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Tuition and Fees

Pursuing a graduate degree is a valuable investment in yourself, your career, and your future. For many, it is also a significant financial undertaking.

Harvard Kennedy School generally expects students to fund their education through a combination of personal resources as well as government, corporate, or scholarship support. It is an individual process to research funding opportunities to finance your graduate education; however, the Student Financial Services (SFS) team is available to help guide you in your search.

Fellowships and scholarships

Harvard Kennedy School offers a limited number of competitive fellowships and scholarships each year to domestic and international students who meet certain eligibility criteria such as country of study area, country of citizenship, or gender. To be considered, applicants will need to apply for merit-based fellowships and need-based scholarships during the HKS admission process. There are very few opportunities for students to apply for fellowships and scholarships once they are admitted to HKS.

Learn more about HKS, HKS-affiliated, and Harvard University fellowships and scholarships for domestic and international students as well as work-study options, student loans, and how to apply for financial assistance.

HKS tuition and fees

SFS provides detailed information about current tuition and fees for domestic and international students as well as dependent costs for international students with spouses, children, or both. The domestic and international student budgets help to explain the total costs associated with pursuing a degree at HKS.

We encourage you to contact the HKS Student Financial Services office for specific questions you might have about funding your Harvard Kennedy School education.


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