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INSP Students/Scholars coming to HSPH

INSP Students taking courses at HSPH
INSP students who wish to take courses at HSPH will need to apply to HSPH as special students through the SOPHAS application system.  INSP students are expected to take HSPH courses no earlier in the term than WinterSession and most likely will be enrolling for courses in the Spring2 term.

Application deadline for Special Student admission is October 1. To apply to the program, please click HERE.

As a Special Student the INSP student will be able to take courses in any department. This is subject to standard established prerequisites and faculty approval as applicable. Tuition charges for courses taken at HSPH by INSP students will be funded through a special INSP Dean’s grant at HSPH.

If the student from INSP does not already have a visa, a Harvard-initiated J1 Visa will be processed by the HSPH Admissions Office. Please click HERE for more information on applying for a visa.

HSPH Student Services will assist with housing by identifying living options available at Harvard and the community. Please click HERE for more information on housing. If a scholar or student chooses to pursue off-campus housing options, this will be the responsibility of the scholar or student to secure their own accommodations. HSPH does not take responsibility for finding off-campus housing for scholars or students.  HSPH Shattuck House and HMS Vanderbilt Hall may be an option for INSP students depending on the timing of the student’s work at the School.  Funding from CONACYT in Mexico will be the primary source of living expense scholarships for these students.  No HSPH funds will be available to cover living expenses.

Application Timeline for courses once admitted:
March 1-Registration for INSP students taking HSPH spring2 courses due
March 15-INSP students arrive for HSPH Spring2 courses

INSP Scholars doing research with HSPH faculty
Research scholars will be the administrative responsibility of the department in which the faculty or research supervisor has an appointment.  The department will be responsible for arranging for office space for the visiting scholar.  The HSPH faculty coordinator, currently Dr. Enrique Cifuentes, will coordinate placements with HSPH faculty and staff based on the research interests of the INSP scholar and the opportunities available at HSPH.

If a researcher from INSP does not already have a visa, a J1 Visa will be processed by the HSPH departmental administrative offices as they would for other international research staff.

HSPH Student Services will assist with housing by identifying living options available at Harvard and in the community.  Please click HERE for more information on housing. HSPH Shattuck House and HMS Vanderbilt Hall may be an on-campus option for INSP students depending on the timing of the student’s work at the School.   Off-campus housing options are outlined on the HSPH/INSP exchange website. If a scholar or student chooses to pursue off-campus housing options, this will be the responsibility of the scholar or student to secure their own accommodations. HSPH does not take responsibility for finding off-campus housing for scholars or students. Housing costs will be the responsibility of the INSP scholar or student.  Funding from CONACYT in Mexico will be the primary source of living expense scholarships for these students.  No HSPH funds will be available to cover living expenses.

Application Timeline for research:
April 1-Invitation letter from HSPH Department to INSP scholar
April 15- Research outline for INSP students working at HSPH due