Summer 2017 Admissions Overview

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 Summer 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 are based on availability for residents with a valid housing agreement. Begin the online admissions process

Admissions Policy

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.


For admission to International House to the Summer Housing Program you must be 18 years or older. Students and affiliates of the University of Chicago are eligible to live at International House for the Summer Quarter (June 19 to August 27, 2017). Residents must be UChicago graduate students, trainees or interns, visiting scholars or postdoctoral researchers at the University of Chicago or the Medical Center.

Application Instructions

If you are interested in living in International House for the Summer of 2017, please "Register" and start the application process here


Application Requirements

Please note that once you receive your application, you will need to provide the following documents in conjunction with your application:

  • Documentation verifying your eligibility as a student (Graduate student, Non-degree, Student-at-large, Postdoctoral fellow, intern/trainee, or visiting scholar at the University of Chicago or the Medical Center.)
  • A brief personal statement
  • $50 non-refundable application fee


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