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Rhodes Scholarship


Deadline: 2017-08-22 (UVa Internal)

The Rhodes Scholarships were established in 1903 by Cecil Rhodes, who dreamed of improving the world through the diffusion of leaders motivated to serve their contemporaries, trained in the contemplative life of the mind, and broadened by their acquaintance with one another and by their exposure to cultures different from their own. Mr. Rhodes hoped that his plan of bringing able students from throughout the English-speaking world and beyond to study at Oxford University would aid in the promotion of international understanding and peace. Each year 32 Rhodes Scholars are chosen from the US.


At least 18, but not yet 24 years old at time of application (first Wednesday in October); U.S. citizen; permanent resident. Criteria: Literary and scholastic attainments; energy to use one's talents to the full; truth, courage, devotion to duty, sympathy for and protection of the weak; kindliness, unselfishness and fellowship; moral force of character and instincts to lead, and to take an interest in one's fellow beings.


2 years study at Oxford University with possible extension for a 3rd year.


Living stipend, tuition, and fees at Oxford University.

Application Process

Candidates must be nominated by the University of Virginia. Students interested in applying for the Rhodes Scholarship should set up an appointment at the Center to discuss the application process. The preliminary U.Va. deadline (optional but strongly encouraged) is July 1, 2017.

Learn More

Extensive information on the Rhodes Scholarship is available at the above web site. For information on UVa's nomination process, contact Andrus Ashoo at