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Rhodes Scholarship

Opening date: June 1, 2020

2020 Deadline for application for endorsement by Queen’s University:

September 4, 11:59 PM EST

2020 Deadline for application to the Rhodes Trust for Rhodes Scholarship:

September 25, 11:59 PM PT (PTD)

The primary source of information about the Rhodes Scholarship is the Rhodes Scholarship Canada webpage. The Rhodes Trust can be found on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

There is even a very informative YouTube channel!

 Rhodes Scholarship Youtube Channel







A very important document is the Rhodes Scholarship Canada Information for Candidates. This online PDF provides detailed information for the active 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. 

Go to the Career Services website

Login into the MyCareer Login with your NetID

Within MyCareer, select General Job Postings from the left-hand menu, and then All Job Postings

Enter “rhodes scholarship” into the key word search dialogue box

Open the job posting for Rhodes and download the .pdf document: Rhodes Scholarship Application Process

 General timeline for your Rhodes Scholarship application 


More 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 is ready to support you! Please click here for more information
Appointment for support for your Rhodes Scholarship application
Once the process and deadlines have been published for the current year, and you have researched all requirements, you should develop a tentative list of your references and prepare a draft of your curriculum vitae (CV). Once complete, you can then make a Career Services appointment to review your draft CV and plan for your references.
At the current time appointments will be conducted by Skype for Business or by phone, while we are working remotely due to COVID-19. Please email for an appointment.
In your email, please indicate the following:
- Your name
- Student number
- Queen’s email address (this will be used for correspondence)
- Your question or request
Career counsellors can also help Rhodes Scholarship applicants prepare for their interviews if they are successful in being selected for this stage of the process. If you are invited to interview, instructions will be sent to you by email.
Resources at Career Services
Books (currently unavailable from our office while closed to the public due to COVID-19)
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]
Consider attending the following Career Services workshops to support your preparation for a Rhodes scholarship application:
Developing your curriculum vitae (CV): The Ramp Up Your Resume workshop will help you develop customization strategies, which you can use to target your Curriculum Vitae for your Rhodes Scholarship application.
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 Grad 1 – Thinking of 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. Be aware that Rhodes applicants are expected to write their personal statement without receiving feedback on written drafts. Please bear this in mind when participating in this workshop.
Interview Preparation: The Winning Interviews 1 – Fundamental Strategies workshop introduces interviewing strategies and the Winning Interviews 2 – Advanced Practice 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 in MyCareer which lists dates and times under the Events / Workshops tab. Rhodes Scholarship 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.
Please email with questions.