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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 2019-20 is now open.  UC Berkeley Academic Departments are invited to nominate top Ph.D. students for the 2019-20 academic year. Priority submission deadline is Friday, March 1, 2019, but nominations will be accepted on a rolling basis until April 10, 2019 if all awards are not satisfied.

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. PhD students in Physics, or Astrophysics or related (US or International) are also sought.

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.

Announcing The International House, Berkeley
Gateway Fellows for 2018-2019

Chevron-Xenel PhD Gateway Fellowship

William Kayitare



Eltoukhy Gateway Fellowship

Irem Ina



EWJ Gateway Fellowship

Doaa Atamna


Near Eastern Studies

Carl and Betty Helmholz Gateway Fellowship

Kishore Patra



Joe Lurie Returning Peace Corps Volunteer Gateway Fellowship

Micah Elias


Energy & Resources Group

Open Gateway Fellowship

Ameer Haj Ali


Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

Rafael Rodriguez Golden Age Fellowship

Alexandra Appelbaum

South Africa

City and Regional Planning

Allan and Kathleen Rosevear Gateway Fellowship

Sebastian Fernandez



Adrian Hao Yin Ü Gateway Fellowship

Rongzhi Liu



Joan and Egon von Kaschnitz Gateway Fellowship

Marius Wiggert


Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

*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/.