The Gateway Fellowship Program

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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, able to reside in a single-occupancy room at International House, and are nominated by their academic department; or they may apply directly with the support of their department.

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. Ph.D. students in physics or astrophysics or related (U.S. or international) are also sought.

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

To review the Gateway Fellowships criteria, see Gateway Fellowships Criteria & Eligibility.

The 2020-21 Gateway Fellowships Nomination Program is closed. All fellowships have been awarded. Watch this website and the Housing Admissions website for news of when I-House will reopen.

International House Gateway Fellows for 2020-2021

Named Fellowship

Recipient Name

Country

Area of Study

Eltoukhy East-West Gateway Fellowship

Rawan Abdulla I Al Kubaisy

Saudi Arabia

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Ph.D.

EWJ Gateway Fellowship

Yassine El Maazouz

Morocco

Statistics Ph.D.

Carl and Betty Helmholz Gateway Fellowship

Laura Camila Gomez

Canada

Biophysics, Ph.D.

Joan and Egon von Kaschnitz Gateway Fellowship

Mostafa Adnane

Morocco

Mathematics, Ph.D.

The 2019-2020 Gateway Fellows

Named Fellowship

Recipient Name

Country

Area of Study

Chevron-Xenel PhD Gateway Fellowship Yiming Zhang China Earth & Planetary Science, Ph.D.
Eltoukhy Gateway Fellowship Syed Shiraz Ali Pakistan Near Eastern Studies,
Ph.D.
EWJ Gateway Fellowship Zihan Loo Singapore Performance Studies,
Ph.D.
Carl and Betty Helmholz Gateway Fellowship Juan Manuel Perez Bertoldi Argentina Biophysics, Ph.D.
Joe Lurie Returning Peace Corps Volunteer Gateway Fellowship Shavonne Stanek USA Master Development Practice
Open Gateway Fellowship Midhun (Mikey) Mohan India Geography, Ph.D
Rafael Rodriguez Golden Age Fellowship I William Davidson UK English, Ph.D.
Allan and Kathleen Rosevear Gateway Fellowship Keming Zhang China Astronomy, Ph.D.
Adrian Hao Yin Ü Gateway Fellowship Junsheng Zhang China Mathematics, Ph.D.
Joan and Egon von Kaschnitz Gateway Fellowship Sara Eriksson Finland Anthropology, Ph.D.

The 2018-2019 Gateway Fellows

Named Fellowship

Recipient Name

Country

Area of Study

Chevron-Xenel PhD Gateway Fellowship

William Kayitare

Rwanda

Chemistry

Eltoukhy Gateway Fellowship

Irem Ina

Turkey

Sociology

EWJ Gateway Fellowship

Doaa Atamna

USA

Near Eastern Studies

Carl and Betty Helmholz Gateway Fellowship

Kishore Patra

India

Astronomy

Joe Lurie Returning Peace Corps Volunteer Gateway Fellowship

Micah Elias

USA

Energy & Resources Group

Open Gateway Fellowship

Ameer Haj Ali

Israel

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

Chile

Microbiology

Adrian Hao Yin Ü Gateway Fellowship

Rongzhi Liu

China

Psychology

Joan and Egon von Kaschnitz Gateway Fellowship

Marius Wiggert

Germany

Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

The 2017-2018 Gateway Fellows

Named Fellowship

Recipient Name

Country

Area of Study

Chevron-Xenel PhD Gateway Fellowship

Zhongrui Li

China

Chemical Engineering

El Toukhy East-West Gateway Fellowship

Salma Elmallah

Canada/
Egypt

Energy and Resources
Group

EWJ 1 Gateway Fellowship

Adelson Chua

Philippines

Electrical Engineering &
Computer Science (EECS)

EWJ 2 Gateway Fellowship

Jorge Garza Vargas

Mexico

Mathematics

Carl and Betty Helmholz Gateway Fellowship

Samuel Itskanov

USA

Biophysics

Joe Lurie Returning Peace Corps Volunteer Gateway Fellowship

Austin Land

USA

Public Policy

Open Gateway Fellowship

Tijana Zrnic

Serbia

Electrical Engineering &
Computer Science (EECS)

Rafael Rodriguez Golden Age Fellowship

Heyuan Liu

China

Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

Allan and Kathleen Rosevear Gateway Fellowship

Sui Man (Nicole) Luk

Hong Kong

Biophysics

Adrian Hao Yin Ü Gateway Fellowship

Shizhan Zhu

China

Electrical Engineering &
Computer Science (EECS)

Joan and Egon von Kaschnitz Gateway Fellowship

Chris Mario Moeckel

Germany

Earth and Planetary Science

The 2016-2017 Gateway Fellows

Brief Biographies (pdf)

Named Fellowship

Recipient Name

Country

Area of Study

Chevron-Xenel PhD Gateway Fellowship

Kaitlyn Lieschke

Australia

Ph.D Student in Chemistry

Eltoukhy Gateway Fellowship

Zunaid Omair

Bangladesh

Ph.D Student in EECS

EWJ Gateway Fellowship 1

Rosanna Neuhausler

Switzerland/USA

Ph.D Student in Geography

EWJ Gateway Fellowship 2

Luke Patterson

Australia

Graduate Student in Folklore

Carl and Betty Helmholz Gateway Fellowship

Kara Kundert

USA

Ph.D. Student in Astronomy

Joe Lurie Returning Peace Corps Volunteer Gateway Fellowship

Austin Land

USA

Ph.D. Student in Public Policy

Daniel Mouen-Makoua Gateway Fellowship

Prosper Dzanwa

Zimbabwe

Ph.D. Student in Chemistry

Norway House Foundation Gateway Fellowship

Jonas Tungodden

Norway

Ph.D Student in Economics

Open Gateway Fellowship

Dennis Egger

Switzerland

Ph.D. Student in Economics

Rafael Rodriguez Golden Age Fellowship*

Mustafa Yildiz

Turkey

Ph.D. Student in History

Allan and Kathleen Rosevear Gateway Fellowship

Man-Yat Chu (Jack)

China

Ph.D. Student in Physics

Adrian Hao Yin Ü Gateway Fellowship

Zihan Liu

China

Ph.D. Student in EECS

Joan and Egon von Kaschnitz Gateway Fellowship

Claire Harmange

France

Ph.D. Student in Chemistry

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

The 2015-2016 Gateway Fellows

Brief Biographies (PDF)

Named Fellowship

Recipient Name

Country

Area of Study

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.

The Rafael Rodriguez/Golden Age Fellowship is a similar fellowship for one- to two Ph.D. students 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/