I-House impacts the world by producing global citizens equipped with stellar leadership skills and intercultural expertise. Fulfilling this mission begins by ensuring students from diverse national and socioeconomic backgrounds can access the “I-House Experience.”
To help meet the cost of room and board at International House, financial aid is available to graduate and upper-division international students (F1 or J1), U.S. citizens, and permanent residents. Applicants must have completed at least one academic year at UC Berkeley and must demonstrate financial need. Awards are for full or partial payment of room and board fees. See our Financial Aid Grants & Scholarships (pdf) for details.
Specific eligibility requirements and applications are available twice a year: in January for the following academic year, and in September for the spring semester. The application for Financial Aid is now available:
Application must be completed and submitted electronically. Please use Adobe Reader or Acrobat to complete the application. For technical questions, please email@example.com
ATTENTION MAC USERS: Please do not use “Preview” to complete the application.
Financial Aid FAQ:
Q: Who is eligible to apply for International
House Room and Board Financial Aid?
A: Students must have been continuously registered for two academic semesters at UC Berkeley immediately prior to the awards period. Financial aid is not awarded to foreign exchange students.
Q: Is preference given to current I-House residents?
A: No, all students are welcome to apply.
Q: When do we hear of the award results?
A: Award results are usually announced 7-8 weeks after the application deadline, giving the students approximately two weeks to accept the offer.
Q: Where can I receive an application?
A: Applications are available on this web page in September and January.
Q: Where do I submit my application?
A: Online applications should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, for international students, or to email@example.com, for US citizens and permanent residents.
Q: Do I need to file a FAFSA report?
A: Only US citizens and permanent residents are required to file a FAFSA, and
attach the report to their application.
Gateway Fellowships and other Graduate Division Scholarships FAQs
Q: How do I apply for a Gateway
A: Students do not apply for Gateway Fellowships. After being accepted as a
student by UC Berkeley, academic units nominate students to the Graduate Division for consideration.
Q: How many recipients are selected for each Gateway Fellowship award?
A: Only one student is awarded a Gateway Fellowship for one time only.