News and Announcements

image of Dinosaur Gallery in the University Museum of Natural History

Dinosaur Gallery in the University Museum of Natural History © Greg Smolonski / University of Oxford Images

Important Announcement Regarding the Opening of the 2014 Application

Thursday, July 3, 2014

The online application will be available beginning Monday, July 7, at 12:01 AM Eastern Time.

Important Changes for 2014

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Personal Statement

There is a new personal statement policy and requirement for applicants and for university endorsers. Failure to comply will lead to disqualification.  Please click on one of the following links for specific statement and certification requirements:

For applicants, Requirements for Personal Statement.

For campus representatives and university endorsers, March 2014 Notice (with attachments).

Eligibility of Lawful Permanent Residents of the United States

Beginning with the selections that will take place in November 2014, certain United States lawful permanent residents will be eligible to apply for the Rhodes Scholarship.  No longer will citizenship by the time of application be the only test of United States eligibility.

To be eligible if not yet a United States citizen, an applicant must have been lawfully admitted to the United States as a permanent resident of the United States no later than five years prior to the deadline for application for a Rhodes Scholarship, and must also have maintained United States permanent resident status continuously for the entirety of the five-year period prior to and including the date of the deadline in the current year for the application for the Scholarship.  In 2014 the application deadline will be Wednesday, October 1, and a non-U.S. citizen applicant must be able to provide evidence of lawful permanent resident status during the five-year period October 1, 2009 through and including October 1, 2014.  An applicant applying as a United States permanent resident shall not have applied for the Scholarship as a citizen or permanent resident of another country, may not apply in two jurisdictions at once, and may not apply in a different national jurisdiction after having applied in the United States.

Please see the 'Applying for the Scholarship' page for a sample of the declaration that applicants will be required to submit, and a special FAQ concerning the documentation to be submitted with the declaration.

Applying for the 2015 Rhodes Scholarships