Term-Time Programs

You may apply to up to two programs at one time; in order to apply to two programs, you must submit two separate and complete the Request for Course Approval form to the OIE by the application deadline. If you are applying for a full academic year abroad, you must submit one form for each semester separately.  

The application process is a two-step process:
1) Apply directly to the foreign institution or study abroad program for admission
     - Visit the program or university website to view deadlines and to access application
       materials
     - Deadlines for admission vary widely, and many study abroad programs have rolling
       admissions, so apply early! Keep in mind that some programs require that you submit
       your application materials one year in advance!

2) Request OIE Course Approval by March 1 for Fall Term and October 1 for Spring Term
     - The Request for OIE Course Approval form will open in late summer for spring study abroad and
       early spring for fall study abroad. Do not wait to be admitted to your study abroad
       program
 to submit an application for transfer credit!

     -  If you are applying to a program that is not on the list of Approved Programs, you will need 
        to submit a Petition for Program Approval in addition to your Application for Transfer Credit

     - To request course approval:
        1) Click on the "Start/Resume and Application" button on the left-hand side of any webpage
             on the OIE website
        2) Log-in with your Harvard Key and PIN to create an application
        3) Complete the online forms:
             - Student Information Form
             - Health Insurance Certification
             - Assumption of Risk Form
             - Elevated Risk Form (if applicable)
        4) Print the Request for Course Approval - Term Time Study Abroad form
            - Complete the form with a tentative list of courses
            - Bring the form to your Concentration DUS or Head Tutor, and Resident Dean to
              discuss your plans, and to sign
           -  Bring the completed form, with signatures, to the OIE (1414 Mass. Ave., 3rd floor) by
              the application deadline (March 1 for fall term, October 1 for spring term)