Study this summer at Harvard—America’s most historic university. You can pursue an enriching academic experience with Harvard faculty, visiting scholars, and students from around the world.
Summer study options at Harvard
Courses for degree credit or career advancement
Earn Harvard Summer School credit to strengthen your university transcript. Or build career skills. Over 300 courses in many subjects are available for undergraduate and graduate credit, and noncredit. Several courses are offered online.
English language study
Improve your language skills in summer programs for international students through the Institute for English Language Programs.
High school program
Secondary School Program: our high school summer program welcomes applications from high school students who will graduate in 2013, 2014, or 2015. If you will be requesting an I-20 certificate for the F-1 student visa, you must apply to the program by April 15.
You are eligible for an I-20 certificate for the F-1 student visa if you are enrolled full time at Harvard Summer School. Learn more about visas and I-20s.
English proficiency requirement
English proficiency is required for all Summer School courses except those offered by the Institute for English Language Programs. You meet this requirement by earning a designated minimum score on the TOEFL or IELTS. Learn more about the English proficiency requirement.
Housing is available in Harvard Houses and dorms. Room and board costs $4,950. Learn about on-campus housing and how to request housing. There are also many nearby towns with options for off-campus housing.
You can also read about campus resources and activities.