Rhodes scholarship information session

The Rhodes Scholarships, established in 1902, were designed to bring outstanding students from across the world to study at Oxford University in the interests of promoting international understanding and public service. Eleven Canadians are selected each year to join a class of 84 Scholars from across the world.

The Scholarships cover all approved fees for a second bachelor’s degree or a graduate degree in addition to a stipend for living expenses for two years.

In 2011 UBC’s Aneil Jaswal was the successful B.C. recipient of a nearly $150,000 Rhodes Scholarship. He is enrolled in a dual master degree in global health sciences and global governance and diplomacy at Oxford University. Aneil’s passion is to improve healthcare for people who can least afford it.

Please go to the Rhodes Scholarship Trust website to review the criteria for the scholarship including:

To submit your official application on the Rhodes website, you must obtain an authorization code from UBC. A code will be provided once your pre-application is approved by the UBC Rhodes Scholarship Selection Committee.

We encourage applicants to research the academic programs offered at Oxford prior to submitting their application. A competitive applicant is able to adequately express their suitability for a program that supports their academic ambitions. Please consult the Oxford website for more information on academic programs.

If you have any questions, please email the UBC Rhodes Selection Committee at rhodes.inquiry@ubc.ca and include your full name and student number.