Harvard Summer School

Are you a college student, a professional seeking advancement, or an international student interested in studying at Harvard for the summer? At Harvard Summer School you'll find more than 300 open-enrollment courses, offered in either a seven-week session or a three-week session.

Top reasons to study here

  • Harvard Summer School has more than 300 courses that are taught by Harvard professors and visiting scholars during the day, evening, and online.
  • The University has wonderful museums and computer labs, and gyms, pools, tennis courts, and boathouses.
  • You can participate in organized excursions, intramural sports, and musical groups.

Master's Programmes



At Harvard Summer School you'll find more than 300 open-enrollment courses, offered in either a seven-week session or a three-week session.

List of Subjects:

  • Arts, humanities, & social sciences
  • Business
  • Computer science, math, and engineering
  • Foreign languages & literatures
  • Sciences
  • Writing & journalism


Student services

The manager of accessibility services works with you, your instructor(s), and staff on an individualized, case-by-case basis to provide appropriate services to ensure you have a rich and rewarding academic and campus experience.

Housing services

Living on campus is an enriching part of the Harvard Summer School experience. Visiting college students and adult students, as well as students in the Secondary School Program, have the option to live on campus in Cambridge. The Pre-College Program is a fully residential program.

Library services

To help you with your summer studies, you may make use of the University’s multimillion-volume system of Harvard libraries, including the electronic resources.

  • Libraries In Harvard Yard
  • Science Library
  • Libraries At The Medical, Law, And Business Schools

ICT services

  • Harvard University Information Technology (HUIT) is a primary provider of IT services to the Harvard community.
  • Most Harvard residences have on-site computer facilities available for Summer School student use.

Medical services

The accessibility services office offers a variety of accommodations and services to students with documented disabilities, permanent and temporary injuries, and chronic conditions. If you are a student with a disability, we engage you in an interactive process to provide you an equal opportunity to participate in, contribute to, and benefit from our academic and residential programs.

Student Life

Campus life

The Harvard campus during the summer is an energetic, enriching environment. Whether you choose to live on campus, commute to class, or take advantage of digital resources as an online student, we have a range of resources for you.

Harvard Summer School offers a rich array of free films, concerts, dances, social gatherings, lectures, and athletic events. In addition to campus activities, the Boston area is filled with many opportunities for enjoyment.

Sports facilities

As a student you can enjoy:

  • Intramural soccer, basketball, and volleyball
  • A tennis tournament and swim meet
  • Swimming pools, basketball and volleyball courts, and weight rooms
  • Fields for soccer, softball, and touch football
  • Rowing through the Weld Boathouse on the Charles River


Harvard Summer School is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Courses are approved each year by Harvards Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States