• Application Deadline
  • 53 days
    Duration
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Overview

International students who require a Stanford-sponsored I-20 visa must maintain a minimum of 8 units throughout the Summer Quarter.

Stanford Summer Session provides high-achieving and ambitious students a transformative educational experience at a world-class university. 

By combining challenging academics with a rich array of extra-curricular programming, Stanford Summer Session successfully shares the University’s culture of innovation, academic excellence, and global responsibility.

Program highlights

Philosophizing, if done correctly, can be life-changing: new ideas can change the way we think about, look at, interact, engage and deal with the world around us. 

New ideas can bring out problems that we could not even see as problems before; they can change our conception of how and why we are to live the lives in the way we think we should; they can change our relations with other individuals who either share or do not share the ideas that we have newly come to acquire. 

The Philosophy as Freedom program is offered by Stanford Summer.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Other Courses in Philosophy:
  • Classical Greek Philosophy
  • Introduction to Formal Methods in Contemporary Philosophy

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    7

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General Requirements

International students who require a Stanford-sponsored I-20 visa must maintain a minimum of 8 units throughout the Summer Quarter.

  • Original I-20 (Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant F-1 Student Status)
  • I-901 SEVIS Fee Receipt
  • Stanford University's Stanford Summer Session Admission Letter (available online within the Stanford Summer Session applicant status page)
  • Original Proof of Funding Document
  • F-1 Visa (this is the visa stamp attached to your passport by the U.S. Embassy)
  • Passport

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1175 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1175 USD per credit and a duration of 53 days.
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Tuition fee does not include:

  • Application fee
  • Housing and meals
  • Healthcare coverage plan
  • Visa I-20 Sponsorship fee

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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