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Rhodes Scholarship Application Process

The 2015 application cycle is now completeThe 2016 cycle will open in Spring 2015 when Rhodes releases its 2016 Memorandum for Canada. 

All applicants must be endorsed by their post-secondary institution. Applicants must apply for endorsement to Queen's before they can submit their application to Rhodes.  Internal Rhodes applications to Queen's University are due in early September. 

Applicants are encouraged to start their application over the summer.  Read the 2015 Rhodes Memorandum for Canada for all the information you will need to include in your application. 

This webpage will be updated in late spring 2015 with the deadlines and timeline for the 2016 application cycle. in the meantime, if you are a Queen's student and you are considering applying for a 2016 Rhodes Scholarship, please contact Elizabeth (Liz) Parsons in Student Academic Success Services for more information at parsonse@queensu.ca 


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Application Process and Institutional Endorsement

All Queen's students wishing to apply for the Rhodes Scholarship must receive an institutional endorsement from the Principal. Institutional endorsements are decided through an internal screening process which takes place each year in September.

Students who meet the Rhodes criteria and are interested in applying are encouraged to make an appointment with Elizabeth (Liz) Parsons at parsonse@queensu.ca  to express their interest.

All applications to be considered by Queen's internal selection committee must be submitted to the Office of the Vice-Provost and Dean of Student Affairs. You should start on your application over the summer and have your personal statement ready for review by the Queen's selection committee. 

The selection committee meets mid-September 2014 to review applications. All successful students will be notified immediately. If your application has been successful, you will receive an authorization code from the university that allows you to submit your application to Rhodes. The university's endorsement letter will be sent directly by Queen's to the provincial Rhodes secretary. 

 Queen's University Internal Application (PDF, 50KB) - This internal application form, as well as the accompanying four documents, must be submitted to the Office of the Vice-Provost and Dean of Students Affairs, Gordon Hall, Room 300, or vpdean.sa@queensu.ca by a deadline to be determined in Summer 2015 but is usually early September.

Prospective applicants should carefully review the documents below in preparing their applications:

1. The general information about the Rhodes Scholarship;

2. The selection criteria that applies in all Rhodes constituencies, and;

3. The application criteria specific to Canada.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

Information on Eligibility and Selection Criteria can be found in the annual "memorandum" posted by Rhodes in late spring. Read the 2015 memorandum for Canada.  

Notes of Guidance for Application

As part of the online application process, students must submit all the required documentation outlined in the Rhodes Scholarship application. Read more about Rhodes Scholarships in Canada. 

It is the applicant's responsibility to submit the online application to Rhodes and to arrange for all required documents to be sent or submitted.

If you have any questions about applying for the Rhodes Scholarship, please contact Elizabeth (Liz) Parsons at  parsonse@queensu.ca