The June to August 2021, Harvard Summer School will be offered virtually.

This experience may require live attendance at lectures, webinars and group work sessions, at a time decided by the partner organisation. No special considerations will be extended to any successful applicant if an approved experience coincides with the commencement of Semester Two studies at UQ. We strongly recommend you consider the time zone differences prior to application. Attendance information can be found here (next to each course)

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

Fields of study

  • Anthropology
  • Architecture
  • Art History
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological Sciences
  • Business Administration
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese
  • Classical Languages
  • Communication, Digital Media, & Public Relations
  • Computer Science
  • Criminology
  • Development
  • Drama
  • Economics
  • Earth & Geographical Sciences
  • English
  • English Literature
  • Environmental Science
  • Film, TV & Media
  • Finance
  • French
  • German
  • History
  • Information technology
  • International relations
  • Italian
  • Law
  • Japanese
  • Journalism
  • Management
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Religion
  • Russian
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Sustainability
  • Writing

More information regarding specific courses available can be found on the host university websiteUQ students are able to complete courses within the following sessions only: 

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

    Credit equivalent

    4 Credits = 2 UQ Units. Maximum of 2 UQ units after successful completion of experience (pending UQ faculty approval). Students are eligible to receive credit for a maximum of one session.

    Please note that students who enrol in intensive courses worth 8 credits will only be eligible for a maximum of 2 UQ units. 

    Students from the below faculties may be eligible to receive credit for this experience:

    • BEL
    • EAIT
    • HaSS
    • Medicine
    • Science

    Students wishing to receive credit for any Harvard Summer School course will need to provide a full course syllabus in their Global Experiences application. If a current course syllabus is not available, please contact Harvard Summer School directly or provide a past copy of the course syllabus (if possible). Your Global Experiences application will not be assessed without a full course syllabus. 

    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.  

    The 7-week session and the 3-week Session 2 impacts on UQ Semester 2 dates. UQ students must meet the additional special conditions for programs that impact on teaching dates. 

    *Please note that Harvard Summer School registration begins on 02 March 2021. 

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    Program Dates: 

    Harvard Summer school offer courses in three sessions. UQ students are able to complete courses within the following sessions only: 

    7-week Session

    • Start Date: 21 June 2021
    • End Date: 06 August 2021
    • Credit: For-credit only
    3-week Session 1
    • Start Date: 21 June 2021
    • End Date: 08 July 2021
    • Credit: For-credit or not-for-credit
    3-week Session 2
    • Start Date: 12 July 2021
    • End Date: 06 August 2021
    • Credit: For-credit only


    Program tuition is approximately $4,400 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. Applicants will be notified by mid-May (for winter programs) or late-October (for summer programs) if they are eligible for grants and scholarships awarded by the Internships and Global Experiences Team. Please do not rely on this funding to support your experience.

    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 Course BEL Credit Assessment
    MBA students
    MGMT S-6000 Marketing Management MKTG7806 Marketing Management
    MGMT S-5000 Strategic Management MGTS7803 Integrated Strategic Analysis
    MGMT S-2020 Managerial Finance FINM7805 Financial Management
    MGMT S-4150 Leadership MGTS7810 Leading People and Teams
    MGMT S-4105 Leading with Authenticity and Purpose MGTS7810 Leading People and Teams
    MGMT S-4100 Managing Yourself and Others MGTS7810 Leading People and Teams
    Postgraduate students
    MGMTS-6000 Marketing Management credit towards MKTG7512 Strategic Marketing Management
    MGMT S-6655 Social Media Management credit towards ADVT7510 Social Media Management
    MGMT S-5000 Strategic Management credit towards MGTS7303 Principles of Strategic Management

    Key Dates

    Application Deadlines

    UQ: 30 April 2021
    Host: Rolling deadline

    Program Dates

    See the 'Dates' tab for more information program dates. 

    Fast Facts

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

    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.