Visiting Undergraduate Student Program
Come Study at Harvard!
Experience Harvard for a term or a year, and study among some of the world’s most accomplished scholars and students.
If you are currently enrolled in full-time, undergraduate study in the United States or abroad and are interested in spending a term or a year studying at Harvard College, you can apply to be a Visiting Undergraduate Student (VUS).
Harvard welcomes students with a strong academic and personal record, and intellectual interests that would be well-served by the courses offered at Harvard College.
Harvard’s curriculum includes a wide variety of courses in the arts and sciences. The course catalog (Courses of Instruction) has approximately 3,500 course offerings, covering a wide range of subjects from African Studies to Urban Economics and from Astronomy to Vietnamese Language.
Visiting Undergraduate Students have opportunities to engage intellectually with faculty and other students. Except for a few limited enrollment courses and some taught specifically for degree candidates, most of the courses listed in our catalog, the departments and the Program in General Education are open to VUS.
The Harvard College Libraries, as well as the many museums, science laboratories, and theaters provide unparalleled opportunities for students. In addition to their academic programs, many Visiting Undergraduate Students take advantage of the numerous extracurricular activities, including intramural and club sports, and the rich cultural and historical setting of Cambridge and Boston.