The information below is for Winter 2018 and is to be used as a reference only. Updated information for Winter 2019 will be available in late-2018 or early-2019. 

The Harvard Summer School program offers courses taught by Harvard professors and visiting scholars during the summer months in Boston, Massachusetts. 

There are two summer sessions being offered during the Winter 2018 break. See the 'Courses' tab for more different program dates.

Fields of study

  • Humanities
  • Business
  • Technology
  • Science

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

UQ students are able to complete courses within the following sessions: 

Session 1
  • Start date: 23 June 2018
  • End date: 13 July 2018
  • Credit: For credit or not for credit
  • Session 1 start date may conflict semester 1, 2018 exam period by one day. Students participating in session 1 are able to arrive in Boston on June 24 if necessary and should not book flights until their exam schedule is known. 
Session 2
  • Start date: 15 July 2018
  • End date: 03 August 2018
  • Credit: For credit only

Credit equivalent

4 Credits = 2 UQ Units. Maximum of 2 UQ Units if 4 Credits are successfully completed (pending UQ faculty approval).

If you are a student studying business, economics or law, please consult the 'BEL Faculty' tab for more specific information about course credit. 

Eligibility and application

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

Session 2 impacts on UQ semester 2, 2018 dates, UQ students must meet the additional special conditions for programs that impact on teaching dates. 

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Costs

The program tuition fees are approximately $4,100 AUD per course.

More information regarding program fees can be found on the host university website

Applicants may also be eligible for UQ-specific funding.

Accommodation 

Accommodation is available at an additional cost. For more information regarding accommodation, please see the host university website

BEL Faculty Credit Assessment

Credit must be confirmed with BEL Faculty to check suitability for your program requirements. You should consult with International Mobility Coordinator prior to submitting an application. The credit precedents information on this site is provided as a guide only. Please see Credit Precedents Disclaimer for further details.

Harvard Summer School Course BEL Credit Assessment

ECON S-1024 Economics and Philosophy

Eligible for credit towards Bachelor of Economics, Level 2 Group 2 elective as approved by BEL Faculty
ECON S-1040 Game Theory and Strategic Games Eligible for credit towards ECON2070 Introduction to Strategic Thinking as approved by BEL Faculty
ECON S-1460 Economics of Health Policy Eligible for credit towards Bachelor of Economics, Level 1 Group 2 elective as approved by BEL Faculty
ENVR S-138 Sustainable Finance and Investments Eligible for credit towards Bachelor of Commerce, Level 3 Finance major as approved by BEL Faculty
Eligible for credit towards Bachelor of Advanced Finance and Economics (Honours) elective from Part C as approved by BEL Faculty
ENVR S-162 Law for Sustainability Eligible for credit towards #2 Unspecified Level 5 LLB elective as approved by BEL Faculty
ECON S-1476 International Corporate Governance: Economic Theory in Practice Eligible for credit towards Bachelor of Business Management, Level 3 Group 3 elective as approved by BEL Faculty
ECON S-1620 Organizations, Management Behavior, and Economics Eligible for credit towards Bachelor of Business Management, Level 2 Group 3 elective as approved by BEL Faculty
MGMT S-2020 Managerial Finance Eligible for credit towards FINM2400 Managerial Finance as approved by BEL Faculty
MGMT S-2020 Managerial Finance Students who enrolled in Master of Business Administration may be eligible for credit towards FINM7805 Financial Management as approved by BEL Faculty
MGMT S-4150 Leadership Students who enrolled in Master of Business Administration may be eligible for credit towards MGTS7810 Leading People and Teams as approved by BEL Faculty
MGMT S-4310 Creative Thinking and Organizational Success Students who enrolled in Master of Business Administration may be eligible for credit towards TIMS7811 Innovation Leadership as approved by BEL Faculty
MGMT S-5000 Strategic Management Students who enrolled in Master of Business Administration may be eligible for credit towards MGTS7803 Integrated Strategic Analysis as approved by BEL Faculty
MGMT S-5016 Studies in Innovation and Entrepreneurship Students who enrolled in Master of Business Administration may be eligible for credit towards TIMS7811 Innovation Leadership as approved by BEL Faculty
MGMT S-6000 Marketing Management Students who enrolled in Master of Business Administration may be eligible for credit towards MKTG7806 Marketing Management as approved by BEL Faculty
LSTU S-129 Islamic Law, Finance, and Business Ethics Eligible for credit towards #2 Unspecified Level 5 LLB elective as approved by BEL Faculty
MGMT S-6000 Marketing Management Eligible for credit towards MKTG1501 Foundations of Marketing as approved by BEL Faculty

Joanne - 2018

I chose Harvard University because it is such a rare experience to come across, so I seized the opportunity! I studied Sustainable Finance and Investments. It was very worthwhile and relevant to my degree and to my personal interests.

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Jessica - 2018

The chance to explore Boston and Cambridge where such a historic University exists was amazing. It really was a once in a lifetime experience being able to learn in the classrooms and libraries that have housed so many incredible people before me.

Read more of Jessica's story here

 

 

 

 

Julia - 2018

Life at Harvard felt like living in a little bubble, an incubator think-tank filled with remarkable humans. When our time is up, we pop out the other side far more openminded about what leadership means and the impact it can have on the world and the wonderful people we share it with every day.

Read more of Julia's story here

 

 

Georgia - 2018

I felt that I developed my public speaking and ability to discuss in class groups as a result of the class structure at Harvard. Moreover, I made close friendships with people from across the world and got to explore some of the most exciting cities in America.

Read more of Georgia's story here. 

 

 

 

 

Ryan - 2018

My favourite aspect of the course was the in-class discussions which the professor encouraged where I had the chance to hear from the diverse group of students who ranged from Wall Street professionals to students of Muslim faith. The course content was diverse enough that everybody had some personal experience regarding law, finance or Islam in general that they could share with the class.

Read more of Ryan's story here. 

 

 

 

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ Abroad applications for Winter 2019 will open in December 2018.

Program Dates

See the 'Program' tab for more different program dates. 

Dates listed are for Winter 2018 and are to be used as a reference only.

Fast Facts

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

UQ Abroad 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.

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