The Stanford Summer International Honors Program (SSIHP) is a collaboration between Stanford University and international teaching and research institutions. Under SSIHP auspices, select students from participating universities are welcome to attend Stanford’s eight-week Summer Session, where they engage in a challenging course of study augmented by extracurricular activities designed expressly for our SSIHP students.
Students build their own course schedules in adherence to guidelines determined by their home institutions. More than 175 courses are offered in 35 departments each summer from the schools of Humanities and Sciences, Earth Sciences, and Engineering. Courses offered feature accessible instructors, small class size, and a diverse student body.
To learn more about summer at Stanford, please use the links provided in the left margin of this webpage to navigate your way around our site. These links provide detailed information about Stanford’s Summer Intensive Studies, Program Fees & Expenses, How to Apply, and more.
Stanford Summer International Honors Program students must live on-campus as residential students.
"What I missed most was the learning atmosphere there. Everyone worked hard, but at the same time, loved learning. With my classmates, we always engaged in academic debates. I did extra reading and research not because my professor wanted me to, but simply because I wanted to know more."
- Former Stanford Summer Session student
|Application Deadline||Students participating in SSIHP are selected by their schools and should apply only after being chosen by their home institutions. SSIHP students must complete their application by Monday, April 15.|
|Sunday, April 14||Axess opens for course enrollment.|
|Saturday, June 22||Move-in day.|
|Monday, June 24||First day of classes.|
|Monday, June 24 – Saturday, August 17||Session for eight-week courses.|
|Friday, August 16 and/or Saturday, August 17||End-Quarter examinations for eight-week courses. See the Summer Quarter Exam Schedule.|
|Sunday, August 18||Move-out day.|
Please refer to the 2013 Stanford Summer International Honors Program Calendar for more comprehensive program dates and details.
Only students who attend a university that has an established SSIHP contract are eligible to apply. Students are typically identified by their home institution in advance of submitting their application. International students whose universities are not a part of SSIHP, or who are not chosen as SSIHP candidates, are welcome to apply to Stanford’s traditional Summer Session for undergraduate and graduate students.
The Stanford Summer International Honors Program offers a convenient, online application. All applicants are required to pay a non-refundable $75 application fee as part of the application process. The Stanford Summer International Honors Program does not accept fee waivers.