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Queen's University

Student Affairs

Rhodes Scholarship Application Process

The application cycle for 2015 Rhodes Scholarships has begun. Rhodes' online application system is now open. You can set up an account at any time. 

The application deadline to Rhodes is October 17, 2014. 

All Rhodes applicants must be endorsed by their post-secondary institution. Queen's students will need to submit an application to the university by 11:59pm on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 to be considered for endorsement. See below for more information. 

Application Process and Institutional Endorsement

All Queen's students wishing to apply for the Rhodes Scholarship must receive an institutional endorsement from the Principal. Institutional endorsements are decided through an internal screening process which takes place each year in September.

Students who meet the criteria are encouraged to make an appointment with Elizabeth (Liz) Parsons at  to express their interest.

All applications to be considered by Queen's internal selection committee must be submitted to the Office of the Vice-Provost and Dean of Student Affairs, by email or hard copy, by 11:59pm on Tuesday, September 9, 2014. 

The selection committee will meet mid-September 2014 to review applications and all successful students will be notified by the end of September. If your application has been successful, you will receive an authorization code that allows you to submit your application to Rhodes. The endorsement letter will be sent directly by Queen's to the provincial Rhodes secretary. You should start on your application over the summer and have your personal statement ready for review by the Queen's selection committee. 

 Queen's University Internal Application NEW - This internal application form, as well as the accompanying four documents, must be submitted to the Office of the Vice-Provost and Dean of Students Affairs, Gordon Hall, Room 300, or by 11:59pm on Tuesday, September 9, 2014.

Prospective applicants should carefully review the documents below in preparing their applications:

1. The general information about the Rhodes Scholarship;
2. The selection criteria that applies in all Rhodes constituencies, and;
3. The application criteria specific to Canada.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

Information on Eligibility and Selection Criteria can be found in the annual "memorandum" posted by Rhodes. Read the 2015 memorandum for Canada.  

Notes of Guidance for Application

As part of the online application process, students must submit all the required documentation outlined in the Rhodes Scholarship application. Read more about Rhodes Scholarships in Canada. 

It is the applicant's responsibility to submit the online application to Rhodes and to arrange for all required documents to be sent or submitted.

If you have any questions about applying for the Rhodes Scholarship, please contact Elizabeth (Liz) Parsons at  

Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000