Stanford University International Honors Program 2018

Stanford University Summer International Honors Program (IHP) students are selected by their home university to attend an eight-week program on the Stanford campus. Students, selected by their home institutions to attend IHP, spend eight weeks on Stanford's campus during the summer. This year, IHP students will come from 25 different universities in 16 countries around the world. The program combines top-notch academics with extracurricular activities that explore the rich cultural, social, and geographical resources of the San Francisco Bay Area. The IHP experience is invaluable, especially for students who choose to pursue graduate or professional training in the United States.

Stanford University offers 20% fee waiver to the Bogazici University students!


The IHP application will open on March 1, 2018, and applicants must complete their application by March 23, 2018.

To be eligible to apply, students must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age by the start of the program (June 23, 2018).
  • Have graduated from high school, secondary school, or an equivalent.
  • Have successfully completed at least one term of college or university courses following graduation from high school prior to applying. (Students who have already graduated from college or university are also eligible.)
  • Be able to verify fluency in the English language, using one of the methods described in the English Language Proficiency section on the International Students page.

In addition to submitting an online IHP application, students have the option to write short personal statement in response to a specific question, and supply a TOEFL, IELTS, or Cambridge Exam Score.

For more information about IHP, please email or contact your home university's coordinator.


As a part of IHP, students have the opportunity to academically excel at one of the most competitive universities in the United States. Summer courses feature smaller class sizes, accessible instructors, and a diverse student body. IHP students are required to enroll in at least 8 units and can choose from more than 170 courses offered by 40 departments within the schools of Humanities and SciencesEarth Sciences, and Engineering

Included in tuition and fees (see the table below for details):

  • A reduced tuition rate for 8 units of coursework (8 academic units are the required minimum)
  • Welcome reception
  • Access to Summer Academic Resource Center (SARC)
  • Social and cultural activities, including field trips
  • 24-hour internet access including email accounts at Stanford University
  • Access to Stanford’s world-class athletic facilities
  • Access to Marguerite Shuttle for transportation around campus
  • Housing
    • Double occupancy room accommodations on-campus
    • Room includes bed, desk, wardrobe, and access to laundry facilities
  • Dining:
    • 14 meals per week during 8 weeks
  • Health insurance
    • All students are required to carry health insurance. This requirement can be met either through Cardinal Care , the university sponsored health insurance plan, or through an alternative insurance plan that has comparable benefits. Cardinal Care is administered by Health Net of California.
    • Instructions for waiving Cardinal Care

Tuition and fees do not include:

  • Transportation to or from (country) or any other point of departure to or from Stanford University
  • Additional units elected by the student above the 8 units required
    • (the 20% reduction in tuition only applies to the 8 units required)
  • Additional meals
  • Public transportation
  • $150 I-20 processing fee paid by student directly to the Summer Session Office during the
  • application process
  • SEVIS and Visa fees paid directly by student when applying for a Visa

Special Programs not included:

  • Silicon Valley Innovation Academy (SVIA)
    • Enterprise program: $1,200 fee


Please note that fees subject to change. Further detail about fees and expenses is available at the Summer Session website. Does not include travel, textbooks and other course materials, or personal expenses.




8 academic Units



20% tuition

reduction for 8




Net tuition cost



Application Fee


Program Fee


Technology Fee


Document Fee


Health Services Fee


Health Insurance



14 meals/week






Aside from the abundant programming IHP students are offered while on campus, there are Enrichment Programs all Stanford Summer Session students can participate in to enhance their Summer Quarter.

  • Silicon Valley Innovation Academy (SVIA) Enterprise

SVIA Enterprise is an exclusive opportunity for 120 students to experience a team-based moonshot project while at Stanford. Across seven weeks, SVIA participants hone their leadership abilities in a team, intent on exploring, prototyping, and communicating a world-changing innovation opportunity. Stanford Summer Session supports this journey with a mix of weekly, hands-on coaching sessions and real-world deliverables. The program culminates with the SVIA Innovation Experience, where each team has the opportunity to present their idea.

  • Intensive Studies

Stanford Summer Session's Intensive Studies program offers students the opportunity to join a cohort of students and faculty and engage deeply within one of eight areas of study. These courses are a part of the regular Summer Quarter curriculum and are open to all students who have completed any stated prerequisites. For many of the areas of study, academic work is enhanced by a speaker series featuring leading scholars in their field. Upon successful completion of the requirements for a Summer Intensive, students receive a Certificate of Completion. 


  • Summer 2018 Program Dates: June 23 – August 19
  • Application Open Date: March 1, 2018
  • Application Completion Date: March 23, 2018
  • Decision Release Date: March 29, 2018
  • Acceptance Completion Date: April 12, 2018

Students must complete the application, submit all visa documents, and receive a Stanford ID number before they will have the ability to register for courses.


All Boğaziçi students with a minimum GPA of 3.00 (3.50 for graduate students) can apply to this program through the Office of International Relations at Boğaziçi.

For the Stanford Summer School for Boğaziçi Students program, contact Ece Toker Günay ( and/or Selahattin Öztürk ( 

The application package should contain the items listed below and should be delivered to the Office of International Relations no later than 9 February 2018, 17:00. 

  • A statement of purpose
  • Current transcript (graduate students should submit their undergraduate transcripts as well)
  • Curriculum Vitae

There will be a screening and selection process at Boğaziçi. The students will be responsible for tuition, travel and living expenses (see below for costs). 


The International Honors Program (IHP) Website