Welcome to the Harvard Club of the UK’s website for UK students, parents, and schools!
This site was created to help you find out all you can about the US university admissions process in general, and more specifically about the admissions process and financial aid at Harvard. We want to answer your questions and to give you a flavour of what it is like to go to university in the US, how it might differ from the UK, and whether the US system is right for you. Throughout this site we have highlighted American concepts, words and expressions, to make it easier to navigate US colleges’ websites.
If you already have the background information and are ready to begin the application process, click here.
The US university system is different in many respects from the British system, but uni education is all about living in a student community and enjoying the experience of learning, especially from one another. On our website you will find pages about students and by students, and we hope to add more video clips, blogs, and commentary from current and past students.
Since the American school system is geared to the state sector, US unis commonly choose most of their students from an applicant pool that is both diverse and capable. Harvard’s policy has always been to find the most talented students and then offer funding packages according to need, not merit. The available grants at Harvard (known as Financial Aid) are possibly the most generous in the US, so don’t be dismayed by the “sticker price” of a Harvard education – go to our Financial Aid page and see for yourself what the grants look like!
We hope that this website will answer your questions and more…