Outgoing Durham Students
Information for Durham Students wishing to study at Harvard University
*Please note: the exchange programme is specifically between Durham University and The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) at Harvard. The proposed supervisor must be a member of staff within GSAS*
Students wishing to apply for a period of research at Harvard through our Exchange Programme will need to apply to the International Office at Durham in the first instance before being nominated to participate in the exchange. In general the exchange allows for one Durham student per semester to go to Harvard but the exchange needs to balance over a period of time so it is possible that there may not be places available at certain times. Additionally if more than one student wishes to be considered for a particular Semester at Harvard there will be a selection procedure at Durham to decide who is nominated to Harvard. Nominated students will then have to complete a separate application to the Harvard Visiting Fellows Office (Graduate School of Arts and Sciences).
The Visiting Fellows Office has two application rounds - one for visits the Fall Semester (August - December) with a deadline of the preceding 1 March and one for visits in the Spring Semester (January - May) with a deadline of the preceding 1 October.
Internal deadlines for initial applications to the International Office are therefore as follows:
- 15 January for visits to Harvard in the Fall Semester
- 15 August for visits in the Spring Semester
In order to be considered please complete the application form below:
Please include within your research proposal the rationale for your visit and the past record of collaboration between the groups at Harvard and Durham and the impact of the visit on future collaboration.
One of your referees should be your supervisor at Durham and the other the member of staff at Harvard with whom you would like to work during your visit.
- Research Exchange Application Form DU (last modified: 16 March 2018)
Exchanges & Study Abroad Team