Study at Harvard

Experience what it’s like to study and live at our nation’s top university.

Join a vibrant community of students from around the globe for a summer you’ll never forget. Harvard Summer School offers:

  • Open-enrollment courses for college and adult students
  • Selective program for high school students
  • A faculty of Harvard professors and visiting scholars

Choose your study path below

  • Earn credit toward your degree

    Experience the Harvard classroom
    • 300 online and on-campus courses to satisfy degree requirements and intellectual aspirations
    • Three-week courses, in two different intensive sessions, for students who want to learn on campus in a condensed timeframe
    • 60 subjects, including biology, chemistry, economics, and psychology
    • On-campus housing in a vibrant college city

    Our 2015 course listings will be available online January 20. Sign up to be notified. Then mark your calendar: registration begins in March.

    Study abroad with Harvard
    • 24 programs designed and led by Harvard faculty spanning 5–10 weeks
    • Subjects include archaeology, biology, economics, and film studies

    Find a program >

  • Enhance your résumé or explore a passion

    Experience the Harvard classroom
    • 300 online and on-campus courses to accelerate your professional and intellectual pursuits
    • Three-week courses, in two different intensive sessions, for students who want to learn on campus in a condensed timeframe
    • 60 subjects, including management and environmental studies
    • Daytime, evening, and online courses

    Our 2015 course listings will be available online January 20. Sign up to be notified. Then mark your calendar: registration begins in March.

  • Experience college life at Harvard

    In the Secondary School Program (SSP), high school students can:
    • Take Harvard College courses, including biology, economics, and psychology
    • Prepare for college through workshops and trips to nearby campuses
    • Live in Harvard dorms and experience campus life

    Learn more about the SSP >