Rhodes Scholarship

This scholarship is listed by UTSA’s Office of Nationally Competitive Awards, which supports current UTSA students on the undergraduate and graduate levels to apply to opportunities outside of UTSA. Students are encouraged to work with the Office of Nationally Competitive Awards and Fellowships as early as possible to discuss the application process. While some applications are short, drafting application materials for major awards may take months of preparation, and application materials should reflect this high level of preparation. Please note that we do not advise students on other scholarship opportunities listed on the scholarship hub outside of the “External” section.

The Rhodes Scholarship is the oldest fellowship award in the world and selects 32 students from the United States to study at University of Oxford on a two-year program. Rhodes Scholars must display outstanding academic achievements, honorable character, commitment to others and the common good, and the potential for future leaderships.

Desirable applicant characteristics: Applicants will have significant experience in leadership, research, professionalization, creative achievements, and/or athletic participation. Please visit the Rhodes Scholarship website to see the biographies of past awardees.

Award: Full financial support for scholars to pursue one or two degrees at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom

Eligibility Requirements:

  • US Citizen or Permanent Resident or US Resident with DACA status
  • * Citizens of other countries may apply in the international division by country or an open global competition. Deadlines vary by country but are generally 1-2 months earlier.*
  • Must be at least 18 years of age. Upon entry to Oxford, the candidate must either be under 25 years of age, or up to a maximum age of 28 years old if they have completed their first undergraduate degree within the last 2 years."

Institutional endorsement required: Yes

UTSA Deadline: September 1; National Deadline: first Wednesday of October

Interested applicants should visit the website below for the scholarship to learn more about the award. If you plan to apply to this specific program and would like application support, please contact Andrew Chapman of the Office of Nationally Competitive Awards by filling out the following intake form. Please do not submit this intake form to inquire about other awards listed in the Scholarship Hub.

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