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Please note: The Rhodes Scholarship 2018 is now closed, details about 2019 will be posted here as soon as they are available.

The Rhodes Scholarship Canada webpage is where 2018 timelines and information about the process and requirements are posted.

Information about the process is contained in Rhodes Scholarship 2018 Canada Information for Candidates.

All applicants to Rhodes must be endorsed by their post-secondary institution. Applicants must apply for endorsement by Queen's before they can submit their application to Rhodes.  

Internal Rhodes applications to Queen's University are due via email to by 11:59 p.m on September 4, 2017. 

The application materials that candidates must submit to Queen's University to be considered for endorsement very closely mirror the application requirements for the Canadian Rhodes Scholarship. 

Detailed information about applying for the Rhodes Scholarship for 2018 is available from Career Services. Please log in MyCareer (the job postings module on the Career Services website. Type 'Rhodes Scholarship' using the KEY WORD search. 

Deadline for Application for endorsement by Queen’s University: 

September 4, 2017 @ midnight

Deadline for application to the Rhodes Trust for Rhodes Scholarship: 

September 30, 2017 @ midnight


General Timeline for Your Rhodes Scholarship Application

Recommended Start

Needed By


The semester before


(Ideally February)


  • Become familiar with the Rhodes Scholarship through links posted on this page under “Key Sources of Information about the Rhodes Scholarship”.
  • Decide whether the Rhodes program is suitable for you. Consult Career Services (e.g., Drop-in Career Advising, Workshops and Career Counselling appointments) as you begin to make long-term decisions, research further education options, prepare a curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and personal statements.

The semester before


  • Liaise with your referees to confirm their participation

June 1, 2017


  • To access the pdf containing Rhodes application instructions and resources from Career Services for 2018, please log into MyCareer (the job postings module on the Career Services website) and type 'Rhodes Scholarship' using the KEY WORD search.



  • Prepare your application


Sept 4, 2017

  • Apply to Queen's for institutional endorsement


Sept 30, 2017

  • If endorsed by Queen’s, apply to Rhodes Trust 


Verify specific deadlines on course webpage

  • If selected, apply to Oxford University 


Support and guidance during your application process

Rhodes provides excellent resource material for scholarship applicants.  In particular, please note the video interviews with former candidates that are available from the Rhodes website which may help you in customizing your own application documents.

The Rhodes Scholarships for Canada

The Rhodes Scholarships [Oxford]

Career Services has assembled a collection of supplementary documents over the years relating to the Rhodes Scholarship in a binder which can be reviewed at the Career Information and Resources Area in Gordon Hall.  Prior to the start of classes in September, a pdf version of the Rhodes Scholarship Supplementary Resources can be sent to your Queen’s email. To request this, please send an email addressed to


Resources at Career Services

Queen's Career Services offers a comprehensive range of supports and services to all students and recent graduates, year-round, to assist next steps and career planning.


Perfect Personal Statements by Mark Alan Stewart.  This series of books contains guidance on writing a personal statement for graduate programs. [Career Services Call Number: QCP E PERS 4]

HOW TO Prepare Your Curriculum Vitae by Jackson & Geckeis. [Career Services Call Number: J.SRC.RSME.33]


Career Services Tipsheet on Personal Statements


The following workshops are offered in the Fall and Winter terms, and offer strategies that you can customize for your specific needs:

  • Ramp up your resume
  • Applying to Further Education
  • Writing Personal or Research Personal Statements
  • Winning Interviews

Check the full workshop schedule for more ideas!