The Contemporary History Institute admits approximately between twelve and fifteen new students each year. These students are selected on a highly competitive basis from a national and international pool of applicants; they are admitted to the Institute only after having been accepted for study in one of the Institute’s affiliated departments.

Student Body

During the past several years, the Institute has attracted students from such U.S. institutions as the University of Chicago, Columbia University, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, the George Washington University, the University of Georgia, the University of Illinois, the University of Kansas, the University of Maryland-Baltimore County, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Notre Dame University, the Ohio State University, Princeton University, Rutgers University, Stanford University, Temple, the University of Texas at Austin, Vanderbilt University, and the University of Washington.

Students from the Bahamas, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Denmark, France, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Kenya, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Russia, Serbia, South Korea, Singapore, Switzerland, and Zimbabwe have also been accepted into the program.

Usually about one-fourth of the Institute’s students are from countries other than the United States.