Admissions at Harvard Kennedy School

Recruitment Calendar

Recruitment Events

Representatives of HKS travel throughout the year to meet with prospective applicants. Details on where we have been and where we are going this year are below. We are always planning new sessions so please check back frequently for updates. We also host virtual information sessions as well.

Our students often volunteer to host sharing sessions during their travels. These sessions are usually small, casual gatherings at public places like coffee shops and current students share about their HKS experience. HKS students are not experts in the admissions process and the sessions are not formal admission interviews nor do these students sit on an Admissions Committee or pass along evaluative comments for Committee members to consider. The sessions are simply a time for prospective students and current applicants to hear from HKS students about their experiences at HKS. Questions pertaining to admissions matters can be sent to our office - admissions@hks.harvard.edu

Please click here to learn more about upcoming open houses and evening information sessions occurring on-campus.

 

HKS Upcoming Virtual Information Sessions

Check back soon for updates on upcoming virtual information sessions

 

HKS Virtual Information Session Recordings

Note: HKS virtual sessions are hosted using WebEx software and users may be asked to install an Add-On or extension to their browser to view the sessions. There may be a 30 second or more buffering time once the session loads. 

MPA/ID Virtual Session - November 12 - click here to view

MPP Virtual Session - November 13 - click here to view

All Degree Programs, Application Tips/Questions - November 17 - click here to view

MC/MPA Mason Program - November 18 - click here to view

All Degree Programs - August 17, 2016 - click here to view

 

2015 In Person Information Sessions - To see where we visited in 2015, click here

 

2016 In Person Information Sessions 

Kampala, Uganda - January 1

San Francisco, California - January 5

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic - January 7

Hangzhou, China - January 9

New Delhi, India - January 11

Dhaka, Bangladesh- January 11

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - January 11

Islamabad, Pakistan - January 12

Lima, Peru - January 14

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - January 14

Quito, Ecuador- January 14

Shanghai, China - January 15

Beijing, China - January 16

Mumbai, India - January 16

Quito, Ecuador- January 16

San Salvador, El Salvador - January 17

Bangkok, Thailand - January 17

Cuauhtemoc, Mexico - January 18

Dar es Saalam, Tanzania - January 20

Lusaka, Zambia, January 19

Harare, Zimbabwe, January 22

Windhoek, Namibia, January 27

Lima, Peru - April 25

Bogota, Colombia - April, 28

Medellin, Colombia - April 29

Panama City, Panama - May 3

Toronto, Canada - May 12

Sofia, Bulgaria - May 15 (student-led session)

Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria - May 20

Sana'a, Yemen - May 28

Abu Dhabi, UAE - May 30

Dubai, UAE - May 31

Ramallah, Palestinian Territories - June 4

Cairo, Egypt - June 2

Haifa, Israel - June 6

Jerusalem, Israel - June 7

Tel Aviv, Israel - June 8

Kigali, Rwanda - June 8 (student-led session)

Cologne, Germany -June 11 (alumnus led session)

Singapore - June 21

Karachi, Pakistan - June 23 (student-led session)

Ulaanbataar, Mongolia - June 25 (student-led session)

New Orleans, LA - June 26 (student-led session)

Istanbul, Turkey - June 26 (student-led session)

Johannesburg, South Africa - June 26 (student-led session)

Jakarta, Indonesia, June 28 (student-led session)

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 1 (student-led session)

Detroit, MI - July 7

Accra, Ghana - July 9 (student-led session)

Moscow, Russia - July 9 (student-led session)

Manila, Philippines - July 9 (student-led session)

Delhi, India - July 12 (student-led session)

São Paulo, Brazil - July 13 (student-led session)

Amman, Jordan - July 15 (student-led session)

Jakarta, Indonesia - July 15

Bangkok, Thailand - July 16 (student-led session)

Paris, France - July 16 (student-led session)

Yangon, Myanmar - July 16 (student-led session)

Taipei, Taiwan - July 19 (student-led session)

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - July 20 (student-led event)

Caracas, Venezuela - July 20 (student-led session) 

Mexico City, Mexico - July 20 (student-led session)

Nairobi, Kenya - July 20 (student-led session)

Tirana, Albania - July 20 (student-led session)

Bogotá, Colombia - July 21 (student-led session)

Monrovia, Liberia - July 21 (student-led session)

San Francisco, California - July 21 (student-led session)

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania - July 23 (student-led session)

Orlando, Florida - July 24

Freetown, Sierra Leone - July 25 (student-led session)

Kigali, Rwanda - July 25 (student-led session)

Washington, D.C. - July 26, U.S. Capitol Building

Washington, D.C. - July 26, information session led by Alumni Group - W3D (Women in Defense, Diplomacy, & Development)

Colombo, Sri Lanka - July 27 (student-led session)

Washington, D.C. - July 27, Russell Senate Office Building

Bogotá, Colombia - July 28 (student-led session)

Brussels, Belgium - July 28 (student led-session)

Athens, Greece - July 29 (student-led session)

Sacramento, California - July 29 (student-led session)

Seoul, South Korea - July 29 (student-led session)

Washington, D.C. - August 1, HKS Washington, D.C. Alumni Council Event

Kampala, Uganda - August 2 (student-led session)

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - August 2 (student-led session)

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - August  (student-led session)

Kathmandu, Nepal - August 6 (student-led session)

Bucharest, Romania - August 8 (student-led session)

Dakar, Senegal - August 9 (student-led session)

Antiqua Cuscatlan, El Salvador - August 9 (student-led session)

Menlo Park, California - August 10 (student-led session)

Portland, Oregon - August 13 (student-led session)

Geneva, Switzerland - August 17, session cancelled

London, England - August 18 (student-led session)

Kampala, Uganda - August 19, click here to register (student-led session)

The following two sessions in Washington, D.C. (August 3) and New York City (August 4) are designed primarily for applicants who wish to learn more about the HKS joint programs with Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School. Representatives of all three schools will be present and will lead a panel discussion and answer questions about the joint programs. Other open sessions will be held in D.C. and NYC for individuals only interested in HKS.

Washington, D.C. - August 3 - Joint Programs Session with HBS and HLS

New York City, NY - August 4 - Joint Programs Session with HBS and HLS

 

Fall Events

Brazil - September 2016

New York City, NY - September 8, 2016 (Idealist Fair)

New York City, NY - September 13, 2016 (APSIA Fair)

Washington, D.C. - September 14, 2016 (APSIA Fair)

Chicago, Illinois - September - date TBD (APSIA Fair)

Toronto, Canada - September 15, 2016 (APSIA Fair)

Washington, D.C. - September 27, 2016 (Idealist Fair)

Houston, TX - September 28, 2016 (Idealist Fair)

Los Angeles, CA - October 17, 2016 (Idealist Fair)

San Francisco, CA - October 19, 2016 (Idealist Fair)

 

 


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