We are very pleased to announce that our global experiences including Semester 2, 2022 Exchange and Winter 2022 Experiences will recommence on a country-by-country basis. We understand how important these opportunities are for you, and our teams have been working diligently behind the scenes to ensure these can be offered safely as we continue to monitor the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic and other global safety considerations. 

Make sure to research your travel destination(s) and prepare accordingly, by reviewing all the FAQs.

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


The Harvard Summer School: In-Person experience (3-week Session 1, and 7-week Session) will conflict with UQ's semester 1, 2022 exam period by 1 day. Students participating in the Harvard Summer School should not make any financial commitments, including fees to Harvard Summer School, accommodation or flights, until their examination timetables are released. Students will be responsible for checking their own exam timetable to establish whether they will have an exam that will conflict with the start of the Harvard Summer School experience.  

Students are expected to attend any scheduled exam at UQ, and will not be eligible for deferred or alternate assessment or exams re-sits, due to timetable conflicts with a Winter experience.  

Your UQ Faculty will take no responsibility for students who pursue the Harvard Summer School: In-person experience and fail or don’t attend their final exam at UQ.

Fields of study

  • Anthropology
  • Architecture
  • Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Business
  • Business analytics
  • Chemistry
  • Communication
  • Computer science
  • Development
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • English literature
  • Environmental science
  • Film, TV and media
  • Finance
  • Gender studies
  • History and ancient history
  • Information technology
  • Innovation and entreprenuership
  • International business
  • International relations
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Leadership and management
  • Mathematics
  • Modern languages and linguistics
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Studies of religion
  • Statistics
  • Sustainability

More information regarding specific courses available can be found on the host university websiteUQ students attending in-person can only undertake courses offered in in-person mode in order to meet visa requirements. 

    *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 Summer School. 

    Credit equivalent

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

    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. 


    It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experiences team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

    Contact the host program for visa and immigration information.

    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 2022. 

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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: 

    3-week Session 1
    • Start Date: 21 June 2022
    • End Date: 07 July 2022
    • Credit: For-credit or not-for-credit
    • The 3-week Session 1 will conflict with UQ's semester 1, 2022 exam period by three days. Students participating in this session should not make any financial commitments to Harvard Summer School until their examination timetables are released. 
    3-week Session 2
    • Start Date: 10 July 2022
    • End Date: 28 July 2022
    • Credit: For-credit only

    7-week Session

    • Start Date: 21 June 2022
    • End Date: 06 August 2022
    • Credit: For-credit only
    • Students who enrol in the Seven Week Session, must undertake two courses in order to meet visa requirements. 
    • The 7-week Session will conflict with UQ's semester 1, 2022 exam period by three days. Students participating in this session should not make any financial commitments to Harvard Summer School until their examination timetables are released.


    Program tuition is approximately $4,900 AUD per 4 Harvard credit course. More information regarding program fees can be found on the host university website


    Widening Participation Grant

    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.


    Accommodation can be arranged as part of the program for an additional cost. For more information regarding accommodation, please see the Harvard Summer School 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 SchoolBEL Faculty Assessment
    LSTUS-114 Higher Education Law and Policy

    Unspecified LLB(Hons) LAWS5xxx Elective OR Unspecified LLB(Hon) Flexible Core Course

    LSTUS-124 The History of Law in Europe

    Unspecified LLB(Hons) LAWS5xxx Elective OR Unspecified LLB(Hon) Flexible Core Course

    LSTUS-131 Start-ups from the Perspective of Business & IP Law

    Unspecified LLB(Hons) LAWS5xxx Elective OR Unspecified LLB(Hon) Flexible Core Course

    MGMTS-2790 Private EquityUnspecified Level 3 BCom Finance Major Elective (2 units)
    MGMTS-5015 Applied Corporate ResponsibilityUnspecified Level 3 BCom Elective (2 units) OR Unspecified Level 3 BBusMan Elective (2 units)
    MGMT S-2700 Corporate FinanceFINM2415 Corporate Finance
    ECON S-10B Principles of MacroeconomicsBEcon Flexible Core Course (2 units) / Unspecified Level 2 BEcon Elective (2 units)

    ENVRS-138 Intro to Sustainable Finance and Investments 

    Unspecified Level 3 BAdvBus(Hons) Finance Major elective (2 units) OR Unspecified Level 3 BAdvFin&Econ(Hons) Part C/Flexible core elective (2 units) OR Unspecified Level 3 BCom Finance Major elective (2 units)
    MGMT S-5000 Strategic ManagementMGTS7303 Principles of Strategic Management
    MGMT S-6000 Marketing ManagementMKTG7512 Strategic Marketing Management
    MGMT S-6655 Social Media ManagementADVT7510 Social Media Management
    MGMT S-2020 Managerial Finance (3-week session I)FINM7805 Financial management (MBA)
    MGMT S-4150 Leadership (3-week session I) MGTS7810 Leading People and Teams (MBA)
    MGMT S-4100 Managing Yourself and Others (7-week session) MGTS7810 Leading People and Teams (MBA)
    MGMT S-4310 Creativity and Innovation (3-week session II) TIMS7811 Innovation Leadership (MBA)

    Key Dates

    Application Deadlines

    UQ: Winter 2022 Applications Closed
    Host: Rolling deadline

    Program Dates

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

    Fast Facts

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

    OS-HELP Loan

    If you participate in a short-term program you may also be eligible to submit an application for an OS-HELP loan if your program is for-credit and you are enrolled as a Commonwealth supported student. 

    Application Deadlines

    15 January for overseas study commencing March to August
    15 March for overseas study commencing May to October
    15 June for overseas study commencing August to January
    15 September for overseas study commencing November to April

    Refer to the funding page for more information on eligibility requirements and loan amounts. 

    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.