International House offers the only on-campus accommodations available for visiting scholars – and at very competitive pricing!
Each apartment is fully furnished with bed, dresser, living room furniture and basic kitchen essentials. All visiting scholar residences are fourth floor apartments accessible by stairwell only. The monthly rent includes all utilities, cable TV, and high speed wireless internet.
In addition to offering conveniently located furnished apartments, I-House also provides interested visiting scholars ample opportunities to become involved and engaged, as their interest and time allows, in a variety of programs. Many scholars become involved in the Language Conversation Tables (currently involving 21 languages), International Affairs Group, Sunday Suppers and other programs.
To qualify for visiting scholar accommodations you must be a faculty, post-doctorate or doctoral guest of UC San Diego.
We have 1 bedroom private apartments, as well as 2-4 bedroom shared apartments. In the shared apartments, all bedrooms are private and the common areas (kitchen, bathrooms, living and dining areas) are shared.
Shared apartments range from $900-$1,150/room/month and private apartments range from $1,300/month.Details of the apartments and rates can be found here.
Applications are accepted at all times. For information regarding room availability please click here or contact us during our office hours from 9am-5pm.
Except for special circumstances, units are rented for no less than for 6 months and no more than 24 months. Residents can stay as long as they are official visiting guests of UCSD and must provide proper documention from their Lab/Department for an extension.
Application to live in I-House is quick, simple and easy. We require:
There is a parking garage very close to the visiting scholar apartments but there is a fee to park in the garage. It is the responsibility of the visiting scholar to arrange for the permit required to park in the garage, which can be purchased through UCSD Parking. Their website can be found here.
Deposit is 50% (half) of the monthly rental rate (as specified in the rental agreement). The deposit includes a non-refundable cleaning deposit of $150.
Any visiting faculty member, post-doc, or doctoral student invited by UC San Diego is eligible to apply and live in I-House. International visiting scholars may stay in the apartments only as long as they are officially affiliated with and invited by UC San Diego. Proof of invitation and affiliation is required as part of the application.
Pets are not allowed in the apartments.
UC San Diego is a “non-smoking” campus, which means that smoking is not allowed anywhere on campus, including inside the residences.
Please do not hesitate to contact I-House if you have any other questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 858-822-1791.