Financial aid ensures that the I-House experience remains accessible to young leaders from all over the world.

International House is proud to offer need based financial aid to residents to assist with housing costs while at International House in the form of room credit during the academic year. These opportunities are made possible through the generous support of corporations, foundations and individuals such as alumni and trustees. It is through this  that International House is able to maintain the exceptional geographic, cultural and economic diversity that is central to the mission.

Application requirements and deadlines vary and are described below. With the exception of the Women's International Leadership Program, recipients are selected by the Admissions Committee of International House.

Financial Aid Opportunities for the 2017-18 Academic Year

The following funds are available to new applicants for the 2017-18 academic year.  

Resident Fund

Awards ranging from $500 to $6,500 will be made to residents applying to live at I-House for the first time. Awards are based on demonstrated financial need.

Freunde des International House Fund

Need based awards ranging from $500 to $2,000 will be made to residents from under-represented developing countries or Germany. This scholarship fund was established in 1990 by Freunde des International House, e.V., the Frankfurt-based International House pan-European alumni chapter, and is supported through donations from alumni and friends in Germany.

Fund II Foundation Fund

Awards up to $10,000 for the academic year will be awarded to African American and African residents.with demonstrated financial need. The Fund II Foundation has chosen to partner with International House and the extraordinary residents, like yourself, to further their mission of illuminating the richness of Black history and culture, advancing social change and creating an enduring American legacy.

Leslie H. Gelb Fund

Awards of up to $5,000 will be given to residents studying Journalism or International Affairs. Named in honor of Mr. Gelb who has a long and distinguished career with the New York Times and then as a senior Defense and State Department official.

Performing Artist in Residence Fund

3 residents pursuing a degree in performing arts will receive $5,000 each.  This is available to those applying to live at I-House for the first time.

Toyota Motor Corporation Fund

Grants ranging from $500 to $6,500 will be awarded to those from Japan and other Asian countries and/or those from elsewhere but studying a technical field such as engineering.

Mitsui USA Foundation Fund

Awards of $5,000 will be made to 1-3 residents who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Made possible by The Mitsui USA Foundation the program has been developed to foster educational efforts that promote international understanding and closer U.S.-Japan relations. Qualified applicants should have strong communication skills and a strong interest in international affairs or business with appropriate course selection and/or participation in special projects, organizations or events related to these.

The Paul A. Volcker Fund

One to two residents studying business or economics will receive up to $5,000 each. New and returning residents are considered.


Deadline: July 15, 2017 

Download application (for new applicants for admission and financial aid)

There is one application for all listed above.

Please note that you must be a resident member of International House while receiving financial aid from International House.

The deadline for returning residents has passed and the application is closed. 

Women's International Leadership Program

The Women’s International Leadership (WIL) Program is an intensive, nine-month fellowship program
designed to help each Fellow gain a clearer vision of her own abilities, enhance her leadership skills, and
learn how to effectively lead others, particularly in cross-cultural environments. Our unique program
focuses on growth in the following five key areas:
1. Personal leadership and agency
2. Cross cultural EQ
3. Professional skill development
4. Digital identity and brand management
5. Social responsibility
6. Cross-disciplinary teaming and collaboration

To be considered for this unique I-House fellowship opportunity, please email a completed application
packet to WIL Program Director, Carla Fernández-Soto, 

DEADLINE:  Friday, April 14, 2017

Emergency financial aid is also available. Please contact the Admissions Office for more information.