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Please note: The Rhodes Scholarship 2018 is now closed. Details about the Rhodes Scholarship 2019 Application Process will be posted here as soon as they are available. 
 
The primary source of information about the Rhodes Scholarship is the Rhodes Scholarship Canada webpage. The Rhodes Scholarship Canada webpage will post, when available, the 2019 timelines and information about the process and requirements.  

An important document for Canadian applicants will be the Rhodes Scholarship Canada Information for Candidates. This online PDF, when available, will provide detailed information for Canadian applicants for the active application cycle.  For reference sake, the version for the past application cycle (2018) is available from the website above. Check back in mid 2018 to ensure that you have the correct document  for the upcoming 2019 application cycle.   

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.   

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.  

General information about applying for the Rhodes Scholarship is available from Career Services. To access this document, please log into MyCareer (the online module on the Career Services website). To find the document, Rhodes Scholarship Application Process for students at Queen's, select the job postings module in MyCareer and use the KEY WORD search term, “Rhodes Scholarship”. 

 

Deadline for application for endorsement by Queen’s University: 

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Deadline for application to the Rhodes Trust for Rhodes Scholarship: 

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General Timeline for Your Rhodes Scholarship Application

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 your preparation process. 
 
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 Career Services, Gordon Hall, in the Career Information and Resources Area.   
 
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 support students in career development. 
 
Books 
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] 
 
Tipsheet Personal Statements tip sheet – Career Services 
 
Workshops 
There are a number of tasks in your preparation for a Rhodes scholarship application that will be easier as a result of attending general career development workshops at Career Services:  
  • Developing your curriculum vitae (CV): The Career Service Ramp Up Your Resume workshop will help you develop customization strategies, which you can then use to target your Rhodes curriculum vitae.   
  • Finding a program of study at Oxford: A strong Rhodes Scholarship application will require a well thought-out graduate application which is almost complete by the time of application to Rhodes for a scholarship. The workshop Applying to Further Education will show you databases and strategies for finding programs that are a potential fit. You will also learn ways to overcome common logistical and communication hurdles in applying to graduate or professional school.  
  • Preparing for your Personal Statement: Career Services offers the workshop Grad 2- Writing Personal Statements that will help you with the reflection process and writing strategies in advance of writing your personal statement for your Rhodes application.  Be aware that Rhodes applicants are expected to write their personal statement without receiving feedback on written drafts. Please bear this in mind if participating in this workshop.     
  • Interview Preparation: The Career Services Winning Interviews: Part 1 workshop introduces interviewing strategies and the Winning Interviews: Part 2: Communicating your skills and experience workshop provides an opportunity to practice responding to common (and challenging) questions.  
These workshops are offered in the Fall and Winter terms and students can register for workshops within MyCareer, which lists dates and times under the Events / Workshops tab.  
Rhodes applicants who wish to participate in these workshops can expect to adapt these general strategies for the Rhodes context and are advised to follow up by booking 1-to-1 Rhodes appointments at Career Services. Please ask at reception to ensure that you are scheduled with the Career Counselling staff who provide Rhodes support. 
 
Check back here for information about a Rhodes specific information session in the 2018 winter term.