Students who are engaged in degree work full-time outside of the Boston/Cambridge area primarily with non-Harvard resources, for the majority of the academic term, should apply for Traveling Scholar status. In preparation, students should discuss their plans with their advisor and with their financial aid officer.
- Traveling scholars are expected to inform their advisors of their progress on a regular basis.
- Before making a decision to apply for Traveling Scholar status, students are strongly advised to consult with their financial aid officer in order to understand the financial implications of status changes.
- Students who travel to certain Harvard institutions (e.g. Dumbarton Oaks, Villa I Tatti, etc.) may apply for Traveling Scholar status.
- Traveling scholars may request a formal letter of introduction, the “Dazzler,” from the Office of Student Affairs, which may help with access to libraries, archives, and other resources.
Traveling Scholar Financial Elections
Traveling scholars retain full Harvard Library access regardless of their financial election. See non-resident section for more details.
|Traveling Scholar Elections 2023-2024|
|Full Tuition||$27,016 (per term)|
|Reduced Tuition||$7,024 (per term)|
|Facilities Fee||$1,787 (per term)|
|Active File Fee||$150 (per term)|
Apply for Traveling Scholar Status: