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Financial Aid

I-House impacts the world by producing global citizens equipped with stellar leadership skills and intercultural expertise. Fulfilling this missions begins by assisting students from diverse national and socioeconomic backgrounds the ability to access the “I-House Experience.

The purpose of the financial aid program is to offer UC Berkeley students who demonstrate financial need, an opportunity to experience first-hand, cultures from all over the world while enabling international students to learn about the ethnic and economic diversity in the United States.  Due to the donations of many generous donors to International House, scholarships are provided to help offset deserving resident’s room and board fees at International House. 

The I-House Room and Board Financial Aid Application for the 2015-2016 academic year will be open online from May 1 through June 5, 4:30 pm.

Financial Aid application period for 2015-16 is now closed

Eligibility:
  • Full-time upper division (undergraduate junior or senior), or graduate standing accepted and registered into a degree-seeking program at UC Berkeley;
  • Demonstrated financial need;
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher;
  • A confirmed room reservation at I-House for 2015-2016 or limited number of reservations for Fall 2015 only (Regular Double for undergraduate, Low Price Single or Regular Single for graduate student.)


Note: Exchange students or UC Berkeley Extension students are not eligible, nor are summer session students.

Due to the trend that room reservations fill up quickly, it is best to apply for residential admissions early. The room reservation cancellation deadline will be aligned with prior notice of room and board financial aid awards to assist financial aid applicants.

Read the Frequently Asked Questions for more information

 

The Gateway Fellowship Program

In collaboration with the UC Berkeley Graduate Division, International House offers one-year awards (Gateway Fellowships) for first-year or continuing students in any Doctoral Program, or a Master’s Degree in Public Health Program. Only those with financial need are eligible. Recipients receive one academic year of single-occupancy room and board at International House, fees and tuition paid by the student’s 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 following academic year, and be nominated by mid- February by their academic department.

International Ph.D. students, particularly those from Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Austria, Sweden or Norway are especially invited to apply. Ph.D. students who are a returned Peace Corps Volunteer are also especially invited to apply.

For more information, email: ihousefinancialaid@berkeley.edu, visit the FAQs page or view the Gateway Fellowships Eligibility page.

 

The International House Gateway Fellows for 2015-2016

Chevron-Xenel PhD Gateway Fellowship

Yuem Park

Australia

PhD. Student, Earth and Planetary Science

Chevron-Xenel MPH Gateway Fellowship

Dania Orta Aleman

Mexico

MA Student, School of Public Health

Eltoukhy Gateway Fellowship

Gozde Demirer

Turkey

PhD. Student, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

EWJ Gateway Fellowship

Luke Patterson

Australia

Ph.D. Student, Folklore

Carl and Betty Helmholz Gateway Fellowship

Vetri Velan

USA

Ph.D. Student Physics

Joe Lurie Returning Peace Corps Volunteer Gateway Fellowship

Laura Elisabeth Sofen

USA

Ph.D. Student Chemistry

Daniel Mouen-Makoua Gateway Fellowship

Allan Ogwang

Uganda

Ph.D. Student Civil and Environmental Engineering

Norway House Foundation Gateway Fellowship

Jonas Tungodden

Norway

Ph.D. Student Economics

Open Gateway Fellowship

Paria Rashidinejad

Iran

Ph.D. Student Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

Rafael Rodriguez Golden Age Fellowship*

Hande Goksin Ugur

Turkey

Ph.D. Student Jurisprudence and Social Policy

Allan and Kathleen Rosevear Gateway Fellowship

Deepthi Bhavana Gorthi

India

Ph.D. Student Astronomy-astrophysics

Adrian Hao Yin Ü Gateway Fellowship

Hongxu Ma

China

Ph.D. Student Geography

Joan and Egon von Kaschnitz Gateway Fellowship

Maria Eckstein

Germany

Ph.D. Student Psychology

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

Gateway Fellowships

 

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/.

 

For full descriptions of Gateway Fellowships and Eligibility, click here.