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Visiting Undergraduate Applicants

Apply to Spend a Semester or Year at Harvard

We welcome Visiting Undergraduate Students who spend a semester or year at Harvard. We strongly prefer you to apply online to ensure the prompt and efficient delivery of your materials, but how you apply will not impact your admissions decision.

Before applying, make sure you understand the process and tuition costs associated with visiting Harvard.

The deadlines to apply for admission are:

  • Fall term or full academic year: April 1
  • Spring term: October 1

Online application

Please use our secure online application for visiting students. This site will guide you through each step of the process. 

Downloadable forms

If you prefer to apply via a paper application, you may download and print the following forms. Do not fill out these forms if you apply online.

If you are unable to print these forms or have additional questions, please contact us.

Application fee

The required application fee is $75 USD. You can pay this during the application process, or send a check or money order, made payable to Harvard University, to:

Visiting Undergraduate Admissions
Harvard College
86 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Please include your full name and “VUS” in the memo section.


John Harvard Statue in front of University Hall

Stroll through Harvard Yard, ask Admissions staff all your questions, and feel the warmth of the Harvard community. See tour dates and times.


Harvard Square

Half college town, half cosmopolitan hub—all yours to explore. Find everything from town squares to tech startups right in Boston and Cambridge.


Get step-by-step tips for completing your application.