International Students


Prospective international students seeking to be a full-time student may apply to Rhodes using the Common Application. The Buckman Center for International Education provides a support system for all international students during their time at Rhodes. These services include making travel arrangements, shopping trips and tours in Memphis, help with the transition to American culture and free diction and academic-writing workshops.

How to Apply

International students interested in applying for admission to Rhodes are encouraged to apply Early Decision or Early Action, but also have the option to apply Regular Decision.  All international applicants are required to submit the following:

We strongly recommend that all international applicants for whom English is not their native language participate in an interview conducted by InitialView.  Since many international students are coming from educational systems that are different from that of the U.S., we find it valuable to be able to view an unscripted interview where each applicant may discuss his or her unique background and goals. InitialView will conduct the interview and record the conversation so that it can be reviewed by our office.  We realize there is a cost for this service; please know that these interviews are recommended, but not required.

Financial Aid

All international students, regardless of consideration for need-based aid, must complete the International Student Certification of Finances, which is required to issue a visa from the United States government.

International applicants may be eligible and competitive for merit-based scholarships ranging from US $6,000 to $20,000.

Need-based financial aid for international students (non-U.S. citizens) is determined from the international student CSS PROFILE. Rhodes does not provide fee waivers for the CSS PROFILE. Students must demonstrate an ability to pay their portion of Rhodes’ costs over a four-year period, and Rhodes typically recommends students have at least US $20,000 a year to contribute to their college education.  Aid is awarded in the form of grants or “gift" aid, which varies in dollar amounts according to each student’s demonstrated financial need. International students may also be considered for on-campus student employment.

International students also should consider costs for health insurance, round-trip transportation, meals, housing and transportation during academic breaks when the Rhodes campus is closed.


Lauren Sefton, Associate Director of Admission
Rhodes College, Office of Admission
2000 North Parkway, Memphis, Tennessee, 38112 USA
Phone: +1 901.843.3700
Fax: +1 901.843.3631

Katherine Owen Richardson, Director of International Programs
Rhodes College, Buckman Center for International Education
2000 North Parkway, Memphis, Tennessee, 38112 USA
Phone: +1 901.843.3403
Fax: +1 901.843.3434