We appreciate your interest in Harvard College! Since 1636, Harvard has attracted curious, energetic and passionate students to live and to learn in Cambridge. Our undergraduates come from all over the United States as well as over 80 countries and have a rich mix of interests, backgrounds and talents.
We are often asked by prospective students, “Do you count me as an international applicant?” Because we have no quotas of any sort for admission and award financial aid equally to all students regardless of citizenship, we have no need to categorize individual applicants.
When we refer to “international admissions,” we are generally referring to applicants who apply from schools outside the United States. In general, if you are applying from a school abroad, you should follow the same procedures and timetables as candidates applying from schools located in the United States. Please do read through the entire website for information and guidance on the application process. There is, however, some additional information you may find helpful, outlined in the sections here.
The Admissions Committee appreciates the effort that many applicants make in providing translations of the recommendations submitted on their behalf. Please note that all translations must include the name of the translator, and that a copy of the original (untranslated) reports should accompany the translation.
The Harvard Club of the UK has created a website to answer specific questions for those applying from the United Kingdom (www.harvard-ukadmissions.co.uk). You may find it a useful source of information to supplement the Admissions Office website.