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Tuition & Aid

Scholarships

Applicants to the Political Economy and Government (PEG) program are awarded aid on the basis of need. The number of scholarship packages varies between two and five each year. Most students are eligible for a living stipend for the first two years. Additionally, in the third and fourth years students are eligible for teaching fellowships and RA positions to help finance their studies. Students should submit the Financial Aid Application for US Citizens, Canadian Citizens, and Permanent Residents whose parents reside in the US, or the Financial Aid Application for International Students and Permanent Residents whose parents reside in a non-US country.



Academic Year 2013-2014

Students
in Year 1
of study

Students
in Year 2 
of study

Students
in Year 3
of study

Students
in Year 4
of study

Tuition and health fees

$42,036

$42,036

$13,260

$13,260

Please consult the GSAS Guide to Admission and Financial Aid for complete instructions. (Note: The GAPSFAS is not required.)

Competitive awards are made to continuing students by multiple research centers at Harvard including:

  • The Weatherhead Center for International Affairs
  • The Institute for Quantitative Social Sciences, and
  • The Center for European Studies.

In addition, the GSAS Fellowships Office offers several categories of fellowships for the following stages of dissertation writing:

  • Pre-prospectus stage
  • Term-time (post-prospectus stage)
  • Dissertation completion
  • Merit fellowships to third year students

All applicants are encouraged to apply for outside fellowships. Many of our students have received funds from the NSF, the Javits Fellowship Program, the Fulbright Program, and the Ford Foundation.