Admission to International House at the University of Chicago is a selective process that attempts to bring together individuals from a wide variety of regions, cultures and institutions. Applicants must complete an Application for Residence, submit an application payment, as well as provide documentation substantiating their classification designation. If approved, all applicants are required to sign an International House Housing Agreement and have a $250 deposit on file. Prospective residents will receive their room assignment after the Housing Agreement has been accepted and prior to the beginning of the term. Early arrival and extended stay reservations are based on availability for residents with a valid housing agreement. Begin the online admissions process »
Students and affiliates of the University of Chicago and from all other Chicago-area educational, professional, and cultural institutions are eligible to live at International House. Residents are typically graduate students or 3rd and 4th year undergraduates over the age of 18. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older to be eligible to live at International House.
International House makes all admission decisions without regard to race, color, or religion. When possible, International House strives to maintain a diverse population of residents from throughout the United States and all other countries of the world. To this end, we attempt to maintain a balanced ratio of U.S. to international residents in order to meet the philosophy and goals of the program.
On our website you can find our current rates and terms, find more information and instructions on our application process or download an application, or read our I-House E-ssentials Newsletters.
E-mail us at email@example.com or call our Admissions Office at (773) 753-2280
STOP: Have you completed a housing agreement or contract with another University entity (eg. the House System or Real Estate Operations)? If so, please contact that department about release procedures before signing a housing agreement to live at International House.