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Rhodes Scholarships Pre-Application Season is Open

Rhodes Scholarships, the oldest international fellowship program, provide for one, two, or occasionally three years of post-baccalaureate study at the University of Oxford.  There are few restrictions as to field of study, but the proposed course must be available at Oxford and applicants must be academically prepared to undertake the course.

There are four main criteria for selection:

  • academic distinction,
  • leadership,
  • service to others, and
  • physical vigor.

Applicants must be citizens of the U.S., Canada, or another country participating in the scholarship program, and under the age of 24 at the time of application.

Visit for more information about the Scholarships.

To discuss your potential as a candidate and learn more about Columbia’s campus evaluation process, please stop by fellowships drop-in hours in the Office of Global Programs, 606 Kent Hall, between 2 and 4 p.m. on any Wednesday or Thursday.

Columbia candidates should submit an Endorsement Application Advising Questionnaire for these grants between Monday, April 15, 2013 and a date to be determined in late summer.

A brief PowerPoint presentation about the Rhodes Scholarships is also available with the Preliminary Application download.

Download the Endorsement Application Advising Questionnaire from:



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