There is an electric feeling of possibility on the Harvard Kennedy School campus.


Energy and activity, forward momentum, and enthusiastic exchange.

Students painting at a local schoolOur students are at the heart of it.

They are remarkable for their diversity of background, experience, and thought—enriched by their differences and connected by a commitment to make the world a better place.

As an HKS student, you will be welcomed into a vibrant community representing countries and territories from around the world and every corner of the United States to form an intellectually curious and globally-minded cohort.

Getting involved in the active life of the school is one of the surest ways to feel at home here. As a student at HKS, you can participate in more than 80 student-run organizations, ranging from the Student Public Service Collaborative to the Rowing Club. You can be part of student-led conferences, contribute to any of our student publications, or commit to serving the HKS community through the Kennedy School Student Government.

Explore the options and craft your HKS experience.