Rhodes Scholarship

One of the oldest and most prestigious scholarships in the world, the Rhodes Scholarship supports 2-3 years of study at the University of Oxford in all fields. Requires University endorsement for U.S. citizens. International students are eligible to apply.


Rhodes Scholarship applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. At least 18 but not yet 24 by October 1 of the year of application.*
  2. Hold a bachelor’s degree before October 1 of the year that study at Oxford would commence.

*NOTE: This is the age requirement for U.S. citizens. Eligibility requirements with regard to age differ from country to country. Visit the Rhodes countries' pages for more details. Please note that there are no longer any citizenship requirements for the Rhodes Scholarship. 

Link to Official Website

When to Apply

Applicants should begin the process in the Spring/Summer prior to the Fall in which they plan to submit the application.

Next Steps

You must complete the following steps in order to apply for the University of Notre Dame endorsement for the Rhodes Scholarship. Please note that endorsement is only required for U.S. citizens. If you are not a U.S. citizen, CUSE can still help you with your application if you complete step 3 below to let us know of your interest.

  1. Review the eligibility requirements on this page to ensure that you are (or will be) eligible to apply.
  2. Review the calendar on this page to ensure that the endorsement application deadlines have not passed.
  3. Complete the brief Declaration of Interest form and submit a resume via email to fellows@nd.edu so that you are on the CUSE contact list for this fellowship.
  4. Complete the Application for University Endorsement (Google Form). Note that the earlier you apply, the more time you'll have to work with CUSE before the final deadline. We suggest that you use this PDF version to compose your responses in a word processor and then copy-and-paste them into the Google Form. Please note that you only need to submit one endorsement application, even if you are applying for endorsement for Marshall and Mitchell as well.
  5. CUSE will contact you by the end of the month in which you submitted the Endorsement Application with your endorsement status and further information.

At any point, feel free to contact us with questions to discuss the process in more detail.


April 15, 2019 Priority Endorsement Application Deadline for notification by April 30
May 15, 2019 Endorsement Application Deadline for notification by May 31
June 17, 2019 Endorsement Application Deadline for notification by June 30
July 15, 2019 Endorsement Application Deadline for notification by July 31
August 15, 2019 Endorsement Application Deadline for notification by August 31
September 30, 2019 Final Deadline for Endorsed Applicants