Supporting Refugee Applicants
Caltech is a founding member of the Global Student Haven Initiative (GSHI), a new consortium that aims to support more effectively student refugees from around the world. The GSHI provides a clear pathway for students to apply and access resources that may allow them to attend the participating U.S.-based colleges and universities.
The Fall 2024 application asks both domestic and international students about their status as a displaced person. Applicants will be able to identify themselves as the following:
- Asylee currently residing in the United States
- Asylum Seeker
- Internally Displaced Person
- Stateless Person
We are committed to helping displaced students overcome the barriers to the application process and we understand that flexibility regarding deadlines and requirements is key to ensuring qualified, bright students can attend Caltech.
All admitted refugee and displaced students will receive need-based financial aid that meets 100% of their demonstrated financial need.
Caltech enrolls some of the best and the brightest STEM students in the world. For us to reach that goal, it's vital that we eliminate barriers—whether they are related to information, processes, or finances—that make it difficult for students in the midst of enormously challenging circumstances to consider Caltech.