Rhodes Scholarship Timeline
Opening date: 1 July 2022
Closing date: 23:59, Eastern Time, 03 October 2022
Rhodes Scholarship Eligibility
Do you meet the criteria below?
Your Nationality or citizenship
Are you a citizen of the United States? OR Have you been admitted to the United States as a lawful permanent resident, and have maintained, and be expected to maintain, such legal status?
i. On 1 October 2022, you must be at least 18 and have not reached your 24th birthday (i.e. you must have been born after 1 October 1998 and on or before 1 October 2004).
OR (for older candidates who completed their first undergraduate degree later than usual)
ii. On 1 October 2022, you must not have reached your 27th birthday (i.e. have been born after 1 October 1995) AND you have met or will meet the academic requirements for completing your first undergraduate degree on or after 1 October 2021*.
* A university's policy determines the date of completion of academic requirement for a degree and this may be different from when a degree is considered awarded by the university or the date of a graduation ceremony. In ambiguous cases, the decision of the National Secretary is final.
Your academic achievement
Have you already completed, or will have completed by July 2023, an undergraduate degree (normally a Bachelor’s degree) with an academic background and grade that - at a minimum - meets or exceeds the specific entry requirements of your chosen full-time course at the University of Oxford?
Given the very intense international competition for places at the University of Oxford, candidates will have a greater chance of successful admission to Oxford if they have:
• A First Class Honours Degree or equivalent, or,
• A GPA of 3.70/4.0 or higher (with no rounding)
*Special GPA exception requests (for candidates with a GPA below 3.70) must be submitted by a university president or another high-ranking administrator designated by the president justifying the exception, and addressing ONLY the questions of scholarly aptitude in the student’s chosen area of study and competitiveness for Oxford graduate admissions. A university should initiate an exception request for candidates who are academically extraordinary and sufficiently compelling to Oxford admissions officers. All such requests must include a copy of the candidate’s transcript and resume and must be directed to American Secretary Elliot Gerson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Requests should be received no later than 15 September in the year of application to allow a decision to be made in time for the application to be submitted by the October deadline date.
The Rhodes Scholarships for the United States
The Rhodes Scholarships for the United States cover the 50 states of the US, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. territories of American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. There is a total of 32 Rhodes Scholarships available each year.
The Scholarships in the United States are administered by 16 regional selection committees as detailed below, each awarding two Scholarships:
District 1 – Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont
District 2 – Connecticut, New Hampshire, New Jersey
District 3 – New York–South
District 4 – New York–North, Pennsylvania
District 5 – Delaware, Maryland/DC
District 6 – Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina
District 7 – Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands
District 8 – Oklahoma, Texas
District 9 – Indiana, Kentucky, Virginia
District 10 – Illinois, Ohio
District 11 – Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, West Virginia
District 12 – Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Tennessee
District 13 – Colorado, Louisiana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming
District 14 – Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington
District 15 – Arizona, California–North, Hawaii, Nevada
District 16 – American Samoa, California–South, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands