For participants beginning in September 2022 and completing the certificate program in June 2023, the tuition is $11,152 for the entire program. The program is over 9 months. Tuition includes registration fees.


A required $350 deposit for admitted participants is applied to the cost of the program.


Tuition includes the cost of curriculum materials and copyright permissions, required instrumentation, and headsets, but it does not include textbooks. The program will provide a list of required texts to purchase and potential sources—e.g., or the textbook publisher—well in advance of class start dates.

Payment information

Harvard University requires that tuition and fees be paid in full prior to enrolling each term, unless students enroll in the Monthly Payment Plan, which allows participants to pay tuition and fees in monthly installments each semester. The cost for the Monthly Payment Plan is $35 per semester. Participants who are negligent in making their monthly payments during one term may not be permitted to use the plan in subsequent terms.

At their request, participants may prepay the full program tuition.

Third-party contracts

Participants are encouraged to seek organizational sponsorship from their current employer or another source, but sponsorship is not a requirement of the program. In the past, participants in comparable programs who have not received formal sponsorship have been able to negotiate release time or salary increases to offset the cost of the program.

Sponsors, employers, or third-party organizations should complete the online third-party contract form after reading the instructions on the Office of Financial Aid’s website. For the form and complete information on third-party billing, please click here.

Financial aid

The Certificate in Harvard Global Public Health for Nurse Leaders participants are not eligible for federal student aid (federal loans, Federal Work Study) due to the part-time nature of the program. Financial assistance is available for this program. Request information on applying for financial assistance by emailing

Student withdrawal refund policy

Information on the tuition refunds upon withdrawal from the HGPHNL program can be found on the School’s student billing page.

Travel, housing and other related information for going to African Union

Travel costs vary by participant location. Some funding is available for these costs. Contact HGPHNL at for more information.

Application details

The Certificate in HGPHNL program at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health participates in SOPHAS Express. SOPHAS is an online common application service.