International Honors Program (IHP)

International Honors Program

The International Honors Program (IHP) is a collaboration between Stanford Summer Session and specific international teaching and research institutions. All IHP students are endorsed through a selective admissions process, initiated at their home institution. Stanford Summer Session partners with over 30 different universities in 17 countries around the world. 

IHP students are required to:

  • Enroll in at least 8 units, 7 of which must be from academic departments.
  • Take courses for a Letter Grade, wherever possible.
  • Earn a B or higher in all courses, if a Letter Grade is possible.


Program Requirements

To be eligible to apply, you must:

  • Be selected by your home institution.
  • Be at least 18 years of age by the start of the program.
  • 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.


Application Process

IHP students are selected through a collaborative admissions process, which starts with your home institution. Once you have been nominated by your home institution, you will be provided with a link to the official IHP application. IMPORTANT: Please do not fill out the regular Summer Session application, which is available on our website. 

For more information about the IHP application process, please contact your home university's coordinator.

IHP Important Dates and Deadlines

Summer 2022 Program Dates
June 18 – August 14

Application Open Date
Obtain link from your school's coordinator

Application Completion Date


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