Information about the 2020 Harvard Ukrainian Summer Institute will be posted in January.
The 2019 information below may be useful for planning your summer.
2019 Harvard Ukrainian Summer Institute
June 22–August 10, 2019
The 2019 Harvard Ukrainian Summer Institute offers unique courses in Ukrainian studies taught by Harvard and visiting faculty. These courses are intended for graduate students and advanced undergraduates who are concentrating in Ukrainian studies or who wish to broaden their educational experience. Although the Harvard Summer School has an open-enrollment policy, admission to the Ukrainian Summer Institute is based on the applicant’s academic record, a letter of recommendation, and an essay. Once accepted into the program, applicants must then complete the Harvard Summer School registration process.
Tuition for HUSI is commensurate with tuition rates charged for all other Harvard Summer School courses. Tuition for 2019 and the cost of on-campus room and board are posted on the Harvard Summer School website.
Applicants may register for 8 or 4 credits to participate in the program. Applicants seeking the I-20 certificate for the student F-1 US visa must register for 8 credits.
All students seeking financial aid (US and international) must submit the HUSI application and supporting material by Monday, March 11, March 18, 2019. International students who do not seek financial aid must submit the HUSI application by Monday, April 15, 2019. US applicants not requesting financial aid must apply to HUSI by May 9, 2019. All students must register and enroll in courses with the Summer School by May 20 to avoid late registration fees.
We are pleased to offer three courses this year through the Harvard Ukrainian Summer Institute:
- Ukrainian for Reading Knowledge - 8 credits
- State-Society Relations in Independent Ukraine - 4 credits
- Tradition and Modernity in Ukraine: 19th and 20th Centuries - 4 credits
Applicants wishing to register for a total of 8 credits must enroll in at least one HUSI 4 credit course to be considered part of the Harvard Ukrainian Summer Institute and may choose an additional 4 credit course from those offered by the general program of the Harvard Summer School. Applicants who decide to register for a non-HUSI course need to register for that course separately online through the Harvard Summer School. Please note that financial aid is not available for non-HUSI courses.
Complete the HUSI application and return it along with the following documents directly to Dr. Serhiy Bilenky, HUSI Director, email@example.com.
- College transcript (a copy issued to the student is acceptable)
- Recommendation from a college instructor (or employer if you are out of school)
- For non-native English-speakers: most recent TOEFL scores, IELTS scores, or PTE academic score report as detailed on the application
- Statement of request for fee reduction with supporting explanation
Fees and Financial Aid
Tuition and fees are all payable to Harvard Summer School.
HURI offers a limited number of full and partial scholarships to students with academic promise who express a need for financial assistance. To be considered for these scholarships, students must apply by Monday, March 11, 2019 and include a statement of request for fee reduction with supporting explanation.
Eligible students requesting HURI financial aid who intend to take Ukrainian for Reading Knowledge should also apply for summer FLAS (Foreign Language Area Studies). See more information below.
Outside Funding Opportunities
FLAS: Ukrainian for Reading Knowledge is a FLAS-eligible language course. Harvard and non-Harvard graduate and undergraduate students may thus apply for FLAS funding through Harvard's Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies and through their home institution, provided it participates in the US Department of Education sponsored program. FLAS applicants must also be either US citizens or permanent residents to be eligible. For more information regarding FLAS funding and application, please contact Donna Griesenbeck.
The deadline to apply for FLAS funding through the Davis Center is Friday, February 9, 2019. FLAS applicants can also apply separately for HURI’s financial aid.
Additional sources: US and international students are encouraged to inquire at centers for international experience or student assistance at their home institutions. Canadian students may be able to receive help from the Ontario Student Assistance Program. It offers a mix of grants and loans for students taking classes at approved institutions.
Upon notification of acceptance into the 2019 Harvard Ukrainian Summer Institute, applicants must then complete the registration process with Harvard Summer School.
Harvard Summer School registration information is now available. Please visit Course Registration for step-by-step instructions.
Additional registration requirements for Harvard Summer School (if applicable):
- International students requesting an I-20 certificate for the F-1 student visa from Harvard Summer School: Meet all I-20 requirements. Check the Harvard Summer School website for deadlines and information.
- Request Summer School housing in your Online Services account.
- Make full payment of tuition, housing (if applicable), and all other fees. Credit card payments are accepted through Online Services. Alternative payment options are available.
- If you will live in Summer School housing or are an international student attending Summer School while on a visa of any kind (including students who use the visa waiver program or similar entry programs established between the United States and foreign countries), you must comply with Massachusetts and Harvard University regulations requiring proof of immunization against certain communicable diseases. Submit proof of immunization.
For additional information and assistance in the application process contact:
Dr. Serhiy Bilenky
HUSI Program Director
Harvard Ukrainian Summer Institute
34 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA 02138