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Guides for New Students

Congratulations on your admission to Harvard University. The following links provide helpful information for you. As you prepare to come to Harvard we hope that you will take a few moments to explore some of the links we have listed below to obtain specific information that helps ease your transition to Harvard.

For questions related to international student admissions, financial aid, and degree programs please contact the admissions office of the appropriate school at Harvard.

Facts for International Applicants:
Facts for International Applicants

Preparing for Arrival

Upon Arrival

Pre-Arrival Checklist

As you prepare to leave home please be sure to have the following items with you when traveling to the United States.

  • Valid passport
  • Visa document (Form I-20 or DS-2019)
  • Valid visa in passport (not applicable to Canadian citizens)
  • Admission letter
  • Financial support document(s)
  • Medical record including immunization records
  • Money for initial expenses


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