Graduate study at Oxford University


August 7, 2023

12:00PM EST (noon)

Timeline for Applying



Award recipients


Shreyas Hallur

Class of 2023, Rhodes Scholar, A.B. Duke Scholar, Nakayama Scholar

Qi Xuan Khoo

Class of 2023, Rhodes Scholar, (He/Him/His)

Jamal Burns

Rhodes Scholar

Kendall Jefferys

Rhodes Scholar

Quick facts

Academic Discipline



US Citizen, Non-US Citizenships


Senior, Entering Graduate, Graduate



GPA: Required Minimum


Endorsement Required


Award Amount

All educational costs for two years of study at Oxford, such as matriculation, tuition, laboratory and certain other fees are paid. Each scholar receives an additional maintenance allowance adequate to meet necessary expenses for term-time and vacations as well as the necessary costs of travel to and from Oxford.

Age Limit



Extraordinary intellectual distinction is a necessary but not a sufficient condition for election to a Rhodes Scholarship. Selection committees are charged to seek excellence in qualities of mind and in qualities of person, which in combination, offer the promise of effective service to the world in the decades ahead. The Rhodes Scholarships are investments in individuals rather than in project proposals. Accordingly, applications are sought from talented students without restriction as to their field of academic specialization or career plans although the proposed course of study must be available at Oxford, and the applicant's undergraduate program must provide a sufficient basis for study in the proposed field.



Oxford Graduate Course List


An applicant must:

  • For the US process, be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or DACA recipient*
  • There are Rhodes Scholarships for most other citizenships.
  • By October 1 of the year of application, be at least 18 but not yet 24 years of age.
  • Have achieved academic standing sufficiently advanced to assure completion of a bachelor’s degree before October 1 of the year of application.

*Note: If you are an international student, please be in touch with NCS-OUSF if you would like to apply in another country.


Process for Rhodes with Duke Endorsement 2023
ActionLinkUS DatesGlobal Dates
Connect with an OUSF advisor to learn about the application processSchedule an AppointmentOpen office hours every Monday at 4 pm or by appointmentSame
Submit Application Interest Form(Coming Soon)Anytime, the sooner, the better!Same
Work on application materials and check-in with NCS and faculty advisers May - JulyMay-June
Deadline for complete Campus Applications, including resume, transcript, and essaysCuurent Students / AlumniMonday, August 7, 12 pm (noon)Friday, June 16, 12 pm (noon)
Deadline for all letters of recommendationncs-ousf@duke.eduMonday, August 7, 12 pm (noon)Friday, June 16, 12 pm (noon)
Duke nominees named by NCS Early SeptemberEarly July

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