships available in Canada and the required academic standing to be admitted into Oxford, only applications that are deemed to have a reasonable chance of being selected by the Rhodes Regional Selection Committees will be recommended, and the maximum number of recommended applications for the University of Ottawa will be limited to 2.
uOttawa Recent Rhodes Recipients
2023 - Rayene Bouzitoun, Faculty of Law, LLL
2022 - Ashley Jackson, Faculty of Medicine, Doctorate in Medicine
* The information on this page is subject to change without notice and does not represent a commitment from the University of Ottawa.