Important Updates

  • The priority filing date for the 2024-25 FAFSA and CADAA has been extended to May 2, 2024. Visit Apply for Financial Aid for details.
  • The Department of Education has announced they will send information from the 2024-25 FAFSA to schools in mid-March. This may result in a delay in financial aid packaging and offers for the 2024-25 academic year. While awaiting your financial aid offer, we encourage you to utilize the UC Davis Financial Aid Estimator to estimate your potential aid.


Rhodes Scholars receive the full cost of university tuition and fees, a living expense, and travel to and from the United States for up to three (3) years towards a graduate degree at University of Oxford, England.



Pre-application deadline:
June 30, 2024

Campus application deadline:
August 6, 2024

  1. U.S. citizen, U.S. permanent resident, or a DACA recipient.  Citizens of other countries are eligible but must apply through the country-specific processes and timelines.
  2. Cumulative GPA of 3.7 or greater
  3. Be a senior and plan to graduate in the current academic year, or a recent graduate.
  4. Must apply and be accepted into a graduate program at University of Oxford, England.
  5. Must be 19-27 years old as of the application deadline.

Candidate Profile

Applicants should demonstrate the ability to be a leader in their field and should be most likely to make positive contributions to the world. Applicants should have substantial achievements and excellent academics. Applicants should have five (5), but no more than eight (8), letters of recommendation; at least four (4) must be from faculty.

Applicants should have a desire to study at the University of Oxford, England, and should also have a clear sense of what the University of Oxford would gain from their presence at the University. In order to build a competitive application, applicants should research specific programs and professors that would make the strongest fit for academic and career goals.

Scholarship Website

U.S. Application:

International Application:

Campus Procedure

Candidates must be endorsed by UC Davis to the official Rhodes Scholarship competition.  Applicants must meet with Prestigious Scholarship Advisor Scott Palmer to discuss their candidacy and application process, then complete the pre-application by the deadline above.  A pdf of the full application and all letters of recommendation must be emailed to Scott Palmer by the campus deadline.