FAQs for the IHS PhD Application Fee Waiver
Frequently asked questions are listed below. Please review all the answers before contacting us.
Does the IHS PhD Application Fee Waiver cover application fees for business school?
No. At this time only individuals applying for U.S. PhD programs in humanities-related studies will be eligible for application fee reimbursement.
Will IHS PhD Application Fee Waiver cover application fees for law school?
No. At this time only individuals applying for U.S. PhD programs in humanities and social science related studies will be eligible for application fee reimbursement.
What graduate program applications are eligible for reimbursement?
The IHS PhD Application Fee Waiver supports humanities and social science related doctoral programs.
Yes. We will award up to $150 for retroactive reimbursement if your application for the Fee Waiver is submitted within 30 days of when your applications fees are incurred.
I am applying for graduate studies outside the U.S. Am I eligible for an award?
No. The IHS PhD Application Fee Waiver will only reimburse applications fees for graduate programs within the U.S.
What disciplines are eligible?
While most disciplines will be considered, preference will be given to disciplines in the humanities and social sciences: economics, philosophy, political science, history, anthropology, sociology, psychology, and fine arts.
Is there a minimum GPA requirement?
While there is no minimum requirement, applications will be evaluated holistically; past academic performance will be considered.
How many schools should I apply to?
PhD programs are highly competitive, as hundreds of applicants vie for around 5 funded spots. Normally you should apply to a dozen or so programs if you want a realistic shot at getting accepted by at least one.