The Harvard Extension School January Session: Online experience offers courses taught by Harvard professors and visiting scholars during the winter months in Boston, Massachusetts. 

Fields of study

  • Anthropology
  • Business
  • English literature
  • Environmental science
  • Leadership and management
  • Modern languages and linguistics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Science

More information regarding specific courses available can be found on the host university website.

    *Applicants are advised to submit 2-3 courses on their application for credit form for faculty assessment credit in case of course cancellation. 

    Postgraduate students should be aware that if you are wanting to take the course for credit, you will need to ensure you have registered for the appropriate 'credit status' with Harvard Extension School. 

    Credit equivalent

    4 Credits = 2 UQ Units. Maximum of 2 UQ units after successful completion of experience (pending UQ faculty approval).

    Eligibility and application

    All applicants must meet the standard Short-term Global Experiences Student Eligibility Criteria and the Harvard entry requirements. Non-native speakers of English should note the additional English language proficiency requirements prior to applying.  

    *Please note that Harvard Extension School registration begins on 7 November 2022. 

    Apply to UQ Apply to host 


    The participation mode of this experience is Study Abroad.

    The program fee is approximately $2,843 - $4,452 AUD per 4 Harvard credit course. Detailed information regarding program fees can be found on the host program website


    Widening Participation Grant

    When you submit your application for an experience, you are automatically considered for funding that is relevant to your nominated experience. Please refer to the Short-Term Experiences Funding  page for details. 

    Key Dates

    Application Deadlines

    UQ: 10 September 2022
    Host: 8 December 2022

    Program Dates

    Start: 3 January 2023
    End: 21 January 2023

    Fast Facts

    Type: Study
    Mode: Study abroad
    Location: Boston, USA (Virtual)
    Credit: For-credit, not-for-credit
    Cohort: Undergraduate and Postgraduate

    Global Experiences Information Sessions

    Students are encouraged to register and attend an information session to receive more details on the short-term application process, eligibility criteria, funding etc.​