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The Gateway Fellowship Program

In collaboration with the UC Berkeley Graduate Division, International House holds a competition for one-year awards (Gateway Fellowships) for first-year or continuing graduate students in a Doctoral Program at UC Berkeley. Priority preference is given to new incoming graduate students and only those with financial need are eligible.

Award recipients receive one academic year of single-occupancy room and board at International House, fees and tuition paid by the student’s academic department, and a $5,000 stipend from the University of California Graduate Division. To be considered for this award, applicants must be admitted to UC Berkeley for the coming academic year, are able to reside in a single-occupancy room at International House, and are nominated by their academic department, or apply directly with support of their department.

The nomination program for the International House Gateway Fellowships for 2018-19 is now open.  UC Berkeley Academic Departments are invited to nominate top Ph.D. students for the 2018-19 academic year. Priority submission deadline is Wednesday, February 28, but nominations will be accepted until April 10, 2018.

Graduate students who are Returned Peace Corps students and international students, who are citizens of or have a strong connection to Egypt, Saudi Arabia, or Norway are especially sought to best meet donor preferences. To nominate a doctoral student, fill in this Gateway Fellowship nomination form.

Questions? Email: ihousefinancialaid@berkeley.edu or call 510-642-2196.

To review the Gateway Fellowships criteria, visit the eligibility page.


The 2017-2018 Gateway Fellows

Chevron-Xenel PhD Gateway Fellowship

Zhongrui Li


Chemical Engineering

El Toukhy East-West Gateway Fellowship

Salma Elmallah


Energy and Resources

EWJ 1 Gateway Fellowship

Adelson Chua


Electrical Engineering &
Computer Science (EECS)

EWJ 2 Gateway Fellowship

Jorge Garza Vargas



Carl and Betty Helmholz Gateway Fellowship

Samuel Itskanov



Joe Lurie Returning Peace Corps Volunteer Gateway Fellowship

Austin Land


Public Policy

Open Gateway Fellowship

Tijana Zrnic


Electrical Engineering &
Computer Science (EECS)

Allan and Kathleen Rosevear Gateway Fellowship

Sui Man (Nicole) Luk

Hong Kong


Adrian Hao Yin Ü Gateway Fellowship

Shizhan Zhu


Electrical Engineering &
Computer Science (EECS)

Joan and Egon von Kaschnitz Gateway Fellowship

Chris Mario Moeckel


Earth and Planetary Science

Rafael Rodriguez Golden Age Fellowship*

Heyuan Liu


Industrial Engineering & Operations Research


*The Rafael Rodriguez Golden Age Fellowship was the model for the current Gateway Fellowships.

Previous Gateway Fellows


The Rafael Rodriguez/Golden Age Fellowship is a similar fellowship for one PhD student each year. Nominations are submitted by the student’s department to the Graduate Division. For information, visit: ​http://grad.berkeley.edu/admissions/apply/, and check the departmental deadline on http://grad.berkeley.edu/programs/list/.