International Students

We recognize that some international students face will face particular challenges in coming to campus, and we are doing everything we can to help them.

We're also working to schedule courses so that all students, wherever they are around the world, will be able to engage in real-time with their instructors and classmates. Departments should schedule courses across the day, to ensure that all students have a robust array of courses to choose from. And course heads should schedule their sections so that all students can participate in one between 7:30 am and 10:15 pm in the student's local time (the Registrar's Office will provide time zone information).

For the most updated information, please check the website of the Office of International Education (OIE) and access OIE's FAQs for international students.

Additional Information

  • July 8, 2020, email from Dean Rakesh Khurana regarding Supporting International Students.
  • July 8, 2020, recording of, "International Students Webinar," 
    • A panel discussion with Vice Provost for International Affairs, Mark Elliott, Dean of Harvard College, Rakesh Khurana, Dean of Undergraduate Education, Amanda Claybaugh, and representatives from the Harvard International Office, regarding the fall 2020 semester as an international student. Special attention will be placed on the implications of the July 6 ICE press release and lawsuit filed jointly by Harvard University and MIT.