Scholarship & Fellowship Information

Learn more about the Rhodes and McCall MacBain Scholarships and Killam Fellowships.

The Rhodes Scholarship

The Rhodes Scholarships are funded by the estate of Cecil J. Rhodes (The Rhodes Trusts) and are considered one of the oldest and most prestigious international scholarships for outstanding scholars from any academic field of study.

Rhodes Scholarships are tenable for postgraduate studies or a second bachelor's degree at Oxford University, for two years with a possible extension for a third year. The Scholarships cover all approved fees (such as matriculation, tuition, laboratory fees, and certain other set charges), in addition to living expenses.

Eleven Canadian Rhodes Scholars are chosen each year from among those nominated by Canadian universities across the country. Three of these scholarships are allotted to The Prairie Region (Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta).

We hosted an online information session for UCalgary students to share more about the Rhodes Scholarship program, review the application process and answer any questions you may have.

Date: Thursday, July 18

Time: 12 - 1 p.m. (Mountain Daylight Time)



Dr. Christian Farrier, current Rhodes Scholar (Prairies and Balliol) Reading for DPhil Primary Care at the University of Oxford, and Pediatrics Resident at the University of Calgary. Christian is also a graduate of the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary.

Dr. Jared Secord, Ph.D., current Scholars Academy Coordinator at UCalgary's Student Success Centre. He has undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Calgary in Business, Ancient & Medieval History, and Greek & Roman Studies. He also has a Ph.D. in Greek & Roman History from the University of Michigan.

Rhodes Scholarships information session slides

All applicants must be endorsed by their post-secondary institution before applying to the Regional Rhodes Canada Competition. Inquiries can be directed to

The UCalgary internal deadline for the 2024-2025 cycle is August 11, 2024. To submit an application, please fill out the survey linked below.

Apply now by filling out the survey  

Information for UCalgary students applying to the Rhodes Scholarship (PDF)

Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Personal Statement Workshop

If you’re looking for suggestions and advice about your CV and Personal Statement responses for the Rhodes or McCall MacBain Scholarships, please consider attending this workshop. You'll be provided suggestions about how to put together an effective CV and personal statement, including a template for a CV that will fit on one or two pages.

Three offerings of the same workshop:

If you are unable to make it to any of the workshops, you can look at the slides and recordings below:

McCall MacBain Scholarship

The McCall MacBain Scholarships at McGill represent Canada’s pioneering endeavor in offering comprehensive, leadership-focused scholarships for master’s and professional degree programs. This initiative gathers a varied cohort of scholars united by their commitment to purposeful leadership. These individuals showcase proven leadership capabilities and a profound determination to effect positive change in the lives of others.

Fulbright Canada Student Awards

The Fulbright Canada Student Awards provide opportunities for Canadian citizens who are graduate students or prospective graduate students who wish to study and/or conduct research in the United States. These residential exchange awards may be held at any university, research center, think tank, or government agency in the United States.

Knight-Hennessy Scholarship

Knight-Hennessy scholarships provide students up to three years of funding to pursue graduate studies at the University of Stanford. Scholars participate in the King Global Leadership Program, which includes workshops, lectures, projects, and experiences that strengthen transformational leadership capabilities. 

Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters

Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters provide students from all over the world up to two years of funding to pursue master studies at universities in Europe and beyond. Students will attend at least three institutions from at least three different countries.

The Killam Fellowship Program at UCalgary

The Killam Fellowship Program provides an opportunity for exceptional Canadian undergraduate students to spend either one semester or full academic year as an exchange student in the United States. For further information on the program, visit their website.

Gates Cambridge Scholarship

The Gates Cambridge Scholarships provide opportunities for outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. The Gates Cambridge mission is to build a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others.

Schwarzman Scholars

Schwarzman Scholars provides students a one-year, fully-funded master’s program at Tsinghua University in Beijing, designed to build a global community of future leaders who will serve to deepen understanding between China and the rest of the world.