The Rhodes Scholarship application is available each year in early July.
The application deadline is 11:59 PM U.S. Eastern Time on the first Wednesday of October each year.
District receptions and interviews are held annually on the Friday and Saturday preceding the Thanksgiving holiday. District Secretaries will notify candidates regarding interview status at differing intervals, but in all cases no later than two weeks prior to the interviews. Election announcements are made at the conclusion of the Saturday interviews.
For those contemplating application, rules and requirements will generally remain similar from year to year.
At the time of application, an applicant must be:
A) A citizen of the United States OR a lawful permanent resident of the United States OR a U.S. resident with DACA status on April 15 in the year of application.
B) Eligible to apply through one of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, or one of the U.S. territories: either in the state or territory where the applicant was legally resident on April 15 in the year of application, or where the applicant will have received at least two years of college training and a bachelor's degree before October 1 in the year following election.
C) At least 18 but not yet 24 years of age (i.e., the applicant must still be 23 on October 1 in the year of application).
An applicant with dual citizenship or applying as a United States lawful permanent resident or a U.S. resident with DACA status shall not have applied for the Scholarship as a citizen or permanent resident of another country, may not apply in two jurisdictions at once, and may not apply in a different national jurisdiction after having applied in the United States.