The Rhodes Scholarships, the oldest of the international fellowships, were initiated after the death of Cecil Rhodes in 1902, and aim to bring outstanding students from around the world to live and study at the University of Oxford. Rhodes Scholars are elected for two years of study with the possibility of renewal for a third year.
The award covers all educational costs, including matriculation, tuition, laboratory and certain other fees. Each Scholar receives an additional maintenance allowance to meet necessary expenses for term-time and vacations. The Rhodes Trustees also cover the necessary costs of travel to and from Oxford, and upon application, may approve additional grants.
Campus Applicants & Institutional Nominees
To find out more about the Rhodes Scholarship and your eligibility, please take time to explore the foundation website and read through our UI Opportunity Profile.
To familiarize yourself with the requirements and rigor of the Rhodes application, check out our UI Campus Nomination Application Form (available as both a PDF (for viewing) and a Word document (for download to complete and submit for the UI Campus Nomination competition).
To review the resources below, just click on the bolded titles:
The Memorandum of Regulations provides guidance for the application process, including general regulations, conditions of eligibility, the basis of selection, the method of selection, a Rhodes Scholar’s standing at Oxford, and the courses that are open to Rhodes Scholars.
Please note: Nominees and recommenders are responsible for the successful upload of their application materials into the Rhodes online application system as the Director of Scholar Development does not have direct access to the nominee's application file or recommendation prompts in this platform.
- Review the Official 2016 Rhodes Scholarship Competition Guidelines here.
- Recommenders may view the Rhodes Foundation Referee Guide here
- Access UI Undergraduate Fellowships Guidance for Rhodes Recommenders Recommender Guidance - 2015 Rhodes Competition.pdf
- View sample formatting for Rhodes Scholarship recommendations - Rhodes LOR Formatting - 2015 Sample.pdf
- Learn more about the University of Iowa's past Rhodes Scholars here.