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.
Study options at Harvard Summer School
Courses for degree credit or career advancement
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 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 2014, 2015, or 2016.
English proficiency requirement
English proficiency is required for all Summer School courses except those offered by the Institute for English Language Programs. Updated information about this requirement will be online in October.
If your primary reason for coming to the United States is to study, and you will be enrolled full time (8 credits), then the F-1 student visa is the appropriate visa for you. To apply for an F-1 student visa, you will first need to request an I-20 certificate of eligibility from the Harvard Summer School.
Detailed information about obtaining an I-20 will be available in December.
Housing is available in Harvard Houses and dorms. Learn more about on-campus housing.